The dates include London's O2 Arena in February 2016

Ennio Morricone has announced details of his 60 Years Of Music world tour to take place in early 2016.

The announcement follows a hugely successful European arena tour in April this year.

“Performing my work live in all these different cities for people of so many different ages and cultural backgrounds is an incredibly gratifying experience,” says Morricone. “Next year I will celebrate my professional career of 60 Years during which I composed over 600 works.

“Next year I will perform a whole new program with new highlights, which I am already working on. Of course there will always be the classic pieces from the great Sergio Leone westerns and The Mission. But overall the experience will be different this time. I plan to include a suite for example with pieces of music, which I composed for 7 different movies which all won Oscars!”

Morricone will play:

January 15, 2016: O2 Arena, Prague
January 17, 2016: Papp Laszlo Arena, Budapest
January 19, 2016: Slovnaft Arena, Bratislava
February 14, 2016: 3Arena, Dublin
February 16, 2016: The O2 Arena, London
February 18, 2016: Lanxess Arena, Cologne
February 20, 2016: Sportpaleis, Antwerp
February 21, 2016: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam