The World of Hans Zimmer in London: Your last chance to hear it here
The World of Hans Zimmer has added an extra date at London’s O2 Arena this November as part of its European tour.
The audiovisual experience brings the legendary film score composer’s music to life with a full symphony orchestra led by conductor Gavin Greenaway. This is the concert seres’ largest UK show to date and its last of 2019 — so it’s certainly not to be missed, especially if you couldn’t be there earlier this year.
The show toured the UK and Ireland in March 2019, with sold-out concerts in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin and London. Because of their wild popularity, organisers decided to add this additional show at the O2 Arena in the Capital.
Zimmer himself transformed the film soundtracks into concert suites and directed the show, with the first performed in Germany in January 2018. The World of Hans Zimmer setlist includes songs from his award-winning career, including pieces from hit films like “Inception”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Madagascar” and many others.
Can’t wait to hear them? Keep reading to see everything you need to know before you go to The World of Hans Zimmer tour in London — and click the link below for tickets!
Be there: The World of Hans Zimmer tickets
- Lineup highlights: Gavin Greenaway (conductor), Lisa Gerrard (vocals), Tina Guo (cello), Pedro Eustache (flute), Rusanda Panfili (violin), Lucy Landymore (percussion)
- Location: The O2 Arena, London
- Date: 26 November 2019
Who is Han Zimmer?
Han Zimmer is German film score composer and record producer. Born on 12 September 1957 in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, he has been active in the industry since the 1980s. To date, he has composed the scores of over 150 films and won four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award for his work.
Among Zimmer’s best-known scores are for Hollywood films like “The Lion King”, “Gladiator” and “Interstellar”. Today, he has relocated to California and is the head of film music for DreamWorks studios. His style often combines electronic and traditional orchestral sounds, which definitely comes to life in The World of Hans Zimmer UK tour.
The show harmonises a live symphony orchestra and electronic music with stunning visuals inspired by the films the scores come from. It also includes personal elements from Zimmer’s life and career, including behind-the-scenes videos as well as explanations of the scores.
In his review, writer Edoardo L’Astorina says, “One word to describe the night? Breathtaking. For this tour, Hans Zimmer himself is not present, and to make up for his absence he regularly appears throughout the concert on huge screens behind the orchestra, to introduce the pieces and accompany us through the journey.”
He continues, “The screens also serve as a complimentary [sic] multimedia experience. Images from the films beautifully and elegantly interwoven with a play of light and colours take us right back to the movie magic as musicians and singers bring Hans’s masterworks to life.”
When is the London show?
The World of Hans Zimmer will play at the O2 Arena in London on 26 November 2019.
What is The World of Hans Zimmer setlist?
The film scores and soundtracks that appear on The World of Hans Zimmer setlist include Hollywood hits that appeal to audiences of all ages, from adult dramas like “The Da Vinci Code” to horror like “Hannibal” to children’s favourites like “Kung Fu Panda”.
Of the nostalgic childhood films, however, it seems a certain Disney classic is the most emotionally poignant. In her review for Mancunian Matters, writer Becky Page notes, “The level of raw emotion was only heightened after Hans explained how [“The Lion King] score was and always had been, a requiem for his father, echoing the demise of King Mufasa from the film, which most children will never forget.”
The World of Hans Zimmer tour setlist:
- The Dark Knight
- King Arthur
- Mission Impossible 2
- Pearl Harbor
- The Da Vinci Code
- Spirit – Stallion of the Cimarron
- Kung Fu Panda
- The Lion King (Elton John & Hans Zimmer cover)
- The Holiday
- Pirates of the Caribbean
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