Video Games Live Prepares for 12 Big Shows in July

Jul 3rd 2009
Special Performances and Special Guests to Compliment Record Breaking Tour

Highlights Include Performances with the National Symphony Orchestra at WolfTrap, 3 Day Gaming Event in Winnipeg a Special Blizzard Performance with the Houston Symphony and the Return to Comic Con with the San Diego Symphony



LOS ANGELES, CA - July 3, 2009 - The worldwide phenomenon Video Games Live (recently enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records) is proud to announce 12 performances throughout the month of July. Each show will be unique and many will be highlighted by special performances, conventions and/or special guests. Video Games Live has grown tremendously over the past 5 years of touring and currently has over 60 shows planned around the world for 2009.

Some July tour highlights include a special 3 day gaming event in Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Symphony (July 6 - 8). The 3 day event includes 2 unique show performances and a half day festival event with Future Shop including a major Guitar Hero competition, special industry Q&A panel, video game cover bands, prize give-a-ways and more.

On July 10th Video Games Live is honored to once again be performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. After 2 very successful sold out shows at the Kennedy Center in 2007, this time around they are headed to the 6,500+ seat WolfTrap Filene Center for a day of family fun and entertainment. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will be on hand supporting Video Games Live and passing out important industry facts and information to attendees. Very special guests will include Civilization creator Sid Meier and the original Civilization IV vocalist Ron Ragin. Also joining the show is legendary game composer Grant Kirkhope who is best known for his scores for Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye, Banjo & Kazooie, Perfect Dark & Viva Pinata.

On July 18th the Houston Symphony has teamed up with Video Games Live and Blizzard Entertainment to put on Gamer MusiCON 09 which will include an entire day of gaming activities (courtesy of Game Crazy) and TWO show performances. The first afternoon show entitled Blizzard Live! will be a special presentation showcasing Blizzard Entertainment titles including the Warcraft , StarCraft and Diablo series of games. Included in this event will also be a World Premiere of never before performed Blizzard music. Five Blizzard composers will be attending the event and participating in panel discussions as well as Q&A sessions and meet & greets with the audience. Halo composer Mike Salvatori will be making a special guest appearance a few days earlier at the Ft. Worth, TX performance taking place on July 14th.

On July 23rd, Video Games Live once again returns to the San Diego Comic Con to perform with the San Diego Symphony on the waterfront behind the Convention Center at the beautiful outdoor Embarcadero Marina Park. Synchronized fireworks will be a part of the production as well as many special guests from around the world.

VIDEO GAMES LIVE JULY TOUR DATES

July 6, 2009 (8pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg Symphony
July 7, 2009 (6pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Special Festival Day
July 8, 2009 (8pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg Symphony
July 10, 2009 (8:30pm) - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap/Feline Center - National Symphony Orchestra
July 11, 2009 (8pm) - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh Symphony
July 12, 2009 (2:30pm) - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh Symphony
July 14, 2009 (8pm) - Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX - Bass Performance Hall - Ft. Worth Symphony
July 18, 2009 (3pm) - Houston, TX - Jones Hall - Blizzard Live! - Houston Symphony
July 18, 2009 (7:30pm) - Houston, TX - Jones Hall - Houston Symphony
July 23, 2009 (7:30pm) - San Diego, CA - Embarcadero Marina Park - San Diego Symphony
July 27, 2009 (8pm) - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavillion
July 31, 2009 (8pm) - Lewiston, NY - Artpark - Buffalo Philharmonic


Complete tour dates, details and tickets are available here:
http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=dates





About VIDEO GAMES LIVE

VIDEO GAMES LIVE is an immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time. Created and produced by industry veterans and world famous video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall; top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Video Games Live is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world having already performed around the globe to hundreds of thousands of people on 5 continents. For more information, visit: www.videogameslive.com.

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