Tickets on Sale Now for Electrifying Music Documentary ‘Hired Gun,’ Coming to U.S. Movie Theaters on June 29 Only
May 24, 2017
DENVER – May 24, 2017 – The all-new documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight,” is set to rock cinemas across the country for one night this summer. The full-length feature details the stories of the world’s unsung music industry heroes who are responsible for some of the most famous instrumentation on chart-topping albums and have regularly toured and recorded with musical legends such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry, KISS, P!NK, Steely Dan, and many more.
Millions of fans have seen and listened to these “hired guns” play the music of the famous stars who have hired them, and now through this inspiring new documentary, they share incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world. A long-time film festival favorite, Fathom Events and Vision Films bring “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” to cinemas nationwide, including an exclusive Q&A with several hired guns, for a special one-night-event on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 300 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available at the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Hired Gun” details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians. These players are recognized as some of the best musicians in the world, and include Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico, Mark Schulman (P!NK), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Glen Sobel, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson, Toto), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry), Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), music producer David Foster, and featuring Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, and more.
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director and CEO of Vision Films said, “You don’t have to be a rock fan to enjoy this movie. It is such an inspiration to see the creativity and collaboration of the talented musicians that are behind the number one songs on the radio.”
“’Hired guns’ have been an important lynchpin in the industry throughout modern musical history,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “You may never know their names, but you have heard them play, and we are thrilled to help bring their stories to the big screen for one night in celebration of these incredibly talented musicians.”
“Hired Gun” Director Fran Strine said, “The music fans who come out to see it should expect an immersive musical experience. ‘Hired Gun’ is a music documentary with passion and talent at its core, digging deep and ripping the curtain back to expose what it’s really like to tour and record with the legends.”