Hans Zimmer’s interest in music began early when he moved to the UK and met established film composer Stanley Myers where they collaborated on films such as My Beautiful Laundrette. In 1988, Hans’ solo work for Rain Man earned him his first Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Score.
From this point Hans has scored more than 120 films which have, combined, grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award and a Tony® Award. His most recent Academy Award nomination for Interstellar marks his 10th career Oscar nomination. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. In 2014, Hans was honored with the Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ron Howard, Director of The Da Vinci Code says about Hans:
“Hans has an appetite for big, challenging pieces. I’ve seen him suffer and rejoice and then throw out his work and start all over again, and the result is something quite memorable. Music which creates suspense, excitement, and reflects the souls of the lead characters and allows the audience to join these characters as they face the unknown and the unknowable.”
The 2016 tour comes off the back of two very special ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed’ shows at London’s legendary Hammersmith Apollo in 2014. The sell out shows were rapturously received by critics and the public alike. Incredibly in a Hollywood career that has spanned decades, these were Hans’s first full shows and were made even more special by the appearance of two of Zimmer’s collaborators guitarist Johnny Marr and Pharrell Williams.
Like the Hammersmith shows, ‘Hans Zimmer Live On Tour’ will be a visual spectacular designed and lit by the world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman. Marc has worked with everyone from Pink Floyd to Nine Inch Nails to Barbra Streisand and is responsible for the lighting of the Empire State Building in New York. The Hans Zimmer show will not only sound unlike any other it will also look unlike any other.
The Hammersmith shows encouraged Hans and his friend Harvey Goldsmith to put on this forthcoming Europe-wide concert series.
“There are a number of touring concerts with orchestras playing film music with the movie projected on the screen above. Hans will be presenting his music his way. Hans has chosen an amazing array of musicians to accompany him on stage including special guests. This is a show not to be missed.” - Harvey Goldsmith