Off the heels of sold-out shows around the world, renowned video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are bringing their immersive concert celebrating video games back to the world-famous Hollywood Bowl for the second time on September 21, 2006.
The concert will feature the celebrated Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Video Games Live co-creator and conductor Jack Wall, with an opening act from famous recording artist Brian “BT” Transeau previewing selections from his new album “This Binary Universe.” Legendary guitarists Steve Vai and Dweezil Zappa will be performing along with the orchestra, as well as special appearances by well-known video game composers. New segments include a live performance of excerpts from the new Halo 3 score as released this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and the world premiere of Civilization IV, plus a rare special acoustic performance by the original Lucas Arts composers performing Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and more.
Video Games Live will make history by being the first to bring the symphonic score from Final Fantasy to the Hollywood Bowl. Fans will also enjoy a special solo performance by Video Game Pianist Martin Leung who will debut his unique Final Fantasy piano arrangement consisting of over ten Final Fantasy favorites. Special interactive segments involving the audience will take place during the show, including a live interactive Space Invaders game, a Frogger competition, and even a special interactive appearance by the Goodyear Blimp. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with an exciting pre-show festival that includes game competitions, pre-released game demos, a costume contest, and the “meet and greet” session with famous game composers and designers from all over the world, available free to all ticket holders.
“We are thrilled to bring Video Games Live back to the Hollywood Bowl, where the show debuted last year in front of 11,000 people,” said Tommy Tallarico, famed video game composer and co-creator/executive producer of Video Games Live. “It’s such an exciting honor to be playing on the most famous stage in the world. I think it speaks volumes about how important video games have become to our culture.”
“The one important thing to understand is that Video Games Live is really an event for the whole family,” added Wall. “We include something for everyone, and even if you don’t play video games, you’ll be blown away by the show.”
New music and exclusive video has been added to the already spectacular line-up of games including Mario?, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Myst, Kingdom Hearts, Medal of Honor™, Sonic?, Tron, God of War™ and others, plus there will be a new and expanded Classic Arcade Medley featuring tributes to the games that started it all.
The pre-show festival and costume contest will begin at 5:30 pm and is free to all ticket holders. Tickets ($3- $65) are currently on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, or click here to link directly to the VGL ticket page. The show will begin at 8:00 pm.
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