Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Announces Additional ‘Suspiria’ North American Tour Dates

Influential Italian Prog Rock Masters to Live Score Soundtrack to Fantastical Film on Highly Anticipated Autumn Trek

   Legendary horror film soundtrack composer Claudio Simonetti and his critically acclaimed band, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, have announced a fall North American headlining tour. At the special shows, the group will live score their classic soundtrack to Dario Argento‘s revered 1977 supernatural horror film Suspiria, during a full screening of the film. Due to popular demand, the highly anticipated tour event, which will launch on October 28 in Baltimore, MD, has added tour stops in an additional 16 cities as well as special matinee shows and/or additional performances in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New York and Oakland, where the previously-announced shows have sold out in advance. Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin — the keyboardist’s new version of Goblin — will also perform additional time-honored Goblin material at the shows.

Described by Rolling Stone as both “iconic” and “horror canon”, the soundtrack to Suspiria has become the genre’s standard bearer and the criterion by which resulting horror film scores have come to be judged. Utilizing experimental instruments atypical of soundtracks at the time – tabla, bouzouki, and Moog synthesizer – Simonetti and Goblin created the movie’s iconic, eerie music-box–like main theme, and additional tense exercises in rhythm, dissonance and bizarre funky prog that NPR has hailed as “chilling” and Entertainment Weekly called “hauntingly spooky”. The main title theme was named as one of the best songs released between 1977–79 in the book The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present, compiled by influential music website Pitchfork.

The updated tour itinerary is as follows:

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Performs ‘Suspiria’ North American tour dates:
Presented by Tone Deaf Touring and MetalSucks

October 28       Baltimore, MD             Rams Head Live (Days of Darkness Festival)  /All ages, $19
October 30       Raleigh, NC                  Lincoln Theatre /All ages, $20
October 31       Atlanta, GA                   The Earl  / 21+, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 2     Austin, TX                     Come and Take It Live /All ages, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 2     Austin, TX                     Come and Take It Live / matinee show /All ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 3     Houston, TX                 White Oak Music Hall /All ages, $30
November 4     Dallas, TX                     Gas Monkey /All ages, $20 ADV – $25 DOS
November 6     Tempe, AZ                    Marquee Theatre /All ages, $33
November 7     San Diego, CA              The Irenic /All ages, $35
November 8     Los Angeles, CA          Union /18+, $30
November 9     Oakland, CA                  Oakland Metro Operahouse /All ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
November 9     Oakland, CA                  Oakland Metro Operahouse /All ages, $35 ADV – $45 DOS
November 11   Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theatre /All ages, $25
November 12   Seattle, WA                   El Corazon / 21+, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 14   Salt Lake City, UT         Metro Music Hall / 21+, $27 ADV – $29 DOS
November 15   Denver, CO                    Gothic Theatre / 16+, $29.75 ADV – $35 DOS
November 16   Kansas City, MO          Armour Theatre /All ages, $40
November 17   Milwaukee, WI              Oriental Theatre /All ages, $35
November 18   Chicago, IL                    Reggies Rock Club / 17+, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 18   Chicago IL                     Reggies Rock Club / matinee show /17+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
November 19   Grand Rapids, MI         Wealthy Theatre /All ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
November 20   Toronto, ON                  The Opera House / 19+, $32.50 ADV – $38 DOS
November 21   Ottawa, ON                   Mavericks / 19+, $35 ADV – $45 DOS
November 22   Montreal, QC                Théâtre Fairmount / 18+, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 23   Homer, NY                    Homer Center for the Arts /All ages, $35
November 24   Brooklyn, NY                 Murmrr Theatre /All ages, $35 ADV – $40 DOS
November 25   Brookline, MA               Coolidge Corner Theatre /All ages, $40
November 26   New York, NY               Le Poisson Rouge / 18+, $30
November 28   Asheville, NC                Orange Peel 16+, $25 ADV – $28 DOS
November 29   Louisville, KY                Diamond Pub Music Hall 18+, $25 ADV – $28 DOS
November 30   Pittsburgh, PA              Mr Smalls Theatre All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 1     Lexington, KY               Cosmic Charlies 18+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 2     Nashville, TN                Marathon Music Works All Ages, $37.50 ADV – $40 DOS
December 3     Birmingham, AL           Saturn 18+, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 4     Tampa, FL                     Orpheum All Ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
December 5     Spartanburg, SC           Ground Zero All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 6     Atlanta, GA                    Aisle 5 All Ages, $25 ADV – $30 DOS
December 7     Richmond, VA               Byrd Theatre All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 8     Philadelphia, PA           The Trocadero All Ages, $30 ADV – $35 DOS
December 10   Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre All Ages, $40 ADV – $45 DOS

With filmmaker Luca Guadagnino set to unleash his much-talked-about film retelling of Suspiria this fall, including a score composed by Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, there is no better time to revisit the terrifying original motion picture and its shocking soundtrack, performed by its original creators in an intensely intimate setting.

About Claudio Simonetti:

Claudio Simonetti (born 19 February 1952, São Paulo) is a Brazilian-born Italian musician and film composer. The keyboardist of the progressive rock band GoblinSimonetti has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films since the 1970s. A long-time collaborator of director Dario ArgentoSimonetti has worked on several of the director/producer’s films including Deep RedSuspiriaDawn of the DeadTenebraePhenomenaDemoni, and Opera. His work has long been an iconic staple of Italian genre cinema, collaborating with directors like Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Lucio Fulci, Enzo G. Castellari, Lamberto Bava, and Sergio Martino. Simonetti’s highly experimental scores are known for their signature, electronic and progressive rock-influenced sound, and have been imitated countless times. He studied at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

About Suspiria:

Suspiria (pronounced [sʊsˈpɪ.ri.a], lit. Latin: “sighs”) is a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, partially based on Thomas De Quincey’s 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths) and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany but realizes, amidst a series of brutal murders, that the academy is a front for a supernatural conspiracy.

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