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Angels & Airwaves Hitting Theaters August 10 with Feature Film Preview
More than 460 movie theaters nationwide will broadcast a live Angels & Airwaves performance, video screening, and a Q&A session on August 10, with Angels & Airwaves Presents LOVE Live.
Their new album Love Part Two will finally arrive November 11 (postponed from Valentines Day), along with their long-in-development science fiction movie, also called Love, about a stranded astronaut.
The film was originally supposed to be released on Valentine's Day 2010, then on that date in 2011.
This one-night, multi-media event will be broadcast live from Boston at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 9:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed). Following the broadcast of Love, TransWorld Editor-In-Chief Chris Cote will moderate a live Q&A with frontman Tom DeLonge, writer/director William Eubank, and lead actor Gunner Wright. Angels & Airwaves will then take the stage for a reported three-song performance, and then will debut the music video for their first single off the Love Part Two album.
Love consists of two major components: the full-length feature and double album. The Angels & Airwaves Presents Love Live event will begin with an introduction of Love from the feature's executive producer DeLonge, along with Eubank.
Next, a screening of the Love film, which (according to the press kit) "explores the psychological effects of isolation when an astronaut becomes stranded in space, while he orbits a dying Earth below. Through his loneliness, he learns the importance of human connection and love."
Says DeLonge, "It took five years to complete this amazing project. I'm so happy it will finally be experienced the way we always envisioned: seen on the big screen in theaters all over the country in 5.1 sound."
Tickets for Angels & Airwaves Presents Love Live are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Angels & Airwaves (AVA) is an alternative rock/post-grunge/progressive rock band that was formed by former blink 182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band includes David Kennedy (notably from Over My Dead Body, Hazen Street, and Box Car Racer), and Offspring drummer Atom Willard.
The band released their first single “The Adventure” on May 18, 2006 and their debut album, We Don’t Need to Whisper, on May 23, 2006. Bassist Ryan Sinn, formerly of the Distillers, left the band in early 2007. Former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter joined the band after Sinn’s departure.
On June 18, 2007, the band released a newly designed website depicting a motorcyclist and a flash application with flashing text advertising their upcoming album, I-Empire. The flash application also played a short music clip from I-Empire, along with a portion of the message from President Eisenhower via the Project SCORE Satellite in 1958: “Through the marvels of scientific advance, my voice is coming to you from a satellite circling in outer space...through this unique means I can say to you and to all mankind, America’s wish for peace on Earth.”
The flash application ends with the quotation “If I had my own world... I’d build you an empire....”
The band performed September 7, 2007, at Copley Symphony Hall for the opening of the surf film Trilogy, which features AVA on its soundtrack. Their second Geffen Records album I-Empire was released in October 2007, debuting at #9 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Seven weeks later, the disc was at #172.
The Tom DeLonge-fronted outfit recently posted snippets of a new song to their Modlife page.