ANVIL To Perform At 'The Story Of Anvil' U.S. Screenings

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will attend advanced screenings of their acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", and will perform at the following "The Anvil Experience" events presented by VH1 Classic (Note: The performance will follow each screening):

Monday, April 6 - New York, NY
Blender Theatre At The Gramercy
127 E. 23rd Street
Doors at 7:00 p.m. - Show at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 12 - San Francisco, CA
Slim's
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 7:00 p.m. - Show at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 14 - Seattle, WA
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98109
Doors at 6:30 p.m. - Show at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 - Worcester, MA:
The Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Doors at 6:00 p.m. - Show at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 17 - Philadelphia, PA:
Trocadero
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Doors at 7:00 p.m. - Show at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21 - Detroit, MI:
Crofoot Ballroom
1 S. Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342
Doors at 6:30 p.m. - Show at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22 - Chicago, IL:
Metro
3730 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Doors at 6:30 p.m. - Show at 7:30 p.m.

ANVIL and director Sacha Gervasi will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on March 20, 2009 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

ANVIL took part in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience following the February 17, 2009 screening of the band's documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", at The Curzon Soho, London, England. Video footage of the session is available for viewing at GetCloser.com (Note: Regardless of where you are located, you must confirm that you are in the U.K. in order to view the clip.).

"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is decribed as a mockumentary-like true account of fiftysomething Canadian heavy-metal practitioners Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow who, after a desultory European tour with their band ANVIL, decide to record a 13th album in a final attempt to fulfill their boyhead dreams of stardom. The film marks the directorial debut of the screenwriter Sacha Gervasi. In 2004, Sacha wrote "The Terminal", starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. He has subsequently written "Comrade Rockstar" for Tom Hanks, "How to Marry A Millionaire" for Nicole Kidman, and is co-writing "Henry's Crime" for Keanu Reaves. In 2009 he will write and direct the true story of tragic "Fantasy Island" actor Herve Villechaize and his final week alive.

At fourteen, Toronto school friends Kudlow and Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band ANVIL went on to become the "demi-gods of Canadian metal," releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's "Metal on Metal". The album influenced a musical generation including METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. All those bands went on to sell millions of records but ANVIL's career would take a different path — straight to obscurity.

For more information, visit AnvilMovie.com.

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