John Carpenter Will Tour Upcoming ‘Lost Themes II’ This June


Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter will embark on a global tour to promote his second studio album, Lost Themes II, out April 15th from Sacred Bones Records.

Did Aladdin just use his last wish for the horror fans of the world or what!?

According to Fangoria, tour dates and venues have been announced for John Carpenter’s Lost Theme II tour. Being that the Lost Themes tour is John Carpenter’s first tour to date, not to mention the sequel to last year’s Lost Themes being the legendary filmmaker’s second studio offering, this is an incredible opportunity to see the iconic director in all his scoring glory. The director will be playing some tracks from the original Lost Themes as well, and as a treat for his longtime fans, scores from some of his most beloved films.

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The dates and venues are as follows:

June 2, 2016: Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 15, 2016: Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer
June 17, 2016: Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
June 18, 2016: Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum
June 21, 2016: Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
June 23, 2016: Austin, TX -Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
June 24, 2016: Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
July 2-4, 2016: Ásbrú, ISL – ATP Iceland Festival
July 6, 2016: Switzerland, CH – Neuchâtel
July 8, 2016: New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
July 12, 2016: Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
July 15, 2016: Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
Oct 28 & 29, 2016: Manchester, UK – Albert Hall Manchester
Oct 31, 2016: London, UK – The Troxy

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Man, what I wouldn’t give to be one of those lucky ticket holders. With love in their eyes, and passion in the air, being in attendance would surely be a night any fan would cherish for life. If you live in the area, and have a free night to make an unforgettable memory, I highly encourage you make your way to see one of our genres most important and influential figures perform live music.

John Carpenter came into the limelight after making his immortal 1978 film Halloween (my all-time favorite film), his third film after 1976’s highly-underrated Assault on Precinct 13 and his 1974 student film Dark Star, which he made with fellow genre legend Dan O’Bannon,

Carpenter would later go on to make other cinematic achievements such as 1981’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece Escape from New York and 1982’s beautifully dreary The Thing, a film not well-received during its initial theatrical run but one that would go one to be many fans favorite horror film of all-time.

Carpenter also made one of the most underrated films in 1986 with Fox’s Big Trouble in Little China. With all this already achieved, only a moron wouldn’t see the man perform live(he scored all the films mentioned above sans for The Thing, that was done by Oscar winner Ennio Morricone).

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Check out Distant Dream below, a track from Lost Themes II reminiscent of Carpenter’s late 80’s work:

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