After the news of John Carpenter’s forthcoming album Lost Themes II, out April 15th on Sacred Bones, and details of his first ever live performances. Today, the noted film director has shared the album’s second single “Angel’s Asylum”.
With the title referencing the Asylum comic book series he created with his wife and film producer Sandy King, John Carpenter says: “Angel’s Asylum has a driving rock sound and is more reminiscent of my later work. We initially started writing it for the comic book and we liked it so much we decided to put it on the album.”
The recently announced live dates will be Carpenter’s first ever live performances and will see him take to the stage accompanied by his son Cody Carpenter, godson Daniel Davies and a full backing band, performing his classic film score themes and recent works from Lost Themes I and II.
On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever album of non-soundtrack material. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed.
Now, Carpenter, his son Cody and godson Daniel Davies prepare to release a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II, which is due for release on April 15th via Sacred Bones.
5/30 – Copenhagen – DR Koncerthuset – Koncertsalen
6/02 – Barcelona – Primavera
6/14 – Seattle – Paramount
6/15 – Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
6/17 – Oakland – Fox Theatre
6/18 – Los Angeles – Orpheum
6/21 – Denver – Gothic Theatre
6/23 – Austin Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
6/24 – Dallas – Majestic Theater
7/03 – Ásbrú ATP – Iceland
7/06 – Neuchâtel – International Film Festival
7/08 – New York – Playstation Theatre
7/12 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
7/15 – Detroit – The Masonic Temple
8/26 – Turin – Today’s Festival
8/28/16 – Rome – Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
10/28 – Manchester – Albert Hall
10/29 – Manchester – Albert Hall
10/31 – London – Troxy