INXS’s legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium gig will be shown in cinemas for the very first time. The show has been fully restored from the original 35mm print to create a new widescreen 4K Ultra HD version, and the film also now includes a previously unseen ‘lost’ track and a brand new Dolby Atmos audio mix by the band’s executive music producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
INXS, one of the world’s most revered and iconic bands, delivered the gig of their lives at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 13th July 1991 to 74,000 ecstatic fans. After a decade and a half on the road, the band were at the peak of their live powers. The performance filmed that day shows that they were not only a world-class stadium band, but the only band that ever had the guts to walk onto the stage at Wembley in front of 74,000 people and jam their own intro!
The band played over 2,000 shows before singer Michael Hutchence’s untimely passing 22 years ago, but Wembley was THE ONE. INXS delivered hit after hit to an ecstatic audience for nearly two hours. Not only were the band on fire, but the audience were too, and both knew that this would be the performance of a lifetime. What’s more there were no screens, no catwalks, no backing singers, no props and no cell phones – just six guys playing as though their lives depended on it.
New to cinemas for 2019 in its first ever Theatrical exhibition, this masterclass in showmanship and musicianship has been painstakingly restored over a twelve-month period from the original 35mm film negative to 4K Ultra HD. Presented in cinematic 16:9 widescreen (the original film was released in 4:3 aspect ratio), the restored version was created by shot-by-shot repositioning of each frame.
To accompany the astonishing visual upgrade, the audio will now be presented in Dolby Atmos, created by Giles Martin, the band’s Executive Music Director, and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.