ODESZA Brings ‘The Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience’ To Theaters
ODESZA is celebrating the year anniversary of their album The Last Goodbye in July with a one-night-only experience to see their live show come to life on the big screen on July 7
The show provides an intimate look into the electronic duo’s creation of their album filled with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
“We wanted to give a look behind the curtain of The Last Goodbye and spotlight the unsung heroes that make this show come to live,” ODESZA’s Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight said in a statement. “For years we have strived to make our show a theatrical production. It now feels like the right time to put out the film version of this performance, and the only person we saw fitting to take the director’s seat was Sean Kusanagi. He has been there with his camera since our first show, capturing the creation of ODESZA, our life on the road, and the creation of this live show. Sean’s hard work and dedication to his craft is apparent in every frame of this project.”
Presented by Trafalgar Releasing, the concert film includes footage from ODESZA’s hometown shows at Climate Pledge Arena as well as other performances from throughout their tour last summer.
“We wanted to do more than a standard concert film — we wanted to highlight the meticulous process of building a 90-minute live show, and then bring it to life through cinematic camera shots, visual overlays, and an immersive 5.1 Dolby surround mix. It’s actually like witnessing the blueprints of the show come together from the front row,” Kusanagi said in a statement. “We wanted to design something for the big screen. You want to feel the bass in your chest, the audio blanketing around you, and the visuals flying right at you. Even if you’ve seen the show live, you may be surprised how much you may have missed after seeing it through this whole new perspective.”
ODESZA appeared on the cover of Pollstar last July, the duo making amphitheater history by becoming the first electronic act to embark on a shed tour.
“We did a similar run, not to the scale, last time,” Knight told Pollstar in July ahead of their tour. “Running through those and looking back, they had this great kind of mini-festival energy. I’m really excited to get out there and do them because I think that’ll be the vibe.”
Their summer tour saw immense success, selling out venues across North America with higlights including grosses of $701,200 at Usana Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, $1.03 million at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta and three sold-out shows at Climate Pledge Arena (also a first for the venue) grossing $3.86 million, according to boxoffice reports submitted to Pollstar.
This summer, fans can catch ODESZA at festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and more.
Fans can purchase tickets to ODESZA’s cinematic mini-festival starting May 24 at 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. BST.