In a controversial move, Blood Sweat & Tear went on tour behind the Iron Curtain… a tour sponsored by the State Department. According to band members, they played the tour, in part, because they were blackmailed. No other info on this has been released, but I have to assume it’s part of the documentary. That’s a pretty big bombshell to throw out there. With politics and intrigue, the story of this band reads like a movie… Which is convenient, since the documentary is coming to select theatres sometime in March.
“What The Hell Happened to Blood Sweat & Tears?” Trailer
The director of the documentary, John Scheinfeld, said that he spoke to Blood Sweat & Tears drummer, Bobby Colomby, and asked, “What the hell happened to Blood Sweat & Tears?” John said Bobby’s answer made him want to make the documentary. John also said in a letter to Rolling Stone, “It was absolutely fascinating to me that Blood Sweat & Tears was a victim of cancel culture long before we started using this phrase.” The band got hammered by the right and left as a result of their Iron Curtain tour and never recovered their momentum.
In addition to the documentary, an original score for the movie will be available on April 21st, 2023.