Legendary Composer Hans Zimmer Announces First Ever Tour Dates In America

first_imgAfter embarking on his first ever tour this year in Europe, legendary film composer Hans Zimmer has announced that he will bring this unique musical offering to the United States for a run of shows. The performances will showcase the greatest hits from his remarkable career, split into two sets: the first set will include the scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and more, and the second set will focus on Zimmer’s groundbreaking work with director Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar.Zimmer has also promised that “special guests from the rock and pop world” will join him at select stops throughout the tour. Zimmer is excited to hit the road, saying via a press release that “performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do. I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have ever been to before.”To get an idea of the awesome audio-visual experience of this tour, check out this fan-shot video from one of his stops in Europe from this past summer, courtesy of YouTube user Justin Dijkshoorn. The video contains the majority of a show and features material from Driving Miss Daisy, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Thin Red Line, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Aurora, Interstellar, and Inception.The tour will only make three stops in the United States, all of them on the West Coast. Zimmer will hit the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 14th, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 19th, and The Park Theater in Las Vegas on April 21st. The tour will then make a quick stop in Australia before returning to Europe for a lengthy tour that will take up most of May and June. See below for a full list of upcoming Hans Zimmer tour dates.Hans Zimmer 2017 Tour Dates:04/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium04/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Park Theater04/29 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena05/02 – Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena05/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena05/06 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre05/08 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena05/16 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena05/18 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe05/20 – Oslo, NO @ Forum Copenhagen05/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena05/24 – Leipzig, DE @ Arena Leipzig05/26 – Gdansk, PL @ Ergo Arena05/28 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena05/30 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena06/01 – Budapest, HU @ Papp Laszlo Sports Arena06/02 – Bratislava, SK @ Ondrej Nepela Arena06/04 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena06/06 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle D06/09 – Frankfurt @ DE @ Commerzbank-Arena06/11 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena06/13 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena06/20 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis06/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/23 – Vienne, FR @ Theatre Antique06/24 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes06/26 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion06/27 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadionlast_img read more

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, & Rami Jaffee Debut New Foo Fighters Song At Acoustic-4-A-Cure [Video]

first_imgLast night, Acoustic-4-A-Cure IV took over the Fillmore in San Francisco for a night of music and charity. Metallica’s James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar launched Acoustic-4-A-Cure back in 2014 to fund research efforts for San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Cancer Program at the University of California. This year’s benefit concert featured Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Vic Johnson, Sarah McLauchlan, Steve Vair, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Don Felder, Mick Fleetwood, and Dave Grohl (who sat in for James Hetfield as he is away on tour). The artists played through acoustic sets, delivering once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, collaborations, and more.Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee debuted a new Foo Fighters song, called “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” after playing through Foo favorites “Everlong,” “My Hero” and “Times Like These.” The song marks the band’s first new official release since 2012’s Sonic Highways and the 2015 “surprise” EP Saint Cecilia. With an international tour ahead of them, this new rock ballad is a positive indicator of the album the band is reportedly spending the year working on.Watch the first-ever live performance of “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” below, courtesy of YouTube user pepokiss:Another one of the night’s highlights was when Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir teamed up with drummer Mick Fleetwood, guitarist Steve Vai, and bassist Ruth Davies to perform “Easy To Slip” by Little Feat, his original “Only A River,” as well as Dead classics “The Other One” and “Loose Lucy,” which Sammy Hagar joined in for. You can watch a clip of that below, courtesy of @chefikefrazee:last_img read more