Former Oingo Boingo frontman and famed film composer Danny Elfman today debuted his first solo music in 36 years — and first rock music since his band’s 1994 swan song — in the form of “Happy,” a characteristically twisted song he’d meant to debut at his planned performance at this year’s Coachella festival.
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The announcement that Danny Elfman would perform a career-spanning set at Coachella had fans buzzing about what Oingo Boingo material he might resurrect, a question still hanging in the air with the Southern California music festival pushed to October over coronavirus concerns. Watch it here.
Former Oingo Boingo frontman and Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman will make a rare concert appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, appearing on a bill toppped by headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. Details right here.
The list of artists who are believed to have lost tapes in the 2008 fire that destroyed a Universal Music Group warehouse at Universal Studios in Los Angeles includes R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, The Police, Squeeze, The Dream Syndicate, Oingo Boingo, Suzanne Vega, Adam Ant, Joe Jackson and more.
Back in 2013, former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman sang in concert for the first time since that band’s demise in 1995, taking the mic during an orchestral performance of some of the beloved film scores he’s composed for director Tim Burton’s work. He did it again this weekend, and sang an Oingo Boingo song, too.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to 1986, and this clip of Oingo Boingo performing on the network TV broadcast “Disneyland’s Summer Vacation Party” on a bill that also included Kenny Loggins, Adam Ant, Miami Sound Machine, The Bangles, Chubby Checker and more. Watch it here.
Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman’s lone solo record — 1984’s appropriately titled So-Lo — has been reissued on CD for the first time in more than a decade by the Varese Sarabande label, which has supplemented the nine-song album with a lone bonus track: the original mix of single and album opener “Gratitude.”
Take a trip back to the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend that year that drew an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California — with this 90-minute collection of footage from the fest’s “New Wave Day,” featuring performances by The Clash, INXS, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat and more.
Former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman returned to the concert stage for the first time in 18 years last fall, conducting and singing at a handful of dates in the U.K. and U.S. — and he’ll now reprise that performance at a pair of Los Angeles-area concerts at Halloween.
Earlier this month in London, Danny Elfman took the concert stage for an ultra-rare live appearance celebrating his film scores for director Tim Burton that concluded with something even more rare: Elfman took the mic for his first public vocal performance since Oingo Boingo’s demise nearly 18 years ago.
Eighteen years to the day after Oingo Boingo’s farewell concert at the Universal Amphitheater, the band’s former frontman, Danny Elfman, will take the concert stage for an ultra-rare live performance on Halloween, conducting and singing a program called “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton.”
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.
For those of us living in Southern California in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Halloween meant one thing: Oingo Boingo’s epic “Dia de los Muertos” concerts in Los Angeles and San Diego. We’ve posted this 1990 show before, but now we’ve got two full sets from 1987 — Oct. 30 and 31 at Irivne Meadows.