Giorgio Moroder - The Celebration of the 80’s
Legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder is hailed by many as the Godfather of Disco or even the very founder of electronic dance music, The tour production entitled A Celebration of the 80’s will see the pioneering Italian songwriter, producer and DJ perform the highlights from his prolific career in a spectacular stage show with dazzling visuals and lighting alongside his band and vocalists.
Moroder has been a major influence in the music industry for over 55 years, starting in 1963. He was the first to put dance music to a repetitive percussive beat and to abandon the laws of harmony and put the synthesizer central to his music.
He first gained recognition in the 70s with both his own music and his productions for Donna Summer (“I Feel Love”, “On the Radio” and “Love to Love You Baby”, “Hot Stuff” among others). This led to a string of other collaborations with big names like Cher (“Bad Love”), Blondie (“Call Me”), David Bowie (“Cat People”), Debbie Harry (“Rush Rush”), Freddie Mercury (“Love Kills”), Bonnie Tyler (“Here She Comes”), and Pat Benatar (“Here’s My Heart”). His massive contribution to popular music has been recognized with no less than four Grammy Awards.
Besides working with the biggest artists of the 70s and 80s, Moroder also composed and produced the soundtracks for movies that much like himself have become iconic symbols of the 80’s, such as American Gigolo, Cat People, Scarface, Electric Dreams, The Never Ending Story, Top Gun, and Midnight Express. His scores for Midnight Express, Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” from Top Gun and “What a Feeling” from Flashdance earned him three Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.
A Celebration of the 80’s will be an evening filled with his dance hits, both classics and recent. The performance will stay true to his roots in a production execution that is fit for the future. Fans will see Moroder conduct, play the vocoder, electronic effects and sounds. He will play the piano and he will share personal stories that have never left the walls of his studio before. He will pay tribute to longtime muse Donna Summer, with the disco-diva live on screen performing in sync with Moroder and his band.
“The man who invented dance music” – Nile Rodgers
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