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Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin bringing live-to-film performance of Dawn of the Dead to L.A.

Claudio Simonetti is bringing his version of Goblin to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles this Friday to perform the soundtrack for Dawn of the Dead live in synch with a screening of George A. Romero’s classic zombie apocalypse film from 1978. The performance is part of a north American tour celebrating the film’s 45th anniversary.  Other US dates include the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on May 27 and the City Winery in New York City on May 30.

Simonetti has given similar live-to-film performances of the soundtracks for Deep Red and Suspiria, screening the films from blu-rays on his laptop. After the film, fans can expect an encore featuring a selection of Simonetti’s greatest hits, emphasizing main title music from the many horror films he scored with Goblin or as a solo artis in the 1970s and 1980s.

Simonetti is the only original member in the current touring version of Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin. Other former members toured and recorded under the “Goblin” moniker until original guitarist Massimo Morante died in June 2022. In January, that version of Goblin announced an appearance at Haugaland Prog & Rock festival in Norway this November, with Giacomo Anselmi filling in on guitar.

The Orpheum Theatre is located at 842 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets range from $26 to $56. Get more information at goblinsimonetti.com.

Read our review of Simonetti’s live-to-film performance of Deep Red

Review: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin at the Palace Theatre


Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.