The music of The Doors simply wouldn’t be as vibrant and powerful were it not for the contributions of keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
On Monday, the band announced a new documentary film, Break On Thru (A Celebration of Ray Manzarek), a doc that aims to celebrate the history and legacy of the Doors and Manzarek, with special focus given to the all-star tribute concert that took place at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood in 2016.
#THEDOORS: BREAK ON THRU – A CELEBRATION OF RAY MANZAREK comes to a cinema near you for 1 night only on Feb. 12!
— The Doors (@TheDoors) December 9, 2019
Here’s a quick teaser trailer:
The film will screen in theaters for one night only on Feb. 12, 2020 in honor of Manzarek’s birthday. Visit the film’s official site for ticketing information.
The 2016 Fonda Theatre concert featured guest appearances from the likes of Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and multi-instrumentalist Rami Jaffee, Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, Exene and Jon Doe of X and many more, all coming together to pay their respects to the iconic Manzarek, alongside remaining Doors members John Densmore and Robbie Krieger.
Rolling Stone adds that the Break On Thru film highlights the Doors’ classic music, interjecting behind-the-scenes interviews and footage in Manzarek’s memory. He passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.