2011 marks the 20th Anniversary of 1991: The Year Punk Broke, a pivotal film centered around the lives and experiences of avant-garde music pioneers Sonic Youth during their 1991 European festival tour. The film documents their headline tour as they introduced a new breed of bands who were on the verge of taking on the world and forever changing the course of music.
For the first time, 1991: The Year Punk Broke will finally make its debut on DVD on September 16, 2011. All footage has been fully restored with audio re-synced and remastered in uncompressed PCM stereo under the supervision of Sonic Youth.
1991: The Year Punk Broke, not only captures Sonic Youth's raw and powerful live performances of songs such as “Dirty Boots,” “Teenage Riot,” "Kool Thing” and "Schizophrenia,” it offers a unique and rare behind-the-scenes look at daily life on the road, including rarely seen performances from Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr and The Ramones.