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Giorgio Moroder celebrates the 1980s in first European tour

2019 UK dates include Birmingham, Manchester, London and Glasgow

Giorgio Moroder has announced his first ever live tour in Europe. Now in his 70s, the electronic dance music pioneer will embark on the 15 city tour in April next year, performing highlights of his career with a band and vocalists. The tour is hailed as a celebration of the 80s, taking just a section from a career that spans over 55 years. Recent pursuits include DJing, provided the music for Google game Racer, and releasing his latest studio album Déjà Vu in 2015.

“Back in the days it was unthinkable for producers to ever leave their studios” says Moroder about the tour. “That territory was reserved for the singers. Today, DJs and music producers have become the superstars of popular dance music, so the time feels right and I am so excited to be finally doing this!”

Tickets go on sale 12 October. UK dates are: Birmingham Symphony Hall on 1 April, London Eventim Apollo on 2 April, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 4 April, and Manchester Apollo on 5 April.