via press release:
VH1 CLASSIC SET TO PAY TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM OF THE BANDWITH “THE LAST WALTZ”
“THE LAST WALTZ” AIRS FRIDAY, APRIL 20 AT 9PM ET/PT ON VH1 CLASSIC
NEW YORK, NY –April 19, 2012– VH1 Classic is celebrating the music and memory of drummer Levon Helm of The Band with the special presentation of “The Last Waltz,” the famous concert film taped at Winterland in San Francisco which documented the band’s farewell tour performance. “The Last Waltz” was directed by Martin Scorsese and included behind-the-scenes interviews with Scorsese and members of The Band.
Vh1 Classic will air a special presentation of “The Last Waltz” on Friday, April 20 at 9PM ET/PT.
After more than 16 years on the road and 10 studio albums, The Band celebrated their farewell concert on Thanksgiving in 1976. The historic farewell performance included a legendary line-up of musicians such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell and many more.