Here in Melbourne, we’re no strangers to seeing movies accompanied by a live orchestra. From Home Alone to Harry Potter, listening to the score live just adds an extra layer of magic to the films we know and love. And soon, our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will be joining in on the fun. Join Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, Peter B. Parker and more in the first iteration of the Spider-Verse movies, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In this incredible fusion of visuals and sound, you’ll watch the hip-hop infused movie unfold alongside a 32-piece orchestra and a scratch DJ. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live In Concert will take over the Plenary Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday October 21.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live In Concert
This touring concert series has stunned audiences around the U.S., and will soon dazzle fans in Paris and the U.K. And now, it’s coming to Australia for the first time.
The film’s score was composed by Daniel Pemberton, an Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning composer. The boundary-pushing music is woven throughout the film, helping you feel resilient and heroic alongside the lead character, Miles Morales. As well as the score, you’ll hear tunes from artists like Post Malone, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of my favourite scores I’ve ever written,” said Pemberton. “Utilising a full orchestra, crazy electronic and unbelievable turntable scratching techniques among a million other things is so technically complex, I never thought we’d ever be able to actually reproduce it in a live setting; but somehow, we have.”
The 2018 animated film follows teenager Miles Morales, as he’s bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes the Spider-Man of his universe. He encounters different spider-powered individuals from other dimensions, and together, they fight against Kingpin to save the multiverse. The film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and launched the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse earlier this year.
Presale tickets are available from 10am on Tuesday July 25. Meanwhile, tickets for the general public will be available from 10am on Friday July 28.
The concert will take place at 4pm on Saturday October 21, at the Plenary in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.