There’s something naturally creepy about The Dark Knight Trilogy. Sure, the acting is grippping, but we think it comes down to the film’s music, a score that’s ripe with edgy strings and nervous notes. Now you can hear those songs live as well as other famous movie cuts. Hans Zimmer announced 2017 tour dates and he will be stopping in the US for a string of dates. That’s not the only music news that will make you giddy. Kanye West’s childhood home is getting turned into a museum, Ed Sheeran was sliced in the face by a sword (and lived to tell the tale), and Laura Marling returns with new music that is impressively alluring.
Earlier this year, Hans Zimmer performed a super successful European tour that saw him performing hits from countless movies he’s scored over the years. The sad folks in America were bummed to not get the opportunity to see him, but Zimmer, being ever the kind man, decided to change that. He just announced 2017 tour dates that will bring him overseas to play Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas as well as a two-month run in Europe. Folks on the east coast, cross your fingers. He may add more tour dates, especially in New York City, if sales go well. How could they not sell out? He will perform cuts from The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Dark Knight Trilogy among others. Best of all (seriously), he promises “special guests from the rock and pop world.” Hello, Trent Reznor? Maybe 2017 won’t be so bad after all. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 2 and you can see all the dates below.
Apr-14 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater
Apr-19 San Francisco The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Apr-21 Las Vegas The Park Theater
Apr-29 Auckland Vector Arena
May-02 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
May-04 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
May-06 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
May-08 Perth Perth Arena
May-16 Helsinki Hartwall Arena
May-18 Stockholm Ericsson Globe
May-20 Oslo Forum Copenhagen
May-22 Copenhagen Royal Arena
May-24 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
May-26 Gdansk Ergo Arena
May-28 Lodz Atlas Arena
May-30 Krakow Tauron Arena
Jun-01 Budapest Papp Laszlo Sports Arena
Jun-02 Bratislava Ondrej Nepela Arena
Jun-04 Prague O2 Arena
Jun-06 Vienna Stadthalle D
Jun-09 Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena
Jun-11 Paris AccorHotels Arena
Jun-13 Dublin 3Arena
Jun-20 Antwerp Sportpaleis
Jun-21 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Jun-23 Vienne Theatre Antique
Jun-24 Nimes Arenes
Jun-26 Zurich Hallenstadion
Jun-27 Zurich Hallenstadion
I’m excited to announce the purchase of Kanye’s childhood home as a community Arts incubator. It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museam. We want to show bright spots in communities thatve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated. Please click the link in my bio & Donate to DondasHouse, support our efforts to support our youth. #givingtuesday
Chicago rapper Rhymefest has a big plan that may make Kanye West, who is currently in the hospital, feel pretty dang good again. On behalf of West’s charity, Donda’s House, Rhymefest purchased West’s childhood home and plans on turning it into a “community arts incubator” that will have a recording studio, curriculum space, and museum to honor the South Side’s music history. It’s a big idea now turned big plan that, if all goes well, will be a big tourist spot for the city of Chicago. Smart move, Rhymefest.
News you don’t expect to read in real life: singer sliced by sword. In videogames? Sure. In the news about pop singers? Not so much. Ed Sheeran took part in a faux knighting ceremony done by Princess Beatrice the other day, but it went sour. He attended a dinner at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the home of Beatrice’s father, Prince Andrew. James Blunt, who also attended, joked that he wanted to be knighted. So, she picked up a sword to do the honor, but accidentally struck Sheeran in the face when she drew the sword back. The cut on his cheek required stitches (Thanks, local hospital!) but it’s not too bad. If anything, it’s the coolest battle scar he’ll probably get his whole life.
Stop pigeonholing folk artists. If anyone proves that needs to end, it’s Laura Marling. The British singer-songwriter dove into electric anger on 2015 LP Short Movie. Now she’s ditching gender norms and how they’re portrayed in folk on Semper Femina, her upcoming LP due out March 10th of next year. “I started out writing Semper Femina as if a man was writing about a woman,” Marling says in the press release. “And then I thought it’s not a man, it’s me — I don’t need to pretend it’s a man to justify the intimacy of the way I’m looking and feeling about women.” That takes full form on lead single “Soothing,” which can be heard above. It’s winding and jazzy, getting more sensual and subtle than past songs of hers have. Count us in when it comes to this change in thinking. We’re all about it. [Consequence of Sound]
That’s it for today, but we’ll see you back here on Wednesday for another Music Dispatch!
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