Due to unprecedented demand, creative collective Amity and the American Cinematheque announced today that they are adding a second date by Italian prog rock pioneers Goblin to the programming slate of genre festival Beyond Fest on October 23rd.
The first Goblin show (10/22) was the fastest-selling show on the band’s 15-date North American tour, selling out in a record 64 minutes. Goblin, who rose to cult fame through their work with horror maestro Dario Argento, will play a full live set pulled from their most iconic scores, including: Dario Argento’s giallo classics Suspiria, Tenebrae, and Deep Red, and George A. Romero’s seminal Dawn of the Dead.
Above Goblin, the Egyptian Theatre’s four story tall screen will screen imagery from these films and more. Immediately following Goblin’s performance will be an incredibly rare 35mm screening of Argento’s 1982 shocker masterpiece, Tenebrae.
“We booked Goblin simply because we love the band and we grew up listening to their music. We had no idea if anyone else felt the same way but the response was unbelievable,” said Christian Parkes, principle at Amity. “Adding another show was important to us as it underlines a guiding principle of Beyond Fest that the festival exists in service of the community here in Los Angeles, and they want more Goblin.”
“The success of the first Goblin date shows how rabid Los Angeles audiences are for world genre cinema and it’s music,” said Grant Moninger, American Cinematheque programmer. “The second show not only gives those who missed out on the opportunity to see Goblin on their first US tour, but also the chance to see a rare un-cut 35mm print of another Argento masterpiece TENEBRE.”
To celebrate Goblin’s first shows in Los Angeles, co promoters Death Waltz Records is releasing a tour-exclusive EP featuring four brand new versions of the Goblin classics Suspiria, Tenebrae, Profondo Rosso & Roller. These re-recorded versions by the recently reunited band not only manage to capture the spirit of the original recordings but instill them with an urgency and intensity that is truly representative of their recent live performances. The EP will only be available on the US tour and will be pressed on blood red 180g vinyl featuring exclusively commissioned artwork by legendary poster artist HYPERLINK “http://www.grahamhumphreys.com/” Graham Humphreys (Evil Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street). Beyond Fest is also producing a limited edition poster for the event. Designed by Graham Humphreys, the poster will draft off of the artwork featured on the Death Waltz Records EP and is available exclusively at the show. Tickets for Goblin go on sale on Wednesday, July 3rd at 10 AM through Brown Paper Tickets. There are two tickets available: VIP and General Admission. VIP tickets are priced at $75 (plus booking fee) and limited to 65 tickets. VIP tickets include: access to band soundcheck, pre show meet and greet with the band, commemorative event poster signed by Graham Humphreys (variant version of that detailed above), and first entry into theater for the live performance and Tenebrae screening. General admission tickets are priced at $30 (plus booking fee) and provide access to the live performance and Tenebrae screening.