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 went to his first concert a year and half ago in London and it was amazing. i wish to see him playing in Dubai or EGYPT under the pyramids. i will definitely attend either the Dublin or the Vienna one.
Last Year i bought tickets for a Hans Zimmer Show in Berlin, but I was only a polish company who played the scores with orchestra, choir and bad moderation :-( They actually were good musicians, but I thought it was a real Hans Zimmer Tour with him/you live in Person. But I got dissapointed. I'm glad you are doing a tour now. I LOVE YOUR SOUNDTRACKS!!! My fave is Inception, 2nd is Interstellar. Too bad that I can't join this years dates in Germany and the other dates in Europe I sadly can't afford! Have a great, successful tour and have fun 😬 Best, Stephan
What about to come in Summer and/or outum to the south of Europe? You will enjoy the weather and the people in one of the best places in the world!! I write from Spain but I understand that you can visit a lot of countries that love your music! Please come.
When I saw this live tour announcement at firs time, I was very excited. To listen the best composer and the orchestra is a unique chance! I'm listening your scores every day. Each of them has different soul and put ne in a different mood... It would be fantastic, if you just could add Istanbul, Turkey to this tour! Kind regards, Giz
Por favor, por favor visita Chile, a mis hijos de 14 y 7 años, y a mí nos emociona mucho tu música es realmente increíble y nos encantaría poder presenciar uno de tus conciertos, sería maravilloso que nos visites... Un gran abrazo y gracias por crear magia para los oídos...
This is just crazy... I didn't expect so many tour dates, do you think they will all be sold out?
And many dates were added to Germany too :-) I'm full of joy and happiness while I'm trying to imagine how great the concert will be. The 1st category was sold out on the day I got the info that hans zimmer is going on tour...so however I think every seat will be sold out in germany!
It's great that zimmer is expanded his tour but I've bought tickets in Birmingham and now he's added Manchester where I live which could have saved me a hell of a lot more money and travelling. Why not put dates all together? I'll still probably go Manchester too haha
Now tell me, City or United ? lol
Haha ! :)
Tough season LOL...
I waited.... was more than a bit naffed off he wasn't doing Manchester, I'll be ready for Friday now!! Cant wait.....
Hi! I'm really really glad, that Hans Zimmer is giving a concert next year, I'll be there, I got my tickets.
I'd just like to ask some questions: Which exact tracks are included in the concert, if the list is known?
I saw, that there would be tracks from the movie Interstellar, will there then be an organ, too? Will there be songs from The Last Samurai? (A way of life, Small measure of peace, or else) I would really appreciate at least one of these songs, since A small measure of peace is the most beautiful song ever composed. A Dark Knight from the movie The Dark Knight? something like this, but without the vocal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-wAvbxB7D8
Here's an official video uploaded by this site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPW_BDYygew Will the orchestra and everything else look exactly like this in the video? Or this was a former concert and it was just used as a teaser? (because I can see there no organ..)
How long will this event last? (I hope as long as possible)
Could I record the show, and take some pictures?
I hope, some officials can answer my questions.
------ To be honest, the answers are almost irrelevant, because it will be definitely one of the greatest events in my life. I've been waiting for some years now to see Hans Zimmer live, and that moment will finally come in May 2016. It's definitely a dream come true. I just simply too curious, I've been watching a lot of videos on youtube and I'd just like to know what to expect. :)
Can I ask where you saw that Intersteller will be played? I'm torn about it. I LOVE the soundtrack, so very much. I saw Intersteller live and it was truly magnificent. It is the organ, not only do you get that incredible sound but it's the feeling of it too, so incredibly powerful when you can feel the notes like that. I'd love to hear it again but can't imagine it without an organ it just adds this whole other dimension to the music which can't be replicated. I appreciate it can never be as big or as powerful sound that was at the Royal Albert Hall.
I can only imagine how that felt live. I hope we'll here it on this tour!
I truly hope they can recreate it. It is such an experience, so intense. Just listening to it recorded has never felt the same since. The organ is an impressive instrument, so much power that travels through the music. It is fantastic music anyway, I just hope that everyone else can get that experience that we had from Interstellar Live. It takes your breath away.
It is my dream come true to hear you live, Hans. Unfortunately, I'm from Serbia, and you bypassed my country, but today I finally received a ticket for your show in Sofia, Bulgaria. My happiness can not be described. Right now I'm looking at your list for the show, and as much as I know I'll be mesmerized by hearing “160BPM” or Sherlock Holmes Theme “Discombobulate” right there, in front of me, I'm sorry to see that some of your most wondrous work have been bypassed as well. It seems to me that you're holding on to your theme pieces, while there are more emotional and stunning numbers, even in those movies from which you've already made your selection. If I must mention something, that will be “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Lion King” and “Pirates” from the works included, and what saddens me the most is that “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Last Samurai” are not in there in any way. I think, and I'll be bold enough to say that many will agree, that they deserve to be in your show, and will affect more people, rather than “Miss Daisy”, “The Thin Red Line”, or “True Romance”. Not to mention how they surpass some of the new ones with credit. I'm not by all means trying to degrade their value, I just think they're more deserving. I know that you can't please everyone, and I know that some of your work I will never hear in person, and as much as that saddens me, I must try and grasp for a straw that is the possibility that you'll hear me, and take what I have to say at least in consideration. That would be enough. I would be happy if my musical idol, which you really are, Hans, I admire you enormously, just saw what I've referred to him. To you. That would really be enough.
Now I'll state my mind, and mention what I will miss greatly in your show, even though my heart will be on the verge of collapsing from adrenalin when I see and hear you.
The Da Vinci Code; I adore “Chevalier De Sangreal”, but I would like to remind you of “The Citrine Cross”. Those flickering sonorous sounds are something most beautiful, and the Goddesses Choir (Isis, Asterteque, Venus, Sybillique; Deae Sanctissime perdite ubique) is something I never tire of listening. It's outstanding in every way. I especially liked that alternate version when Silas dies. And when I'm already mentioning Silas, “The Pascal Spiral”, when he's self injuring is something most dramatic and intense I've heard. Besides those two I will only mention “Maleus Maleficarum”. That female choir is breathtaking. So breathtaking. I hope you don't mind but I even managed to feature it in a production of “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, in my acting school, and that scene had everyone captivated, just because of the music. I cherish that memory greatly.
The Lion King; Here I'll be short. “Under the Stars” and “King of the Past”. Those tracks are stupendous! The end in King of the Past almost always leaves me in tears. And in almost every concert album of yours I was a bit disappointed because every time there was an arrangement of “This Land”, and never any of these.
As for the Pirates: “Mermaids”! The City of Prague Philharmonics did just in their album of your music! Those haunting voices and string instruments are impeccable. And I think it will be masterful for the audience to experience them, too. One more I have to mention here, but I suppose that organ pieces are out of the question, giving the fact that "No Time for Caution", or any of the “Interstellar” (I'm sorry about that, too), is not featured in the show's list of arrangements. That one is “The Organ of Davy Jones”. That track is a favorite of my father's, and of mine. Especially the organ part, and the music box. That theme is to me one of your greatest achievements. And I thank you for it.
I also forgot to say (or ask), why is the “Am I Not Merciful” track not included? Because that one was in almost all of your previous concerts. That track, too, was in my play. :) And I always thought it was more suitable for an execution scene, or something, especially that part that plays somewhere around 2 minutes. But the whole scene in the film is absolutely phenomenal.
I know I'm long, if you're reading this you're probably getting tired, but, hey, it is a straw, remember. And it is a long shot. Literally.
For last I'm getting back to “The Last Samurai” and “The Prince of Egypt”. “A Way of Life”, or that Suite that The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra did are gorgeously powerful. As are “Deliver Us” and “The Burning Bush” from the Prince. I suppose that “Deliver Us” isn't used in regards to Ofra Haza's untimely death, but I think that it in fact could be a beautiful homage to her. Think about that.
At the end I would like to congratulate you for what you have done. You've brought me such joy, and I know you will still. Your music was there for me in some crucial points in my life, and I can't express how grateful and happy I am that you've decided to make a tour and grace us with hearing you in person. I don't know if you're reading this. Maybe you won't. Maybe all I’ve said is in vain. But the thought of you just seeing how much your music means to me, means the world to me. If you change your mind and take into consideration just one of these masterpieces of yours, I would be blessed beyond words, but even if you don't, I know that my dream of hearing you live will certainly come true on the 16. of May next year. And that is more than enough for me. I wish you all the best in life, and I'll be seeing you. Right there, in Sofia. :)
Igor, You really, really, really do want him to play Journey to the line, trust me. I went to the London concert lat year and Journey to the line was one of the most incredibly experiences of my life. It was beautiful. Absolutely perfect.
Driving Miss Daisy worked so well with his concert. I know we all have our favourites and ones we would like to see. You have to trust Hans though. If next year's concerts are like last year's, no one will be disappointed. He really knows how to create an amazing experience.
I understand. As I've said, I have no intentions of degrading them in any way, and I'm sure I'll enjoy the experience immensely, but my thoughts are that some of those pieces were already featured several times in other concert arrangements which had their album release. So, not only did we hear their original soundtrack versions, but we heard what they can be like in concert. And having that in mind, I'm kind of sorry that other great themes and orchestrations won't get their chance. And there are so many others in his opus, like some I've mentioned before. I also don't have any doubts in the power that those tracks I've listed can produce as a part of the whole experience. I'm hoping for a surprise, but if it doesn't happen, I'm sure I'm not going to be disappointed. :)
It isn't your traditional orchestral concert. It is really hard to explain without giving things away but they have gone for a whole experience which is quite removed from what The Praque Philharmonic did. Even though the music is the same it actually comes across in a much different way. It is a much more emotional experience. I don't know if that is because it is actually Hans that is there and in charge. I do agree with what others are saying about The Last Samurai, I think it would work extremely well and I'm dying to hear it live. I really am sure you will thoroughly enjoy yourself.
When I said concert arrangements and album releases afterwards, I wasn't thinking about The Prague Philharmonic, I thought of Hans' very own concerts in Frankfurt and elsewhere, which had an album release. :) They had Miss Daisy and others included. Still, I'm certain that whatever plays there, I'll be blown away. Glad to hear you share my opinion on The Last Samurai, and if you are visiting his concert again somewhere, I hope you enjoy it, too. :)
I will be going to 2 of the shows. Lucked out and got 2nd row for both of them. I'm incredibly excited for them and am confident I will enjoy them immensely :D
Haha, I'm second row, too. :D In Sofia.
I do understand your frustration. I was among those who went to the Hans Zimmer Revealed concert and as much as i absolutely loved every second of it and also wouldn't mind attending again for a similar setlist. However, Hans Zimmer has such a huge corpus of work, its frustrating to not know what will be played. Even though i do like his more recent work, some of the most memorable are of course those i grew up listening to. You have mentioned many above, i would also add "Beyond Rangoon" to the list. I do understand that for this and The Last Samurai, very different instruments, arrangements and musicians are needed, but if these gems were played, i would be buying a ticket without hesitation!