I hope I can make it out to what sounds like it's going to be an awesome show. Video Games Live always puts on a great show, but they have some big stuff planned for their 200th, which is set to go down during E3 week next month.
On June 8th, right across the street from E3 at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live, Video Games Live's special show will see all kinds of talented composers coming out to support the concert series. The after-show meet and greet list is packed with the industry's greatest: Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears), Hip Tanaka (Nintendo's powerhouse composer), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Marty O'Donnell (Halo) and many, many more. You'll find a full list after the jump. I must get into this meet and greet.
The set list for the show is also amazing. I freaked out just reading it! Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross will be played, with composer Mitsuda taking the stage. Castlevania music will be performed, with Kinuyo Yamishita on organ! The world premiere of the music from Resident Evil 5 is also slated. Again, there's too much to list here!
Beyond all of this listed here and after the jump, VGL promises more surprise performances and guests.
Tickets are on sale now. I hope I can break away from E3 for long enough to make it to this show. If you don't have an insane schedule that week like I do, you should definitely go.
The show in Los Angeles will include the following performances…
The live music World Premiere of the award winning song “Invincible” from Warcraft®: Cataclysm™ with Blizzard composer and audio director Russell Brower conducting.
The World Premiere of the music from Resident Evil® 5 conducted and orchestrated by Award Winning composer Wataru Hokoyama.
The Grammy Award Winning Civilization IV conducted live for the first time by composer Christopher Tin and featuring PBS Special vocalist Kendrew Heriveaux.
The World Premiere of the Award Winning music from Red Dead Redemption™ featuring composer Bill Elm on guitar.
Street Fighter® II featuring Video Games Live creator and world renowned game composer Tommy Tallarico on guitar.
New Guitar Hero™ competition featuring the Foo Fighters Grammy Award winning song “The Pretender”. Pre-show festival winner to appear and perform on stage with the symphony.
The music of Castlevania® featuring original Castlevania composer Kinuyo Yamishita on organ.
The music of Chrono Trigger™ and Chrono Cross™ with composer Yasunori Mitsuda in attendance, on stage and taking part in the post show meet & greet.
Heroes of Might & Magic® segment with composer Rob King including music from the yet-to-be-released Might & Magic® Heroes® VI.
The L.A. Premiere of Halo®: Reach by Award Winning franchise composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori.
The “Video Game Pianist” Martin Leung performing brand new solo piano arrangements from Final Fantasy® and Mario™ including the World Premiere of a brand new internationally published Zelda™ segment.
The video game rock band “The Megas” performing their popular hits from Mega Man® 2 & 3.
Award winning and renowned film composer John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Iron Man 2, Spider-Man 2 & 3) conducting his music from Sony Computer Entertainments’ Lair video game.
Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake Eater featuring vocalist Laura “Flute Link” Intravia.
Music from the yet to be released MMORTS End of Nations™ featuring industry veteran composer Frank Klepecki (Command & Conquer) on guitar.
The L.A. Premiere of the Tetris® Opera featuring award winning international vocal soloists.
Jonathan Coultons’ Award Winning “Still Alive” from Portal™.