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The theatrical release of Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary about the Rolling Stones has been postponed by seven months to April, distributor Paramount Classics said Thursday.
A spokeswoman said the studio needed more time to set up the promotional campaign for “Shine a Light,” noting that the band is busy touring Europe until Aug. 26.
The film, whose title comes from an old Rolling Stones gospel song, was shot during two performances at New York’s Beacon Theatre in the fall, when guest performers included bluesman Buddy Guy, Jack White of rock duo the White Stripes and pop singer Christina Aguilera.
Scorsese, who often uses Rolling Stones compositions in his movies, was in Rome early last month to screen a rough cut of the film for the band. The documentary originally had been set to open in theaters Sept. 21.
The Rolling Stones recently released a four-disc DVD documenting stops on the 2006 leg of their “Bigger Bang” world tour. Singer Mick Jagger is also preparing for the October release of an album compiling tracks from his solo endeavors.
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