SOURCE: Universal Music Enterprises

October 11, 2006 09:03 ET

Experience Nirvana Onstage With the Concert Chronicle "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!"

DVD Debut of Home Video Features Live Performances, Interviews and More

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain the year after the release of Nirvana's "Nevermind," "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" makes its DVD debut on November 7th, 2006. First issued on VHS in 1994, "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" (Geffen/UMe) has now been color-corrected, digitally remastered for the first time in 5.1 surround sound and expanded from its original 83 minutes to include several previously unreleased performances.

A powerful and personal chronicle of the band's 1991-1992 world tour, and continuing through 1993, the period during which Nirvana became one of the most iconic and important bands in rock music, "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" features 15 complete songs plus interviews, behind-the-scenes exploits and excerpts from the group's home video archives. The original video was completed with great care by band members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl after Cobain's death.

The performances featured in their entirety on the original home video include "Aneurysm," "About A Girl," "Dive," "Love Buzz," "Breed," "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Negative Creep," "Come As You Are," "Territorial Pissings," "Something In The Way," "Lithium," "Drain You," "Polly," "Sliver" and "On A Plain." This new version adds five previously unreleased 1991 performances from the Paradiso club in Amsterdam: "School," "About A Girl," "Been A Son," "On A Plain" and "Blew."

The highlights range from Nirvana's appearance at a huge stadium show in Brazil (at which Cobain and Grohl dressed in drag) and a stage dive by Cobain in Dallas which ended up in a melee, to their brilliant headline performance at The Reading Festival. There is an iconoclastic bash on "The Jonathan Ross Show" in London; a uniquely ironic rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on England's famed "Top Of The Pops" TV program and there are guitar-smashings which circle the globe (Seattle, Reading, Honolulu, London, Portland, Brussels, Tacoma and New York on "Saturday Night Live"). Loud and demandingly clamorous, sobering and reflective, humorous and insightful, "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" tells the story of a scruffy trio from a coastal fishing town rising up to become one of the most influential rock bands in history with irreverence, intense honesty and overriding passion.

Features the songs:

Aneurysm
About A Girl
Dive
Love Buzz
Breed
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Negative Creep
Come As You Are
Territorial Pissings
Something In The Way
Lithium
Drain You
Polly
Sliver
On A Plain
Endless Nameless
EXTRAS - Live In Amsterdam:
School
About A Girl
Been A Son
On A Plain
Blew

Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Judy Miller Silverman
    Motormouth
    323-662-3865
    judy@motormouthmedia.com

    LABEL CONTACTS:
    Sujata Murthy
    UMe
    310-865-7812

    Todd Nakamine
    UMe
    310-865-7797

    RADIO CONTACT:
    Elliot Kendall
    UMe
    310-865-9852