2013 marked the first time 'Rockshow' became available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download. The film was shot in 1976 when Paul McCartney & Wings undertook the epic ‘Wings over the World’ tour which was the largest-scale tour they would ever undertake as a band.
Packed with all the classic Wings hits - plus some of The Beatles’ and Paul’s solo classics. Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome 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 originally released on Betamax (later on laserdisc) but it’s only now that the complete full length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time.
In 1976 Wings undertook an epic world tour which brought their music to a live audience of two million people in ten countries, an experience captured on the Wings Over America triple album. The climax of that tour was the incredible performance at the mammoth King Dome in Seattle, Washington, where a staggering 67,000 fans listened to Paul et al perform a setlist full of classic songs, including Venus & Mars, Band on the Run, Let Me Roll It, Jet, Bluebird, Long And Winding Road, Maybe I'm Amazed and Yesterday. This remarkable concert was brought to life in 1980 with this memorable tour film. Famed for the precision and quality of its sound (the amplification system used was the first of its kind, capable of 15,000 watts, compared with previous systems of only 1,000 watts) and spectacular light show, Rockshow is thought by many to be one of the best live videos of all time.