John Carpenter Re-records 'Halloween' and 'Escape from New York' Themes for New Release

John Carpenter Re-records 'Halloween' and 'Escape from New York' Themes for New Release
Synth master John Carpenter just dropped a new album's worth of tunes as Lost Themes II, but he's apparently dusted off some classic tracks for an upcoming 12-inch single too.

As Modern Vinyl points out, a retail listing through Bullmoose details a forthcoming 12-inch featuring reworked versions of Carpenter's classic themes for Halloween and Escape from New York. These were prepped with his current Lost Themes backup band of Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

Though it hasn't officially been confirmed by the artist or his label, Sacred Bones, the record is purportedly being released on June 17.

A write-up for the 12-inch notes that these re-recorded themes "serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's legendary, still relevant past and his remarkable present." While the new studio versions have yet to be revealed, you'll find both originals down below.

As previously reported, Lost Themes II was issued earlier this month. In May, Carpenter will start his first-ever world tour. You'll find the dates below as well.

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