Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour II Hollywood Bowl
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Above & Beyond and Abramorama announce global theatrical rollout for Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job Concert Documentary!


Exciting details have surfaced today about the highly anticipated documentary Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job as an all rights deal has been reached between Above & Beyond and Abramorama for distribution of the film. Known throughout the industry as a go-to for music-driven documentaries, Abramorama is a fantastic choice for this release.

Also announced was that the film would begin its theatrical run in early 2018 to coincide with the release of Common Ground. Over the months that follow the release, the documentary will roll out worldwide for Anjuna fans all over to see.

Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour II Hollywood Bowl
Photo Credit: RUKES

Focused on the most recent edition of the Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour in 2016, the trio of Jono, Paavo, and Tony joined forces with two award-winning directors Paul Dugdale and Myles Desenberg to tell their story.

Directing the live concert at Hollywood Bowl, Paul Dugdale of Scheme Engine has garnered numerous Grammy nominations throughout his career. In the past, he has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts like The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, and Adele, and now he will show off some of Above & Beyond’s greatest work.

On the behind the scenes side of the documentary, director Myles Desenberg took the reigns. Myles has been filming Above & Beyond’s live performances and UK shows since 2010, and this film will be his debut feature.

Telling the story of Above & Beyond’s decision to leave the electronic world and bring forth an acoustic show of epic proportions, this documentary will be a must-watch for any Anjuna fan or music lover.

Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour II Hollywood Bowl
Photo Credit: RUKES

The Above & Beyond Acoustic II Tour stopped at legendary venues around the world from Royal Albert Hall in London to Down Under at the Sydney Opera House. They also touched down stateside at iconic spaces like the Beacon Theater in New York and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which is where the performance portion of the documentary is centered.

“The acoustic project was a huge undertaking for us but the end result was massively rewarding.  We look forward to collaborating with Abramorama on the release of the film and sharing our acoustic experience with fans around the world.”

– Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour II Team
Photo Credit: Dean Hammer

The film explores the behind the scenes aspects as well, as fans will get a deeper look into how this tour came about and the work that went into making it all possible. Prior to the tour kicking off, songs were reimagined for an acoustic performance and this will answer many fans questions about how that process unfolded.

Will you be catching this in a theater near you, or will you be waiting for the release so you can watch it from the comfort of your home? Let us know in the comments below!


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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