Date and Time
Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Join us for a very special night as we pay tribute to one of the greatest film scores ever crafted, at the New Hazlett Theater for Performing Arts in Pittsburgh's beautiful Cultural District.
¡AMIGOS LIVE! - MASSIVE ROCK SHOW CELEBRATING THE FILM ¡THREE AMIGOS! HEADED TO PITTSBURGH FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2013
Amigo Rock is coming to Pittsburgh, and it's going to leave quite the impression.
The New Hazlett Theater for Performing Arts, in association with 4Amigo Films, announces a rock show like none other - ¡Amigos Live!
"¡Amigos Live! is a huge step in the journey that began earlier this year -- To celebrate my favorite film and reinterpret the soundtrack in a way that people could click with,” said local musician/independent filmmaker Orion Czarnecki.
Orion has been filming an independent documentary chronicling the 25-year history of 80's cult-comedy ¡Three Amigos!, centered on a fan’s journey to connect with those he admires. His interviews with actors and crew from the film have resulted in a nationwide journey – from LA to Tucson to New York and back to Pittsburgh. "I've met some incredible people and witnessed heartfelt stories along the way. From the biggest Director in Mexico to my heroes in LA. As a fan, you just have to think to yourself - 'How is this actually happening?'”
But it has. Apart from the film, Orion's journey has led to reinterpreting the ¡Three Amigos! score (created by legendary composers Elmer Bernstein and Randy Newman), which has become an epiphany unto itself.
"You know, no one has done this before. No one has taken an entire soundtrack and reinterpreted it as a huge rock album in tribute. Big guitars. Pounding drums. It's humbling, and we wanted to do it right. ¡Amigos Live! is turning out to be epic, and we really think it will connect with people - from the metalheads, to those into good-old-fashioned blues rock -- or the kids just wanting to support something new in the Pittsburgh music scene."
The end result is a tour-de-force of in-your-face metal riffs, acoustic slide guitar ballads, salsa-infused rock and soaring guitar-god leads. "I've been lucky to bring together some of the best musicians in Pittsburgh. Our guys have done it all: Won Grammies, an Emmy award, endless live performances… They're really an all-star team ready to rock some faces off."
The show, which celebrates Latin rock at its finest, will also feature Miguel's Mariachi Fiesta (three amigos playing Mariachi in full regalia) and Latin-rock band Guaracha during the very special, one-time event. "These bands are the best of the best in Pittsburgh. We are so lucky to celebrate this night with them, together as amigos."
The New Hazlett Theater - known as the original Carnegie Music Hall - served as the perfect outlet for the venue. "We're going to pack 530 seats full of Pittsburgh music fans. We looked at other venues, but none could offer the amazing light show and gigantic 30-foot backdrop which is so important to the concert. With some actors flying in, we wanted the perfect venue to capture the big sights and sounds of the show."
"You’re going to see something you’ve never seen before, and this is the single date for it. It’s going to rock."
The goal of the show is to raise funds for completion of the independent film. "This is more than a film about my love for ¡Three Amigos!, it has turned into a journey that anyone can look at and say - Here's something I love, I want to do something big in tribute to it, even if right now I don't think I have it in me."
"The production values are incredible, but it comes at a cost. Finishing the film, going about licensing... it simply wouldn't be possible without the support of the Pittsburgh community, and coming to the show is a great way to support that."
In addition to the massive light-show, ¡Amigos Live! will serve as the public debut of clips from Orion's Amigo Documentary. "It took 25 years for this film to get the recognition it deserved. It's a story of heart and courage. I would invite anyone who has ever fought their own personal El Guapo to come out. We'll be showing clips between the songs of my interviews with cast from the film, including the actual El Guapo. Who, thankfully, won't be trying to kill us."
Rumors of a Singing Bush are also present.