Command & Conquer Music to World Premiere at Video Games Live in Las Vegas This Weekend

Jun 12th 2008
Featured Guests and Performance to Include Franchise Creators and Composer

First Ever Game Concert in Nevada!



LOS ANGELES, CA - June 12, 2008 - Video Games Live announced today that the music of the Command & Conquer franchise will be premiered for the first time ever this weekend during the Henderson/Las Vegas performance at the Henderson Pavilion with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Las Vegas, Nevada is the birthplace of the Command & Conquer franchise which has sold over 22 million units worldwide. Initially created and developed at Las Vegas based Westwood Studios between 1995 and 2003, the award-winning franchise currently contains seventeen games with various expansion packs. The first installment of the series was released worldwide on August 31, 1995 and was based on Westwood Studios' earlier strategy game Dune 2.

Joining the C&C World Premiere will be renowned C&C composer Frank Klepecki who (along with his band and the symphony) will be performing a special arrangement consisting of Hell March 1 & 2. Also performing will be legendary voice actor Dee Baker whose titles include Halo 2 & 3, Final Fantasy X-2, Metal Gear Solid 2, Kingdom Hearts, Gears of War 2, Viewtiful Joe, EverQuest II and Spider-Man among others. Other game titles featured with the Las Vegas Philharmonic this weekend will be Mario, Zelda, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Sonic, Warcraft, Tron and many more!

Joining game composers and VGL co-creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall during the post show meet & greet will be the following special guests...

Martin Leung
The Video Game Pianist

Louis Castle
Creator, Designer, Visionary, Co-Founder Westwood Studios
(Command & Conquer Series, Blade Runner, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II, Boom Blox)

Dee Baker
Voice Talent
(Halo 2 & 3, Final Fantasy X-2, Metal Gear Solid 2, Kingdom Hearts, Gears of War 2, Boom Blox, Spider-Man, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, The Darkness, Spore, Viewtiful Joe, EverQuest II, Doom 3, Tales of Symphonia, Arc the Lad, Avatar (TV), Teen Titans (TV))

Frank Klepacki
Composer & Audio Director
(Legend of Kyrandia, Dune, Command & Conquer, Red Alert, Red Alert 2, Lands of Lore, The Lion King, Blade Runner, Earth & Beyond, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Joe Bostic
Creator, Programmer, Studio Director
(Eye of the Beholder I & II, Dune II, Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Steve Tall
Designer, Programmer, Technical Director
(Gods, Z, Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert series, Red Alert 2, Command & Conquer: Renegade, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Michael Legg
Lead Programmer, Designer, Petroglyph Co-founder and President
(California Games, Circuit's Edge, Legend of Kyrandia Trilogy, Monopoly Internet, Blade Runner, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Jason Curtice
Programmer
(Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny, Dune 2000, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Patrick Pannullo
Game Designer
(Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Command & Conquer: Renegade, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)

Adam Isgreen
Game Designer, Creative Director
(Dark Sun series, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Earth & Beyond, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault)


The 4,500 seat Henderson Pavilion is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nevada and the first of its kind in Southern Nevada. It is a state-of-the-art venue for the visual and performing arts with a stage that can accommodate performances from soloists to full-scale Broadway productions.



VIDEO GAMES LIVE
LAS VEGAS/HENDERSON, NEVADA
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2008 - 8:00PM
HENDERSON PAVILION
LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!

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