Nightmare concert: Fabio Frizzi to play London

Advert for Frizzi 2 Fulci gigIt’s a bit early, I know, to be discussing Halloween (the day, not the film – it’s never too early for that). However, if, like me, you’re a fan of the soundtracks to the films Lucio Fulci directed in his horror heyday then plans must be made right now, because this All Hallows’ Eve, Fabio Frizzi and his seven-piece band are coming to London to play live, and tickets ain’t gonna be around for long.

Frizzi, who scored a number of Fulci’s films, including Zombie Flesh-Eaters (1979), City Of The Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981), Manhattan Baby (1982) and Nightmare Concert (1990), will be playing the Union Chapel, a gorgeous venue – and actual working church – in Islington, north London, on 31 October.

The event, titled Frizzi 2 Fulci, will see the Italian composer pay tribute to the cult director who died in 1996 and with whom his name is indelibly linked, due largely to his memorable and atmospheric work on Fulci’s most-celebrated horror films.

Speaking about the gig on Twitter this week, Frizzi said: “Happy and excited to bring and share my dreams and nightmares in a crazy London night!”

Tickets are on sale now, priced £20 plus booking fee (£2 per ticket, I believe), from WeGotTickets. Just 800 are available – it’s not a huge venue – and as I intimated above they’re expected to sell pretty quickly. So if you’re thinking of going, don’t hang about.

Now, how ’bout a song to finish?

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