Next Saturday, September 24th marks the twenty-year anniversary of Nirvana‘s Nevermind. The album had an undeniable impact on both the music industry and popular culture, one that would be impossible to adequately put into words in the space that we have allotted to us at the moment. (Don’t fret, though; we’ll be getting to that soon enough.)
In honor of this historic anniversary, our friends over at VH1 Classic and Palladia managed to get their hands on some extremely rare footage of Nirvana in concert back in 1991, which they’ll be airing at 11 p.m. next Friday, September 23. This press release about this acquisition just went out over the wires, so without further ado, here’s all the info…
VH1 CLASSIC PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF NIRVANA: LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 11 PM ET/PT
The Historic, First-Time-Televised Concert Will Simulcast On VH1 Classic, VH1 And Palladia
NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2011 – Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s genre-defining second album Nevermind, VH1 Classic will televise a special, never-before-seen concert Nirvana: Live At The Paramount Friday, September 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The 60-minute, hometown concert will also be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel.
Shot at Seattle’s Paramount Theater on Halloween night in 1991, the historic and riveting concert will remind viewers how one band changed the music scene with an inspirational bounty of seminal songs including their 90′s anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Launching the 11 song set with a brilliant cover of the The Vaselines’ “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam,” the band tears through Nevermind hits including “Lithium” and “Breed,” plus other favorites including “Aneurysm,” “Polly,” “Sliver,” “On A Plain,” Blew,” “Territorial Pissings” and “Endless, Nameless.”
Twenty years since Nirvana’s groundbreaking 1991 album Nevermind was released, VH1 Classic is celebrating and honoring the punk trio made up of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl on Friday, September 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in to VH1 Classic for a front row seat to Nirvana: Live At The Paramount and witness how an alt-rock trio from Seattle became one of the most renowned rock bands in history. To learn more about Nirvana please visit their official Web site at www.nirvana.com.