Columbia Theatre to present “The Doors: Live at the Bowl ‘68”

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: November 20, 2012

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present "The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68" on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

     Columbia Theatre Interim Director C. Roy Blackwood said the band's historic performance has been re-mastered in High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound to bring the definitive version to the screen for the first time.

     "The Doors supplied plenty of post-Independence Day fireworks on July 5, 1968, when the legendary quartet played the Hollywood Bowl, a concert that is considered to be the band's finest on file," Blackwood said. "Fans will be able to experience the acclaimed live set – the only complete Doors concert ever captured on film – in a brand new cut, with remixed stereo and a surround audio soundtrack taken from the original multi-track tapes then re-mastered using high definition digital transfer."

     Led by front man Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and fellow band members John Densmore on drums and Robby Krieger on guitar, the Doors thrill the live audience at the iconic Hollywood Bowl with a set that includes previously lost performances of "Hello, I Love You," "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," and "Spanish Caravan."

     "Live at the Bowl" also features new documentary material, including interviews with the band, their friends and colleagues and other never-before-seen footage.

     Tickets are $11 each and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371.

     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at (985) 543-4366.

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