Nas to Debut NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC Documentary at the Moore Theatre, 10/15
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC TOUR will be debuting the documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic along with a special live performance of Illmatic in its entirety on October 15, 2014 at 8:00PM at the Moore Theatre. All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID. Price: $45.00 (not including fees). Seating: General Admission. On Sale: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00AM.
Tickets are available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks (located outside the Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres), Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office (M-F 10am-6pm), or by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
Nas will be kicking off a North American Fall Tour on October 2, 2014 in Rochester, NY including a stop at the historic Moore Theatre on October 15th, in conjunction with a special screening of his documentary film, Nas: Time is Illmatic. Each show on the tour will be a special event where the film will screen followed by Nas performing Illmatic start to finish. The film will open theatrically via Tribeca Film beginning in New York on October 1st, with a national expansion to follow. It will be available on demand and iTunes starting October 3rd. The tour and the theatrical release of the film will cap off Illmatic's 20th anniversary celebration.
Nas: Time is Illmatic follows the trajectory of his 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic. It traces Nas' influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hop's second golden era. The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The film was supported by The Ford Foundation's Just Films, Tribeca Film Institute's Tribeca All Access program, and Hennessy V.S. to help bring Nas' inspiring story of tireless pursuit of excellence to audiences nationwide.
"I want to thank Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and the Tribeca Film family for all of the love & support they've given Time Is Illmatic," said Nas . "It is an honor to be in partnership with them, and I feel there is a cultural kinship bonded by the city of New York."
"When we started this project, Erik Parker and I couldn't imagine that audiences would one day be able to experience the film with a live performance of Illmatic, the album that started it all. It will make each night a truly special moment for the culture. We are sure people of all generations will be inspired by the story of Nas, the Jones family, and electrified by a live performance," said One9.
Nas recently released a special 20th Anniversary edition of the album, titled Illmatic XX.
Seattle Theatre Group's mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon. STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.