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Extra tickets released for O2 concert in London on November 26th

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EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR 02 CONCERT ON NOVEMBER 26th

ENNIO MORRICONE

THE MAESTRO RETURNS TO LONDON FOR LAST EVER UK CONCERT

The O2 London

 Monday 26th November 2018

 With the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus

 Due to phenomenal public demand for Maestro Ennio Morricone’s last ever UK show at London’s The O2 Arena on Monday 26th November, the whole house has been opened up with extra tickets available now!

Rightly considered the world’s greatest living film composer, Ennio Morricone is a legend whose work has reached far beyond the scorched desert-scapes of Almeria (A Few Dollars More) and the tumultuous waters of Iguazu Falls (The Mission). Much sought after by filmmakers the world over for his matchless versatility and productivity, Morricone’s innovative sound works and truly exhaustive range of musical styles have complemented practically every conceivable movie genre there is.

Over a career spanning six decades, Ennio Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission.

Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Uglyholds the number two position in the Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.

The performance in London is part of an extended tour to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor, which has included more than 40 concerts played in 30 European cities over the last few years, selling over 500k tickets.

In 2016, Morricone composed and recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, for which he received universal praise, including his long-awaited Academy Award for Best Original Score, his sixth BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and his third Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

That same year, Ennio Morricone also reunited with director Giuseppe Tornatore on the romantic drama The Correspondence, starring Jeremy Irons. Its release was exactly 30 years after the 1986 release of The Mission, which also starred Irons. Morricone and Tornatore had previously collaborated on Cinema Paradiso, Malèna, The Legend of 1900, Baariaand The Best Offer.

On the final show in London, Morricone said:
“I have very fond memories of my tours to the UK. From my very first concert at the Barbican Centre to my shows at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall and recently the spectacular nights at the o2 Arena and the Blenheim Palace grounds. The English audience has always given me a very warm welcome and I felt strongly that I should play one last big concert in London before I retire at the end of this year.”
Maestro Morricone will personally conduct the concerts. The concert in London will be performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus. The CNSO has had a long history of working with Maestro Morricone, having joined him on almost the entirety of his tour the past few years. They were also the orchestra on the recording of the music for The Hateful Eight, so the many awards this score garnered show the fruitful collaboration between the Maestro and this orchestra.

The concert is part of his ‘60 YEARS OF MUSIC’ WORLD TOUR. The production has been playing to sold-out arenas across the continent and received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media. The Italian film composer last played a show in London in February 2016.

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Ennio Morricone

Monday 26th November 2018
The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
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ENNIO MORRICONE’S ‘60 YEARS OF MUSIC TOUR’ SELLS 500.000 TICKETS

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Photo by Elena Divincenzo
Photo by Elena DiVincenzo

During his sold out concerts at the monumental Arena of Verona, legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone was surprised with an award from his concert producer GEA Live to celebrate the fact that he has sold more than 500.000 tickets to his concerts since 2014. His ’60 Years of Music Tour’, which features over 200 musicians and singers on stage, has been playing to sold-out arenas across the continent and received standing ovations and overwhelming critical acclaim in the media.

Photo by Elena DiVincenzo
Photo by Elena DiVincenzo

The 88-year old composer conducted two sold out concerts in Verona during the Festival della Bellezza, as part of a large-scale world tour which began in January 2016, to mark his 60-year Anniversary as a professional composer and conductor. His current tour, which will continue to visit European cities throughout the fall of 2017, in combination with his ‘My Life in Music’- tour of 2014-5, has now reached the threshold of 500.000 tickets sold.

Receiving his award, Morricone said:

“I feel surprised and honored and moved that such an incredible number of people have come to my concerts. I would like to thank all audience members for coming to hear me conduct my music live. It has been an incredibly gratifying experience for me.”

Concert Producer Floris Douwes for GEA Live said:

“This vast number of sold tickets recognizes Ennio Morricone’s unique place amongst film composers. The past two concerts in Verona alone have sold in excess of 23,500 tickets. These are the sort of numbers that you would normally see with major pop/rock acts, but which are unprecedented for any composer or conductor of instrumental repertoire”

Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television as well as over 100 absolute music works. Highlights include his scores for Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dollars, The Untouchables and The Mission. Morricone’s score for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly holds the number two position in Top 200 ranking of best film soundtracks ever composed.
His first work for a western since Once Upon A Time In The West over 50 years ago, Morricone composed and recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s 2016 movie The Hateful Eight, which won him the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Original Score that year.

Ennio Morricone’s 60 Years of Music Tour is produced by GEA Live (www.gealive.com).

ENNIO MORRICONE – THE 60 YEARS OF MUSIC WORLD TOUR

Upcoming Concerts

September 2017
19 September              ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS     AHOY   21 September              PARIS, FRANCE        ACCORHOTELS ARENA    23 September              DUBLIN, IRELAND           3ARENA
October 2017
14 October                  LÓDZ, POLAND                              ATLAS ARENA
16 October                  PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC         O2 ARENA
18 October                  BUDAPEST, HUNGARY      PAPP LÁSZLÓ ARENA

December 2017

1 December                 BOLOGNA, ITALY               UNIPOL ARENA         2 December                 MILAN, ITALY             MEDIOLANUM FORUM

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Ennio Morricone announces concerts in Rome and Verona

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Maestro Ennio Morricone has announced two shows in his home country Italy for the summer of 2017. His concert in Rome will take place at Il Centrale Live on July 7th, and all proceeds of this concert will go to the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in support of their stem cell research on the spine. The second concert will be in the Arena of Verona on August 30th. This second concert will be the last time Maestro Morricone will perform in Verona. Tickets are available here: http://dalessandroegalli.com/events/449/ennio-morricone
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Grammy Awards 2017

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Maestro Ennio Morricone has been nominated for Grammy award for his work for “The Hateful Eight” in two categories:
Best Instrumental Composition, and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
The 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony will take place on February 12th.

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Ennio Morricone nominated by “the World Soundtrack Academy”

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The World Soundtrack Academy has announced it’s nominees for this year ceremony. Maestro is nominated in category “Film Composer of the Year” for his scores to the following movies: ‘En mai fais ce qu’il te plaît’, ‘La Corrispondenza’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’.
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ENNIO MORRICONE RECEIVES AWARD FOR 350,000 SOLD TICKETS

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On Saturday June 25th, Ennio Morricone was awarded with a plaque in recognition of 350,000 sold tickets. The award was presented to the Maestro by concert producer GEA Live, during a sold-out open air concert in Ghent. The concert on the city square of the Belgian town was the event with which Morricone exceeded the 350,000 sold tickets mark for his arena concerts in Europe since 2014.

Maestro Morricone said:
“I am very thankful to all those that came to experience the concerts. I am first and foremost a film composer and it is overwhelming to think that this many people wanted to hear my music live in its pure form”.

Concert Producer Floris Douwes, for GEA Live commented:
“Ennio Morricone is a living legend and the first film composer to sell these numbers. It is a great privilege to present him with this award. We now begin to see a growing interest amongst concert audiences for film music as a genre in general and other composers have begun to perform their music live in large scale productions. An incredible achievement that Morricone deserves recognition for”.

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Ennio Morricone signs to Decca Records in a major new record deal celebrating his professional career which spans 60 years and 600 compositions.

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Ennio Morricone signs to Decca Records in a major new record deal celebrating his professional career which spans 60 years and 600 compositions.  His new album ‘Morricone 60’ will be released on 7th October, just ahead of his 88th birthday, and marks the start of a unique partnership between Decca and the Morricone family.

‘Morricone 60’ is the first album of Ennio Morricone’s greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself – and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy.  It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca).  The album marks Ennio Morricone’s 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he’s collaborated on major international movie scores.

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On the  photo ( from left to right): Concert Producer Floris Douwes, Maestro Ennio Morricone, Decca MD Rebecca Allen and Decca Director of Business & Legal Affairs Dominic Jones

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Ennio Morricone reschedules Paris concerts to September 24 and 25

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Ennio Morricone announced today that his concerts originally scheduled for May 27th and 28th at the Palais des Congres will be rescheduled to September 24th and 25th 2016 at the same venue. Maestro Morricone is recovering from strong back pains which he started suffering following his return from the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles last March. He has made great progress in his recovery since, but his doctors have strongly advised him to take absolute rest until June 15th 2016.

Maestro regrets having to move the concerts but is looking forward to being reunited with his fans in Paris in September.

Purchased tickets for the Paris concerts will remain valid for the new dates in September:

  • Tickets purchased for the concert on 27 May (20:00) will be valid for the new concert date on 24 September (20:00)
  • Tickets purchased for the concert on 28 May (20:00) will be valid for 25 September (19:00)

For more information please contact your local box-office where you purchased the tickets.

Ennio Morricone will resume his live concerts in June and the concerts in Oxford on June 23rd and in Ghent on June 25th and 26th will take place as scheduled.

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ENNIO MORRICONE TO PERFORM IN DENMARK!

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Maestro Ennio Morricone announces today to perform in Denmark! The concert is scheduled for 2nd December  at Forum , Copenhagen.  Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, April 29th. 

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FIRST EVER CONCERT IN STOCKHOLM

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For the first time ever, Maestro Ennio Morricone will perform in Sweden! The concert is scheduled for 28th November at the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm.  Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on Friday, April 22 through AXS.com/se.

Ericsson Globe, Stockholm.

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