John Carpenter "Distant Dream" (live studio video)

John Carpenter "Distant Dream" (live studio video)
In addition to John Carpenter getting ready for the formal release of his new album, Lost Themes II, the iconic film figure is about to head out on his first-ever tour. To tease the shows, he's self-directed a performance of the record's "Distant Dream."

A press release notes that the clip was captured at Los Angeles' Village Recorder studio, and it finds Carpenter and his backup band barrelling into a hard-crashed rock intro. Once Carpenter slides on a pair of prescription glasses, the group gel into an eerie, chromatic scale-scouring section of prog.

You'll find the full performance below.

As previously reported, Carpenter's Lost Themes II hits stores April 15 through Sacred Bones. You can, however, already hear the album in full over here.

Tour dates:

05/27 Athens, Greece - Piraeus Academy
05/28 Athens, Greece - Piraeus Academy
05/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
06/02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06/14 Seattle, WA -Paramount
06/15 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer
06/17 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
06/18 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum
06/19 Phoenix, AZ - The Mesa Center for the Arts 
06/21 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
06/23 Austin, TX - Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
06/24 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater
07/03 Ásbrú, Iceland - ATP Iceland
07/06 Neuchâtel, Switzerland - International Film Festival
07/08 New York, NY - Playstation Theatre
07/09 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
07/10 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall 
07/12 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
07/15 Detroit, MI - The Masonic Temple
07/16 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
07/18 Milwaukee, MI - Pabst Theatre
08/26 Turin, Italy - Today's Festival
08/28 Rome, Italy - Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
10/28 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
10/29 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
10/31 London, UK - Troxy