Paul McCartney's Epic 'Rockshow' to Air at the Clark
For Immediate Release
August 22, 2013
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute broadcasts the concert film Rockshow on Friday, September 13 at 7 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 members). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic “Wings over the World” tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film Rockshow. Although filmed live at the enormous King Dome in Seattle, Rockshow—originally a cut-down version of the concert—was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc.
Now available for the first time, the complete full-length concert has been fully restored from the original 35mm film with remastered sound. The Clark’s auditorium’s superior acoustics capture Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage as never seen before.
About the Clark
Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.