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…
…and many other surprises!
Post Show Meet & Greet (FREE to all ticket holders) includes…
Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim, Metroid Prime, Advent Rising)
Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Xenogears)
Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill)
Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka (Metroid, Duck Hunt, Tetris, Pokemon)
Russell Brower (World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III)
Kinuyo Yamashita (Castlevania, Mega Man X3, Power Blade)
Marty O'Donnell (Halo series)
Wataru Hokoyama (Resident Evil 5, Ace Combat X2, Afrika)
Christopher Tin (Civilization IV, 1st video game Grammy Award Winner)
Frank Klepecki (Command & Conquer series, End of Nations)
John Debney (The Passion of the Crist, Sin City, Lair)
Gerard Marino (God of War series)
Christopher Lennertz (Warhawk, Medal of Honor, The Simpsons)
Joe Trapanese (Tron Legacy – Film Arranger/Orchestrator)
Bill Elm (Red Dead Redemption)
Neal Acre (World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Stargate Atlantis)
Rob King (Heroes of Might & Magic series, Fable II)
Jon Van Canegham (game designer/creator/director Heroes of Might & Magic series)
Laura Karpman (Everquest II)
Sean Murray (Call of Duty: Black-Ops, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Penka Kouneva (Gears of War 3, Transformers, The Sims)
Tim Wynn (Warhawk, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Red Faction)
Arthur Inasi (Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central)
Mike Rubino (Pac-Man World Rally, Jaws Unleashed, Line Rider)
Martin Leung (The Video Game Pianist)
Laura Intravia (Flute Link)
Kendrew Heriveaux (PBS Special vocalist)
…and MORE SECRET SURPRISE GUESTS TO BE REVEALED AT THE PERFORMANCE!