The godfather of disco Giorgio Moroder (of Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ fame) has just announced that he’ll be touring for the first time ever. Who would have thought that this legend had never toured in any of his 78 years? Baffling. But exciting news, anyhow.
Dates will include four dates in the UK in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester between the 1 and 5 April next year. Tickets will be made available from tomorrow on his website, so you don’t have much time left to scramble for them. Tickets will be available for London and Manchester shows here from 9am.
Moroder has never played a real tour, that is, if you don’t count touring as a DJ. This time round, he’ll be hitting a bunch of European dates with piano, vocoder synths and a live band in tow. You can also expect to see a synchronised video of Donna Summer performing as well.
So why has he never been on a tour before? According to a statement that he shared with The Guardian, Moroder said that in the past producers rarely ever left their studios. But he says it’s: “something I have always wanted to do. Fans kept reaching out to me, asking if I would ever do a real tour.” So now, it seems, his fans are in luck.
When Moroder produced Donna Summer’s 1977 ‘I Feel Love’, he would change music as we know it forever, making electronic music truly danceable and pop. Prior to that, he is also known for taking Chicory Tip to number one with ‘Son of My Father’ in 1972, which he wrote for them,
Over the years, we’ve been keeping track of Moroder’s various collaborations and one off performances, having worked with numerous greats like Daft Punk, David Bowie, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue — the list could go on.Back in 2015, we sat down for breakfast with the man himself.
Make sure to get your ticket tomorrow, and in the meantime have a look at available tour dates below.