Game of Thrones' Kristian Nairn aka Hodor launches Rave of Thrones DJ tour
The actor promises to play 'the deepest house in all the seven kingdoms'
It seems that there is more to gentle giant Hodor from Game of Thrones than many would expect.
Kristian Nairn, the Northern Irish actor who plays him, is in fact a house music aficionado and a regular on the Belfast DJ circuit.
Now, in a nod to the hit fantasy TV series he stars in, Nairn is embarking on an Australian tour entitled Rave of Thrones and promising to play “the deepest house in all the seven kingdoms”.
Club promoters have hinted at “a range of surprise guests and garnishings” and fans are expected to rock up in Game of Thrones fancy dress.
Anyone who ignores the compulsory theme faces the wrath of “the Hand of the King” so, be warned, partygoers.
“For one night only, in every capital across this land, venues will be transformed into the finest halls of Westeros,” organisers announced.
Nairn told Red Dot Diva in 2012 that he sees acting and DJing as similar processes with “slightly different components”.
“When DJing I am definitely trying to keep my mind very much switched on and for Hodor it’s really the opposite,” he said.
“I still want to be present in the scene and to react well to what is happening because I believe Hodor is a great reactor. I don’t think too much is planned in his head!”
A promotional poster for Kristian Nairn's 'Rave of Thrones' tour
Nobody has a clue what to expect from this bizarre event, but a house remix of Sigur Ros’ “The Rains of Castamere” from King Joffrey’s wedding could be on the cards, along with some “chunky, deep, dark” tunes, “always with attitude”.
In March, Game of Thrones producers released a hip-hop mix tape inspired by the characters, with Outkast's Big Boi and rapper Common among the contributors.
Coldplay, The National and Snow Patrol have all joined Sigur Ros as guest stars for past episodes, while Lily Allen and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks have voiced their enthusiasm to write for the soundtrack.
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