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Legendary Composer Hans Zimmer Is Coming to Australia to Play All of His Film Scores Live

Hear 'The Lion King', 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Blue Planet II' performed by a live orchestra and a full band.
By Sarah Ward
June 06, 2019
By Sarah Ward
June 06, 2019

For almost four decades, Hans Zimmer has given cinema a distinctive sound. The German composer helped put the bounce in The Lion King's score and the droning in Inception's memorable tunes, and has loaned his talents to everything from Thelma & Louise to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy to Blade Runner 2049. It's an impressive list that just keeps going — and it'll sound even more impressive played live and accompanied by an orchestra.

As well as working his music magic on a wealth of movies — Hidden Figures, The Boss Baby, Dunkirk, Widows, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the upcoming Lion King remake are just some of his recent credits — Zimmer has been taking his show on the road over the past few years. After touring his Hans Zimmer Revealed concert series in 2017, including to Australia, he's returning to our shores with Hans Zimmer Live, which'll echo through arenas in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this October.

While the Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony-winner obviously isn't going to play every single one of his iconic film scores, expect to hear plenty of your favourites from a lineup that also includes Wonder Woman, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, 12 Years a Slave, Sherlock Holmes, Mission Impossible II and Pearl Harbour — plus the small screen's The Crown and Blue Planet II as well.

Zimmer will be joined not only by a massive orchestra, but a full band and a huge stage production, complete with a luminous light show and other eye-catching visuals.

Hans Zimmer, Los Angeles, LA, Tour, Concert, Performance, April 14 2017, EVI

Hans Zimmer Live will hit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, October 3, Sydney's Qudos Arena on Saturday, October 5 and Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Monday, October 7. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, June 17 — for further details, visit the promoter's website.

Top image: The World of Hans Zimmer Berlin by Frank Embacher Photography.

Published on June 06, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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