Monday, 29 January 2018

Star Wars concert tour announced for the UK



Star Wars fans can book tickets for an upcoming concert tour featuring Hollywood composer John Williams' Oscar-winning music from A New Hope. The Novello Orchestra, conducted by David Mahoney, will play live as director George Lucas' space opera unfolds on screen.

Grant Watmuff, Licensing & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Disney Music Group, said: “We’re delighted that Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to experience the music of the movie performed live to picture in the UK for the first time. 

"From the opening fanfare to the final note, John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope is a genre-defining master class of cinematic composition.”

The concert tour will start at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), which is synonymous with Star Wars.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “During our nine years of pioneering the Films in Concert concept, there’s one movie that’s been requested more than any other, and that’s Star Wars: A New Hope.

“We’re ecstatic to announce its UK debut at the Hall this November, with the London Symphony Orchestra confirmed for this once-in-a-lifetime show. There’s simply no film – or score – that’s more iconic.”

Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, said: “The London Symphony Orchestra has a deep and long-lasting relationship with John Williams and particularly his music for the Star Wars films, having recorded the soundtracks for the first six episodes.

“The music of Star Wars is in the LSO blood and we are delighted to be involved in what will surely be a memorable series of performances.”

Full tour dates for Star Wars: Film Concert Series:

16th November: Royal Albert Hall
17th November: Royal Albert Hall
18th November: Royal Albert Hall

28th November: Liverpool Echo Arena
29th November: Bournemouth International Centre

1st December: Manchester Arena
2nd December: Birmingham Arena
7th December: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
8th December: Leeds First Direct Arena
9th December: Glasgow SSE Hydro

Ticket are priced from £32.50 to £75 and go on presale 31st January and general sale 2nd February.