HANS ZIMMER RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS AT COACHELLA AHEAD OF WORLD TOUR
ZIMMER'S PERFORMANCE OFFERED A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED FROM HIS UPCOMING CONCERT DATES IN U.S. AND BEYOND
HANS ZIMMER PERFORMING 'INCEPTION'
LIVE AT COACHELLA ft Nile Marr
"A packed, totally enthralled crowd flooding the outdoor stage. Thundering drums, ethereal vocals, a surprise Pharrell Williams cameo. A
triumphant turn from an EDM superstar? Nope. Just film composer Hans Zimmer absolutely devastating a Coachella crowd that had no idea what it
was in for." - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Hans Zimmer is the new (Lion) King of the festival circuit." - YAHOO! MUSIC
"Zimmer oozes energy from every position he takes onstage, oscillating between instruments with shocking seamlessness, never glancing at a single sheet of music, and betraying himself as a kinetic and passionate musician with a knack for storytelling." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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INDIO, CA (April 18, 2017) - Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer took Coachella by storm on Sunday evening, dazzling a crowd of tens of thousands of fans and trending on Twitter. The appearance by Zimmer, who will be touring the U.S., Australia, and Europe this summer, was a first of its kind for the popular music festival with the legendary composer bringing a full orchestra with him to the desert venue.
Zimmer's set featured music spanning his multi-decade career including music from THE LION KING, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE DARK KNIGHT and INCEPTION. The famed composer, whose concerts are famous for their special guests, was also joined on stage by his frequent collaborator Pharrell Williams to perform Williams' hit song "Freedom".
Audience members at the festival and those watching Zimmer's show stream online took to social media to praise the set for standing out as a highlight of the weekend and for the epic nature of the performances.
"I am overwhelmed by the response to our Coachella performance this past weekend," stated Zimmer. "It was certainly nerve inducing to perform at a festival of this level with so many amazing artists who are household names, but the crowd who came to our set was unlike anything I have experienced with an orchestral performance before. I can't wait to see the rest of the crowds this summer on tour."
Music fans can catch him on the summer leg of his US concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Live on Tour 2017. Kicking off in Dallas, TX at the Verizon Theater on July 13th, Zimmer's summer tour will visit 18 cities including two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York on July 25th and 26th and will conclude at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA on Aug. 12th. Tickets are on sale now.
The summer tour will follow Zimmer's three previously announced dates on the west coast including the recent show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 14thand the upcoming Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on April 19th and The Park Theater in Las Vegas on April 21st. Zimmer will return to Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on August 11th.
'Hans Zimmer Live on Tour 2017' is a multi-layered experience for concertgoers and a must-see concert event, featuring career-spanning music from Zimmer's multi-decade career. The European version of the tour, 'Hans Zimmer Revealed', kicked off earlier this year with a sold-out two-night run at London's Wembley Arena before embarking on a 33-city run that included shows in major European cities including London, Paris, Munich, Prague, Geneva, Dublin and Vienna to name just a few. The tour received rave reviews in every city.
The concert will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer's classic movie scores including GLADIATOR, THE LION KING and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and the second featuring re-imagined versions of some classic scores such as THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY and INCEPTION with special guests from the rock and pop world.
For more information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.hanszimmerlive.com.
ABOUT HANS ZIMMER
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have, combined, grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. His upcoming film projects include DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Sean Penn's The Last Face. Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. His most recent Academy Award-nomination for Interstellar marks his 10th career Oscar nomination with the Academy. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and in 2014 was honored with the Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, Zimmer completed his first concerts in the UK, "Hans Zimmer Revealed," at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, and concluded his first ever European tour, "Hans Zimmer Live," on June 5, 2016. Zimmer recently announced dates for a 2017 tour including his first U.S. concert dates and a performance at Coachella.
Other recent releases include: 20th Century Fox's Academy Award nominated Hidden Figures, with Pharrell Williams and Ben Wallfisch, Ron Howard's Inferno, Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mark Osborne's The Little Prince,Peter Sollet's Freeheld, Simon Curtis' Women in Gold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Ron Howard's Rush, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, History Channel's miniseries The Bible, the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Some of Zimmer's most notable works include his scores for Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, Hannibal, Pearl Harbor, Tears of the Sun, Spanglish, The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar films,The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award.
HANS ZIMMER LIVE ON TOUR 2017
(Tickets on sale now)