2023-04-08 – 13:30 h

Howard Shore’s official website has published a statement complaining about unofficial and low-quality concerts, mentioning especially “Der Herr der Ringe und der Hobbit” in Germany and “The Music of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit” in the UK, both produced by Star Entertainment. In fact, there is a current lawsuit in process to have these concerts stopped.


These concerts, not only have music from unauthorized bootleg arrangements which are not at the standard of quality insisted upon by Howard Shore, but also many times get postponed or cancelled a few days before the show, due to low ticket sales or other “unforeseen” reasons.


Following you can read the whole official statement:






We feel it is necessary to alert fans and followers of The Lord of the Rings in Concert that there are a number of concerts that have no association with Howard Shore in the UK and Germany being billed as “Der Herr der Ringe und der Hobbit” or “The Music of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit” produced by Star Entertainment. Please be warned, Howard Shore has nothing to do with these concerts. There is a current lawsuit in process to have the concerts stopped. The music that is being played is assembled from unauthorized bootleg arrangements and not at the standard of quality insisted upon by Howard Shore.


We are so disappointed to hear of the recent disaster in Portsmouth UK at the Portsmouth Guildhall on April 1, 2023. The Guildhall should not have initially booked the concert or allowed the performance go on. If you were an audience member at any of the “Der Herr der Ringe und der Hobbit” productions by Star Entertainment, we would suggest you contact the hall for a full refund.


The wonderful fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films deserve better than these subpar productions.


Howard Shore and CAMI Music are committed to presenting only the highest quality performances of The Lord of the Rings in Concert using the original scores created by Howard Shore himself for these concerts from his award-winning composition performed live to the entire films.


Upcoming performance dates of music from The Lord of the Rings that have been prepared by Howard Shore himself for live performance are listed below. Any other concerts of The Lord of the Rings music have not been prepared by Mr. Shore. We continually update HowardShore.com as performances are scheduled, so check back regularly for new concert dates and locations.




And on: https://www.lordoftheringsinconcert.com


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Live to Projection

Barcelona, Spain

April 14 – 16, 2023


Madrid, Spain

October 6 – 8, 2023



The Two Towers

Live to Projection

Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Festival – July 28-30, 2023


Royal Albert Hall, London – September 22-24, 2023



The Return of the King

Live to Projection

In France in October:


Strasbourg, France – October 20, 2023

Paris, France – October 21 – 22, 2023

Lyon, France – October 24, 2023

Nantes, France – October 27, 2023

Bordeaux, France – October 28, 2023

Lille, France – October 30 – 31, 2023


Just in a few days, the complete ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’ will be performed live to picture in Barcelona, in an official production, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Vallés conducted by Ludwig Wicki, joined by the choirs Cor Madrigal, Cor Bruckner, and the children’s choir Cor Vivaldi.


You can read more about this wonderful & official three-day event here: