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John Carpenter announces 12″ retro singles, shares studio footage of “Escape From New York” — watch

on May 10, 2016, 12:10pm


Director John Carpenter is about to hit the road.

In a few weeks, The Horror Master will perform at this year’s best festival, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, an appearance he’s surrounded with a handful of European dates. Shortly after, he’ll travel stateside to scare us all. The good news? He’ll arrive with a couple tricks and treats up his sleeve.

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Carpenter and his Lost Themes bandmates — so, son Cody Carpenter (synths), godson Daniel Davies (guitar), John Spiker (bass), John Konesky (guitar), and Scott Seiver (drums) — re-recorded the iconic themes for Halloween, Escape From New York, Assault on Precinct 13, and The Fog for a special 12″ release.

Sacred Bones will issue the two singles, which are broken down as follows: Halloween b/w Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13 b/w The Fog. Each double A-sided 12′ will be available in deluxe limited edition mylar mirrorboard sleeves as well as picture discs. Check out the snazzy covers:

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Those able to attend his live performances will be pleased to know these singles will be available for sale as special blue and red vinyl editions. However, if something wicked isn’t coming your way, you can pre-order the regular editions via Sacred Bones here and here. They’ll be available June 17th.

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In anticipation, Carpenter and his band have issued a new video for “Escape From New York”. Not only does it show you how tight the sextet is but also gives you a sneak peek at how the live show will go down. Check it out above and consult the man’s many, many tour dates below.

John Carpenter 2016 Tour Dates:
05/27 – Athens, GR @ Piraeus Academy
05/28 – Athens, GR @ Piraeus Academy
05/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ DR Koncerthuset
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/14 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount
06/15 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer
06/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum
06/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Mesa Center for the Arts
06/21 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
06/23 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theatre
06/24 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
07/03 – Asbru, IS @ ATP Iceland
07/06 – Neuchatel, CH @ International Film Festival
07/08 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theatre
07/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
07/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
07/12 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
07/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Masonic Temple
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
07/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
08/26 – Turin, IT @ Today’s Festival
08/28 – Rome, IT @ Auditorium Parco Della Musica
10/28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/29 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/31 – London, UK @ Troxy

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