Video Games Live Announces 50 Shows for Continuing Blockbuster World Tour

Jun 4th 2008
Including First Time Ever Game Concerts in France, China, Taiwan, Scotland and Portugal

Special Performances During Some of the Biggest Conventions in the World Including San Diego Comic-Con, Leipzig Games Convention, Gen Con, Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, NVision and More!


Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2008 -- Continuing its blockbuster award-winning world tour and coming off a major industry achievement of selling out its debut performance on Broadway in New York City, Video Games Live is proud to announce 50 shows in its effort to confirm to the world how culturally significant and artistic video games have become.
The Video Games Live tour created in 2002 by renowned video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, has become the top selling game concert in the world having already performed to more than 200,000 people around the globe including the U.S., Canada, England, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain and Korea. To date, Video Games Live has performed across five different continents and has held over 40 record-breaking shows since last summer. In addition to their touring success, EMI Classics will be releasing the Video Games Live album (entitled Video Games Live: Volume One) worldwide this summer.

Proudly presented globally by leading peripheral manufacturer Razer (http://www.razerzone.com/), Video Games Live is best described as utilizing the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the energy and excitement of a rock concert combined with the cutting edge visuals, technology, interactivity and fun that video games provide.

The highest and most prestigious level of symphony and venue quality continues with the announcement of some of the world's most renowned orchestras and local theatres, arenas and stadiums. To further attract the biggest audience possible, Video Games Live also partners with some of pop-culture's most important conferences and conventions.


CURRENT TOUR DATES


Winnipeg, MB

June 5, 2008

Centennial Concert Hall



Las Vegas, NV

June 14, 2008

Henderson Pavilion

Las Vegas Philharmonic

Toronto, ON

June 21, 2008

Younge-Dundas Square

Future Shop

Glasgow, Scotland

June 26, 2008

Royal Concert Hall

Royal Scottish Symphony

Paris, France

June 29, 2008

Porte de Versailles

Blizzard WWI

Houston, TX

July 10, 2008

Jones Hall

Houston Symphony

Austin, TX

July 11, 2008

Long Center



Austin, TX

July 12, 2008

Long Center



Louisville, KY

July 18, 2008

Kentucky Arts Center

Louisville Orchestra

San Diego, CA

July 24, 2008

Embarcadero Park

San Diego Symphony

Taipei, Taiwan

August 10, 2008

Pan-Chiao Stadium

Taipei Philharmonic

Taipei, Taiwan

August 11, 2008

Pan-Chiao Stadium

Taipei Philharmonic

Indianapolis, IN

August 15, 2008

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony

Indianapolis, IN

August 16, 2008

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony

Leipzig, Germany

August 20, 2008

ARENA Leipzig

Leipzig Games Convention

San Jose, CA

August 26, 2008

Performing Arts Center

NVISION 08

Brookville, NY

September 20, 2008

Tilles Center



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 5, 2008

Canecão

Petrobras Sinfônica

Birmingham, Alabama

October 9, 2008

Jefferson Complex

Alabama Symphony

Beijing, China

October 18, 2008

Beijing Stadium

China Opera Symphony

Vancouver, BC

October 29, 2008

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Symphony

Kansas City, MO

November 1, 2008

Midland Theatre



Chicago, IL

November 15, 2008

Chicago Theatre



Lisbon, Portugal

December 6, 2008

TBA



Lisbon, Portugal

December 7, 2008

TBA



Paris, France

December 18, 2008

Palais des Congress



Newark, NJ

Dec. 27, 2008 (2PM)

NJ PAC

New Jersey Symphony

Newark, NJ

Dec. 27, 2008 (8PM)

NJ PAC

New Jersey Symphony

Burlington, VT

January 17, 2009

Flynn Center Perf. Arts



Seattle, WA

January 24, 2009

Paramount Theatre



Kitchener, ON

March 13, 2009

Centre in the Square

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Kalamazoo, MI

March 20, 2009

Miller Auditorium



Sarasota, FL

March 28, 2009

Van Wezel Hall

Florida W. Coast Symph.

Richmond, VA

April 25, 2009

Landmark Theatre

Richmond Symphony

Calgary, Canada

May 15, 2009

Jack Singer Hall

Calgary Philharmonic

Calgary, Canada

May 16, 2009

Jack Singer Hall

Calgary Philharmonic

Boston, MA

TBA

TBA



Philadelphia, PA

TBA

TBA



Atlanta, GA

TBA

TBA



San Francisco, CA

TBA

TBA



São Paulo, Brazil

TBA

TBA



London, England

TBA

TBA



Hong Kong, China

TBA

TBA



Shanghai, China

TBA

TBA



Tokyo, Japan

TBA

TBA



Singapore

TBA

TBA



Seoul, Korea

TBA

TBA



Moscow, Russia

TBA

TBA



Norway

TBA

TBA



Sweden

TBA

TBA




TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

For complete tour and ticketing information please visit www.videogameslive.com. To suggest a particular song or city to perform in, please sign up to the VGL mailing list.

More tour dates for the 2008 and 2009 season are being added weekly. There will be over 50 shows in 2008 and more than 70 shows planned for 2009.



About Video Games Live™ (www.videogameslive.com)
Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live™ (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance. Video Games Live, an immersive concert event celebration, features music from the best video games performed by top orchestras and choirs around the world combined with synchronized video footage, lighting, special effects, interactivity and live action to create an explosive and unique one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. The debut performance launched on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic with over 11,000 people in attendance making it the largest video game concert in the world.

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