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Video Games Live Plans 40 Concerts in 2008

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 12:14 p.m. PST

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time, now expanded with a wide variety of brand new segments. Special performances to take place during GDC, Comic-Con, Leipzig Games Convention, NYC's Broadway, a 7,000 seat bullring in Mexico, as well as Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, France, England, Scotland, China, Canada and more ...

Created and produced by video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

The best way to describe Video Games Live? Picture the excitement and energy ofa rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments dazzle audiences of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.

Video Games Live2008 will mark the 3rd year of VideoGames Live at GDC and a wide variety of brand new segments will be performed including... Halo 3, BioShock, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, StarCraft II, Chrono Cross and a few very special guests and surprises!

Pre- and post-show festival includes game competitions, costume contest, prizes, game demos, raffles and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Orlando, FL

January 24, 2008

Hard Rock Live

Otronicon

St. Louis, MO

January 26, 2008

Fox Theater

 

Montreal, QC

February 7, 2008

St. Denis Theatre

 

Montreal, QC

February 8, 2008

St. Denis Theatre

 

Toronto, ON

February 9, 2008

Massey Hall

 

FT. Wayne, IN

February 15, 2008

Embassy Theatre

Ft. Wayne Phil

Edmonton, AB

February 17, 2008

Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

 

San Francisco, CA

February 22, 2008

Nob Hill Masonic Center

GDC

Milwaukee, WI

March 1, 2008

Riverside Theater

Milwaukee Symphony

Phoenix, AZ

March 7, 2008

Maricopa Center

Phoenix Symphony

Mexicali, Mexico

March 15, 2008

Plaza Calafia Bullring

 

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

New York City, NY

April 26, 2008

Beacon Theatre

MSG Entertainment

Las Vegas, NV

June 14, 2008

Henderson Pavilion

Las Vegas Phil.

Austin, TX

July 11, 2008

Long Center

Austin Symphony

Austin, TX

July 12, 2008

Long Center

Austin Symphony

Louisville, KY

July 18, 2008

Kentucky Center for Arts

Louisville Orchestra

San Diego, CA

July 24, 2008

Embarcadero Marina Park

San Diego Symphony

Taipei, Taiwan

August 9, 2008

Pan-Chiao Stadium

 

Taipei, Taiwan

August 10, 2008

Pan-Chiao Stadium

 

Leipzig, Germany

August 20, 2008

ARENA Leipzig

Games Convention

Birmingham, AL

October 9, 2008

Jefferson Conv. Complex

Alabama Symphony

Vancouver, BC

October 29, 2008

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Symphony

Carnival Cruise Ship

November 14, 2008

Normandy Lounge

NAVIGaTR Cruise

Seattle, WA

January 24, 2009

Paramount Theatre

 

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

Anaheim, CA
Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Brazil (multiple cities)
Dallas, TX
Glasgow, Scotland
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles, CA
Milan, Italy
Paris, France
Shanghai, China
Winnipeg, MB

"Our goal of building Video Games Live as a worldwide brand has become a reality," said Marc Geiger, Senior Executive Vice-President of Touring for the William-Morris Agency. "Tommy & 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."

All New for 2008

  • Halo 3 - An all new exclusive Halo 3 segment.
  • BioShock - The HIGHEST rated Xbox game of 2007! (even higher rated than Halo 3!)
  • StarCraft II - Pre-view Exclusive! A mega-popular game from Blizzard - the makers of Warcraft. Game won't be released until 2009!
  • World of Warcraft - More and NEW Warcraft segments - the biggest and most popular online game in the world!
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Amazing EXCLUSIVE music and video. Huge hit with the families and younger audiences.
  • Conan - New game release in Q4 2007 of everyones favorite Barbarian Warrior. Includes additional live percussion performances on stage (VGL supplied instruments).
  • Chrono Cross - One of the most requested games that fans asked to be added to VGL over the past 2 years.
  • Final Fantasy - Additional and new segments from the gamers most favorite music franchise.
  • Castlevania - One of the most popular "old-school" side-scrolling platform games brought to life by a full orchestra! A game music fan favorite.

To order your Video Games Live tickets, click HERE!

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