Video Games Live concert adding 30+ shows worldwide

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When playing a video game, nothing helps increase the experience like a good soundtrack. Whether it’s your favorite RPG or action titles, a good score will help keep you interested when playing for hours on end. Even the good old 8-bit songs are still fresh in our memories, like when you hear someone play Tetris or the Legend of Zelda theme. Now what if you could relive some of those best memories with a live orchestra?

For 11 years Video Games Live has been doing just that, taking amazing pieces of art known as music and taking them around the world for fans to hear. An amazing concert for gamers and music lovers, VGL has announced more than 30 new tour dates including a free show for those attending Comic-Con 2013.

Here are some of their news:

  • The 7th returning performance (and ALL NEW SHOW) at Jones Hall with the amazing Houston Symphony celebrating its 100th year!
  • The 4th returning performance (and ALL NEW SHOW) with the United States’ National Symphony Orchestra at the 7,500 seat outdoor Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park in Vienna, VA.
  • The first ever video game concert in Orange County, CA including 2 World Premieres with Blizzard Entertainment and the Pacific Symphony (orchestra used to record Diablo III) taking place at the 18,000 seat Verizon Irvine Amphitheatre.
  • A FREE SHOW in San Diego sponsored by Amazon.com and UbiSoft during the San Diego Comic Con.  7 World Premieres and 15 very special game composer guests from around the world to perform.
  • 2 shows with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall.  The San Francisco Symphony is one of the most highly respected and talented orchestras in the world having won worldwide awards including 11 Grammy’s (and they performed and recorded with Metallica!)
  • 2 incredible Blizzard Entertainment shows in Shanghai and Beijing taking place in the biggest indoor stadiums in China (over 20,000+ per arena).  Sponsored by the biggest computer and technology company in Asia (Lenovo), these special shows will include 7 Blizzard World Premieres.
  • Massive Latin America tour including return dates in Mexico, Chile and (for the 8th year in-a-row) multiple cities in Brazil.  First ever video game concert in Peru and first time Video Games Live show in Argentina.
  • An ALL NEW SHOW for the return to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with the UAE National Symphony at the Dubai World Trade Center.

This is just some of the music they cover and expect to hear:

  • Mario
  • Zelda
  • Halo
  • Final Fantasy
  • Warcraft
  • StarCraft
  • Diablo
  • Sonic
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Chrono Cross
  • Mega Man
  • Myst
  • Tron
  • Castlevania
  • Metroid
  • Interactive Frogger
  • Interactive Space Invaders
  • Interactive Guitar Hero
  • Interactive Donkey Kong
  • Medal of Honor
  • God of War
  • BioShock
  • Civilization IV
  • Tomb Raider
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Advent Rising
  • EverQuest II
  • Mass Effect
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Silent Hill
  • Crysis
  • Monkey Island
  • Earthworm Jim
  • End of Nations
  • Afrika
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Uncharted II
  • Portal
  • Lair
  • Conan
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert
  • Headhunter
  • Splinter Cell
  • Ghost Recon
  • Rainbow Six
  • Jade Empire
  • Contra
  • OutRun
  • Gears of War
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Classic Arcade Music featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Duck Hunt, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gauntlet, Punch-Out, OutRun and MANY MORE!”

You can get more information including dates and prices at the Video Games Live website.

Chris Del Castillo

Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.

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