Nobuo Uematsu to attend Chicago world-premiere

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8, 2006 - Today, JMP Productions announced that Nobuo Uematsu, one of the most well-known and respected composers in the field of video game music, will attend the PLAY! concert in Chicago on Saturday, May 27, 2006. He will also be joining the meet and greet.
PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is a symphony concert world-tour featuring music from a catalogue of blockbuster video game titles. Nobuo Uematsu composed the official opening fanfare for PLAY! which opens every concert world-wide.

Nobuo Uematsu is especially well-known for his work on the FINAL FANTASY (R) series. His music has been performed in concerts all over the world, after concert performances in Japan including a six-city, seven-show series the first stateside concert, DEAR FRIENDS - music from FINAL FANTASY (R), followed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, spear-headed by JMP Productions, the creator of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony. Due to the positive reception for this performance a concert series for North America was to follow in 2005.

Says Jason Michael Paul: "We are ecstatic to announce that Uematsu-san will join us in Chicago for our premiere of PLAY!. Never before has there been a union of such prolific contributors of video game music assembled in one location for a video game music concert. His contributions to the art of video game music are immeasurable and appreciated by fans worldwide. This truly makes this once in a lifetime event complete.".

All tickets for the world-premiere of PLAY! including the VIP meet and greet are available at the box office, Ticketmaster locations, by credit card at 312-559-1212 or on the internet at
Video game composers Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Jeremy Soule, Akira Yamaoka, Yuzo Koshiro, Jason Hayes and Marty O'Donnell will attend the VIP meet and greet in Chicago.

Additional tour dates including ticket information are available at the official PLAY! website at So far, PLAY! concerts have been announced for Chicago, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Vienna (Virginia) and Toronto.

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