Van Morrison fans jazzed in anticipation of the six-time Grammy winner's upcoming three-night residency, scheduled between Jan. 31 through Feb. 3 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, can also look forward to a new live release early in 2018. The six-time winner will release 'In Concert' in DVD and Blu-ray formats on Feb. 26 via Eagle Rock.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has unveiled an official trailer for the upcoming concert film release on Dec. 11 at his official YouTube channel. The concert was originally recorded on Sept. 29, 2016 in London at BBC Radio Theatre as part of BBC Radio 2's “In Concert Series.”
“In Concert” features the Belfast Belter working through a wide cross-section of hits and beloved album tracks, culled from across his storied career, which has spanned over five decades. The 18-song concert digs back into his early days as frontman for Them on hits like “Here Comes the Night” and segues into early solo smashes like “Wild Night” and “Jackie Wilson Said,” as well as latter day material like the title track from his 2016 studio album Keep Me Singing.
As a bonus feature, the set also includes “Up on Cypress Avenue,” a very special home turf concert, recorded on Sir Van's 70th birthday on Aug. 31, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at Cypress Avenue. The 17-song setlist includes such Morrison classics as “Moondance” and “Brown Eyed Girl.”
“In Concert” is available for preorder here. Fans can check out the official trailer for the concert film above.
Van The Man just released a brand new studio album of jazz standards and originals titled Versatile, which hit shelves on Dec. 1 via Legacy Recordings/Sony. The prolific singer-songwriter will wrap up his 2017 touring schedule on Dec. 12 in Madrid at Wizink Centre and then take some well deserved down time over the holiday season before returning to U.S. shores for a winter romp, which wraps up with a two-night stand Feb. 26 – Feb. 27 in Los Angeles at The Wiltern.