Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has announced his first-ever live tour.
The 78-year-old synthpop legend is set to hit the road in 2019 with his ‘The Celebration of the 80s‘ show, playing 15 live dates across Europe and the UK.
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All the concerts will see Moroder playing piano, vocoder, and synths alongside a live band and vocalists. Expect also a spectacular stage show with dazzling visuals, lighting and synchronized video of Donna Summer performing!
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Moroder commented on the show saying: “It is something I have always wanted to do, fans kept reaching out to me, asking if I would ever do a real tour. Back in the days it was unthinkable for producers to ever leave their studios. That territory was reserved for the singers. Today, DJ’s and music producers have become the superstars of popular dance music, so the time feels right and I am so excited to be finally doing this!”
A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is dubbed as one of the founding fathers of Disco and EDM. Over the years, he has collaborated with many legendary artists like Donna Summer, David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Irene Cara, Janet Jackson, Blondie and, more recently, Daft Punk. But his illustrious career is not just limited solely to music, since Moroder is also known for having worked on a variety of film and television scores, such as Cat People, Scarface, Midnight Express, Top Gun and Flashdance. All this led him to win three Oscars: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling‘, from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for ‘Take My Breath Away‘, from Top Gun (1986).
April 1 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham
April 2 – Eventim Apollo – London
April 4 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow
April 5 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
April 8 – 3Arena – Dublin
April 10 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
April 12 – Tempodrom – Berlin
April 13 – Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf
April 14 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt
May 15 – Papp Laszlo Arena – Budapest
May 17 – Teatro Ciak – Milan
May 18 – Nelson Mandela Forum – Florence
May 19 – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome
May 21 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
May 22 2019 – Grand-Rex – Paris