Western Stars – the film which sees Bruce Springsteen perform his latest album under the cathedral ceiling of century-old barn – arrives in UK and Irish cinemas on October 28.
Western Stars, the 19th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, will enjoy a companion film, directed by Thom Zimny and Springsteen himself, seeing the American singer-songwriter play the entire record from start to finish alongside a full band and orchestra.
The film, recorded inside his historic nearly 100-year-old barn, evokes the American West – both the mythic and the hardscrabble – utilising archival footage and narration by Springsteen to tell the story of Western Stars. “We knew we weren’t going to tour, so I was looking for a way to get some of the music live to the audience,” Springsteen told SiriusXM’s Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo.
Described as a performance of his critically acclaimed latest album, Western Stars enlivens the record’s themes as Springsteen “muses on life, rock, and the American dream, in this intimate and personal concert film“.
Warner Bros. will releases Western Stars, which also features special guest Patti Scialfa, in UK and Irish cinemas on October 28.