Tommy Does Taiwan: Video Games Live plays Taiwan International Music Festival

It’s like Debbie Does Dallas … if you took out the busty blonde and replaced it with a short, Italian games music mastermind. Okay, so it’s not even close. But we’ll get our pom-poms out and cheer for Tommy Tallarico, as he will be taking his popular games music concert Video Games Live overseas again for a pretty big gig.

VGL will be an opening act for the Taiwan International Music Festival, set to take place in the nifty-looking Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial (see gallery below) on February 20th. And they’re doing it by request: over 3,000 fans had petitioned local concert promoters to bring Video Games Live to Taiwan in 2008.

For this special performance, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra will be rocking the games tunes for over 100,000 attendees.

Tallarico said:

What a great honor for us to be asked by the Taiwan government to be a part of such a revered and time honored event. I think this says a lot about how important video games and their music are becoming to cultures all over the world, and we feel very privileged to be a part of it.

Congrats to the VGL team. We love the show, and we think it’s great that the whole world is also getting to enjoy it.

Dale North