U2, HBO Team Up On Pair Of Documentaries, Including Live Concert From Paris
July 30, 2015 at 11:32 AM (PT)
U2 and HBO will debut two exclusive world-premiere specials this fall, it was announced today by Programming Pres. MICHAEL LOMBARDO.
A behind-the-scenes documentary that offers unprecedented access to the band and the team that worked with them on its current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour, will debut NOVEMBER 7th. The following week, the network will present the tour’s NOVEMBER 14TH performance filmed at the newly renovated BERCY ARENA in PARIS, airing exclusively on HBO that same day. Both the documentary and the concert will be available on HBO GO and HBO NOW simultaneous to the programs’ HBO world premieres.
“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock’n’roll,” said LOMBARDO. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage.”
The documentary will be produced and directed by DAVIS GUGGENHEIM (the OSCAR-winning "An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting For Superman" and "It Might Get Loud," featuring U2’s THE EDGE, and "From The Sky Down" -- the 2011 documentary chronicling the recording and release of U2’s 1991 classic "Achtung Baby") and produced by SHANNON DILL with U2 manager GUY OSEARY serving as Exec. Producer.
The concert will be produced by DONE AND DUSTED with Executive Producers HAMISH HAMILTON, SIMON PIZEY, DAVIS GUGGENHEIM and GUY OSEARY. It will be directed by HAMISH HAMILTON, who has worked with the band since 2001.