The band you know. The story you don’t.

In 1962, four friends changed the world.

Philippine release date:  September 21, 2016

Director: Ron Howard

Writers: Mark Monroe, P.G. Morgan (story consultant)

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Genre: Drama, History

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is a new movie by Academy Award director Ron Howard.  This documentary chronicles the legendary Beatles
remarkable and extraordinary early career featuring numerous previously rare and never before seen footage from their numerous tours as they take the world by storm. 

Focusing more on the band's beginnings from 1962 to 1966 - the early stage of their career when they first played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, then touring cities and countries and across continents bringing and introducing their brand of sensational music across boundaries, culminating their last touring concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in the United States on August 29, 1966. For the last time, the band that started making their concert stage at gigantic sports arenas with thousands and thousands of jam-packed screaming fans is making their very last public appearance as a group. 

After their first successful appearance to the general public in the United States, performing at the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 and seen by an estimated viewer of around 73 million, considered one of highest in television history, The Beatles set out on a tour.

At the culmination of their tour, The Beatlemania sensation have performed 166 concerts in 90 cities at 15 different countries around the world. Such instance is the very first time wherein the world is seen as united - bound by attitude and aspirations - and not divided by any form of race, color, culture, belief and tradition.  Music became the uniting force between people.

The movie also delves deeper into the insights of The Beatles working as a group, the choice and creation of their music together and exploring the individual talents of each member - John Lennon with his witty humor, Paul McCartney with his mesmerizing charm and charisma, coupled with George Harrison's and Ringo Starr's good lines and way with words.  When the group started singing, their melody, their harmony and their confidence and mere presence very much complement each other - simply mesmerizing.  

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS tells the story of The Beatles as a band, the impact of The Fabulous Four to the world, The Beatles as viewed  by the fans, and The Beatles' world as a whole - The Beatlemania. It will analyze and dwell on the impact of those touring years on each member of The Beatles – the toll that the touring of the group took on their relationships as well as the effect it had on their musical evolution, their lifestyle and fame. 

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beatles tour in manila

The Beatles as they descend the plane as part of their 2 country Asian tour - one in Tokyo and the other one in Manila.
* photos courtesy of Solar Films


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