Concerts

Final Fantasy -- that has some pretty great music in it, right? You know what would probably make it sound really good? Being played by the London Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Centre on September 12. Just as a rand...
Don your best duds to go see a Pokémon symphony! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions will premiere at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. on Friday August 15, 2014. Coinciding with the symphony event will be the 201...
Music from Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Halo, Journey, God of War, Portal 2, and other videogames will appear in new orchestral concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes. Tickets for concerts worldwide are on sale right now. N...
Videogame music concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 19, marking its North American debut. This is a successor to the popular Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series, deve...


Big news coming from Nintendo today. With the excellent Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds currently keeping the Zelda name red hot, the guys at Nintendo have another surprise in store before the year ends. For the first...
This year, the very first live orchestrated game music concert by the London Symphony Orchestra took place in the form of Final Symphony. The concert is the latest critically acclaimed concert by the Merregnon Studios and the...
Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Ga...
Will you be in the Los Angeles area near the end of September? If so, you might want to head over to the Ford Theater on Friday, September 27 at 8:30pm for a special orchestral performance featuring the Young Musicians Founda...
Nintendo has a cool contest on their Facebook page that will have the work of the best artists displayed at the currently touring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess concert.  Submit Zelda fan art to the contest...
Maybe you've been to a Video Games Live concert. Maybe, like me, you loved it, and sought out past CD and DVD releases. The show has only gotten better with time as they incorporate more and more music into the program, and a...
Today, tickets go on sale for the newest addition to the long-running line of videogame music concerts from German production company Merregnon Studios, titled Symphonic Selections. While the previous concerts in last few yea...
We've covered the Distant Worlds concert series extensively over the years, but after seeing last night's stop in San Diego for Comic Con, I think it's fair to say that this is an entirely new show with tons of new arrangemen...
A little while ago, the London Symphony Orchestra asked all of you to send in your questions for Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, and tomorrow all the answers will be revealed. Well at least the answers you most wanted. Thi...
London Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to their very first live video game music concert as Final Symphony takes place in the Barbican hall on May 30th. The concert had its world premiere this last weekend in Germany to a 10...
If you're a fan of Final Fantasy music, it's likely you've heard of the Distant Worlds global tour. Several CD and DVD collections have been released over the years, but Square Enix is putting together a special Blu-ray colle...
Atlus returns with their Persona concert series with Persona Music Fes 2013. Just announced, and coming to Nippon Budokan this August, this show will feature music from Persona 3 and Persona 4 performed live, with artists&nb...
Looks like Sega is back to being awesome again. On March 30th they will be holding a very special one night symphonic tribute to the Phantasy Star series, promising special guests and music pieces from nearly all major Phanta...
"The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses" tour will be making a return to San Francisco on June 10, 2013. The concert came through last year, and this time around fans will get to hear new material covering more music ...
With all the videogame music concerts going around these days, have you ever thought about an entire concert dedicated to The Elder Scrolls? Well, composer Jeremy Soule has that very dream, and has begun a social media campai...
As previously mentioned, the Saturday's schedule at MAGFest was incredibly compact. There were tons of great acts scheduled as well as several impromptu performances that turned out to be some of the best of the show. As alwa...
Destructoid is here at MAGFest. Are you? We had a blast today listening to the amazing rap stylings of Random (AKA Mega Ran), who impressed us with a freestyle session based on items that members of the audience held up. The ...
MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti...
Final Symphony, the latest and last grand Final Fantasy concert in German producer Thomas Böcker's critically acclaimed series, has received a second show date. Two weeks after the premiere in Germany, the second stop wi...
The WDR Radio Orchestra performed the newest concert from producer Thomas Böcker and his team at Merregnon Studios on just last week on November 16. Being in attendance, I can tell you it was a truly fantastic show, feat...
You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a...
If you're been to PAX or Anime Boston, you might know a thing or two about the Video Game Orchestra (VGO). Based in Boston, the orchestra performs exclusive arrangements from videogames and anime, and they're set to take...
[Update: Contest over! Winner of the FFXI concert tickets is MistaAytch!] This year marks the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and to celebrate, Square Enix is hosting a tribute concert this weekend in Berkeley, CA! This...
We reported last month that composer Jeramiah "module" Ross was performing his music from Shatter, one of the best soundtracks of all time, live in front of an audience later in September. We didn't know at the time, however,...
You need to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. First, Chad saw Godessess and even reviewed it. This year, Tony saw it and raved about it, and then Jayson and I attended in San Diego a few months lat...
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, and the company has a couple of special events planned for this year that you should know about. The official Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event wi...
If you've attended or heard recordings of Symphonic Shades, Symphonic Fantasies, Symphonic Legends, or Symphonic Odysseys, then you're already familiar with the work of producer Thomas Boecker and his team at Merregnon Studio...
I've been to a lot of game music concerts over the years: Dear Friends, More Friends, Distant Worlds, Video Games Live, PLAY!, and more. I think it's great that we're seeing music from this popular medium getting this kind of...
[Update: the event is being held at a place called San Francisco Bath House in New Zealand, not our beloved San Francisco, California]A fan of the Shatter soundtrack? If not, you should be. It was easily one of the best ...
When Chad Concelmo wrote his impressions of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony last October, I felt a mix of elation and disappointment -- elation because the music of the venerable Zelda franchise deserved a night...
Can you believe Final Fantasy XI has been around for ten years? Square Enix celebrated the occasion with a special orchestral concert in Japan that saw a DVD release earlier this year, and now they're surprisingly bringing th...
Not to be ousted by The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess stopping in Los Angeles during E3, Video Games Live will also be in LA for the the convention. In fact, it'll be the same night at the exact same time as the af...
I hope you guys haven't forgotten about The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, the year-long US tour that celebrates the music of the Zelda series. If you have forgotten, don't fret! Consult the schedule and see if the...
Blip Festival, the annual chiptune celebration of awesome, is going down from May 25 to May 27 in New York City this year. The concert will be taking place at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan, with three-day and single-day p...
Game music concert series Video Games Live says that they're going "off the grid" to bring their orchestral performances to smaller towns starting this week. They've done the big city thing for about a decade now, but it's ni...
MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met the...