Australian group RÜFÜS DU SOL will be playing their new film Live from Joshua Tree alongside The Chemical Brothers Don’t Think to raise money for bushfire relief.
With the massive amounts of bushfires Australia has experienced this summer season, many Aussie artists are flocking at the chance to help whichever way they can.
From bands like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard releasing records to benefit relief efforts and multiple outfits like Bad//Dreems and Children Collide teaming up for bushfire benefit festivals, the money raised has benefited the ones fighting the fires as well as the affected communities.
RÜFÜS DU SOL is another artist who has announced their part in raising money for the Australian Red Cross bushfire appeal. The group has plans to release their film, Live from Joshua Tree in two exclusive theatres.
Happening on March 4th, the night is set to kick off with Live from Joshua Tree, and wrap up with The Chemical Brothers documentary Don’t Think. The event will entirely benefit charity.
As keys player Jon George said, “Given everything that’s happened at home this summer with the fires, we wanted to do more to raise money to support those affected.”
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“We wanted to make the Australian premier of our film as special as we can from the other side of the world, and thought the most epic thing we could do would be to join forces for a double-header screening with one of the acts that has influenced us most.”
Check out ‘Live from Joshua Tree (Official Trailer)’ By RÜFÜS DU SOL:
The film will feature RÜFÜS DU SOL playing their latest studio album on a vast desert at sunrise. Lasting 45 minutes, the film transports the viewer to the cold mornings of the desert right before the sun breaks over the sand.
As to where the idea for this film came from, drummer James Hunt said that it started as a bit of a joke. “We started joking about putting together a sunrise set in the desert where we would play to no one.”
“People talk a lot of shit in the desert at 5am, but walking around this alien world at dawn, we definitely felt there was something calling us back out there. So, over an 18 month period, we workshopped ideas and locations and finally were able to put time aside to shoot in September last year.”
“We originally planned for it to be a live stream, but as the idea grew and the production got bigger and bigger, it organically morphed into a film. It’s something that’s taken two years to pull together and something we are so excited to share with the world and make available everywhere.”
You can experience Live from Joshua Tree for yourself on March 4th in either Melbourne or Sydney. If you’re unable to make it to the exclusive date, the worldwide release of the live album and film will be on March 6th.
Live from Joshua Tree screened RÜFÜS DU SOL
Wednesday, March 4th
IMAX, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday, March 4th
Ritz Cinemas, Randwick, NSW
Tickets are now on sale through DICE.