Hans Zimmer set for London date in April 2016
- Murray Robertson
- 4 November 2015
Legendary Hollywood composer to play SSE Arena
Hans Zimmer – one of Hollywood's most celebrated composers – is performing in London in April 2016. The German composer, who's scored a variety of films from 1988's Rain Man to next year's Kung Fu Panda 3, will play at the SSE Arena, Wembley, with a 20-piece studio band on Wed 6 Apr.
Even if you've never heard of Zimmer, chances are you've heard an awful lot of his music over the past few decades. He's behind the music of dozens of Hollywood films including True Romance, Thelma & Louise and the latter three instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean. He also composed the theme music for Henry Kelly's fondly-remembered quiz series Going for Gold in the mid-1980s.
Zimmer's ability to conjure bombastic military themes has made him a popular choice for action and war films by the likes of Michael Bay (The Rock, Pearl Harbor), Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line), Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, Gladiator) and the late Tony Scott (Crimson Tide).
But his most celebrated working relationship is probably with Christopher Nolan, with whom he has worked on the Dark Knight Trilogy, Interstellar and Inception. And it's the horn from the latter film which has percolated popular culture to become a well-established (read: overused) motif in modern film trailers.