'The greatest concert film ever': Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' is taking over NZ cinemas

'The greatest concert film ever': Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' is taking over NZ cinemas

And we've got free tickets to give away!

A remastered version of the Talking Heads 1984 concert film ‘Stop Making Sense’ is in lighting up the dance floors - yes, dance floors - of cinemas in New Zealand.

In the eyes of critics and fans alike, it’s one of the greatest concert films of all time and is regarded as a cult classic. It was filmed a year after the band released one of their best and most commercially successful albums ‘Speaking In Tongues’.

The movie begins with frontman David Byrne walking onto an empty stage with an acoustic guitar and a cassette tape. He starts by playing ‘Psycho Killer’ and with each successive song, another band member joins him. 

Throughout the film, the band performs songs from their catalogue as well as tracks from Byrne’s solo career and Tom Tom Club, the sideband of Chris Frantz (drummer) and Tina Weymouth (bassist).

It’s now showing in cinemas all across the country so if you want to see one of the best concert films ever, from one of the most exciting bands ever, you know what to do! 

If it doesn't sound fun enough already, people all over the world have been getting up and dancing during the film!

If you’re in Auckland, we’ve partnered with The Hollywood Avondale to help promote their viewing parties. Friday 17th November is already sold out but they’ve added a second party on Saturday 18th November - and we’ve got your chance to win a double pass! Enter below, winners will be drawn on Wednesday 15 November.

Enter to win a double pass through the link below or you can purchase tickets through the link here. You’ve got the choice of seated circle OR dance floor tickets available!

Get in to win here:

'Stop Making Sense' full tracklist:

  1. ‘Psycho Killer’
  2. ‘Heaven’
  3. ‘Thank You for Sending Me an Angel’
  4. ‘Found a Job’
  5. ‘Slippery People’
  6. ‘Burning Down the House’
  7. ‘Life During Wartime’
  8. ‘Making Flippy Floppy’
  9. ‘Swamp’
  10. ‘What a Day That Was’
  11. ‘This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)’
  12. ‘Once in a Lifetime’
  13. ‘Genius of Love’
  14. ‘Girlfriend Is Better’
  15. ‘Take Me to the River’
  16. ‘Crosseyed and Painless’