Hans Zimmer has announced his very first tour in Europe in 2016.
It has now been announced that on selected dates the legendary guitarist Johnny Marr will be joining Zimmer’s studio band, orchestra and choir bringing the total number of musicians on stage to over 70.
Appearing on the whole tour, as featured performers will be Lebo M, the world famous voice from the score of The Lion King, and guitarist Mike Einziger from the band Incubus.
Marr has collaborated with Zimmer on the soundtracks for Inception, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and most recently the score for Freeheld. Johnny will be appearing at the following Hans Zimmer Live On Tour 2016 shows :
6th/7th April - London, The SSE Arena, Wembley
20th April - Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
26th May - Manchester, Manchester Arena
29th May - Dublin, 3 Arena
5th June - Orange, Theatre Antique d’Orange
The tour will kick off in London on April 6th, 2016 and will be taking in 32 cities in total before the finale in Dublin on May 26th.
06 April 2016 - London (United Kingdom) - The SSE Arena, Wembley 07 April 2016 - London (United Kingdom) - The SSE Arena, Wembley 12 April 2016 - Birmingham (United Kingdom) - Barclaycard Arena 14 April 2016 - Brussels (Belgium) - Palais 12 16 April 2016 - Mannheim (Germany) - SAP Arena 18 April 2016 - Hamburg (Germany) - Barclaycard Arena 20 April 2016 - Berlin (Germany) - Mercedes-Benz Arena 22 April 2016 - Oberhausen (Germany) - König Pilsener Arena 23 April 2016 - Paris (France) - Palais Des Congres 24 April 2016 - Paris (France) - Palais Des Congres (Matinee)
24 April 2016 - Paris (France) - Palais Des Congres 26 April 2016 - Munich (Germany) - Olympiahalle 28 April 2016 - Cologne (Germany) - Lanxess Arena 30 April 2016 - Gdansk (Poland) - Ergo Arena 01 May 2016 - Lodz (Poland) - Atlas Arena 03 May 2016 - Krakow (Poland) - Tauron Arena 05 May 2016 - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Ondrej Nepala Arena 07 May 2016 - Prague (Czech Republic) - O2 Arena 09 May 2016 - Zurich (Switzerland) - Hallenstadion 11 May 2016 - Budapest (Hungary) - Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena 12 May 2016 - Graz (Austria) - Stadthalle Graz 13 May 2016 - Vienna (Austria) - Stadthalle 16 May 2016 - Sofia (Bulgaria) - Arena Armeec Sofia 18 May 2016 - Geneva (Switzerland) - Geneva Arena 19 May 2016 - Geneva (Switzerland) - Geneva Arena 21 May 2016 - Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - Rockhal 22 May 2016 - Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - Rockhal 23 May 2016 - Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - Rockhal 24 May 2016 - Rotterdam (Netherland) - Ahoy Rotterdam 26 May 2016 - Dublin (Ireland) - 3Arena 28 May 2016 - Bournemouth (United Kingdom) - Bournemouth Centre 29 May 2016 - Manchester (United Kingdom) - Manchester Arena 31 May 2016 - Lille (France) - Zénith 01 June 2016 - Rouen (France) - Zénith 02 June 2016 - Nantes (France) - Zénith 03 June 2016 - Bordeaux (France) - Patinoire Mériadeck 04 June 2016 - Toulouse (France) - Zénith 05 June 2016 - Orange (France) - Théâtre Antique d'Orange
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I discovered Hans Zimmer's music at a screening of Rain man, many many years ago, while I was a student. Since then I bought all his recordings. That's why having the rare privilege to see and listen to Hans in a concert in Paris was such a great pleasure. I was absolutly living a dream during the the first part of the concert, a little less during the second part, because I am not a huge fan of the super heros movies he did recently. But Johny Marr was were, even if Hans-Zimmer.com said he will not be present (???). Fabulous musicians on stage... I am going to see again Hans in Nantes on the 02 june 2016. Can someone in this site transfert my demand to Hans of listen in Nantes to one more track coming from his so marvelous scores of the 90's and 2000 years... And with such a great singer as Lebo M on stage, why not Mother Africa from the Power of one ?
Yeah or "The Journey" from Tears of the Sun!! That one would sound amazing in concert, and it'd be a nice fit right after the Lion King.
Unfortunately they have a gig every 2 days (or sometimes everyday), so there's 0,001% chance they'll find the time to include another track into the show. It's not about "just playing another song", it requires a looot of preparation from all people involved...
Tonight Hans will be in Nantes. I hope this concert will be as good as the Paris one. Great music and great artists again...
I got to meet and greet hans in Manchester arena . It was my third time seeing him on this tour . I had seen him in Prague,Dublin and now I got to meet him in Manchester . I am not a person to put up reviews etc but I have to tell people what hans zimmer is really like to meet . I have met a lot of famous people - they were OK but weren't very friendly butthey were busy on tour etc.Hans zimmer will always Be my no1. I have never met such a charming ,engaging ,friendly and genuine Person . He even thanked me for coming to the concert. Such a lovely lovely guy . They say never meet your heroes . I'm afraid I have to disagree with that . Hans zimmer is one of the nicest people I've ever met . Good for you Hanz
Absolutely'! My husband and I also attended this tour 3 times, Graz,Vienna and Rotterdam!i was since 20 years his fan,but my husband since the day of the concert in Graz. My husband fell so much in love of Hans's music and couldn't wait for the next concert. Therefore we drove to Vienna the day after and looked for tickets in Rotterdam week later. This is the power of music!
I think Hans Zimmer is one of the great movie soundtrack composers. I was so looking forward to listen to him live on his concert tour on 09 May 2016 in Zurich at Hallenstadion. My partner and I were there and couldn't stand how loud it was. My partner complained to whoever he found first from one of the technicians, and one thing they said was 'they don't want to be involved with sound'. Anyways after the interval we tried to stay longer but we left. It's a shame. We couldn't hear the music we only heard a "sound soup", sound blending in each other into one pile. I'm sorry for Hans Zimmer, the musicians and the audience. The music was almost unrecognizable due to the bad mixing.
So either that particular location was designed like shit (it happens to many large concert halls, it wouldn't be surprising), either you've never attended any rock concert in your whole life.
But don't blame the mixing, the sound engineers working on this tour are geniuses. When I saw that concert, the sound was simply glorious, perfectly mixed. Loud, yes, but each layer was audible.
Yes, Zurich Hallenstadion is well known for a shit acoustic and I did attend a rock concert before and Hans Zimmer's music is not a rock music if you know what I mean.
In that case that's too bad... Zimmer's music deserves so much more than a shitty acoustic. But in such conditions, sound engineers are no magicians, you can't blame them or blame Zimmer...
As for the rock music part, Hans has always been a rocker. Of course he uses much more instruments than the average rock band, and borrows elements from many genres, but the spirit and feel of his music is closer to rock music than symphonic music.
Well I have seen couple of rock acts in Zurich hallen stadion and those have been OK.
But Hans Zimmer was awesome yesterday ! Wow, just wow... But yeahs like Ds said, it's close to rock and loud. I know acoustic isn't great there, but Hans, his orchestra and sound engineers did a great job.
Sad to hear you couldn't enjoy it.
THE soup is served i guess. listening on YouTube from different locations and more or less like phones quality. I hear that THE mix is pretty good, You can hear everybody who's playing. That Some acoustics are really bad in Some locations yes there are huge differences, not to blame THE guys to Who do THE mix, .(play less loud?? No that wouldn't work since THE problem is THE problem stadium, then iTS like You get A beer whats only 1/3 has of filling, incomplete feeling.. Thing that would upset me is bright or harsh sound.... This has never happened with Hans as hè dont like that as well. I like to know more why You left ? Is pretty serious to me ;))
friend of the sound guy
I saw the show on sunday in Manchester and it sounded glorious. I have worked with the FOH person before and let me tell you, he is at the top of his game.
Ahoy schedueled the show from 20.00-22.50, but it took until about 23.15 including the Inception after piece... Depends a bit on how quick the audience takes their seats. The Dutchies seemed a bit slow as some came running in as the first piece had already been played. Hans even commented on their laziness ;)
Hello everyone you know why was the singer of " Lion King " is difference has some concert ( sofia example) and Yolanda Charles is replaced by a man? sick? tired ? I hope they will be there in France :)
Hello Kristo I was on the concert in Luxembourg yesterday 22 May, Lebo M the singer of "Lion King" was there and Yolanda Charles also . THE SHOW GREAT !!!
ok thx but women singer it's not wife Lebo M,she different no :)
Hans is scoring Sean Penn's new movie called The Last Face. It's coming it in Can in one month! Very excited about this news and about JNH scoring Fantastic Beasts:)
"The Last Face" premieres tomorrow in Cannes Festival. I hope we get some feedback on the score. And I hope there'll be a release date!
So, the only bit I found so far is from The Hollywood Reporter:
"handsome widescreen visuals of the wounded African landscapes — relentlessly accompanied by composer Hans Zimmer's extended lecture in musical solemnity"
Not sure what this means exactly, but it'll probably be good! :-p
The film was unanimously slammed at Cannes. Looks like an epic failure in every way... lol
Yes apparently. Doesn't mean the score couldn't be good though;)
Usually with Cannes you have to think the other way around. I hate most of the movies they love, so I might like the movies they hate... :-p
Hope the score gets a release...
It's probably extremely pretentious with a strong liberal bias.
Looks crap but I'd like to know what this so-called "liberal bias" is.
"extended lecture in musical solemnity" = The Thin Red Line-esque, I bet. I'm a little intrigued (this assignment sure feels like it came the frick out of nowhere), but that's not exactly my favorite mode of Hans'...so long as it doesn't turn out like 12 Years a Slave, though, everything will be OK.
We came from Macedonia to enjoy what I call a life time experience. I do not have the words to explain what I felt last night! Thank you for composing some of the best masterpieces the world has ever heard.
I was in this epic performance in Vienna . It is very emotional for me and makes me long thoughtful. Thanks to Hans Zimmer and all of its participating musicians . PS: we had an exclusive premiere of Inferno! Yeahhh
Inferno?? Whaaaaat? :-o :-o :-o
There's a video on Youtube claiming to be "The Da Vinci Code - Inferno", but actually it's just the same piece that was played at every concert :-p
I know, but Hans told it's new sound from Inferno. The sound was the same theme but a little bit different.
Actually brownhawk is right. Zimmer says "It's not Da Vinci Code, it's the same theme, but please ladies and gentlemen, let us give you Inferno".
That's funny because in earlier concerts he was clearly speaking about The Da Vinci Code before playing that exact same piece.
I wonder why he decided to change it in the middle of the tour. Also I wonder if they updated the programme booklet :-p
Really true. Yeah it is a Special for Vienna. He said Vienna is a city of music. :-)
I attended the concert yesterday in Vienna. Everyone who loves soundtracks, have to join this concert. It was spectacular with incredible musicians and singers. Mr. Zimmer thanks for this fantastic evening. Hope you will come back with your tour to Austria.
A beautiful and true statement . You write what I think also . :-)
So I just recreated the live version of Aurora using the original track, and the drums from 'The End' and i'm pretty happy with the result. But every time I try to upload it, it get's blocked in most countries around the world. I also can't find any upload of 'The End' on Youtube, anybody know why this particular song is the only one from Hans Zimmer/The Dark Knight Rises that's being blocked on Youtube?
The song isn't available on Spotify too :/ Maybe the song is part of a digital/bonus/deluxe edition. And those special editions will be blocked usually. Don't know why but it is the same for some Interstellar songs.
I attended on the Budapest concert and I must say it was a great overall experience. It is very visible that each and every person who was involved in the production including musicians, lighting, sound contributed strongly to maximize the experience. As for my personal taste I enjoyed most the first half of the show that was more traditional compared to the second part that turned into a rock band concert for me - except for the extra piece. :) Given the absolutely superb sound engineering that created a blasting soundstage I would have been happy just listening to the original film scores, but the show became much more with variations. Great work, I hope it was not the only one! :-D
What is the "extra piece"?? :-)
Was there another piece played just for the filmed concert? :-)
Thank you for making such amazing concert in Budapest.That bass blew up my mind. In Part 2 can we get The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Crysis 2, more Gladiator, The Rock?And the Thin Red Line title was really emotional and didnt know about that song.Thank you for introducing that amazing creation.