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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Earthquake struck Prague on Saturday. The O2 Arena almost collapsed :-) I listen to movie music for many years and I'm a big fan of Hans and other great composers, so I somehow knew what it's going to be about. BUT WHAT SOUND were these people able to produce can't really be described. I noticed few older people had to leave after the spiderman electro massacre :-) It was soooooo epic, spectacular and monumental that I still can't believe what happend there. I would like to thank to all of the musicians and especialy to Hans for this great experience.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!
The bluray can't even get close to the sound of live performance but would be appreciated, definitely:-)
To bring the excitement down a notch - some of it, especially in the second half of the concert, was simply too loud. Major elements (brass) of the Superman theme in "What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?" were essentially inaudible, the Electro suite was the musical embodiment of a headache (that's more of a personal quibble; I simply don't like that score) and the Dark Knight selections - pretty much all the Joker material - while very iconic, do not a very pleasant concert piece make, in my opinion. Other than that, it was an absolutely amazing show. Loved all the other sets. Still can't believe I got to see my favorite film composer in person, in my home town. Truly a night to remember.
Pavel Brzak, I felt exactly the same way!! An incredible experience, it's simply beyond words. I think with a good sound system the bluray experience will be very enjoyable as well :-)
Hans and his team made a great job. Even more you can anytime expect. I hope they enjoy the tour too.
I was in Prague for the weekend an found Hans Zimmer was performing that night. They only had VIP tickets left, but wow, what an experience! I have listened to these tracks for many year and been to other music concerts performing these tracks. Experiencing this music, this epicness by the Zimmer was breathtaking.
Thank you very much (and a blue ray would be much apreciated)
Anybody else who got the official concert program notice all the bootleg album covers on the first page? Like Rain Man and True Romance? :D I guess the official Perseverance Records Rain Man cover doesn't look that great and True Romance remains unreleased, but I still got a chuckle out of it.
Yeah some were taken from this very website ! (Crimson Tide for instance) lol.......
Question for those, who already attend the tour: is any possibility to buy some thematic souvenouirs. I want to buy something for my girlfriend, she cant be with me and my friends today. Thanks advance for respond.
yes ! You can buy merchandising stuff before or after the show : multiple T-shirts, caps, accessories....
I keep checking this page hoping to see any news about an album digital or otherwise being released...I'm in the USA, I cannot possibly afford to go to Europe no matter how much I would like to, so an album is the only way I can experience this apparently fantastic performance. Hope they didn't change their mind about releasing it at all.
I too have been refreshing and checking like a madman. I am in a similar situation, however Im just north of you in the currently flaming Canada. Im really hoping for some news and I was extremely disappointed when the 20th rolled around, and it was delayed.
When I get news about that, don't worry, you'll know !
Hybrid, do you have any news regarding the release of the Wembley show recording? My fear is they finally realized it'd be wiser to release it AFTER the tour, so we'd have to wait until mid-June... so I really hope I'm wrong!
I am also looking for news on this, downloaded the opening medley and it is great, can't wait to hear it all again Any update Hybrid
Same thing for me, I love this intro and can't wait to hear the whole record. Hope it will be released soon...
THE thing is: releasing iT through iTunes or whatever already takes A month or so. I think they are waiting till THE Tour is over. Wouldn't iT be nicer to have A blu ray disc of one of THE best evenings?? THE final evening. 😄😘😘
Mk, it makes sense, but they recorded the whole Wembley show and immediately announced they would release it on iTunes on April 20th. If they wanted to release the thing digitally at the same time as a blu-ray, they wouldn't have announced it so early.
So either it's a technical issue, or they completely modified their initial plan. That's what we're asking Hybrid :-p
Ok thx, for your input!! Ds!!
I would love to have a Blu-ray of this amazing show!!I really hope they are doing it. Was at the Munich show last week and it was incredible! Thanks Hans for your wonderful music!!
For the Blu-ray, did someone saw cameras on stage in Wembley ?
Dear Master and Mr. Zimmer, i think that your music is the only one that gives me the chills every time I listen it. My favourite is Chevalier de Sangreal from the movie The Davinci Code. We, i think to talk for my entire country, will hope to hear this magnificent music once in a lifetime, and maybe Verona is the perfect setting for this event. A truly enthusiast. Best wishes!
Dear Mr. Zimmer, your biggest fans from Czech Republic are also looking forward to hear your spectacular show in Prague. We hope you and all your team enjoy the tour. We all appreciative you organised this tour. It had to be difficult to made that choice of songs from all your wonderful music tracks. You always do a graet job. Thanks a lot.
I attended the concert in Munich. It was great! Can anyone tell me the name of the cheerful tune which started the second half of the concert? I don't think it was from any film, but was from Hans's school days. Many Thanks!
Unless they played something different in Munich than in Berlin, it was "You're So Cool" from True Romance.
That's it!! Thanks a lot, Edmund.
(I wasn't able to hear what he said when he introduced the track)
I travelled from Austria to Munich with my daughter yesterday evening. Thank you for an unforgetable evening including no ending goosebumps starting with Crimson Tide 'til the very last song Time of Inception. I've been on so many fantastic concerts (Queen, Peter Gabriel, Night of the Proms, Supertramp's Breaksfast in America-Tour, Toto, Joe Cocker, Udo Jürgens, Bryan Adams, Chris de Burgh and so on ....), but this evening was the best so far - unbeatable!!! I think, I've been waiting so many years for such an outstanding evening. Thank you again for these unforgetable moments - hope, I'ss see Hans Zimmer again on Tour!!!
Just saw it, it was awesome, but the 2 song I looked forward to the most where disappointing. During Aurora his speech went too much into the song and for some reason that dude from the lion king started mumbling through the other vocals which really did not sound great at all. Also No Time For Caution was lacking the organ sound, I only heard drums and guitars but no organs which is the main reason that song is so great/popular, so that kind of defeated the purpose of doing that song in the first place.
Can somebody confirm the true setlist from the show? On setlist.fm all the setlists differ slightly from one another. Don't know which one is the right one.
Just scroll down... You'll find out it's not that hard... lol
Yes I know that there is a setlist further down this page, but my question is if that is the _correct_ one. There are other setlists on setlist.fm, which are different. For example this one shows different songs than the one posted further down:
@Set[Set One: Driving Miss Daisy / Sherlock Holmes] Driving Discombobulate
@Set[Madagascar] Zoosters Breakout
@Set[Crimson Angel Medley] Roll Tide 160 BPM
@Set[Gladiator Medley] The Wheat The Battle Elysium Now We Are Free
@Set[Da Vinci Code] Chevaliers de Sangreal
@Set[The Lion King Medley] Circle of Life Under the Stars This Land Circle of Life
@Set[Pirates of the Caribbean Medley] Jack Sparrow At Wit’s End Up Is Down He's a Pirate
@Set[Set Two: True Romance] You're So Cool
@Set[Rain Man] Rain Man: Main Theme
@Set[Man of Steel] What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?
@Set[The Thin Red Line] Journey to the Line
@Set[The Amazing Spider-Man 2] The Electro Suite
@Set[The Dark Knight Medley] Why So Serious? Fear Will Find You
@Set[In remembrance of Aurora and dedicated to Brussels] Aurora
@Set[Interstellar Medley] Day One Cornfield Chase Where We're Going No Time for Caution Stay
@Set[Encore: Inception Live Medley] Dream Is Collapsing Mombasa Time
It's me who posted... I've seen this concert pretty much 40 times in 1 month lol, I think I know ! lol
Ok, thanks! But how could I have known that. ;)
@Hybrid Soldier: There is no "Rise" in the Dark Knight medley ?
I was in Paris on 23 of April and Hans was speaking about the death of Heath Ledger and the terrorist attacks in France. I think the music in background was "Rise". Maybe it was specially for France.
no, it was the cue "the end" with the choir of the cue of "aurora".
Just a little thing I noticed: As part of the POTC medley they even played a little beautiful but unreleased piece of score *** EDITED ***
It's funny Hans put that in cause I remember back then it was one of the most anticipated tunes of the movie and when Hans was asked why he didn't release it, he was like "Maybe i will reuse it..." ;)
This piece was released with the Love Suite in POTC Soundtrack Treasures Collection. *** EDITED ***
In Paris, Inception began with "Half Remembered Dream", before "Dream is Collapsing"
Wanted to write a review about the show I visited last friday in Oberhausen.
I had high expectations but this was absolutely amazing. For people who are still having doubts, the tracklist as Hybrid confirmed was played at Oberhausen. Rain Man was not played tho, and why? They wanted to play something from Prince because the band felt like doing something for Prince. This was absolutely shocking, what an amazing performance.
The pleasure the band had in doing the whole performance and especially Purple Rain (it at least has Rain from Rain Man in it :D) was amazing to see. The musical power they have and capabilities, world class.
The sound was good as well, was sitting at row 11 right in the middle and I was afraid that the sound was not that great since i read some comments about that here from other locations. PERFECT in Oberhausen from my POV.
Best performance: 160BPM from Angels & Demons (Im not a real fan of the song but this weas extremely well performed) Best part (exclusive Purple Rain: Gladiator and Lion King, the vocals were stunning. Best suprise: PRUPLE RAIN + Johnny Marr (I did not expect him to be there). Worst part: Hearing that Ann Marie (Calhoun) Simpson is married to Mike Einziger two weeks ago (LUCKY GUY).
Last but not least: The Tech guys, I saw how they instantly got moving after the concert was closed, that was some high level shit. I think within an hour everything was gone, in trucks and on the road to Paris. Thank you tech guys for an amazxing night
Thank you Hans, thanks Hybrid with feeding us all information on here.
Best night of my life.
Yes, Ann Marie went off to Hollywood and dumped her husband for Mike..it is all about relevance and access in that business.
Just out from live in Paris. It was such amazing ! All my life I dreamed to live this ! It was the best live concert ever and I love all those musicians, a true family with love of music, cinema and public? Thanks for all !
I saw him live in Berlin last night! The concert was an extremely entertaining experience. Very Hans. He's a great host, as likeable as you would expect given his interviews (although it's curious that he has quite a thick accent in both English and German...a true third culture kid, I guess! :p ) He was wearing a T-shirt that said "Lord forgive me for my synths", for starters. And, of course, everything was mixed in an exceedingly loud drum-heavy wall-of-sound kind of way. That was a little irritating at some points: the drums particularly drowned everything else out in "Why So Serious" and robbed it of a lot of its scrappy anarchic character, and I'm not sure "Journey to the Line" and "No Time for Caution" needed massive rock drum kit at their respective climaxes. "Electro" lost a lot of the layers that make that piece so interesting, too (no bassoon! frown ). And I was never quite sure how much of what I was hearing was being generated onstage by actual instruments and how much was being piped through (since the choir was only men and the "orchestra" consisted of maybe a dozen people, quite a substantial amount). But on the other hand - all of that just is Hans. I guess! :P
I thought it was interesting that the concert was, other than the really early stuff sprinkled throughout like Rain Man, True Romance and Driving Miss Daisy, roughly divided up into the "older-school" melodic/thematic/"hook"-y, outwardly emotional, fun Zimmer stuff in the first half (Crimson Tide, Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator etc), and then switched over into the nu-Hans minimalist stuff for the second (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception, The Thin Red Line, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Interstellar etc). The result was a pretty big difference in enjoyment of the two halves; it was all fun, of course, but the Zimmer music I truly love was mostly in the first half. Pirates of the Caribbean made for a far stronger close to the first half, in my opinion, than Inception for the second. The crowd was particularly responsive to Gladiator, Pirates, The Lion King, The Dark Knight and Inception, unsurprisingly - but I think it was Pirates that got the loudest applause and cheers of all.
Most entertaining person to watch onstage was Richard Harvey, who played the clarinet solo from Driving Miss Daisy with tons of personality and even put on a bicorne hat for Pirates. :D Runner up in that category was drummer Satnam Ramgotra with his epic beard and dazzling white suit.
I was fairly happy with the selection of pieces, too. I mean, realistically speaking they were never going to play Cool Runnings or A League of Their Own. I did hold out slim, sadly-unfulfilled hopes for The Prince of Egypt, King Arthur and/or The Last Samurai, and was actually a little surprised in retrospect that nothing from Backdraft was played. But there's only so much time in an evening, I guess! I personally could have done with a little less Batman or Inception to compensate ("Mombasa", eesh. Hate that track), but people simply expect to hear that stuff.
All in all, we had a great time. Even those flaws I pointed out - of course, if you don't have a pretty significant soft spot for Zimmer in the first place (and I do), it's entirely possible you'll walk away with far more mixed feelings (or even outright annoyance). For my part, they didn't really bother me because they stem in large part from Zimmer's musical personality. For better or for worse, the concert really was a purely Hans experience, a once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal that I think is worth the fairly steep ticket prices.
Thanks for your report Edmund, glad you enjoyed it!! As you say this concert is just pure Hans. And that's why it's so amazing. High production value, extremely good musicians, impeccable rendition of the music, wall of sound - and nice, warm speeches.
As for Mombasa, it's funny you mention it because I'm not a fan of that track either (I like it, but not my favourite from Inception), but I thought the live rendition was terrific, one of the highlights. Maybe it has to do with the way it was mixed, but anyway.
That's funny you mention the t-shirt Edmund, a very good friend offered him this 2 weeks ago ! :D Glad he wore it !
that t-shirt is available here: https : //www.etsy.com/ de/listing /173525213/herr-vergib-mir-fur-meine-synthesizer
Agree with you Edmund, the first part of the concert was really intense. I loved Gladiator, Da Vinci Code, Crimson Tide and POTC: I could not hold my tears! The second part, however, much less. The battery was too present for my taste. I was disappointed by Batman, and what a pity that Hans spoke during Aurora. Inception part, although played well, I was not packed , but it's a matter of taste. I hope that if in the future it getting a tour he will play other songs (Last Samurai , King Arthur, Rush, Contender, more of Thin Red Line, more of Da Vinci Code...) But, I do not regret to have attended this concert. I finally saw my idol and that's wonderful :D
Such a bloody shame I couldn't make it to the Palais 12 gig :( Good to hear there is going to be a cd release, that eases the pain a bit... Does anyone know if they're planning to do a blu-ray/dvd release as well?
I was there last night in Paris on April 23th when you performed for us. Being a big fan of yours i couldn't expect more from you. You are exactly as you are, a genius but also a great human being. Thank you so much for your amazing performance and thanks to your entire crew ! My only deception : i wasn't able to shake your hand and thank you personnally. For almost 3 hours i was in a completely different world with nothing but emotion and greatness. Thanks Hans! Vielen Dank und viel Spass während dein Tour.