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'Video Games Live' Expands North American Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT

Video game composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim) and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel Music Group today announced that the nationwide Video Games Live tour has been expanded after the huge success of the concert series' debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6, 2005.

Co-executive produced by Tallarico's and Wall's Mystical Stone Entertainment LLC, and Clear Channel Music Group, Video Games Live features music from the world's most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs across North America, combined with explosive video segments from each of the games, lasers and lights to create an exceptional, immersive entertainment experience.

The Hollywood Bowl debut of Video Games Live on July 6th was attended by over 10,000 people of all ages, including renowned game designers and composers from all over the world. The internationally distinguished LA Philharmonic, along with soloists including guitarist Steve Vai, performed music from some of the world's most beloved games. The tour will kick off on October 29, in Seattle, Washington at the Paramount Theatre. Additional tour dates and cities have been added, including New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington, DC, Dallas, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago and Toronto, increasing the total number of stops on the tour from 19 to 25.

"The triumphant show at the Hollywood Bowl established without a doubt that the demand for this tour is huge," said Brad Wavra, Touring Vice President for Clear Channel Music Group. "Clear Channel is committed to Video Games Live, and wants to be certain the show offers as many dates as possible to reach the broadest possible audience in North America."

Video Games Live features music from some of the world's most popular games, including Mario(TM), Zelda(R), Halo(R), Metal Gear Solid(R), Warcraft(R), Myst(R), Castlevania(R), Medal of Honor(TM), Sonic(TM), Tron(C), Tomb Raider(R), Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil(TM), Splinter Cell(R), Ghost Recon(TM), Rainbow Six(R), EverQuest(R) II, Kingdom Hearts, God of War(TM) and a classic arcade game medley featuring games from Pong(R) to Donkey Kong(R).

"We're excited to add more dates and new cities to the tour roster," said Wall. "The Hollywood Bowl show was such a great success and we want to bring that to as many people as possible."

Tickets for the new tour dates can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or through the newly designed and updated www.videogameslive.com. Tickets previously purchased for rescheduled dates can be returned to the point of purchase for refund. A trailer previewing the Video Games Live experience is available at www.videogameslive.com.

"Video Games Live is a highly visual experience," remarked Tallarico. "Due to the new winter schedule we'll be moving the show to indoor venues, where we have 100% control over the environment. Although the show is just as amazing in outdoor facilities, the indoor locations will actually allow us more manipulation of visual elements such as lasers, video, fog and lighting as well as the audio acoustics."

Video Games Live North American Tour 2005

Date City Venue On-Sale

Sat., Oct. 29 Seattle, Wash. Paramount Theatre Sept. 17
Sun., Oct. 30 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sept. 15
Tues., Nov.1 Denver, Colo. Paramount Theatre Now
Thurs., Nov. 3 Phoenix, Ariz. Dodge Theatre Sept. 17
Fri., Nov. 4 San Diego, Calif. San Diego Civic Theatre Now
Sat., Nov. 5 San Jose, Calif. San Jose Civic Auditorium Sept. 18
Sun., Nov. 6 San Francisco, Nob Hill Masonic Calif. Auditorium Sept. 18
Weds., Nov. 9 Kansas City, Mo. Midland Theatre TBA
Thurs., Nov. 10 St. Louis, Mo. The Pageant TBA
Fri., Nov. 11 Minneapolis, Minn. Orpheum Theatre Sept. 17
Sat., Nov. 12 Chicago, Ill. Chicago Theatre TBA
Sun., Nov. 13 Columbus, Ohio Palace Theatre TBA
Mon., Nov. 14 Detroit, Mich. Opera House TBA
Tues., Nov. 15 Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall Sept. 16
Thurs., Nov. 17 Boston, Mass. Orpheum Theatre TBA
Fri., Nov. 18 Wallingford, Conn. Chevrolet Theatre TBA
Sat., Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall TBA
Mon., Nov. 21 New York, N.Y. Beacon Theatre TBA
Weds., Nov. 23 Philadelphia, Pa. Verizon Hall at Academy of Music TBA
Fri., Nov. 25 Cinncinnati, Ohio Taft Theatre TBA
Sat., Nov. 26 Cleveland, Ohio Palace Theatre TBA
Mon., Nov. 28 Nashville, Tenn. Ryman Auditorium TBA
Thurs., Dec. 1 Austin, Texas Bass Concert Hall TBA
Fri., Dec. 2 Dallas, Texas Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie TBA
Sat., Dec. 3 San Antonio, Texas Laurie Auditorium TBA

For further information on the concert series or Mystical Stone Entertainment please visit http://www.videogameslive.com/

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