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Hans Zimmer teases Coachella appearance with rare late-night TV performance — watch

on February 15, 2017, 8:20am


In April, legendary composer Hans Zimmer will kick off his first-ever US tour, which includes an appearance at Coachella. In anticipation, he visited the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Valentine’s Day for a rare late-night TV appearance.

Zimmer performed music from his original score to BBC America’s Planet Earth 2. He was accompanied by a full orchestra featuring Jasha Klebe and Jacob Shea, both of whom worked with him on The Dark Knight trilogy as well as the nature documentary series. Stationed centerstage behind an unassuming keyboard, Zimmer led his fellow musicians in a stunning performance of the show’s title score. It’s a song that’s all about epic rises, and even cramped on the Late Show stage, its presentation was truly stirring. If this is the type of feeling Zimmer can induce with just one piece of unfamiliar music, watching him perform the scores to GladiatorPirates of the Caribbean, and — one can only hope — The Rock on tour is going to be an absolutely exhilarating experience.

Replay the performance above.

(Read: Coachella’s 2017 Lineup: One Day Later)

Zimmer’s tour kicks off April 14th in Los Angeles, right before he heads to Indio to perform for the crowd at Coachella. Find his full itinerary here.

Meanwhile, Planet Earth 2 premieres on BBC America on Saturday, February 18th.

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