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Giorgio Moroder announces first ever live tour at 78

By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

 

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Giorgio Moroder, heading out on tour for the first time. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

 

After a long career in which he revolutionised the world of pop, Italian producer Giorgio Moroder is, at 78, embarking on his first live tour.

 

He will play across Europe, including four dates in the UK in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester from 1-5 April 2019, performing on piano, vocoder and synths alongside a live band and vocalists.

 

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 12 October at 9am on the website Live Nation.

 

He said was “so excited to be finally doing this”

 

Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/10/giorgio-moroder-announces-first-ever-live-tour-at-78

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18 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

You can't be a "Cranky old bugger" otherwise you would remember him.

Possibly you are a Cranky young bugger or a Cranky very old bugger...

Yes mate i am a cranky old bugger, but sorry i have never heard of him before.

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8 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Yes mate i am a cranky old bugger, but sorry i have never heard of him before.

I'm the same regarding that Colin. I had to Google him to discover:

 

Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music,and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".

 

So now we both know a little more.

 

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Yes mate i am a cranky old bugger, but sorry i have never heard of him before.

In fairness, I hadn't until Daft Punk did a song about him. After that I kind of wondered how I'd never heard of him before. His contribution to electronic music is monumental. Artists like Justin Bieber, One Direction, Nicki Manaj etc wouldn't exist today without him.... oh good god, no! why! WHY! 😣

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Actually it's not the singers that he discovered that is his main claim to fame. It's his songwriting that stands him up there with the best. Songs like:

You take my breath away - Berlin (from Top Gun)

Call me - Blondie

Flashdance (what a feeling)

Love Kills - Freddy Mercury

Numerous Donna Summer songs & hits

& my favourite:

Together in electric dreams - Phil Oakley

 

 

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