Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Concert Tour Gets New Run in 7 U.S., Canadian Cities
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix announced on Tuesday that a new Kingdom Hearts Orchestra concert tour will run in 11 countries in 2019. The new tour is titled Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres-, and will feature an all-new program to celebrate the release of the Kingdom Hearts III game.
The tour will debut at International Forum A in Tokyo on April 27-28, and it will include a total of 22 performances in 17 cities. The full city list is as follows:
- Tokyo (Japan) – April 27-28
- Singapore – May 18, 2019
- Chicago (USA) – June 1, 2019
- Los Angeles (USA) – June 8, 2019
- Orlando (USA) – June 22, 2019
- New York (USA) – June 28-29, 2019
- Toronto (Canada) – July 13, 2019
- Köln (Germany) – August 24, 2019
- Atlanta (USA) – September 14, 2019
- Paris (France) – September 28, 2019
- Milan (Italy) – October 5, 2019
- Sydney (Australia) – October 19, 2019
- Dallas (USA) – October 26, 2019
- São Paulo (Brazil) – November 2, 2019
- London (United Kingdom) – November 17, 2019
- Mexico D.F. (Mexico) – November 23, 2019
- Osaka (Japan) – November 30, 2019
Advance ticket sales for the Tokyo concerts will begin on January 29, and regular ticket sales will begin on February 26. Pre-sales for most of the other venues will begin on January 30, and public sales will begin on February 12.
The concerts feature a large video screen that shows special video sequences during the performance. The orchestra includes more than 100 performers.
The original Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath- ran in Japan in 2016 to celebrate the franchise's 15th anniversary. The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- then ran in 2018, and series composer Yoko Shimomura attended some of the performances.
Square Enix will release the Kingdom Hearts III game on January 25 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 29 in the West. Confirmed worlds include Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Tangled, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and the returning Olympus Coliseum and Winnie-the-Pooh worlds. Square Enix will release postgame video content in the first few days after the game is released.
Hikaru Utada's "Hikari" and "Chikai" theme song performances for the franchise are also available on PlayStation VR.