DVD, Film — June 19, 2013 at 8:28 am

‘Morrissey 25: Live’ concert DVD to receive ‘worldwide cinema release’ in August

Morrissey '25 Live'

UPDATE 6/22/13: Morrissey today formally announced that his concert film “Morrissey 25: Live,” filmed at Hollywood High last March, will receive a “worldwide cinema release” in August to mark his 25th year as a solo artist. The film also will be released on DVD — Moz’s first such release in nine years. Again, nothing has officially been said about an IMAX or 3D release.

UPDATE 6/21/13: Distribution company SpectiCast has announced it is partnering with Eagle Rock to present the concert film “Morrissey 25: Live From Hollywood High” in theaters across North America this August. No word yet, though, whether it will be in IMAX 3D or just a regular showing.

ORIGINAL POST: Morrissey’s intimate concert at Hollywood High School last March — arguably the highlight of Moz’s illness-plagued and cancellation-prone U.S. tour — is not only due for a DVD release this year, it appears the film also may be shown in movie theaters in the U.S. — in giant-screened IMAX 3D no less, according to the singer’s nephew.

As the …hang the dj blog points out, Sam Esty Rayner — a professional photographer who is both Morrissey’s nephew and Roseanne Cash’s son-in-law — last night re-posted his gallery of photos from the March 2 concert on Facebook and wrote the following message:

“So the film of the Morrissey show at The Hollywood High School will be shown at 47 cinema across the United States of America, you lucky bastards. Available in IMAX 3D.”

Nothing has been officially announced about the release of the Hollywood High concert, but there was mention of it in the Spring 2013 catalog from Eagle Vision, the TV arm of Eagle Rock Entertainment, which releases concerts and other music  DVDs and, in recent years, has screened its titles from the Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Ozzy Osbourne and more in U.S. theaters via Fathom Events.

Morrissey currently is scheduled to tour South America in July and early August.

Below, check out footage of the Hollywood High concert shot by Rayner:


Morrissey at Hollywood High: Intro


Morrissey at Hollywood High: Encore






  1. As if he wasn’t in your face enough. Moz, the new Bono.

  2. Why always this Kristeen Young? Saw her. Not impressed. He must believe in her.

  3. Batshiz Crazay

    Kristeen isn’t very friendly or nice either. I’d give up and coming bands who deserve it a spot on his tours, not always her, who frankly, puts on a pretty boring show.

  4. Kristeen Young is a great manic artist though I have to agree that like Moz, she isn’t very pleasant (perfect pair? drink through Kristeen’s set to sit through Morrissey’s).
    I think a combination of age and lack of expected major success despite collaborations with Bowie and productions by Tony Visconti has made her bitter.
    And that’s the connection right there, see. Visconti and Young are an item and Visconti produces Morrissey and Young. It’s in everyone’s interest to play nice.

  5. Morrissey’s hair ! IN 3D ! ON IMAX ! ! ! ! !

  6. Why in IMAX 3-D?! That seems to be overkill – but then again maybe it’s an effort to make it up to the fans who missed out after he cancelled the dates on his last tour – and the tour before that, and the tour before that AND the tour before that… I hope and pray he didn’t take his shirt off in this performance like he typically has done the last several times I’ve seen him. I don’t need to see that in 3-D. A nation turns its back and gags…

  7. Not Johnny Marr's nephew

    I’d much rather see a recent Johnny Marr gig on the big screen!

  8. I don’t know about this, unless it is in a theatre that serves… Alcohol. Make it a party. Otherwise, kind of weird sitting there.

  9. Alamo Drafthouse, Flix brewhouse theaters ATX !

  10. Was this Morrissey on his birthday? The similarity is uncanny, but what was he doing filming a street performer in Hammersmith? http://kathrynandnick.com/were-we-stalking-morrissey-on-his-birthday/

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