VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s ground-breaking album, Nevermind, with an exclusive commercial-free 24-hour on-demand airing of the band’s 1991 concert, Live at Paramount. The high definition concert can be seen on-demand in most countries around the globe at VEVO, YouYube and VEVO Mobile on Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 12 Noon ET / 5pm GMT. A 24-hour encore will air Monday, October 31, the actual 20th anniversary of the concert.
VEVO’s 24-hour offering marks the first time portions of the concert, shot October 31, 1991 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, will be shown online. Live at Paramount is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film.
VEVO is previewing the concert stream with a performance of “Territorial Pissings” and “Breed” taken from the concert and currently available on-demand. Following the full concert offering on September 27, “Territorial Pissings” and “Breed,” as well a performance of “Aneurysm,” will be available across VEVO on-demand.
Live at Paramount is included in the Nevermind 20th anniversary deluxe set, which Universal Music Enterprises will release on Tuesday, September 27. With configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album, the 20th anniversary reissue unearths dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, including the Live at Paramount concert available for the first time on CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
Released in September 1991, Nirvana’s sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, Washington, cult band to generational spokesmen who’d unwittingly created a cultural shift and musical touchstone. Rising to No. 1 the world over by year’s end and ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind, would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of its or any era. As the album that returned unaffected rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, Nevermind would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades–and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.