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Danny Elfman brings together Oingo Boingo, film score and more for a new live concert

HOLLYWOOD (KABC) — Danny Elfman returns to the stage for a wild show at the Hollywood Bowl this month. The title alone says a lot: “From Boingo to Batman to Big Mess and Beyond!” Elfman takes the 60-minute show he created for Coachella earlier this year and throws in more material for a new version. It will only be available for two nights at the Hollywood Bowl: October 28th and 29th.

“This show is the Coachella show, doubled, improved, and it’s loud and rough and will scare kids,” laughed Elfman.

Elfman credits his manager with pushing him to do Coachella for years. He didn’t expect the green light for his show.

“I moshed an idea from a ridiculous concept of old songs, new songs, movie stuff that didn’t make sense,” Elfman said. “And the promoter says, ‘Doesn’t make any sense. I love it. Okay, let’s do it.’ It’s a really difficult show. There’s 50 musicians on stage. You know, it’s not like, ‘Oh sure, we can just book it anywhere!’ I made it the most difficult and complicated live show that could ever happen.”

Elfman says he’s had stage fright his whole life…so after his oingo-boingo days he never felt the need to return to the stage. He has performed many times at the Bowl for the shows The Nightmare Before Christmas. But he’s spent most of his life making music for films, often with director Tim Burton. He started in this world with the soundtrack for “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985. Many notable films followed: “Batman”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Beetlejuice”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Dumbo”. .

And now Elfman takes us into his visionary world with a band, an orchestra, a choir performing songs by Oingo Boingo, lots of pictures and all kinds of music.

“Coming back and doing this is unexpected. I never thought I would do this again,” Elfman said. “First I came on stage with Jack Skellington and now I’ve come on stage with an electric guitar. But it feels good.”

Tickets for the October shows are available now.

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