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The Doors celebrate Ray Manzarek with new documentary

film 11/12/2019

The Doors have announced the premiere of a new documentary tribute to the band's late keyboardist, Ray Manzarek.

The "hybrid concert and documentary" will be screened in theatres globally this 12th February, on Manzarek's birthday.

Titled Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek, the documentary concert film will feature scenes from the 2016 reunion among the surviving Doors members with Robby Krieger and John Densmore at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. It was their first time onstage together after 15 years.

In the documentary, rockers like Ozzy Osbourne, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Warren Haynes and producer Andrew Watt makes guest appearances.

Check out the trailer below. You can buy tickets to the movie screening via the movie website at a cinema near you in NZ. 

The Doors came to be when Manzarek met the late frontman, Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in 1965. Trafalgar Releasing said, "Ray became the beating heart of the Doors and the architect of their intoxicating keyboard sound." 

"Manzarek’s evocative playing fused rock, jazz, blues, bossa nova and an array of other styles into something utterly, dazzlingly new. The set list from the concert consists of Doors songs performed by John and Robby alongside a cast of all-star guest musicians."

The film also boasts rare footage of the band including interviews with Manzarek and Morrison and new footage from Kriger and Densmore.

Manzarek passed away in May 2013 at the age if 74 after a long battle with cancer.