Hans Zimmer announces four UK concerts

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Powerful. Beautiful. Dramatic. Breathtaking. Strong. Touching. This is the music of two-time Academy Award® winner Hans Zimmer. In 2024, his successful show The World of Hans Zimmer will receive a new musical programme and thus advance to an international concert series at the same time.

The new subtitle “A New Dimension” already hints at this: Hans Zimmer is arranging a brand-new selection from his tremendously diverse collection of scores for The World of Hans Zimmer – A New Dimension. The audience will be taken on a unique musical journey that will immerse them in completely new dimensions. With more than 30 dates in 13 countries, The World of Hans Zimmer – A New Dimension will be experienced in venues across Europe including four huge UK shows.

The World of Hans Zimmer will head across the UK throughout April 2024: starting at Glasgow OVO Hydro on Saturday 6 April, then Manchester AO Arena on Sunday 7 April, Birmingham on Tuesday 9 April and a spectacular final UK show at London The O2 on Wednesday 10 April. These shows follow the immensely popular sold out tour for Hans Zimmer Live which take place this June.

Hans Zimmer 2024 UK poster
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The concert tour’s precursor The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration first wowed audiences in Germany in 2018 and has since been on a triumphal march around the world. Hans Zimmer himself will not appear live on stage in The World of Hans Zimmer – A New Dimension but will function as the show’s curator and musical director. He says: “My aspiration with this new show is to preserve the culture of the orchestra and allow audiences to rediscover the unique facets of orchestral music. There are many background stories I would love to tell and long-time companions and friends I would like to introduce.

Soundtrack conductor Gavin Greenaway – a long-time and trusted friend of the Hollywood composer – will continue to conjure the magic of Hans Zimmer’s works for the live audience in 2024, along with some of the most outstanding, renowned soloists from Zimmer’s talent pool and a masterful symphony orchestra. Gavin Greenaway tries to put into words how the great interplay between all the musicians works in this concert series: “We have found a way for everyone to exist in this music without anyone being the big star. The music will be the star. … The show is an absolute thrill, and we love it.” The audience will be able to enjoy stunning visual projections of film sequences alongside the music.

With The World of Hans Zimmer, the “Hollywood Rebel” (according to the BBC) has created a glamorous, lively, exciting live experience of a very special kind.

Hans Zimmer’s extraordinary melodies and modern compositions captivate a huge worldwide fan base across generations. He has already energised countless international cinema blockbusters including “Dune,” “James Bond – No Time to Die,” “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Interstellar,” “Last Samurai,” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” among others.

The double album “The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration” was released in 2019 with Sony Classical.

Presented by Semmel Concerts, RCI Global & Tomek Productions.

Tickets are available from Hans Zimmer’s official website.

Hans Zimmer in Berlin

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. Zimmer 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) and Dunkirk, as well as recent film scores including Top Gun: Maverick, Wonder Woman 1984 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. 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.

Zimmer has completed highly successful stops around the globe with his “Hans Zimmer Live” tour. His acclaimed 2022 European tour will now continue from April 2023.

About Semmel Concerts

Semmel Concerts Entertainment GmbH is one of the leading live event promoters in Europe and has for years ranked among POLLSTAR’s Top 10 promoters worldwide. Together with CTS Eventim AG, Europe’s biggest ticket service provider, the company has taken on a leading national and international position under the umbrella of the EVENTIM LIVE entertainment network. The Semmel Concerts network has roughly 150 employees at eight offices throughout Germany. The company also holds shares in Promoters Group Munich and Arena Berlin Betriebs GmbH, and has been the sole shareholder of Show Factory Entertainment GmbH in Vienna since 2020.

In addition to Semmel Concerts division, the company structure also includes Semmel Exhibitions and Semmel Artists & Events. Dieter Semmelmann is the CEO of the company. With a range of national and international themes and a variety of in-house productions, the company organises more than 1,500 events with over 5 million visitors each year. Semmel Concerts Entertainment GmbH has earned several Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), including “Promoter of the Year”.

About Tomek Productions

Tomek Productions is based in Vienna/Austria and develops multimedia concert concepts with a focus on film and media music. With events such as “Hollywood in Vienna”, which are broadcast worldwide on television, as well as international touring productions such as “The World of Hans Zimmer”, Tomek Productions has established itself as a market leader in the field of film and media music events. Managing Director and Creative Director is Sandra Tomek.

The concerts are staged as a creative interplay of music, visuals, light and space, creating a harmonious, captivating and emotional ambience.

Hans Zimmer concert green lights

Image credits:
Dita Vollmond
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