Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman will take the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall this October for a cinematic career overview entitled “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” that will find him doing something he hasn’t done since Oingo Boingo’s farewell concert on Halloween night 1995: singing in public.
According to U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, the Oct. 7 concert — which Elfman is staging in conjunction with Burton — will feature the BBC Concert Orchestra performing music from films such as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman” and “Beetlejuice,” with the former Boingo frontman singing in public for the first time in 18 years on some of the songs.
The paper quotes Elfman as saying, “The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ live for the very first time is immensely exciting.”
Additionally, Burton’s original drawings and production artwork will be used to create visual backdrops for the performance. Burton promises the concert will be “something really special.”
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