Danny Elfman’s Boingo and Batman show: We recently spoke to Danny Elfman and he was psyched to bring an extended version of his much talked about Coachella set, combining his rock songs with his music score, to Hollywood for Halloween. Se we get Oingo Boingo, Batman and the Simpsons, just to name a few.
“I never can get away from Halloween,” Elfman told us. “It’s probably 15 years of Halloween Boingo shows, but now I’m doing almost a decade of Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas. They picked up where Boingo left off. So again, I’m on Halloween. Me and Halloween, we’re simply joined at the hip. Originally we were thinking of doing Nightmare Before Christmas this Halloween again, and they said, ‘Let’s do this Coachella-plus show.’ I said, ‘Sure.’ It wasn’t like a conscious, I wanna do this on Halloween, thing. It just came down that way. I think they were holding Halloween for me anyhow.”
Of his Coachella set, he said “It was the most really terrifying thing I’ve ever done in my life, because I put it together as a concept in 2019 as this mosh of stuff that had no business being on the same stage at the same time. The promoter had been trying to get me there for a decade and I finally went, and when I saw the screens, I got really excited by the potential. Because I like visuals. I put together this concept and working on it in 2019, I was like, ‘I don’t know if this works at all,’ and then it all canceled. I was like, ‘I guess I don’t have to worry about it.’ Then two years later, I hear, ‘Coachella’s back,’ but we don’t know if we’re involved. It’s all different acts, and different headliners. I said, ‘Well I don’t have to worry about it, maybe it’s just as well. Then suddenly we get the call ‘We’re on!’ And I go, ‘Shit!’ I’m right back to where I was three years earlier.”
See it for yourself, only bigger and better.
Danny Elfman’s Boingo and Batman show: The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at the Hollywood Bowl.
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