Better late than never: Giorgio Moroder announces his first live tour

The 78-year-old legend says, “it is something I have always wanted to do"

Giorgio Moroder, photo by Ben Kaye
Giorgio Moroder, photo by Ben Kaye

    Book a white suit, grab your pearls, and start shining those shoes because Italian disco juggernaut Giorgio Moroder is heading out on tour for the first time in his long and storied career. At 78, he’s ready to travel and he’s announced a string of European dates that begin next April.

    “It is something I have always wanted to do,” Moroder tells The Guardian. “Fans kept reaching out to me, asking if I would ever do a real tour. Back in the days it was unthinkable for producers to ever leave their studios. 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.”

    As you can see in the photo above, Moroder has done his fair share of concerts, though only as a DJ. This jaunt will find the maestro behind the piano, the vocoder, and some synths with a full live band and vocalists. He even plans on synchronizing some of his set to Donna Summer performing on video.


    In recent years, Moroder has really made a comeback. In 2015, he released Déjà Vu, his first album in 23 years, and earlier this summer, he returned to film and television after a three-decade hiatus by scoring USA Network’s Queen of the South. In fact, he spoke to Consequence of Sound about the latter.

    Consult the full itinerary below and dress accordingly. Grab tickets here.

    Giorgio Moroder 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/01 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
    04/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
    04/04 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall
    04/05 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
    04/08 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
    04/10 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    04/12 – Tempodrom, DE @ Berlin
    04/13 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
    04/14 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
    05/15 – Budapest, HU @ Papp Laszlo Arena
    05/17 – Milan, IT @ Teatro Ciak
    05/18 – Florence, IT @ Nelson Mandela Forum
    05/19 – Rome, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica
    05/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso