Watch John Carpenter’s live “Distant Dream” video; complete tour dates/venues announced!


John Carpenter’s LOST THEMES II album drops next Friday, April 15, and he has directed a live studio video for the “Distant Dream” track that you can see after the jump, plus the complete lineup for his upcoming U.S. tour.

LOST THEMES II, the follow-up to the filmmaker/composer’s popular 2014 release, is coming out via Sacred Bones Records and is currently available for streaming at NPR. The “Distant Dream” and “Angel’s Asylum” tracks can be downloaded instantly when you pre-order the album on iTunes. According to the PR, “The musical world of LOST THEMES II is a wider one than that of its predecessor; more electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth. LOST THEMES II delivers eleven compelling new tracks with which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.”

The “Distant Dream” clip features Carpenter accompanied by his son Cody on synthesizer and his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, with John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums. It provides a preview of Carpenter’s tour, which begins in late May and ends (of course) on Halloween night. The complete schedule:

27: Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
28: Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
30: Denmark, Copenhagen – Koncerthuset – Koncertsalen

2: Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
14: Seattle – Paramount
15: Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
17: Oakland – Fox Theatre
18: Los Angeles – Orpheum
19: Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
21: Denver – Gothic Theatre
23: Austin – Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
24: Dallas – Majestic Theater

3: Iceland, Ásbrú ATP – Iceland
6: Switzerland, Neuchâtel – International Film Festival
8: New York – PlayStation Theatre
9: Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
10: Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12: Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
15: Detroit – The Masonic Temple
16: Chicago – Thalia Hall
18: Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre

26: Italy, Turin – Today’s Festival
28: Italy, Rome – Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall

28: UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
29: UK, Manchester – Albert Hall
31: UK, London – Troxy


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