Writer-director of cult classics Halloween, The Thing and Assault On Precinct 13, John Carpenter, is set to take to the stage at venues across Europe and America in October with confirmed UK dates of the 16th to 21st.
John Carpenter, the man responsible for scaring the socks off audiences with horror classics Halloween and The Thing, is also recognised for composing the scores for his movies using his much-favoured synthesizer.
The electronic nuances of his compositions have become part of the Carpenter oeuvre, and a notable characteristic of his movies. Thanks to a revival of his musicianship courtesy of Death Waltz reissuing several soundtracks including Escape from New York, Halloween II, Assault on Precinct 13, They Live, Prince of Darkness and The Fog, Carpenter has enjoyed a new lease of life on the stage.
Carpenter, who helped make Jamie Lee Curtis a Hollywood star and gave Kurt Russell some of his best roles, sees his month-long European tour begin on October 10 before he heads back to the States to conclude the collection of live gigs in Los Angeles on October 31 at the Palladium.
The tour will also herald David Gordon Green’s reboot of Halloween, for which Carpenter is providing the score. Halloween’s 2018 make-over arrives in cinemas in October.
Full tour dates are below:
Oct. 10 TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal, Utrecht, NL
Oct. 11 Salle Pleyel, Paris, FR
Oct. 13 Auditorium @ Sitges Film Festival, Barcelona, SP
Oct. 14 La Sirene, La Rochelle, FR
Oct. 16 Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Oct. 18 Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, UK
Oct. 19 Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 21 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
Oct. 31 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA