Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, the maestros of horror movie soundtracks, are making a triumphant return to the United States this autumn, and they are unleashing a series of electrifying performances in four new cities! The much-anticipated tour will feature the spine-chilling and iconic score of the 1985 horror classic, Demons, along with a comprehensive “best of” set, guaranteeing fans an unforgettable experience. Let’s dive into the tour details, including a special New York City event!
Unveiling the Updated Itinerary
The Demons North American Tour will be gracing several cities across the continent, and fans are in for a real treat! Besides the previously announced locations, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin has added some exciting new performances to their schedule, promising horror enthusiasts an unforgettable night of music and cinematic thrills. The new tour dates include:
1. Glendale, CA (Alex Theatre) – JUST ADDED
2. New Orleans, LA (The Broadside) – JUST ADDED
3. Little Rock, AR (The Hall) – JUST ADDED
4. New York City, NY @ Metropol (City Winery) – JUST ADDED
Special “Metropol” Performance in NYC
Attention all horror aficionados! On October 1, prepare yourself for an extraordinary event at City Winery in New York City. For one night only, the venue will be transformed into the eerie and mysterious Metropol theater from the cult classic film, Demons! This immersive experience will take you on a journey through the spine-tingling ambiance of the movie, complete with a screening of the film itself and a live performance of Claudio Simonetti’s haunting score. Mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza, just in time to kick off the month of Halloween! Tickets for the NYC event go on sale tomorrow, July 28, at 10:00 A.M. EDT.
The Legacy of Claudio Simonetti and Goblin
Composer Claudio Simonetti has left an indelible mark on the horror genre, crafting some of the most iconic soundtracks in the history of cinema. His haunting melodies and tense compositions have graced legendary films like Dawn of the Dead, Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, and many others, continuing to influence horror music to this day. In collaboration with Dario Argento, the master of horror, and directed by Lamberto Bava, son of the renowned cinematographer Mario Bava, Demons became a cult classic, celebrated for its terrifying atmosphere and unforgettable soundtrack.
VIP Sound Check Party / Meet & Greet Add-On
For true enthusiasts, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin is offering a VIP Sound Check Party / Meet & Greet Add-On option for certain shows, as indicated on the ticketing page. This exclusive package includes access to a private soundcheck party, a meet and greet with the artists, a VIP laminate, priority access to merchandise, and front-of-the-line privileges where applicable. Please note that the VIP Add-On does not serve as an entry ticket and is available in limited quantities per show. Three days before the show, ticket holders will receive an email with instructions and the meet and greet schedule.
North American Tour Dates
Here is the full list of North American tour dates:
- 09/26: Franklin, IN @ Artcraft Theatre
- 09/27: Lexington, KY @ Lexington Opera House
- 09/29: Ashland, VA @ Ashland Theatre
- 09/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
- 10/01: New York, NY @ Metropol (City Winery) (Tix on sale July 28 @ 10:00 A.M. EDT) JUST ADDED
- 10/02: Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
- 10/03: Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
- 10/04: Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe performing Suspiria
- 10/05: Ottawa, ON @ Mayfair Theatre performing Suspiria
- 10/06: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
- 10/07: Erie, PA @ Eerie Horror Festival @ Warner Theatre ^performing “Best of” set only^
- 10/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
- 10/11: Grand Rapids, MI @ Wealthy Theatre
- 10/12: Cleveland, OH @ Capitol Theatre
- 11/03: Detroit, MI @ Redford Theatre
- 10/15: Chicago, IL @ Copernicus Center
- 10/16: St Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theatre
- 10/17: Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
- 10/18: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
- 10/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
- 10/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
- 10/24: Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
- 10/25: Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
- 10/26: Sacramento, CA @ Colonial Theatre
- 10/27: San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
- 10/28: Glendale, CA @ Alex Theatre (Tix on sale July 28 @ 10:00 A.M. PDT) JUST ADDED
- 10/29: San Diego, CA @ Music Box
- 11/01: Houston, TX @ Heights Theatre
- 11/02: Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
- 11/03: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
- 11/04: New Orleans, LA @ Broadside Theatre JUST ADDED
- 11/05: Little Rock, AR @ The Hall JUST ADDED
- 11/06: St Louis, MO @ Red Flag
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin: The Masters of Horror Scores
The critical acclaim for Claudio Simonetti’s work is undeniable, with his electronic and pulsating scores elevating the cinematic experience to new heights. The marriage of Simonetti’s musical genius and the visual mastery of directors like Dario Argento created films that continue to resonate with audiences across the globe. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin perform live and relive the chilling magic of Demons!
Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin is back, and they are ready to mesmerize audiences with their haunting melodies and electrifying performances. This North American tour promises to be a unique celebration of horror and music, bringing the beloved Demons score to life once more. Secure your tickets for a night of fear, excitement, and musical brilliance. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Demons, where nightmares come to life and the demons may possess you!
Photo by Jeremy Saffer
“[Simonetti’s] electronic score proved to be the perfect counterpoint to the rock songs, often oozing with menace and certainly adding to the fear factor… And, as usual with Simonetti, it makes for a great listen outside the film.” – Horror Cult Films
“Simonetti acting as a solo composer here rather than as part of Goblin replicates this in his pulsating electronic score… It’s got a sense of stalking malevolence about it right up there with the film itself and is horror music personified.” – Ave Noctum
…a fascinating snapshot of a composer in transition, moving from a band setting to a solo career, expanding his range and creating some of the most stirring music of his career. We treasure Demons for withstanding the test of time, but the real gem here is Simonetti.” – Popshifter
“Argento’s eye for filmmaking was still razor-sharp in those days; combined with the like-father-like-son style of Bava and a nightmarish synth score from Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti the film had all the necessary elements to satisfy horror fans. And truly, it’s a blast from start to finish with little time wasted.” – Dread Central
“This soundtrack perfectly captures the growing tension created by the film as the main characters are transformed into demons, leading the way with the electro-metal of Killing, the percussively cruel Demon, and the now classic cult hit Demon. 30 years later, the music still shines with timeless quality thanks to the eclectic talent of composer Claudio Simonetti.” – Rustblade
Disclaimer: All tour dates, locations, and details are subject to change. Please refer to the official Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin website for the most up-to-date information and ticket availability.
Get ready for an unforgettable night of horror and music with Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin!