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Flying Lotus wrote the soundtrack for ‘Blade Runner 2022,’ expands tour

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Flying Lotus has written the soundtrack for a new anime Blade Runner short film, Blade Runner 2022, which was written and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo). You can watch it now at Crunchyroll and see the trailer below. The film is a prequel to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, which was directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, and hits theaters on October 6.

FlyLo has also expanded his 3D live tour, adding a second NYC show for November 7 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Friday (9/29) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/27) at noon. His 11/6 show at that same venue is sold out.

FlyLo also opens the two LA stops of Solange’s short tour, which have Earl Sweatshirt and Chassol on the bill too. Updated FlyLo dates are listed below.

In related news, Johann Johansson — who scored both Villeneuve’s Sicario and Arrival — was originally tapped as composer on Blade Runner 2049 but his work was recently replaced by a new score by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. Meanwhile, Run the Jewels’ El-P had been contacted by the films producers to pitch a score as well, but he revealed that his work was “rejected (or ignored)” but added it was an honor to be asked. He posted a snippet of his score and you can listen to that below.

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Flying Lotus — 2017 Tour Dates
SAT 14 OCTOBER Hollywood Forever CemeteryHollywood, CA, US
SUN 15 OCTOBER Hollywood Forever CemeteryHollywood, CA, US
FRI 20 OCTOBER Greek TheatreBerkeley, CA, US*
SUN 22 OCTOBER Greek TheatreBerkeley, CA, US*
THU 26 OCTOBER Brooklyn Bowl Las VegasLas Vegas, NV, US
FRI 27 OCTOBER The Observatory North ParkSan Diego, CA, US
SAT 28 OCTOBER The Van BurenPhoenix, AZ, US
MON 30 OCTOBER House of BluesHouston, TX, US
TUE 31 OCTOBER Emo’s AustinAustin, TX, US
WED 1 NOVEMBER Joy TheaterNew Orleans, LA, US
THU 2 NOVEMBER The TabernacleAtlanta, GA, US
FRI 3 NOVEMBER The NorVaNorfolk, VA, US
SAT 4 NOVEMBER Electric FactoryPhiladelphia, PA, US
SUN 5 NOVEMBER EchostageWashington, DC, US
MON 6 NOVEMBER Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NY, US
TUE 7 NOVEMBER Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NY, US
THU 9 NOVEMBER MétropolisMontreal, QC, Canada
FRI 10 NOVEMBER Danforth Music HallToronto, ON, Canada
SAT 11 NOVEMBER Madison TheaterCovington, KY, US
SUN 12 NOVEMBER Royal Oak Music HallDetroit, MI, US
TUE 14 NOVEMBER Riviera TheatreChicago, IL, US
WED 15 NOVEMBER First Avenue and 7th St Entry – MainroomMinneapolis, MN, US
THU 16 NOVEMBER The TrumanKansas City, MO, US
FRI 17 NOVEMBER EXDO Event CenterDenver, CO, US
SAT 18 NOVEMBER The DepotSalt Lake City, UT, US
MON 20 NOVEMBER Vogue TheatreVancouver, BC, Canada
TUE 21 NOVEMBER Paramount TheatreSeattle, WA, US
WED 22 NOVEMBER Roseland TheaterPortland, OR, US

* – w/ Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

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