Rhino Entertainment, in partnership with Trafalgar, will present the 2022 edition of Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies in theaters worldwide on Nov. 1, with additional screenings across the U.S., Canada and select territories on Sat. Nov. 5. The forthcoming movie showcases one of the Grateful Dead’s most iconic shows, from their Europe ‘72 tour, at Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 17, 1972.
Grateful Dead Meet-Up captures the band’s ground-breaking concert broadcast event, which was the Dead’s initial major live concert broadcast and the first in Danish television history. The film has been fully restored, color corrected in high definition with audio mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffery Norman and mastered by David Glasser.
The movie presents viewers with approximately 90 minutes of Grateful Dead music as they run through classics like “Chinacat Sunflower,” “I Know You Rider,” “Big Railroad Blues,” “Truckin’,” and many more staples. Included are Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Donna Jean Godchaux and Keith Godchaux.
Moreover, the film also captures the band’s first live performance of “He’s Gone.” Additional highlights include “Ramble on Rose,” “Jack Straw” and “One More Saturday Night.” The tour also serves as the final run for Pigpen, who passed away on March 8, 1973, making the group’s rendition of “Hurts Me Too” all the more powerful.
“We are pleased to be partnering again with Rhino to bring the ‘Meet-Up’ to cinemas around the globe,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP for Programming and Content Acquisitions for Trafalgar Releasing. “The last ‘Meet-Up’ was the first with an international footprint and was a rousing success. We look forward to many more years of bringing Dead Heads together in local cinemas, wherever they may be.”
Tickets for the movies will be available on Sept. 23 at www.meetupatthemovies.com.
Watch a clip of “One More Saturday Night” from April 17, 1972, below.