Hans Zimmer tour 2019: How to get tickets to the super-composer's new UK shows

The shows will present the composer’s works arranged for a live symphony orchestra for the very first time

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 16 October 2018 09:10
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Film score legend Hans Zimmer has announced The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration, a new show starring a symphony orchestra that will tour the UK and Ireland next year.

While his previous Hans Zimmer Live tour focused on Zimmer’s band and electronic sound, this new concert will see the German composer’s most famous works arranged for a live symphony orchestra for the first time, following months of preparation.

The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar are among the scores that will be featured, under the direction of Gavin Greenaway, Zimmer’s longtime conductor who Zimmer says he “trusts more than he trusts himself”.

The composer earned his 11th Oscar nomination in January this year for his work on Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Dunkirk.

One of his shows last year took place the day after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with Zimmer donating all the proceeds from the show to those affected by the blaze.

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The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration tour dates are as follows:

Wednesday 20 March – Manchester Arena

Thursday 21 March – Birmingham Arena

Friday 22 March – Glasgow Hydro

Saturday 23 March – London’s Wembley Arena

Monday 25 March – Dublin 3Arena

Tickets go on sale 19 October and will be available here.

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