FIRST SINGLE “THE LAST SAMURAI SUITE” OUT TODAY
Sony Masterworks is thrilled to announce the release of two-time Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s new double album, Hans Zimmer LIVE, set for release on March 3, 2023, and available now for preorder. Accompanying today’s news is the first single, “The Last Samurai Suite” from the forthcoming album – listen here.
Hans Zimmer LIVE features more than two hours of new reimagined arrangements of some of the most popular compositions by the iconic L.A.-based composer. The album was recorded during the highly successful same-named concert tour in Europe in spring of 2022. Zimmer created new “suites” from some of his most recognizable themes and melodies from the OscarÒ-winning scores for Dune and The Lion King, as well as such contemporary classics as The Dark Knight, X Men: Dark Phoenix, Dunkirk, Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar, The Last Samurai, Man of Steel, No Time to Die, Pirates of the Caribbean and Wonder Woman 1984.
“I simply wanted to produce the best album,” Zimmer says, who recorded Hans Zimmer LIVE like a studio production over 10 nights, spending weeks mixing the album with his friend and producer, Stephen Lipson. “I wanted to create an opportunity for the music to breathe a little differently, in its own context. For this adventure, I am thrilled to have been joined by the greatest possible team of collaborators.”
Together with his 20-piece band “The Disruptive Collective,” featuring a gallery of long-time musical companions, the Odessa Opera Orchestra and Choir, Hans Zimmer has created an epic musical spectacle melding atmospheric classical arrangements and electronic elements into the powerful sound of a rock band.
“The Disruptive Collective” features musicians who have been working together with Zimmer for a long time such as the singers and composers Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator), Lebo M. (The Lion King) and Loire Cutler (X Men: Dark Phoenix), cellist Tina Guo (Wonder Woman) and Nick Glennie-Smith (musical director of the band). Other soloists include Andrew Kawczynski (synthesizer, percussion), Pedro Eustache (windwoods), Refi (vocalist), Rusanda Panfili (vocals), Guthrie Govan (guitars), Andy Pask (upright bass), Aicha Djidjelli (drums), Steven Doar (percussion, keyboards), Molly Rogers (vocals), Juan Garcia Herreros [Snow Owl] (electric bass), Nile Marr (guitars), Leah Zeger (vocals), Holly Madge (drumkit), Aleksandra Šuklar (percussion). Hans Zimmer plays multiple instruments on the album.
Hans Zimmer LIVE will be available at streaming services in stereo and the immersive formats Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 RA, for digital download, as well as a 2-CD DigiPac and a limited 4 x 180 g audiophile vinyl set.
Zimmer has completed highly successful Hans Zimmer Live tour stops around the globe and most recently concluded the first leg of his European tour in April 2022. Fans can continue to experience the Hans Zimmer LIVE concert tour in April 2023. For more information, visit: www.hanszimmerlive.com
HANS ZIMMER LIVE – 2023 TOUR DATES
|April 23||Oberhausen, DE||Rudolf Weber Arena|
|April 25||Antwerp, BE||Sportpalais Antwerp|
|April 27||Frankfurt, DE||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|April 29||Stuttgart, DE||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle|
|May 01||Turino, IT||Pala Alpitour|
|May 03||Bologna, IT||Unipol Arena (postponed from 2022)|
|May 06||Nice, FR||Palais Nikaia|
|May 07||Montpellier, FR||La Sud de France Arena|
|May 09||Bordeaux, FR||Arkea Arena Bordeaux|
|May 11||Bilbao, ES||Bilbao Exhibition Centre|
|May 13||Lisbon, PT||Altice Arena|
|May 16||Madrid, ES||WiZink Center|
|May 20||Hannover, DE||ZAG Arena|
|May 22||Zurich, CH||Hallenstadion Zurich|
|May 24||Munich, DE||Olympiahalle Munich|
|May 26||Berlin, DE||Mercedes-Benz Arena|
|May 28||Hamburg, DE||Barclays Arena|
|May 30||Krakow, PL||Tauron Arena Krakow|
|June 02||Prague, AT||02 Arena|
|June 03||Vienna, AT||Wiener Stadthalle – Halle D|
|June 05||Budapest, HU||Papp László Sportaréna|
|June 06||Bratislava, SK||Ondrej Nepela Arena (postponed from 2022)|
|June 09||Cologne, DE||LANXESS Arena|
|June 10 June 11||Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam, NL||Ziggo Dome Ziggo Dome|
|June 12||Rotterdam, NL||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|June 14||London, UK||The O2|
|June 15||London, UK||The O2|
|June 16||Machester, UK||Manchester Arena|
|June 18||Dublin, IE||3Arena|
|June 22||Brusels, BE||Palais 12|
|June 23||Paris, FR||Accor Arena|
|June 24||Paris, FR||Accor Arena|
ABOUT HANS ZIMMER
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 500 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with two Academy Awards®, three Golden Globes®, four Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. His work highlights include Dune, No Time to Die, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, The Last Samurai, 12 Years A Slave, Blade Runner 2049 (co-scored w/ Benjamin Wallfisch), Dunkirk, and the Planet Earth II Theme, as well as recent film scores including Top Gun: Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984 and Kung Fu Panda and. Most recently, Zimmer won the Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures for Dune. In 2019, Zimmer scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which he received a Grammy® nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
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