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. Lost Themes achieved numerous international milestones, including NPR First Listen; features in dozens of press outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian; three magazine covers; and Top 200 chart success in the U.S. and the U.K. The album was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones’ eight-year history. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.
Today, Carpenter announces a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II, which is due for release on April 15th via Sacred Bones. Carpenter and his bandmates (Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies) will hit the road this year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Album art, tracklist, and current live performance dates below. US dates coming soon.
JOHN CARPENTER LIVE:
6/02-04 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
7/01-03 Ásbrú, Iceland – ATP Iceland
10/28 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall (2nd Show Added)
10/29 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
10/31 London, UK Troxy
+ More Dates TBA