Because we can barely go a week without mentioning our true spirit animal, here’s some more brand new John Carpenter news.
The mighty horror director and synth-soundtrack master has released a new video for Utopian Facade, the highlight from Lost Themes II, released earlier this year.
The video, produced & directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst, features an albino android encountering various horrors in the shape of aliens, zombies and mutants. All the while maintaining an impressive ‘zero fucks given’ attitude…
October is fast approaching too, which means John Carpenter will soon be visiting the UK on his first ever live tour. We caught him at Primavera 2016 earlier in the summer, and his set was a very satisfying mixture of his classic themes and chilling (yet dancey) new material.
Here are the dates…
Oct 20 Brighton – The Dome
Oct 22 Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Oct 23 Bristol – Simple Things Festival
Oct 25 Dublin – Vicar Street
Oct 27 Warwick – Butterworth Hall
Oct 28 Liverpool – Olympia (Liverpool Music Week)
Oct 29 Manchester – Victoria Warehouse **SOLD OUT**
Oct 31 London – Troxy **SOLD OUT**
Nov 1 London – Troxy
There are also meet and greet packages available for just a few extra quid* which will give you the chance to meet John Carpenter himself before the gig and receive a load of exclusive goodies.
*grossly underplaying for the sake of everyone in my house with whom I share various financial responsibilities and might be reading this article now.