added: 23 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi, whose latest album 'In A Time Lapse' hit No 1 in the Classical charts and 24 in the pop charts on its release at the end of January, has announced that he will return to the UK to play three consecutive shows at London's Barbican Centre in the summer. The dates are:
Wed 31st JULY LONDON The Barbican
Thurs 1st AUG LONDON The Barbican
Fri 2nd AUG LONDON The Barbican
Einaudi's previously announced Spring UK tour is almost completely sold out. The full list of dates is:
13 BRISTOL Colston Hall
14 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall [SOLD OUT]
15 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall [SOLD OUT]
16 EDINBURGH Usher Hall
17 GATESHEAD The Sage, Gateshead [SOLD OUT]
19 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall [SOLD OUT]
20 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
21 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange [SOLD OUT]
22 LONDON The Barbican [SOLD OUT]
23 LONDON The Barbican [SOLD OUT]
24 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
25 BRIGHTON Dome [SOLD OUT]
28 CARDIFF St David's Hall
Tickets are available now from box offices and usual agents.
Einaudi's hauntingly beautiful and evocative music has sold over 1.5 million records and has quietly made him one of the most successful musicians in the world. He has provided music for more than 20 films including Shane Meadows' 'This Is England' film and the TV sequel 'This Is England '86', as well as Darren Aronovsky's 'Black Swan' and the French International hit 'Untouchable'. In 2011 Radio 1 DJ Greg James led a successful campaign to get Einaudi's piece 'I Giorni' into the Top 40 of the Official Singles Charts and Professor Green sampled Einaudi on his hit single 'Astronaut'. In 2012 he performed at the BT River Of Music that coincided with the Olympics and in October he performed his score for 'This Is England' live at a screening of the film at the London Film Festival.
His music has been described as minimalist, alt-classical, ambient and contemporary, but it defies easy classification. He sums it up best: 'There is something in it that comes from classical, but I have influences from different music I have experienced in my life, from African music to folk and rock.'