Pearl Jam has announced Let’s Play Two, a documentary about their 2016 Wrigley Field shows as the Cubs were fast approaching their historic World Series victory!
In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.
Here’s more info about the movie…
With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers — spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of the special relationship — using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan.
“In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location,” Let’s Play Two director Danny Clinch explains. “When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it’s going to be epic. Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a 108 year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you’re ready for it.”
The movie will be screened starting the week of September 29th. And there will be a huge nationwide screening event on October 3rd.
Serving as the film’s theatrical premiere, Ten Club will host special members-only screenings of Let’s Play Two at Metro in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood on Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th. In partnership with Abramorama, Let’s Play Two will then enjoy week-long worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets starting on September 29th in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3rd. The soundtrack and home video of the film will be released globally by Republic Records, with the soundtrack released simultaneous to the film on September 29th and home video following with a release on November 17th. The soundtrack is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25th. The home video will be available for pre-order on September 29th. The film’s U.S. television premiere airs on FS1 on Friday, October 13th immediately following Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. More details on each partnership below and more to come at letsplaytwofilm.com.
Director Danny Clinch and Milkt Executive Producer Lindha Narvaez have been a director/production team on film projects for 15 years including Pearl Jam live concert film Immagine in Cornice (2007) and various Pearl Jam EPKs throughout the years.
Danny, Lindha and Let’s Play Two cinematographers Vance Burberry and Josh Goleman as well as editor Taryn Gould collaborated with Pearl Jam to produce content for the release of 2013’s, Lightning Bolt including a short film and music video for “Mind Your Manners.”
LET’S PLAY TWO SOUNDTRACK, HOME VIDEO AND OFFICIAL BOOTLEGS RELEASE
Republic Records will release the Let’s Play Two soundtrack on September 29th in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release. The soundtrack will be released in vinyl, CD and digital formats. It is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25th.
The home video of Let’s Play Two will be released by Republic on November 17th. More information on home video formats will be released in the coming weeks.
Ten Club will release both Wrigley Field shows in their entirety as part of their Official Bootleg program on November 17th. Bootlegs will be available on CD and digitally at pearljam.com and streaming at nugs.net.
2 x LP
Tip-on style gatefold jacket
Soft touch finish
Featuring photos and director’s note from Danny Clinch
Casemade hardcover book Pizzoli package
Featuring photos and director’s note from Danny Clinch
1. Low Light
2. Better Man
3. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
4. Last Exit
5. Lightning Bolt
6. Black Red Yellow
9. Given To Fly
11. Inside Job
13. Crazy Mary
16. All The Way
17. I’ve Got A Feeling
LET’S PLAY TWO TELEVISION TELECAST
The FOX broadcast network brought fans the journey of the Chicago Cubs through the 2016 postseason culminating with their history making World Series Championship in 2016. FS1, the network’s 24-hour sports cable network in collaboration with Major League Baseball is excited to air Let’s Play Two immediately following ALCS Game 1 on Friday, October 13. FS1 launched on August 17, 2013 and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live sporting events, opinion based studio and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: MLB, NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, Bundesliga, UFC, college basketball, baseball and football, U.S. Open, MLB Postseason, the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019.