Rapper Kanye West once said that “a good picture is a good picture”, and he couldn’t have been more correct. Artworks like the posters below can help convey a sense of the artistic director’s vision—and, of course, let’s face it, they can be pretty darn good-looking too.
In the case of Robert Pattinson’s band, The Twilight Saga: The Concerts in Santa Monica, the picture is nothing short of life-changing. The singer-songwriter returns to the stage to perform a series of concerts in Santa Monica, California, inspired by the iconic films of Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series. The series of events will take place over the course of the next month, and they are, without a doubt, worth going out of your way to see. On November 4th, the opening-night show will be streamed live across the web, and you can check out the full schedule below.
The Twilight Saga: The Concerts in Santa Monica
The concerts in Santa Monica will be a celebration of New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight Saga. A special sneak peek at the upcoming film is set to be unveiled during the opening night. The opening-night show will also be the first time that Robert Pattinson has performed live music in front of an audience since 2013, when he last appeared at the opening of the London Film Festival. This time, he’ll be playing a number of his songs from the Twilight Saga as well as a cover version of ‘Sweet Dreams (Imagine That)’, a hit single from the Disney•Pixar film UP. The concert will also be streamed live through the website of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.
Why Is It Important To See These Shows?
There is a lot to look forward to regarding the concerts in Santa Monica, but it’s important to note that they are a way to celebrate the ending of a film series that’s been a part of popular culture for over a decade. While these concerts will be a chance to see one of the most recognizable faces in recent history, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the series itself. More importantly, those who have followed the saga will have a chance to see the films’ protagonists – Jacob (Taylor Lautner), Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) – in the flesh. This, in and of itself, is more than worth the ticket price.
Who Is Going To Be There?
The concerts in Santa Monica will be an exclusive event. For those who don’t know, Santa Monica is a city in Southern California that was, at one point in time, inhabited solely by famous actors, directors and musicians. It was made famous in part by the films of Alfred Hitchcock, which is why the title The Twilight Saga: The Concerts in Santa Monica was chosen. The series will also be a way for those who worked on the films to thank the fans who have supported them over the years. Many of the films’ key players – including those who appear in small roles – will be there to celebrate.
When Does It Go On?
The Twilight Saga: The Concerts in Santa Monica is set to run from November 4th to November 9th. The opening night is on November 4th, with shows on November 5th and 6th. The full schedule can be found below.
What Are The Concerts Like?
The series will consist of five shows. Each show will vary from acoustic sets to fully-fledged, multi-band performances. Some of the notable guests set to appear include Shawn Mendes, Priyanka Chopra, Kevin McHale, Donald Trump, Jr., and many more. The concerts will also be filmed and broadcast on a number of channels, including YouTube. Unfortunately, the November 4th show was abruptly cancelled due to “last-minute changes”. While we’d love to see another show added to the schedule, those who didn’t get to see it live can still get their fix by checking out some of the footage that was previously embargoed.
Who Is The Creative Director?
The person responsible for putting the concerts together is Lisa Congdon, a film industry veteran who has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. As for who is playing the guitar in the background of some of the photos below, that’s none other than Carlos Santana. Ms. Congdon states that the series is “an incredible testament to the power of music and film, and an opportunity for music lovers to experience something beautiful and unique”. She goes on to say:
“Our goal was to create a unique and memorable event that pays tribute to Stephenie Meyer and her wonderful words while also giving the fans what they love most about the Twilight Saga: music! We are so fortunate to have such a talented artist as Robert Pattinson, and are very happy that we were able to get a hold of him once again. He was an integral part of the planning process, and we couldn’t have done it without him.”
Robert Pattinson’s Agency
We’ll close off this article with some good old-fashioned public service information. If you’re reading this, then it’s probably safe to assume that you’re either a) a Twilight fan or b) know one; if you’re not, then what are you doing here? Fear not, my curious friend, for here is the place for you. In order to make your pilgrimage to Santa Monica and catch one of these amazing shows, you’ll need to do some planning. There are a few things you should know going into this endeavor. First off, make sure you’re not going to be late. Due to the limited number of tickets that were made available, the line to get them started formed earlier than expected. Second, bring your passport, visa or green card. Third, do your best not to lose the tickets you or someone in your party purchases. Finally, make sure you’re comfortable with public transportation. It’s a big city, and it’s not very far from the airport. If you don’t want to drive, then consider renting a car or taking a bus or train. Walking is also an option, though it’s not very scenic. Depending on how early you line up, you may not have time to catch a bus or train, so you’ll have to find a way to get to the venue on foot. If you do lose your tickets, then don’t worry – there are people who want to help you out. The person in the photo below is willing to help you make another pair of tickets available for one of the shows. Just ask.
Good luck out there! And don’t forget – a good picture is a good picture.