Video Games Live coming to a venue near you (unless you happen to be me)

Ever since we were privy to the spectacle that is Video Games Live at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference, I’ve been dying to see it again, so when a press release from co-creator Tommy Tallarico hit the Destructobox earlier today claiming 25 new concerts around the world had been announced, I screamed the scream of the pleased! Then, after having read the release and realizing none of the shows happen to occur in Portland, Oregon, I screamed the scream of the dismayed and woke up my dog.

To quote the Press Release, here’s the list of upcoming shows:

Buffalo, NY – October 14, 2007 – Kleinhans Music Hall – Buffalo Philharmonic
Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2007 – Nokia Theatre – E for All Expo
London, England – October 22, 2007 – Royal Festival Hall – London Games Festival
Columbia, MO – October 28, 2007 – Jessie Auditorium – University of Missouri
Calgary, Canada – November 9, 2007 – Jack Singer Hall – Calgary Philharmonic
Calgary, Canada – November 10, 2007 – Jack Singer Hall – Calgary Philharmonic
Orlando, FL – January TBA, 2008 – TBA – Otronicon
St. Louis, MO – January 26, 2008 – Fox Theater –
FT. Wayne, IN – February 15, 2008 – Embassy Theatre – Ft. Wayne Phil
Milwaukee, WI – March 1, 2008 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee Symphony
Phoenix, AZ – March 7, 2008 – Maricopa Center – Phoenix Symphony
Ogden, UT – March 27, 2008 – Browning Arts Center – Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, UT – March 28, 2008 – Abravanel Hall – Utah Symphony
Salt Lake City, UT – March 29, 2008 – Abravanel Hall – Utah Symphony
Austin, TX – July 11, 2008 – Long Center
Austin, TX – July 12, 2008 – Long Center

So, Ogden, Utah gets a show, and somehow I don’t? I knew the Mormons had pull, but short of strong-arm tactics by Zombie Joseph Smith, I’m baffled by this apparent coup.

Hit the jump for the Release in its entirety. 

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 25 NEW SHOWS

 

Cities Include Los Angeles, London, Buffalo, St. Louis, Phoenix, Orlando, Austin, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and More

 

Newly Designed Show Includes Exclusive World Premieres of Halo® 3, BioShock™, Conan, StarCraft® II and Harry Potter™ Music

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 10, 2007 – Having already performed to sold out audiences around the globe, the most successful video game concert in the world – Video Games Live will continue its ground-breaking tour with the announcement of 25 new shows across North America and the United Kingdom.  Video Games Live is produced and created by veteran video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall.  It features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, special fx, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments.

 

The highest and most prestigious level of symphony and venue quality continues with the announcement of some of the world’s most renowned orchestras and local theatres, halls, auditoriums and arenas.  To further attract the biggest audience possible, Video Games Live also partners with gaming’s most important conferences and conventions.

 

A brand new show kicking off this fall will add to the already incredible line up which currently includes Marioâ„¢, Zelda®, Warcraft®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid®, Myst®, Sonicâ„¢ and many more.  More interactive video screens, synchronized lighting, special fx, stage production and audience participation have been added to the performance as well as new and exclusive musical segments.  Working directly with game developers and publishers, Video Games Live is the first concert to perform the world premieres of Halo® 3, BioShockâ„¢, Conan, StarCraft® II and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ„¢ video game music scores.

 

 

 

Show Announcements:

 

Buffalo, NY

October 14, 2007

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic

Los Angeles, CA

October 19, 2007

Nokia Theatre

E for All Expo

London, England

October 22, 2007

Royal Festival Hall

London Games Festival

Columbia, MO

October 28, 2007

Jessie Auditorium

University of Missouri

Calgary, Canada

November 9, 2007

Jack Singer Hall

Calgary Philharmonic

Calgary, Canada

November 10, 2007

Jack Singer Hall

Calgary Philharmonic

Orlando, FL

January TBA, 2008

TBA

Otronicon

St. Louis, MO

January 26, 2008

Fox Theater

 

FT. Wayne, IN

February 15, 2008

Embassy Theatre

Ft. Wayne Phil

Milwaukee, WI

March 1, 2008

Riverside Theater

Milwaukee Symphony

Phoenix, AZ

March 7, 2008

Maricopa Center

Phoenix Symphony

Ogden, UT

March 27, 2008

Browning Arts Center

Utah Symphony

Salt Lake City, UT

March 28, 2008

Abravanel Hall

Utah Symphony

Salt Lake City, UT

March 29, 2008

Abravanel Hall

Utah Symphony

Austin, TX

July 11, 2008

Long Center

 

Austin, TX

July 12, 2008

Long Center

 

 

Exact dates and venues for the following cities are to be announced (TBA)

 

Atlanta, GA

Boise, ID

Las Vegas, NV

Nashville, TN

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Seattle, WA

Toronto, ON

Vancouver, BC

 

 

 

In addition, there are approximately 20 European, Asian, Australian & South American dates currently being planned as well as a variety of other North American dates to be released soon.  All tour date and ticket information can be found at: www.videogameslive.com/dates

 

“Our goal of building Video Games Live as a worldwide brand is becoming a reality,†said Marc Geiger, Senior Executive Vice-President of Touring for the William-Morris Agency. â€œTommy & Jack have created a very special and unique event experience that is not only a hit with gamers but also speaks to a general mainstream global audience as well.â€

 

 

 

About Video Games Liveâ„¢ (www.videogameslive.com)

Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance.  Video Games Live is an immersive concert event celebrating music from the biggest video games of all time.  The debut performance launched on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic with over 11,000 people in attendance making it the largest video game concert in the world.

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