VGL LAUNCHES LEVEL 5 KICKSTARTER!
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 4:16 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE LAUNCHES 3RD KICKSTARTER TO FUND 5TH ALBUM!
Album to Included New Symphonic Arrangements from Phoenix Wright, Super Mario World, Chrono Cross, ICO, Metroid, Zelda, Warcraft, Command & Conquer, Grim Fandango and Top Gear!! AND MORE Including a Separate Zelda: Majora's Mask Piano Arrangement Album!
Incredible Rewards Include Tours of Blizzard Entertainment, Signed Original Sheet Music With Game Composers From Around the World, Complete Conductors Scores, Create Your Own Segment For The Show, Backstage Access AND MUCH MORE Including over 37 hours of Music!
4X to 8X Value Offered For Every Pledge Level!
LEVEL 5 KICKSTARTER!
Fri Nov 28, 2014, 2:49 pm
The VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 5 Kickstarter project was SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!
The campaign ended on April 8, 2016, but we have made additional post-campaign digital tiers.
VGL KICKSTARTER ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!
Fri Sep 13, 2013, 12:14 pm
The campaign ended on September 13th, but we have made additional post-campaign digital tiers
for those of you just finding out about this now. But hurry...
THIS OFFER ENDS SOON!
Video Games Live KICKSTARTER!
Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:16 am
Video Games Live: Level 3 Brings The Symphonic Sounds of Video Games Music To The Masses Through Kickstarter Project
Soundtrack Will Be Supported By Game Composers and Game Publishers from Around the World
KICKSTARTER PROJECT LINK: CLICK HERE!
VGL on Twitch!!
Tue Jul 16, 2013, 4:39 pm
Video Games Live in California!
Mon Jul 8, 2013, 10:50 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN CALIFORNIA!
The month of July will be HEATING UP as Video Games Live makes its way back to California for 4 very special performances happening over the next few weeks!
July 17, 2013 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Irvine Amphitheatre - Pacific Symphony
July 20, 2013 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre - Pasadena Community Orchestra - Presented by Amazon
July 25 & July 26, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco Symphony & Chorus
VGL ANNOUNCES 30+ SHOWS!
Thu Jun 27, 2013, 8:51 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 30+ MORE SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD!
COUNTRIES INCLUDE CHILE, CHINA, BRAZIL, DUBAI, PERU, MEXICO, ARGENTINA AND THE UNITED STATES
BLAZING SUMMER TOUR INCLUDES INCREDIBLE SHOWS, BIG SURPRISES AND SOME OF THE GREATEST VENUES AND SYMPHONIES IN THE WORLD!
VIDEO GAMES LIVE KICKSTARTER FOR NEXT BIG PROJECT STARTING NEXT WEEK!
Video Games Live in Omaha!
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 1:39 pm
Video Games Live will be performing for the first time in Nebraska this Saturday, June 29th at the Ralston Arena in Ralston, NE. This will be only the second concert to ever be performed in the newly built 4,000+ seat arena. Show to include music from Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter II, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, Skyrim, a Tetris Opera and MANY MORE!
Show starts at 8pm and doors open at 6pm. Make sure to come early for pre-show activities including a Guitar Hero competition (winner to perform with the symphony on stage!), prize give-a-ways and our always popular Costume Contest!
Tickets still available HERE: http://www.ralstonarena.com/events/detail/video-games-live
Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Package available HERE: http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=vip
Video Games Live in Raleigh, NC!
Wed Apr 17, 2013, 7:10 pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!
Video Games Live will be performing the first ever video game concert in Raleigh, NC with the North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall on June 7th!! AND TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!!
Video Games Live in Nashville!!
Wed Apr 17, 2013, 6:21 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN NASHVILLE, TN WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY!!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!
Video Games Live will be performing the first ever video game concert in Tennessee with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on June 4th!! AND TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
VGL Returns to Houston, TX!!
Thu Apr 11, 2013, 1:08 pm
Click below to find out more!
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO THE BAY AREA!
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:09 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO!!While constantly touring the world for the past 8 years, Video Games Live has been absent from the San Francisco area for over 5 years! This is unacceptable! We have been waiting for the right time, place and partners knowing how important the Bay Area market is... not only for us, but the entire video game industry!
The time has now come to bring you the fantastic news that Video Games Live will be performing for the first time with the San Francisco Symphony & Chorus at Davies Hall on two consecutive nights this summer!! AND TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!
Video Games Live Returns to TEXAS!!
Fri Jan 4, 2013, 3:17 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO TEXAS!
On Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2013 Video Games Live will be returning to perform in Austin, Texas at the Long Center! Special guests include Laura "Flute Link" Intravia, Journey composer and recent Grammy nominee Austin Wintory, Blizzard Composer Neal Acree, Unreal composer and voice-overs for Skyrim - Alexander Brandon, game composer (who also worked on The Amazing Spider-Man movie last summer) Emmanuel Fratianni, and VGL creator and game composer veteran Tommy Tallarico.
On Saturday, January 26th we will be returning to Texas to perform in Richardson, Texas (Dallas area) with the RISD All-City Orchestra and Chorus at the Eismann Center. Making a special guest appearance at that performance will be Bill Elm (composer of Red Dead Redemption) doing a special live musical segment from Red Dead Redemption! Laura "Flute Link" Intravia, Emmanuel Fratianni and Tommy Tallarico will also be performing as well.
VGL in Dubai!!!
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 6:21 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN DUBAI!
The #1 Video Game Concert in the World Heads to the United Arab Emirates to Perform the First Ever Video Game Concert in the Middle East!
Event Being Sponsored by McLaren Automotive, Bentley Motors, Red Bull, Sony & Microsoft
VGL Returns to Wolf Trap!
Sat Dec 8, 2012, 7:53 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO WOLF TRAP!
Tickets went on sale TODAY for our return to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park in Vienna, VA with the National Symphony Orchestra! This amazing outdoor venue seats over 7,000 people and was SOLD OUT last time we were there in 2009. The show is Saturday, July 13th, 2013 and will be a WHOLE NEW SHOW from last time!
Video Games Live tickets make GREAT Christmas presents! Tickets start at only $22 and the BEST SEATS are AVAILABLE NOW by CLICKING HERE!
Journey nominated for a Grammy!!
Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:38 am
Congratulations to our good friend Austin Wintory composer of Journey for being nominated for a Grammy Award this year!! GO AUSTIN!! This is the first time that a full video game soundtrack has been nominated! Video Games Live added his incredible music from Journey to our setlist earlier this year. Austin will be conducting his Journey segment at our show in Austin, TX on January 5th! You can read more about this historic nomination HERE!
$10 off coupon for VGL in Billings, Montana!
Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:03 pm
In recognition of the release date of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the Billings Symphony is offering $10 off the regular ticket price to VIDEO GAMES LIVE at the Alberta Bair Theater happening this Wednesday, November 14. Whether purchasing your tickets online at www.albertabairtheater.org, or at the ABT ticket office 256-6052, use the password COD to receive the discounted ticket price! (No discount to children’s priced tickets.)
Video Games Live is sponsored by MOJO92.5 and made possible in part by the Montana Arts Council. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Alberta Bair Theater. The Video Games Costume Contest and Guitar Hero Contest take place at 6:45 pm in the Alberta Bair Theater lobby.
For more information, call the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, (406) 252-3610
VGL in Spokane canceled due to strike
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 2:36 pm
VGL IN SOUTH AMERICA - SOLD OUT!!
Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 pm
VGL IN CHILE - SOLD OUT!!!
Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:18 am
Video Games Live in Santiago, Chile is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around please sign up to our mailing list or our Facebook page to receive special offers and pre-sale information for upcoming shows in your area. Hope to see you next year!
VGL ANNOUNCES 30 MORE SHOWS!!
Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:30 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 30 MORE SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD TAKING PLACE THIS FALL AND WINTER!
COUNTRIES INCLUDE CHILE, BRAZIL, DUBAI, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
MASSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR PLANNED FOR SPRING OF 2013 – DATES COMING SOON!
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 8, 2012 – Continuing its spearheading 10 year history of spreading the art and culture of video games and their music around the world, Video Games Live is proud to announce 30 more tour dates kicking off this week in Santiago, Chile. All information and ticket links for each show can be viewed on the TOUR DATES page at www.videogameslive.com or the Video Games Live Official Facebook page.
ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE!
Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:18 am
Friends in Brasilia, Brazil! The promoters are offering a special VIP ULTIMATE VGL BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE for the Brasilia show (taking place on October 13th). You can get more info on the Official Brasilian website: http://www.videogameslive.com.br/. For other shows, venues and cities around the world... there are other VIP Packages available for certain cities (each a little different) and can be found by following the Ticket Links on our TOUR DATES page.
VGL in Malaysia Documentary
Wed Sep 26, 2012, 7:11 am
Video Games Live Returns to China!
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:06 am
The first official full Blizzard concert in China featuring over 100 musicians performing the history of World of Warcraft music conducted by Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director and Composer... Russell Brower! Many WORLD PREMIERS including music from the upcoming Mists of Pandaria! Held at the 20,000 seat MasterCard Stadium (Wukesong) built for the Olympics Basketball games. Visit the Chinese website for more information: http://vgl.163.com/
VGL RETURNS TO THE NYC AREA!
Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:26 pm
ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 29TH!
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!!
A lot of our friends in NYC have requested a return to the area in 2012. It's been a few years since we've been in the area but we are now happy to announce that Video Games Live WILL be returning with a whole new show! It's happening right across the bridge in Englewood, NJ on Thursday, November 29th at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. You can choose your EXACT seats! TICKETS ARE ON SALE TODAY!
L.A. TRAFFIC WARNING! STANLEY CUP FINALS!
Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:19 pm
STANLEY CUP FINALS!
In light of the fourth and potentially final NHL Stanley Cup play-off game taking place at the Staples Center on June 6th, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ARRIVE at the Nokia Theatre BY 7PM! The game starts at 5PM and could end at approximately 8PM.
Thank-you. See you soon!
VGL L.A. MEET & GREET ATTENDEES!
Mon Jun 4, 2012, 2:58 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES MEET & GREET ATTENDEES FOR THE JUNE 6TH SHOW AT THE NOKIA THEATER AT LA LIVE DURING E3
32 GAME INDUSTRY LEGENDS TO MEET FANS AFTER THE SHOW
EVENT OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS!
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 4, 2012 - Video Games Live is proud to announce the attendees of the post-show Meet & Greet event taking place directly after the June 6th show in Los Angeles, CA at the Nokia Theater at LA Live during E3. Made possible and sponsored by E3, The Entertainment Software Associate (The ESA), Samsung, AMD & Intel, this will be the biggest Meet & Greet in Video Games Live history. The Meet & Greet is open to ALL ticket holders. New seating for the show has just opened up and is available for purchase here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C004867DA6F51E9?brand=aeglive
VGL in L.A. during E3!
Tue May 29, 2012, 4:24 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES AN INCREDIBLE LINE-UP AND A NEW SHOW FOR ITS ANNUAL RETURN TO LOS ANGELES DURING E3 ON JUNE 6TH AT THE NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE
PREMIERING MUSIC FROM THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM®, DIABLO® III, WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: MISTS OF PANDARIA™, EARTHWORM JIM, JOURNEY, DONKEY KONG COUNTRY, STAR FOX, AND MORE FEATURING OVER 110 MUSICIANS ON STAGE!
INTERNET SENSATIONS INCLUDING LINDSEY STIRLING TO PERFORM!
AMAZING GAME INDUSTRY SPECIAL GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PERFORM AND TAKE PART IN THE POST SHOW MEET & GREET OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS!
ORIGINAL MEMBER OF TOTO TO PERFORM ON STAGE WITH GUITAR HERO COMPETITION WINNER!
VGL RETURNS TO CANADA!!
Mon Apr 16, 2012, 11:38 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO CANADA WITH A NEW SHOW!
CANADIAN DATES ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 27 AT 10:00am
*TICKETS FOR MONTREAL SHOW ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 28 at 10:00am
VGL RETURNS TO MALAYSIA!!
Sun Mar 25, 2012, 7:33 pm
MAY 26 & 27 AT THE ISTANA BUDAYA WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
Video Games Live is proud to announce its return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 26th & May 27th at the Istana Budaya with the National Symphonic Orchestra! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!
OFF THE GRID TOUR & CONTEST!
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 8:36 am
“Help Bring Video Games Live to Your Area” Contest!
Louisville show postponed
Fri Jan 20, 2012, 10:17 am
VGL in Salt Lake City SOLD OUT!
Thu Dec 29, 2011, 9:00 am
Video Games Live in Salt Lake City, Utah is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around please sign up to our mailing list or our Facebook page to receive special offers and pre-sale information for upcoming shows in your area. Hope to see you next year!
VGL in Red Bank, NJ!
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:54 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE is proud to announce a new performance in Red Bank, NJ on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 @ 7:30pm at the Count Basie Theatre!
This will more than likely be our only stop in the NY/NJ area in 2012. If you've seen Video Games Live before in the NY/NJ area... fear not! We have a whole new show with a ton of new material! And please make sure to stop by our Facebook Events Page for this show to tell us what you'd like to hear!
Halo composer at VGL in Madison!
Sat Nov 5, 2011, 8:37 am
Halo composer Michael Salvatori will be appearing at our show in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 5th at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center
with the Wisconsin Pops Orchestra! Make sure to stay after the show and say hi or bring your favorite Halo stuff to get it signed by Mike!
VGL in Sioux City, IA & Madison, WI!!
Mon Oct 31, 2011, 12:24 pm
Video Games Live will be traveling this week to two brand new cities to perform the first ever video game concerts in Sioux City, Iowa and Madison, Wisconsin!
San Bernardino Special Guests!
Fri Oct 28, 2011, 11:48 am
Projects include World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, God of War, Resident Evil 5, BioShock, Mass Effect 2, Tron, Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, Ace Combat, Soul Calibur, Earthworm Jim, Metroid Prime, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Spider-Man, the Sonic series AND MANY MORE!
Video Games Live is proud to announce a calvacade of video game industry composers and designers performing and making special appearances in the upcoming Video Games Live in San Bernardino, CA show with the San Bernardino Symphony at the Coussoulis Arena this Saturday, October 29th at 7:30pm (doors open for pre-show activities at 6:30pm).
Aside from Guest Conducting some of their original scores, other guests will be taking part in the post-show Meet & Greet available to all ticket holders. Tickets are still available HERE and start at $15!! You'll be able to chose your exact seat!
VGL in Rio - SOLD OUT!
Sat Oct 8, 2011, 9:36 am
Video Games Live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information for upcoming shows in your area. Tickets for Porto Alegre are still available but GOING QUICK!
VGL RETURNS TO BRAZIL!!
Fri Oct 7, 2011, 12:00 am
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT JOINS FORCES WITH VGL IN BRAZIL!
Event will include special guests composer Russell Brower of Blizzard Entertainment, Hokoyama Wataru (Resident Evil 5) and performer Laura "Flute Link" Intravia
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Video Games Live (VGL), the most popular video game concert in the world, returns to Brazil for the sixth consecutive year. The event brings to audiences the experience of a traditional concert with a full orchestra and choir, coupled with the energy of a rock concert. The show will also feature synchronized video from some of the most famous games in history projected on a huge screen while the orchestra performs the music live.
The VGL 2011 edition will feature new music and special guests, including Blizzard Entertainment’s director of audio, Russell Brower. For the first time in Brazil, Brower will conduct his own compositions in a special set dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment's titles, including tracks from the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. The Brazilian tour will also feature Hokoyama Wataru from Resident Evil® 5 and internet sensation Laura "Flute Link" Intravia.
VGL Sao Paulo SOLD OUT!
Wed Sep 28, 2011, 1:00 pm
Video Games Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information for upcoming shows in your area. Tickets for Rio & Porto Alegre are still available but GOING QUICK!
VGL in BRAZIL!
Thu Aug 4, 2011, 7:54 am
CURRENT FEATURED CITIES INCLUDE RIO, SAO PAULO & PORTO ALEGRE AND MORE ON THE WAY!!
Video Games Live is proud to announce its return to Brazil for the 6th year in-a-row! A variety of brand new material will be performed as well as 3 very special guests appearing and performing on stage along with Tommy Tallarico!
Currently VGL will be performing in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and (for the first time!) Porto Alegre. More cities may be added so please visit our Brazilian website and join our Facebook page for the latest information and announcements of special guests!
VGL on XBOX Live & ZUNE!
Mon Aug 1, 2011, 10:00 am
The award winning, top rated PBS Special Video Games Live: Level 2 is now available for download and rental on X-BOX Live and ZUNE! The new downloadable versions feature 40 minutes of music not originally shown on the PBS Special including full versions of Zelda, Mario, Warcraft, StarCraft II, Halo, Sonic, Mega Man, Chrono Cross, God of War, Myst, Advent Rising, Civilization IV, Mass Effect and many more! Also includes an extended on stage appearance and interview with legendary video game inventor and creator Ralph Baer who is considered to be the "father of video games".
200th Show in LA during E3!
Thu May 26, 2011, 5:32 pm
MEGA SHOW TO INCLUDE ALL NEW MATERIAL, SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, AMAZING MEET & GREET, AND 1ST TIME WORLD PREMIERS!
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 27th, 2011 - Since 2005, Video Games Live has been touring to sold out audiences around the globe and accomplishing goals that no one thought possible; while helping to change how the world views and appreciates the art, culture and community of video games. Six years, two hundred shows and one million people later, Video Games Live continues to draw new and larger audiences, performing 50 – 60 shows a year on almost every continent and country in the world. And to celebrate its 200th performance, Video Games Live is pulling out all the stops and continuing on its upward path to provide the finest in live entertainment in honor of the video game industry and culture surrounding it.
Sun Feb 13, 2011, 3:01 pm
Song Appears on Video Games Live PBS Special, Albums, DVD & Blu-Ray!
Castlevania Composer in NY!!
Thu Jan 27, 2011, 8:06 am
ORIGINAL CASTLEVANIA AND MEGAMAN X3 COMPOSER KINUYO YAMASHITA TO PERFORM AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK THIS WEEK AT THE TILLES CENTER
BRAND NEW SHOW INCLUDES SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM YOUTUBE SENSATIONS BRENTALFLOSS & LAURA "FLUTE LINK" INTRAVIA AS WELL AS OTHER FAMED GAME COMPOSERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NEW SEATS NOW AVAILABLE!
Legendary female Japanese composer Kinuyo Yamashita will be performing her original music from Castlevania this Saturday, January 29th at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY. Yamashita-san as well as all the special guests will be taking part in the post-show meet & greet which is open to all ticket holders. New seating and tickets have just opened up!
VGL Canada Community Team!
Wed Jan 19, 2011, 10:32 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE CANADA COMMUNITY TEAM!
Video Games Live is returning to Canada and we want YOU to be part of the team. Video Games Live and Paul Mercs Concerts are looking for relationship-building gamers who enjoy being part of a community in each one of the Canadian cities to be part of the Video Games Live Canada team. Are you a fierce gamer, social butterfly, avid music fan or an anime junkie? Are you energetic, outgoing and love meeting new people? Then we want to hear from you! Starting April 2011, Video Games Live will launch their first ever Cross-Canada tour. We are looking for three dedicated community members in each of the tour date cities to be involved with Video Games Live Cross-Canada 2011 tour, Video Games Live: Bonus Round! Team members will receive cool swag and gear including the Video Games Live DVD, a signed game soundtrack, a VGL program, the opportunity to be profiled on our website and Facebook page, meet Tommy Tallarico and members of the VGL team, two VIP tickets for the show in your city and of course bragging rights!
VGL on NPR!
Tue Jan 18, 2011, 7:02 pm
(NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO)
"MARIO SOLO PIANO MEDLEY" TRACK FROM VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 ALBUM
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
Halo: Reach World Premiere!
Tue Jan 18, 2011, 7:02 am
Halo Composers Marty O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori and Other Special Guests to Attend
World Premiere to take place in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, January 22nd
LOS ANGELES, CA - The live touring sensation Video Games Live will be debuting new music from the highly acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive video game, Halo: Reach. The Award Winning music from the latest game in the Halo series was composed by Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori who have been with the franchise since the beginning. Both Marty and Michael will be in attendance at the Seattle performance of Video Games Live and are available to all ticket holders at the post-show meet & greet for autographs and pictures.
Wed Jan 12, 2011, 10:47 am
Are Video Games Art?
by Tad Simons
"Video Games Live, which made an appearance at Orchestra Hall last Friday night, is a technically impressive, frequently hilarious, ultimately mind-bending event in which the Minnesota Orchestra plays the music of various popular video games while a carnival of gaming nostalgia, inside jokes, video projectors, and a full-blown rock concert swirl around it. The result is an energetic din of old and new technologies..."
"VGL is a hybrid form of entertainment that perfectly captures the cultural ambivalence of the early 21st century."
Castlevania Composer in NJ!!
Tue Dec 28, 2010, 3:22 pm
ORIGINAL CASTLEVANIA AND MEGAMAN X3 COMPOSER KINUYO YAMASHITA TO PERFORM AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY THIS WEEK WITH THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY
OTHER SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES INCLUDE YOUTUBE SENSATION BRENTALFLOSS
NEW SEATS NOW AVAILABLE - TICKETS AS LOW AS $21!
Legendary female Japanese composer Kinuyo Yamashita will be performing her original music from Castlevania along with the New Jersey Symphony this Wednesday, December 29th and Thursday, December 30th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Aside from performing in both shows, Yamashita-san will also be taking part in the post-show meet & greet which is open to all ticket holders. New seating and tickets have just opened up and start as low as $21. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
PETA CAMPAIGN STARRING TOMMY!
Wed Dec 15, 2010, 3:58 pm
TOMMY TALLARICO'S PETA2 CAMPAIGN
IS A 1-UP FOR ANIMALS
Video Games Live Founder Stars in Vegan Testimonial
Los Angeles — Video game composer Tommy Tallarico is proud to say that his vegan diet has given him an extra life. That's why the Video Games Live founder has teamed up with peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights group, for a brand-new vegan testimonial print public service announcement in which he proclaims, "I'm Tommy Tallarico, and I'm vegan."
Tallarico, who has worked on more than 275 games and received more than 45 industry awards, also sat down for an exclusive peta2 interview in which he discussed the many reasons he chose to go vegan. "I've always loved animals, and there was always something that just kind of felt wrong about eating meat," says Tallarico. "Hundreds of millions of animals are being slaughtered! And the hormones and the drugs and the chemicals that they unnaturally pump into these animals—they can't even stand and walk, and they're brutally murdered."
He adds, "My best advice for young people is to go out and do your own research. I wish I had the information and everything that I knew now, I wish I had when I was a teenager. If that was the case, I would have been a vegan, vegetarian, you know, since the time I was a young kid."
Might & Magic World Premiere!
Tue Dec 14, 2010, 5:10 pm
UPCOMING MIGHT & MAGIC® HEROES® VI
Paris, France - December 14, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that the worldwide touring music show Video Games Live™ will feature a Might & Magic® segment consisting of 5 themes taken from the franchise including the “Haven Theme” from the upcoming Might & Magic® Heroes® VI. Video Games Live will be doing the world premiere in Paris, France, on December 17th, 2010.
Mon Dec 6, 2010, 9:55 am
First Video Game Song Ever Nominated
Song Featured in Video Games Live Performances, CD's, DVD, Blu-Ray & PBS Special
Composer Christopher Tin has been nominated for a Grammy for his hit song "Baba Yetu" which has appeared in Video Games Live since 2006 (debuted at the Hollywood Bowl) and was a big part of the Video Games Live PBS Special as well as the subsequent CD, DVD & Blu-Ray currently on the Billboard Charts. (VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2).
Concord, NH - SOLD OUT!
Mon Nov 15, 2010, 9:04 pm
Video Games Live Announces 42 Shows!
Thu Nov 4, 2010, 8:56 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 42 SHOWS!
LOS ANGELES, CA - Video Games Live is proud to announce 42 shows to take place around the world over the next 7 months. The worldwide touring sensation has been captivating audiences since 2005 and is currently topping the Billboard Charts with the release of its second album and first DVD/Blu-Ray. Video Games Live is planning 70 shows for 2011 which include Europe, Asia, South America, North America and more.
VGL DVD Review
Sat Oct 30, 2010, 6:59 am
"I don’t even know if it’s possible to explain the sheer awesomeness behind the music, the lighting, the performers, the stories and the action that was spilling out of the TV."
"I’ve watched amazing movies before and have seen some beautiful videos in the past. But nothing quite compares to this Concert."
"I give this DVD a huge thumbs up! There was not one thing I didn’t like about the show. It was both educational and entertaining. It definitely captivated our family!"
VGL Albums Debuts at #8 on Billboard!
Wed Oct 27, 2010, 4:09 pm
THE AWARD-WINNING, WORLDWIDE CONCERT EVENT
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Los Angeles, CA – The CD version of Video Games Live: Level 2, the latest release from the worldwide concert phenomenon known as Video Games Live, has debuted at #8 on the Billboard Charts.
VGL IGN Review!
Wed Oct 27, 2010, 8:53 am
9 OUT OF 10!
RECEIVES EDITORS' CHOICE HONORS
Video Games Live Blu-Ray Review!
Thu Oct 21, 2010, 3:19 pm
"Video Games Live is one of the more unique and invigorating concert experiences of the past decade."
BRAZIL SOLD OUT!
Fri Oct 8, 2010, 10:49 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 TRAILER!!!
Mon Oct 4, 2010, 9:34 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 TRAILER!
Video Games Live Returns to Brazil!!
Fri Oct 1, 2010, 1:36 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BRAZIL
FOR 5TH YEAR IN-A-ROW!
SPECIAL GUESTS AKIRA YAMAOKA (SILENT HILL), GERARD MARINO (GOD OF WAR) AND MARTIN LEUNG (THE VIDEO GAME PIANIST) TO PERFORM!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - October 10, 2010
VGL DVD/Blu-Ray & CD!!
Fri Sep 3, 2010, 9:17 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 ON CD, DVD AND
DVD/BLU-RAY ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
EXPERIENCE THE GLOBAL MULTIMEDIA AWARD-WINNING CONCERT SPECTACULAR TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM
CAPTURED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON FILM!
Los Angeles, CA – Video Games Live, the explosive one-of-a-kind concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time as performed by top orchestras and choirs from around the world, is coming to video for the first time as Video Games Live: Level 2, set for release on CD, DVD, and DVD/Blu-ray on October 19 from Shout! Factory. Video Games Live: Level 2 also includes previously unreleased music and video as well as 3+ hours of bonus features.
VGL Returns to Canada!!
Sat Aug 28, 2010, 5:01 am
Video Games Live Creator Tommy Tallarico to Appear This Weekend at Fan Expo in Toronto!
April 12, 2011 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
April 13, 2011 Vancouver, BC Centre of Performing Arts
April 14, 2011 Vancouver, BC Centre of Performing Arts
April 17, 2011 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
April 18, 2011 Edmonton, AB Jubilee Auditorium
April 20, 2011 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
April 21, 2011 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
April 23, 2011 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre (day)
April 23, 2011 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre (evening)
April 25, 2011 Thunder Bay, ON Community Arts Center
April 27, 2011 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
April 28, 2011 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
April 29, 2011 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre Theatre
April 30, 2011 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts
May 2, 2011 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
May 3, 2011 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
VGL Returns to Gen Con in Indianapolis!
Mon Aug 2, 2010, 6:33 pm
PBS SPECIAL TO AIR THIS WEEK ON LOCAL STATIONS
VIDEO GAME COMPOSER AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE CREATOR TOMMY TALLARICO TO SPEAK AT GEN CON
End of Nations World Premiere at Video Games Live!
Wed Jul 21, 2010, 10:45 pm
Acclaimed Game Composer Frank Klepacki Takes the Stage, Attendees Receive Free Comics
Redwood Shores & Los Angeles, Calif. – July 21, 2010 – Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games are bringing the epic soundtrack of the highly-anticipated MMORTS, End of Nations™, to Comic-Con International: San Diego during a special performance of Video Games Live™. On Saturday, July 24th legendary game composer, and End of Nations Audio Director, Frank Klepacki will take the stage at the San Diego Civic Theater for the world premiere of the End of Nations soundtrack during Video Games Live: Bonus Round.
PBS previews full Civilization IV segment!
Tue Jul 13, 2010, 10:40 am
PBS PREVIEWS THE FULL SEGMENT OF OUR NEW CIVILIZATION IV DUET VERSION FROM THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAMES LIVE SPECIAL!
Video Games Live on PBS!
Tue Jul 13, 2010, 10:25 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™
VGL in San Diego during Comic Con!!
Sat Jul 10, 2010, 9:22 am
NEW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!
And if you've seen Video Games Live before... fear not! Aside from our classics like Halo, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, God of War and Chrono Trigger/Cross, there will be a ton of new content that has never been performed in San Diego including music from the Warcraft, StarCraft II, Final Fantasy and Sonic franchises along with games like Shadow of the Colossus, Interactive Frogger, BioShock, Uncharted II, Silent Hill 2 and Afrika. Also appearing will be a cavalcade of guest video game composers performing and conducting with the symphony! Video Games Live will also be presenting the musical world premiere from the highly anticipated upcoming game End of Nations by composer Frank Klepecki (Command & Conquer).
L.A. Traffic & Parking Advisory!
Thu Jun 17, 2010, 7:18 am
The Lakers have pushed the NBA Finals to Game 7 which will be taking place directly across the street from the Nokia Theatre where Video Games Live is being held. Please make sure you come as early as possible. We have been notified of street closures and traffic warnings. For full details on getting to the Nokia Theatre tonight please CLICK HERE!
L.A. Meet & Greet Guests!
Thu Jun 17, 2010, 7:10 am
Guests to include composers and developers from Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, Earthworm Jim, Metroid Prime, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man, Tomb Raider, Diablo, StarCraft, Star Wars, Civilization IV, Resident Evil, Guilty Gear, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Rayman, Hitman, Splinter Cell, Uncharted, Deux Ex, Turrican, Afrika AND MORE!!
COMPLETE LIST VIEWABLE HERE!
VGL PBS TRAILER & DVD/BLU-RAY/CD INFO!
Fri Jun 4, 2010, 3:29 am
PBS RELEASES 4-MINUTE TRAILER FOR JULY AND AUGUST NATIONAL BROADCAST
Bay Area to Receive Special Sneak Peek on June 7th
Video Games Live Returns to Comic Con!
Wed May 12, 2010, 12:38 pm
SATURDAY, JULY 24TH AT THE CIVIC THEATRE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
Video Games Live Returns to Indianapolis During Gen Con!
Wed May 5, 2010, 9:29 am
It's been over 2 years since Video Games Live has performed in Indianapolis and now, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra partner to bring VIDEO GAMES LIVE back to Indianapolis during Gen Con!
Jim Morris, president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment said, “We’re excited to partner with our colleagues at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to bring VIDEO GAMES LIVE to Conseco Fieldhouse, there’s no better place for this tremendous cultural asset to showcase its talent than at the best community gathering place in our city." “This concert is an extraordinary symphonic and visual experience – a must for video gamers and anyone who loves total sensory overload!” said Simon Crookall, president of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “There is no better place to perform this than Conseco Fieldhouse, and the ISO is honored to work with our friends at the Pacers to bring this event to our community and to our Gen Con visitors.”
VGL in Malaysia!
Tue Apr 13, 2010, 6:59 am
First Video Game Concert in Malaysia!
Furthering the goal to spread video game music around the world to the masses, Video Games Live will be performing 2 shows in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the very prestigious National Symphony Orchestra. The performances will take place on Saturday, April 17th at the famed Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (Plenary Hall) which sits right underneath the well known PETRONAS Twin Towers. Special Guests include Metal Gear Solid composer Norihiko Hibino from Japan who will be performing his hit song "Snake Eater" (from Metal Gear Solid 3) with the symphony!
Minneapolis SOLD OUT!
Thu Apr 8, 2010, 4:01 pm
VGL Announces Special Guests for New Orleans!
Tue Mar 23, 2010, 4:48 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS PERFORMANCE TO BE FILMED FOR PBS SPECIAL
Groundbreaking Show to be Performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on April 1st at the Pontchartrain Center
Special Guests Include the Inventor of the Video Game Ralph Baer, Composers from Halo, Blizzard, God of War, Mass Effect, Earthworm Jim, Civilization IV and MANY MORE!
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23, 2010 -- The award winning Video Games Live show has once again pulled out all the stops in its groundbreaking effort to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become. On Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 8pm, Video Games Live will be performing with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kenner Pontchartrain Center for a nationwide television special which will start airing July 31, 2010 on PBS as well as a companion DVD, Blu-Ray and album. This will be the biggest Video Games Live production ever staged, with more special fx, screens, special guests and segments than ever before.
Tommy Featured in Nintendo Power!
Wed Mar 17, 2010, 10:24 am
Biggest Video Game Magazine Publishes Four Page "Power Profile" on VGL Co-Creator
The April 2010 edition of Nintendo Power Magazine has published a four page "Power Profile" interview with Video Games Live Co-Creator and 20 year game industry veteran/composer Tommy Tallarico. The interview talks about everything from how Tommy got into the business to current projects and of course... Video Games Live!
Video Games Live Debuts in Tucson!
Thu Mar 4, 2010, 7:18 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE DEBUTS IN TUCSON WITH THE TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
VGL Returns to Vancouver!
Wed Mar 3, 2010, 9:46 am
Tickets On Sale NOW!
Following up their SOLD OUT show from 2008 with the Vancouver Symphony, Video Games Live will once again return to the 2010 Winter Olympic hosting city of Vancouver, BC on May 6th during the Canadian Game Developers Conference. The show will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Show starts at 7:30pm but make sure to come early to enjoy the pre-show festival sponsored by Future Shop which will include the newest playable game demos, prize give-a-ways, costume contest, Guitar Hero contest and much more! Included in this performance will be a lot of new material never before performed in Vancouver as well as many game industry special guests to take part in the post-show meet & greet. Tickets are available HERE! and go on-sale to the general public on Friday, March 5th. Pre-sale starts Wednesday, March 3rd. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive the special pre-sale code.
Wed Feb 17, 2010, 9:10 am
Scottish game music lover and VGL fan Gary Wilson recently added this tattoo to his collection. Now THAT'S dedication! And he's not done yet. He is also thinking about incorporating all of the different VGL segments that are performed in the show. We'll keep everyone posted on his progress. Rock On Gary! :)
VGL to perform at Canadian Video Game Awards!
Tue Feb 16, 2010, 3:28 am
New Industry-Led National Program to Celebrate Canada’s Creative Best
February 15, 2010 (Vancouver, B.C.) – Canada will celebrate its world-class video game and digital art developers at the First Annual Canadian Video Game and Digital Arts Awards ceremony to take place in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 5, 2010 at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre. Aside from providing the entertainment for the awards show, Video Games Live is also planning a separate concert in Vancouver in early May. Details coming soon.
Thursday show in Pittsburgh canceled due to weather
Wed Feb 10, 2010, 6:31 am
We have just been notified that due to extreme weather conditions on the east coast, the Pittsburgh Symphony has been forced to cancel a few shows. One of the shows affected was our Thursday evening performance at Heinz Hall. The Friday show IS STILL BEING HELD so if you have purchased tickets for the Thursday night performance, please contact the symphony as soon as possible to either get a refund or to have your tickets moved over to Friday. You can contact the symphony HERE! We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This is the first time in our 5 years of touring that anything like this has happened but unfortunately it is something completely out of everyone's control. Hope to see everyone on Friday!
New Orleans date moved
Tue Feb 2, 2010, 9:38 am
Performance to be filmed for national PBS special
Jack Scores Mass Effect 2!
Fri Jan 22, 2010, 8:40 pm
BioWare Reunites with Legendary Composer Jack Wall for Mass Effect 2 Original Score
EDMONTON, Alberta --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), announced today that accomplished composer, Jack Wall, will compose the original score for Mass Effect™ 2, the epic second act in the award-winning action-RPG trilogy. Featuring nearly three hours of extraordinary orchestral arrangements, the score explodes with a symphony of sounds that spur the game’s intense action and dramatic storytelling. Wall scored the award-winning soundtracks for the original Mass Effect.
VGL ON PBS!!!
Wed Dec 16, 2009, 7:28 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ SPECIAL
Performance to be Held in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
DVD, Blu-Ray and Volume Two CD to Follow
LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 16, 2009 – Video Games Live and PBS are joining forces to create an exclusive nationwide PBS special based around the highly successful Video Games Live concert series. The breakthrough performance will be taped on February 5th, 2010 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and is slated to begin airing in June 2010 on PBS stations. Tickets for the performance will be going on sale Friday, December 18 at 10am CST.
Akira-san to perform at VGL in Taiwan!
Tue Dec 15, 2009, 3:50 pm
Famed game designer, producer, director and composer Akira Yamaoka will be attending the Video Games Live shows in Taipei (December 16) and Kaoxiung (December 19). He will be performing the song "Laura's Theme" from Silent Hill 2 on guitar along with each orchestra and taking part in the post-show meet & greet. You can watch Akira-san performing this segment during the Video Games Live at the Tokyo Game Show performances held in September by CLICKING HERE!
VGL Sells Out China!
Sat Dec 12, 2009, 5:43 pm
Tommy & Jack Recognized in Industry Top 50 List
Sat Nov 28, 2009, 10:11 am
Game Developers Magazine Names The Top 50 Industry People and Accomplishments of 2009
Video Games Live creators and Executive Producers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall have been named in Game Developers Magazine as one of the Top 50 people who accomplished amazing things for the game industry in 2009. The article acknowledges that through Video Games Live, Tommy and Jack are helping to "advance popular and governmental recognition of games as an important entertainment medium."
Paris SOLD OUT!
Fri Nov 20, 2009, 8:57 pm
Video Games Live has SOLD OUT all tickets for their performance at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France this Saturday, November 21st. We are already planning multiple shows in France for 2010 so please make sure to sign up to our mailing list to get pre-sale ticket information and special seating.
Assassin's Creed II World Premiere in Paris!
Thu Nov 19, 2009, 3:51 pm
World Premiere Live Performance of Jesper Kyd's Thrilling Score at Palais des Congrès on Saturday, November 21st, 2009
The music of Assassin's Creed II composed by Jesper Kyd will debut during the Video Games Live concert at Palais des Congrès in Paris, France on Saturday, November 21st, 2009. Tickets for Video Games Live in Paris are available at www.videogameslive.fr. This show is nearly sold out so please act quickly.
Video Games Live on Broadway - SOLD OUT!
Sun Oct 25, 2009, 12:00 am
For the second consecutive year, Video Games Live has SOLD OUT all tickets for their performance on Broadway this Sunday, October 25th in New York City. We are currently planning more shows in the area including New Jersey and Long Island so please make sure to sign up to our mailing list to get pre-sale ticket information and special seating.
Video Games Live in Brazil
Sat Oct 3, 2009, 5:30 pm
ALL 4 SHOWS
For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Video Games Live has SOLD OUT all tickets for all of their performances in Brazil, South America. We have already started making plans for a BIG return in 2010 so please make sure to sign up to our mailing list to get pre-sale ticket information and special seating.
Video Games Live in Tokyo!!
Sun Sep 20, 2009, 4:26 am
GREATEST GAME COMPOSERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
FIRST NON-JAPANESE PRODUCED GAME CONCERT TO DEBUT AT THE LARGEST INDOOR THEATRE IN JAPAN FOR 2 NIGHTS
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 20, 2009 - After touring the globe for over 4 years to sold out audiences around the world, the award winning Video Games Live is proud to announce its first ever shows in Japan taking place during the week of the Tokyo Game Show. Game composers from around the world will be performing and taking part in what is being billed as one of the greatest video game concert to ever be produced. The show will also be the first non-Japanese produced game concert to be performed in Japan.
China embraces VGL!
Tue Sep 15, 2009, 12:01 pm
Over 7,000+ People Attend the Debut of VGL in China!
VGL ADDS 30 SHOWS TO 2009 WORLD TOUR!!!
Thu Aug 27, 2009, 11:54 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ADDS 30 MORE SHOWS TO THEIR RECORD BREAKING 2009 WORLD TOUR
Countries Include China, Japan, Taiwan, Poland, Brazil, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain, England, Wales and the United States
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 27, 2009 - Veteran video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall have performed Video Games Live to over 500,000 people across the world since 2005 and their efforts are only starting to begin. Video Games Live is proud to announce the addition of 30 new performances to their highly acclaimed award-winning world tour. Some highlights include a 2 evening performance in Tokyo at the largest indoor theatre in Japan (taking place during the Tokyo Game Show), an invitation by the Chinese government to perform all across China, the highly anticipated and acclaimed return to Broadway in New York City, and first ever game music performances in locations such as Ireland, Poland, Shanghai, Oregon, Salvador, Barcelona and others.
VGL NYC 2 DAY PRE-SALE!!
Wed Jul 8, 2009, 7:02 am
Tickets for New York City Show ON SALE NOW!
Video Games Live is very proud to announce its return to Broadway in the Big Apple on Sunday, October 25th (8PM) at the Beacon Theatre. We have a lot of new material this year and a new show that includes a huge 3 screen set-up. Tickets for our 2008 show were sold out immediately. Because this is our biggest selling show and most difficult ticket to get, we are posting on our website a special PRE-SALE link and code to get tickets (and the best seats) BEFORE they are quickly gone again.
VGL Prepares for 12 Shows in July!
Fri Jul 3, 2009, 12:59 am
VGL PREPARES FOR 12 BIG SHOWS IN JULY
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. FULL DETAILS INSIDE!
VGL Returns to Houston - SPECIAL 2 SHOW ALL DAY EVENT!!
Tue Jun 30, 2009, 2:28 am
with Video Games Live™ & Blizzard Live!
The Houston Symphony, in partnership with Tommy Tallarico, Jack Wall and Blizzard Entertainment®, has expanded the visionary Video Games Live™ concert to an all-day celebration of the cutting-edge video game music industry. The world premiere of Gamer MusiCON 09 includes two high-energy concerts featuring Symphony performances of the industry's greatest video game hits with exclusive game footage and synchronized lighting. The first features the sights and sounds of Blizzard games World of Warcraft®, Diablo®, including never before performed music from World of Warcraft - Wrath of the Lich King and StarCraft®, while the second brings back an all-new Video Games Live™ with material from games like Chrono Trigger®, Halo 3: ODST ® and Mega Man. Throughout the day, a Game Crazy festival will offer playable game demos throughout all three levels of Jones Hall, plus a Guitar Hero® contest for the chance to appear on stage during Video Games Live™. The festival also includes an interactive panel and Q&A session with Blizzard Entertainment® game composers, and an on-stage costume contest for attendees dressed as their favorite video game character. DETAILS INSIDE!
VGL in Winnipeg 3 Day Festival Details
Mon Jun 29, 2009, 10:45 am
3 Day Event with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Future Shop!
Video Games Live once again returns to Winnipeg and this time around it will be a 3-day event, celebration and festival for all to enjoy!! The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and Video Games Live are proud to announce the details of the 3 day music festival and event taking place July 6 - 8. This year, the WSO and VGL have teamed up with Future Shop to offer a 3-day gaming event. The unique festival features two nights of VGL performances with 50% different music on each night! ALL OF THE DETAILS & TIMES INSIDE!!
VGL in Georgia!
Fri Jun 26, 2009, 8:15 am
Special Guests Include Blizzard Composer and Audio Director Russell Brower
Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!
Hosting and conducting the evening will be industry veteran game composers and creators of Video Games Live... Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall along with a very special guest appearance by Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director and composer Russell Brower to showcase music from future Blizzard games currently not released.
VGL & VIVO MP3 Player!
Thu Jun 11, 2009, 8:16 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE has partnered with VIVO PRODUCTS to create an exclusive MP3 Player pre-loaded with 10 exclusive never before released tracks. The VGL player will be available at all concerts on tour, on the Video Games Live website, and coming soon to major retailers nationwide. The branded MP3 player comes with high-quality VIVO Headphones, a USB Adapter and 2 GB of built-in memory, which will allow listeners to augment the preloaded Video Games Live music with several hundred additional tracks of their choosing. Also included in the player is an internal speaker for non-headset listening and a built-in microphone capable of recording voice and audio directly onto the device. Included on the player are never before released live recordings of music from Halo®, Kingdom Hearts, Warcraft®, Castlevania®, Myst®, Mass Effect™, Civilization IV, Tron, Earthworm Jim and Advent Rising.
VGL in Singapore!
Mon Jun 8, 2009, 5:51 am
GROUNDBREAKING SHOW HITS SOUTHEAST ASIA FOR THE FIRST TIME TO PERFORM IN HUGE STADIUM!
VGL IN WESTERN CANADA FOR 2 WEEKS!
Sun May 10, 2009, 12:42 am
National Sponsor Future Shop Heightens Pre-Show Activities
Video Games Live is proud to announce the official kick-off of their 2 week western Canadian tour which will take them across 3 Provinces and performing with some of the top symphonies in the area. Make sure to come early to take advantage of the pre-show festival sponsored by Future Shop and containing some amazing prize raffles and give-a-ways, game competitions, newly released game demos, game industry meet & greet and the ever popular costume contest.
VGL Celebrates 100 shows!
Thu May 7, 2009, 10:14 am
Video Games Live just celebrated its 100th performance in Richmond, VA with the Richmond Symphony and a packed Landmark Theatre audience. Founded in 2002, Video Games Live performed its debut on July 6, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and over 11,000 people in attendance. For the past 4 years the award winning Video Games Live has broken attendance records worldwide, released a top selling album which debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts, has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records and has performed to over 500,000 people around the globe.
VGL in Richmond, VA!
Fri Apr 24, 2009, 11:22 am
Landmark Theatre - Saturday, April 25th - NEW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
Video Games Live will be performing with the Richmond Symphony this Saturday, April 25th at 8PM in Richmond, VA. at the Landmark Theatre. New tickets have just been released. Video Games Live was created for the entire family to enjoy and ticket prices range from $14 - $60.
VGL Returns to LA during E3!!
Sun Apr 12, 2009, 8:41 am
Performance to Take Place at the Historic Greek Theatre on June 4th During E3
Special Pre-Sale Tickets Available NOW!
Video Games Live is proud to announce its return to Los Angeles, CA this summer! On Thursday, June 4th at 8:00pm, Video Games Live will be performing under the stars at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles as the closing ceremony of the big E3 (Electronic Entertainment Exposition) convention. You won't want to miss our new show for 2009! And because of the E3 convention, there will be a lot of very special guests from Japan and Europe in town for this performance.
VGL Returns to San Diego Comic Con!
Tue Mar 31, 2009, 11:35 am
Tickets ON-SALE now!
Video Games Live is proud to announce its return to the San Diego Comic Con with the San Diego Symphony this summer! On Thursday, July 23rd at 7:30pm, Video Games Live will be performing with the San Diego Symphony outside, by the water at the Embarcadero Marina Park (right behind the San Diego Convention Center) in San Diego, CA. Last year we quickly sold out so please get your tickets early.
Tickets for Wolf Trap ON SALE NOW!
Tue Mar 31, 2009, 11:25 am
Don't Miss VGL's Return to the D.C. Area with the National Symphony!
Video Games Live is proud to announce its return with the National Symphony Orchestra this summer! On Friday, July 10th at 8:30pm, Video Games Live will be performing with the National Symphony Orchestra at the famous Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, VA (right next to Washington D.C.). In 2007 we played 2 sold out performances with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center... this time around we're going even bigger! Wolf Trap has the ability to hold nearly 7,000 people so please get your tickets early as this is sure to be a sell out.
Video Games Live on XBOX Live!
Wed Mar 11, 2009, 10:18 pm
Video Games Live Announces 45 More Tour Dates!
Fri Feb 27, 2009, 1:17 am
World Tour to Consist of Over 60 Shows Including Performances During Comic Con, E3, WonderCon and Many More
Continued Addition of New Material Keeps Show Fresh For Each Performance
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 27, 2009 - After having just performed the opening of the Taiwan International Music Festival last weekend in Taipei to an endless sea of tens of thousands, and having sold out every show so far this year, Video Games Live is proud to announce 45 new shows for 2009. The 2009 World Tour will consist of more than 60 shows ranging from Asia to South America, to all over Europe and North America. Created in 2002 and launched in 2005 by video game veterans Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live has gone on to become the worldwide leader in live video game entertainment. Marc Geiger, Senior Executive Vice-President at the William Morris Agency stated, “2008 was a big break-out year for the guys, having performed nearly 50 shows, but 2009 is going to be even bigger. Our goal from the start was to turn Video Games Live into a household name and Tommy and Jack have been really successful in creating a show for everyone to enjoy whether you’re into games or not.”
VGL RETURNS TO WINNIPEG!
Mon Feb 23, 2009, 11:59 am
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to Host 3 Day Gaming Event!
VGL Opens Taiwan International Music Festival to 100,000 People
Tue Feb 17, 2009, 9:39 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO OPEN THE TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEK!
Over 100,000 People Expected to Take Part in the Biggest Video Game Concert to Date
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – February 18, 2009 – Video Games Live is proud to announce its participation as the opening ceremony performance for the annual Taiwan International Music Festival starting February 20th. The 2 hour free show will be held outdoors at the famous Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and is expected to have over 100,000 people in attendance. The Taiwan International Music Festival is an annual event put on for the people by the Taiwan government. In August of 2008, Video Games Live performed two sold out shows in Taipei at Pan-Chiao Stadium to great acclaim and adoration. Over 3,000 fans had petitioned local concert promoters to bring Video Games Live to Taiwan in 2008.
VGL Album Wins BEST ALBUM Award!
Mon Feb 9, 2009, 5:55 pm
Biggest Gaming Website in the World Honors "Video Games Live: Volume One" with Highest Honors
Tommy Receives Major Industry Award!
Tue Feb 3, 2009, 8:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards, the highest honors in game development acknowledging excellence in game creation, have named the recipients of its special awards. Tommy Tallarico, co-founder of the Video Games Live concert series and founder of the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), will receive the Ambassador Award for helping to advance the game audio community. The Ambassador Award honors an individual who has helped the game industry advance to a better place, either through facilitating a better game community from within, or by reaching outside the industry to be an advocate for video games to help further the art.
"We're delighted to honor Tommy Tallarico for his work advocating for game audio creators worldwide," said Simon Carless, chair of the Game Developers Choice Awards Committee. "He's a true Ambassador for the game musician, and his larger than life persona includes a heart of gold when it comes to caring about the entire video game industry."
Halo 3 debut in Seattle!
Sun Jan 18, 2009, 1:23 pm
Special Guests to Include: Halo Composers Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori as well as Gabe & Tycho from Penny Arcade
The Seattle performance of VGL will also feature personal appearances by veteran game composer Marty O’Donnell, best known for scoring the Halo franchise, as well as Halo composer Michael Salvatori and other members of the Bungie team. Also joining the post-show meet & greet will be Penny Arcade creators/founders Gabe & Tycho and Canadian artists Splitting Adam, performing with the symphony their hit “On My Own” from the recent Need For Speed: Undercover game.
Video Games Live SOLD OUT in Vermont!
Thu Jan 15, 2009, 6:41 pm
The first Video Games Live show of 2009 taking place in Burlington, VT at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts with the Vermont Youth Symphony is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information on upcoming shows in your area.
First Ever Game Concert in Vermont!
Tue Jan 13, 2009, 8:47 am
First Ever Game Concert in Vermont This Saturday!
Ground Breaking Show To Take Place at the Flynn Center in Burlington with the Vermont Youth Orchestra
First Ever Game Concert in Oakland!
Thu Jan 8, 2009, 2:54 pm
First Ever Game Concert in Oakland, CA to Take Place at the FOX Theatre on February 28, 2009
Special VIP Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!
Video Games Live will be performing in Oakland, CA at the FOX Theatre on February 28, 2009 at 8pm. We are able to offer special pre-sale tickets through our website by CLICKING HERE and putting in the code: fox This will be the very first video game concert ever in Oakland and is being held in conjunction with WonderCon 2009 taking place between February 27th and March 1st. We're currently planning approximately 70 shows around the world in 2009 and have a BUNCH of brand new segments we are currently working on for our 2009 season and look forward to hopefully seeing you sometime this year!
Tommy at MAGFest!
Thu Jan 1, 2009, 7:32 am
MAGFest VII Taking Place in Alexandria, VA
Video game composer and Video Games Live co-creator, host & CEO Tommy Tallarico will be appearing and speaking at MAGFest, the biggest video game music fan celebration on the planet. Now in it's seventh year, MAGFest is a video and computer gaming festival run by fans, for fans. MAGFest has a huge focus on game music -- multiple concerts worth -- filled with video game music tributes. The event will take place in Alexandria, VA at the Hilton Mark Center, from the 1st to the 4th of January. Tommy will be giving a presentation on Saturday, January 3rd at 1PM in Panel Room 2. There will be a Q&A session as well so please come by and say hi. Tommy will also be on a game industry audio panel on Friday, January 2nd at 5PM in Panel Room 2.
Video Games Live in New Jersey!
Fri Dec 26, 2008, 6:53 am
First Ever Game Concerts in NJ to Take Place With the New Jersey Symphony at NJPAC
Tour Stop to Include Matinee and Evening Shows
Video Games Live will be performing the very first video game concerts ever in New Jersey on Saturday, December 27th at 2PM and 8PM in Newark at the famous New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with the New Jersey Symphony and the Schola Cantorum on Hudson choir. Although previously SOLD OUT, 100 fantastic seats have just opened up for the 2PM matinee performance. New 8PM tickets are also now available! You can see and pick your exact seat and purchase tickets directly from the NJPAC website HERE!
Happy Holidays from Video Games Live!
Wed Dec 24, 2008, 2:38 pm
Video Games Live in Paris!
Thu Dec 18, 2008, 12:19 am
Show to be Held at Historic Palais des Congrès with Famous French Game Composers and Designers
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Music to be Debuted Live on Stage!
First Ever Game Concert in Portugal!
Sat Dec 6, 2008, 4:16 am
VGL TO PERFORM AT FAMED 6,000 SEAT ARENA WITH THE LISBON SINFONIETTA
MASSIVE PRE-SHOW GAMING TENTS BY EA & SONY INCLUDE LATEST GAMES, RACING SIMULATORS AND MORE!
VGL Western Canada Ticket Pre-Sale!
Wed Nov 26, 2008, 5:51 pm
SPECIAL PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tommy & Jack to speak at Flashpoint Academy
Thu Nov 6, 2008, 9:49 am
Video Games Live Creators to visit Flashpoint on November 14th at 1:30 p.m. along with Halo composer Mike Salvatori
CHICAGO – World famous video game composers and creators of Video Games Live ™ (VGL), Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall will visit Flashpoint Academy on Friday, November 14th at 1:30 p.m. to speak to Flashpoint students and video game enthusiasts alike. Halo series composer, Michael Salvatori, will also be in attendance for the presentation and speaking about his work in the industry. This special event is free and open to the public, however, due to limited seating, advance reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Hanna at 312-506-0637 no later than November 12th.
Video Games Live Returns to Chicago!!
Wed Nov 5, 2008, 10:06 am
NOVEMBER 15, 2008 AT THE HISTORIC CHICAGO THEATRE
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AVAILABLE!
Video Games Live is finally returning to Chicago, IL on Saturday, November 15th at the Chicago Theatre! There will be many game industry special guests during our post show meet & greet (open to all ticket holders) including Halo composer Michael Salvatori and game design legends from the past and present. Video Games Live is also proud to announce that Flashpoint Academy will be a presenting sponsor for our Chicago show. The Chicago Theatre is currently offering a 20% discount on certain select seating. You can take advantage of this discounted ticket offer by going to THIS LINK and and inputting the code: CTVGL9
1st Game Concert in Kansas City!
Wed Oct 29, 2008, 9:01 am
FIRST EVER VIDEO GAME CONCERT TO BE HELD AT THE HISTORIC MIDLAND THEATRE WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY!
Video Games Live will performing the very first video game concert in Kansas City, MO on November 1st at the Midland Theatre with the Kansas City Symphony. If you haven't had a chance to purchase tickets you can get them by clicking HERE. Pre-show festival doors open at 7:00PM. Concert starts promptly at 8PM. If you're unable to get tickets for the event in Kansas City, our Chicago, IL show is on sale and there are still some good seats available. That show is taking place on November 15, 2008 at the Chicago Theatre: CHICAGO TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
Video Games Live in Vancouver - SOLD OUT!!!
Tue Oct 28, 2008, 3:39 pm
The first return of Video Games Live in 3 years to Vancouver, BC at the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphony is SOLD OUT. For those who missed us this time around, we'll be playing in nearby Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theatre on January 24, 2009. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!! Please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information on upcoming shows.
Video Games Live Returns to Vancouver!
Mon Oct 27, 2008, 4:51 pm
World Premiere Exclusive Music From NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER
GET A JOB IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY!
Electronic Arts to Feature Job Fair Booth During Pre-Show Festival!
Video Games Live will finally be returning to Vancouver, BC, Canada this Wednesday, October 29th at the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony! This will be a SOLD OUT show but there are currently around 50 tickets remaining if you still haven't had a chance to pick some up. LAST TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE! Pre-show festival doors open at 6:30PM. Concert starts promptly at 8PM. The show is being sponsored by Electronic Arts and there will be a job booth on-site where they'll be looking for new people to hire. So come down and fill out an application and speak to an EA representative about your future in the video game industry! Maybe we'll be playing music from one of your games someday?
VGL at BlizzCon 2008 performs to over 12,000 people!
Sat Oct 25, 2008, 5:16 pm
Highly Successful Event Broadcast Live in HD on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View
After coming off a huge 2 week SOLD OUT tour in Brazil, Video Games Live returned home to perform as the grand finale closing ceremony for BlizzCon 2008 held in Anaheim, CA on October 11, 2008. The unprecedented performance utilized over 15 huge HD video screens in the standing room only Anaheim Convention Center. The concert consisted of many special guest artists and unique Blizzard performances. VGL would like to thank Blizzard for once again having us be a part of their amazing event!
To get an idea of scale and size, please view the following video by CLICKING HERE!
DIRECTV Interview with Tommy, Jack and Blizzard Audio Director & Composer Russell Brower HERE!
View more VGL BlizzCon 2008 videos HERE!
Guitar Hero EXCLUSIVE at Video Games Live in London!
Wed Oct 15, 2008, 1:00 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE 2008
Royal Festival Hall, Friday 24th October, 4pm & 8pm
Guitar Hero World Tour will be available for the first time for hands-on play at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Friday 24th October as part of the pre-show festival for this year’s Video Games Live concerts. As well as this World Tour hands-on exclusive, as part of the Video Games Live pre-show festival at the Southbank there is also a Guitar Hero: Aerosmith competition. One rocker will win the chance to demonstrate their skills in front of the full Video Games Live Festival Hall crowd.
VGL RETURNS TO SEATTLE!!
Fri Oct 10, 2008, 11:59 pm
PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY!
VGL RETURNS TO BLIZZCON! DIRECT TV TO BROADCAST!
Mon Oct 6, 2008, 10:35 am
Special Presentation Concert To Be Included In DIRECTV Pay-Per-View!
VGL SURPASSES 2,500 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE!
Wed Oct 1, 2008, 8:41 am
Fans From Around The Globe Enjoy Sharing Experiences
Video Games Live is proud to announce that over 2,500 videos have now been posted of performances from around the world! They can be viewed by chronological order by clicking HERE! We are currently working on the VIDEO section of our website to include all of our favorite videos. Thank-you to all the fans for helping to spread the word!
VGL RETURNS TO BRAZIL!!
Sun Sep 28, 2008, 6:21 am
3 SHOWS TO BE HELD IN BRASILIA, CURITIBA & RIO DE JANEIRO!
Video Games Live will be performing 3 shows this week in Brazil. The cities included this year are Brasilia, Curitiba & Rio de Janeiro. You can view our NEW Brasillian website to get more information:
1st Game Concert on Long Island, NY SOLD OUT!!
Sat Sep 20, 2008, 9:53 am
First Ever Game Concert in Massachusetts!!
Thu Sep 11, 2008, 11:40 am
Prestigious Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center Set as Location of Historic Event
Special Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!
VGL Special Guests at NVISION 08 in San Jose!
Mon Aug 25, 2008, 7:11 am
Special Guests to Include Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes, Civilization IV Composer Christopher Tin and MORE!
On Tuesday, August 26, two special performances of Video Games Live will captivate NVISION® 08 attendees at the San Jose Civic Auditorium at 6PM & 9:30PM. Many special game industry guests will be in attendance and available to audience members during the post-show meet & greet.
Video Games Live Returns to London!
Thu Aug 14, 2008, 7:08 pm
The Best Loved Live Performance in Video Games Opens the Biggest Celebration of Gaming in the UK at the World Class Royal Festival Hall
VGL TO PREMIER CRYSIS IN LEIPZIG!!
Sun Aug 10, 2008, 9:03 pm
Performance to be held at 7,000 seat Leipzig Arena during Games Convention
VGL CLIMBS TO #8 WITH A BULLET!
Thu Aug 7, 2008, 4:28 pm
CURRENTLY AT #8 WITH A BULLET!
The positive reviews and momentum continue to build for the VGL album as "Video Games Live - Volume One" climbs the Billboard charts to #8 this week. The first worldwide released video game compilation album continues to obtain positive reviews and popular airplay time around the U.S. Video Games Live would like to thank all of the fans for helping us to achieve this monumental honor!
VGL Album Debuts at #10 on Billboard!!
Thu Jul 31, 2008, 12:53 pm
First Worldwide Release of Compiled Game Music Makes History!
Video Games Live at Comic Con!
Tue Jul 22, 2008, 1:40 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY DURING OPENING NIGHT OF COMIC-CON
EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON THE WATERFRONT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER THIS THURSDAY - PERFORMANCE TO INCLUDE SYNCHRONIZED FIREWORKS
SPECIAL GUESTS, PRIZES, NATIONAL CONTEST AND ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 22, 2008 -- The world’s leading game concert series has once again pulled out all the stops in its groundbreaking effort to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become. On Thursday, July 24th, 2008 during the opening night of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Video Games Live will be performing its award winning show with the San Diego Symphony at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.
VGL Returns to Louisville, Kentucky TONIGHT!
Fri Jul 18, 2008, 8:05 am
New Show for 2008 with the Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center
Video Games Live - Volume One album available to the public for the first time TONIGHT!
EMI Releases VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE Album
Mon Jul 7, 2008, 5:42 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE
First Video Game Music Compilation Album to be Released Worldwide on a Major Label
Recorded and Mixed at the World Famous Abbey Road Studios in London
Tommy & Jack - Special Guests in Paris!
Sun Jun 22, 2008, 1:16 pm
Over 100,000 people to attend pop-culture convention
Tommy & Jack to speak at 12,000 seat amphitheatre on July 4th at 4:10PM
VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
Tue Jun 17, 2008, 6:54 pm
Thousands Attend to Celebrate Game Music with the
Las Vegas Philharmonic
Reviewers Call Video Games Live
"The Greatest Show On Earth!"
Video Games Live in San Jose at NVISION 08!
Fri Jun 13, 2008, 6:00 am
C&C World Premiere at Video Games Live!
Wed Jun 11, 2008, 8:13 pm
Featured Guests and Performance to Include Franchise Creators and Composer
First Ever Game Concert in Nevada!
FREE SHOW IN TORONTO!!!
Tue Jun 10, 2008, 1:37 pm
Family event brings sounds of the video gaming world to life and will crown city's Ultimate Gamer
Huge Success in Winnipeg!
Mon Jun 9, 2008, 1:58 pm
"In all honesty, it was one of the best experiences of my life."
"It was SOOOOOOOO COOL!! Magnificent! Phenomenal! Amazing! Every possible positive superlative, all in CAPITAL letters and plenty of exclamation marks!!! It was THAT good!"
50 SHOWS ANNOUNCED!!
Tue Jun 3, 2008, 11:04 pm
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.
Blizzard & VGL Team Up Again!
Wed May 28, 2008, 9:00 am
First Ever Game Concert in France!
Tommy in Guinness Book of World Records!
Fri May 23, 2008, 2:08 pm
Two Page Feature and Interview Presented in Latest Guinness Book Edition and Website
Video Games Live Conquers Broadway
Fri May 16, 2008, 3:03 pm
FANS AND MEDIA SHOW MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR FIRST GAME CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY
SOLD OUT DEBUT PERFORMANCE!
VGL Returns to Indy!
Fri May 9, 2008, 12:00 pm
Record Setting Gaming Conference, World Class Symphony and Historic Venue to Celebrate Video Games!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Huge Success In Utah!
Thu Apr 3, 2008, 1:38 pm
Over 6,500 People Attend Utah Debut Performances
Developer Makes Special Live Announcement On Stage!
Video Games Live has once again solidified the video game industry and helped to show the masses how culturally significant and artistic video games and their music have become. The debut performances with over 100 musicians on stage including the Utah Symphony were attended by over 6,500 people last weekend and the amazing reviews and audience member comments have been pouring in ever since. Some called it "the greatest night of our lives" while others referred to the show as "simply stunning and beautiful, a fantastic treat for everyone... gamer or not!" Videos, pictures, reviews and comments INSIDE!
VGL Announces New Sponsor!
Fri Mar 28, 2008, 5:42 am
Top Gaming Peripheral Company Sponsors Video Games Live World Tour
VGL in Odgen, Utah - SOLD OUT!!
Mon Mar 24, 2008, 1:22 pm
VGL Video Feature from San Francisco
Fri Mar 21, 2008, 4:46 pm
The Reboot: Inside Video Games Live
Host Rio Pesino visits Video Games Live during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra.
(More videos inside!)
First Ever Game Concerts in UTAH!!
Thu Mar 20, 2008, 10:04 am
Video Games Live will be performing three shows next week with the prestigious Utah Symphony & Opera. The response and support has been so amazing that for the first time in the history of the tour we're performing three shows back-to-back-to-back in the same area! More details inside.
VGL on Broadway in New York City - SOLD OUT!
Thu Mar 13, 2008, 11:53 am
Vancouver & Winnipeg ON SALE NOW!!
Tue Mar 11, 2008, 9:59 am
VGL To Perform First Game Concert in Mexico!
Mon Mar 10, 2008, 11:28 am
7,000+ Seat Bullring Set as Location of Historic Event
In its continuing efforts to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become, Video Games Live will be performing its ground-breaking 2008 World Tour this weekend at the 7000+ seat Plaza de Toros Calafia Bullring in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico with the prestigious Ensamble de Jóvenes Orchestra and Choir. The event will take place this Saturday, March 15th at 7:30PM as the grand finale of the newly created GamaCon ’08 video game, anime, cosplay and comic book convention.
1st Video Game Concert in Wisconsin!
Tue Feb 26, 2008, 4:44 am
Performance with the Milwaukee Symphony to take place at the Riverside Theater
Halo composer Mike Salvatori to take part in Meet & Greet
Video Games Live will be performing on Saturday, March 1st with the prestigious Milwaukee Symphony at the Riverside Theater. For all of our VGL friends in the Chicago and surrounding areas that have been waiting for us to come back to Illinois, this would be a great opportunity to come up and see the new 2008 performance!
VGL Announces Special Guests for GDC San Fran Performance
Wed Feb 20, 2008, 10:42 am
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Choir to Perform
Meet & Greet Includes 30 Game Composers, Designers and Talent From Popular Franchises Including Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Myst, Kingdom Hearts, Metroid Prime, Mass Effect, Guitar Hero, BioShock, Gears of War, Crysis, Sonic, Special Guests from Japan and Many More!
Creator of the Video Game Ralph Baer to be Honored as Special Guest
Ft. Wayne SOLD OUT!!!
Wed Feb 13, 2008, 10:00 pm
For those who missed us this time around, we'll be playing Milwaukee, WI on March 1st, 2008 (tickets on sale now) and Louisville, KY on July 18, 2008 (tickets on sale now). We're also about to announce shows in Indianapolis, IN for fall 2008. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information.
Edmonton show SOLD OUT!
Wed Feb 13, 2008, 4:15 pm
We are already planning our return to Calgary and Edmonton for 2009. Tickets for Vancouver and Winnipeg will be on sale soon. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information.
Future Shop Sponsors Canadian Video Games Live Shows!
Tue Feb 5, 2008, 3:31 pm
Groundbreaking events in Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton celebrate the music of video games
(Burnaby, BC) February 5, 2008 - - Future Shop is pleased to announce its national sponsorship of Video Games Live. Future Shop first became involved in Video Games Live in 2007 before becoming the presenting sponsor for 2008. "Video Games Live is a very cool and successful event,” said Mary Ann McKenzie, Entertainment Marketing Manager Future Shop. “Participating in Video Games Live lets us connect with a highly targeted group of gamers, and it also provides us with the opportunity to show those gamers how HD technology can enhance their experience through on-site demos of the Ultimate Gaming Home Theatre. Similar to Video Games Live, Future Shop takes gaming to the next level.”
1st Video Game Concert in Winnipeg!
Tue Jan 29, 2008, 9:54 pm
1st Video Game Concert in Manitoba to Take Place on
June 5th, 2008 at the Prestigious Centennial Concert Hall
Orlando Pre & Post Show Festival Activities!
Wed Jan 23, 2008, 10:07 pm
First Video Game Concert in Florida to Include Costume Contest, Game Competitions, Special Rock Band Set-Up, EA Job Recruitment Table & MORE!!
Special Guests Include Game Industry Audio Veterans From Madden Football, God of War I & II, Doom, Quake, Kings Quest, Space Quest, Superman Returns, Duke Nukem, Mass Effect, Myst III & IV, Splinter Cell, Jade Empire, Earthworm Jim, Metroid Prime, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Time Crisis, Aladdin, Unreal II, Prince of Persia & MORE!
Video Games Live Announces 40+ Shows for 2008!
Wed Jan 16, 2008, 6:00 am
Countries Include Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Mexico, China, U.S., Canada & MORE
Special Performances to Take Place During Game Developers Conference, San Diego Comic-Con, Leipzig Games Convention, Broadway in New York City and a 7,000 Seat Bullring in Mexico!
First Ever Game Concert in St. Louis!
Sat Jan 12, 2008, 5:25 am
First Video Game Concert in St. Louis to Take Place at Historic Venue
St. Louis, MO – VIDEO GAMES LIVE, a complete celebration and multimedia concert experience featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, makes its St. Louis debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 26. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices are $42.50, $37.50 & $32.50.
Mon Jan 7, 2008, 11:04 am
POSTAL Publisher Honors Tommy Tallarico as, “Running With Scissors Person of the Year”
“Video Games Live” Maestro First to Receive Award
Tucson, AZ: As a climax to its year-long celebration of the company’s 10th Anniversary, POSTAL creators Running With Scissors (RWS) announced that celebrated video game music composer Tommy Tallarico would be the first recipient of its Person of the Year Award. “This is an acknowledgment on our part,” explained RWS CEO Vince Desi, “of someone who has been both a dynamic force within the video game industry and a good friend to Running With Scissors. Tommy Tallarico has achieved what so few artists have in any field by successfully crossing over two giant industries, blending games and music; truly an amazing feat. He has brought a unique recognition to our industry and his musical talent and relentless effort have made a difference for all of us."
VGL website surpasses 100,000,000!
Sun Jan 6, 2008, 12:07 pm
Over 3 Million Unique Users Help to Provide Landmark Numbers
Now averaging over 3 million hits a month by over 100,000 unique users, Video Games Live achieved an unprecedented numeric milestone by surpassing the 100 million hit count mark. The landmark number came late last night from a girl in Taipei, Taiwan. The unsuspecting user was contacted and given free tickets and backstage passes for the upcoming 2008 Taiwan show being announced shortly. Over 3 million unique users have visited the Video Games Live website since 2004. The VGL team would like to thank everyone who helped to make this milestone possible.
Seasons Greetings from Video Games Live!
Mon Dec 24, 2007, 11:07 am
Video Games Live Teams Up with Leipzig Games Convention!
Sat Dec 22, 2007, 3:52 pm
Concert to Take Place at the 7,000+ Seat 'ARENA Leipzig'
It can't get much better than this! The Leipzig Games Convention rivals the Tokyo Game Show as one of the biggest video game conventions in the world hosting over 185,000 people in 2007 alone! And now they've teamed up with Video Games Live to help present the groundbreaking concert event taking place during the opening night of the convention. On Wednesday August 20th, 2008, the 'ARENA Leipzig' will be the site where 7,000+ fans of video game music will gather together to celebrate the amazing culture of video games.
Video Games Live at Comic Con with San Diego Symphony!
Fri Dec 21, 2007, 7:10 pm
GROUNDBREAKING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON WATERFRONT AT CONVENTION CENTER WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY!
Performance to Include Fireworks Spectacular!
2nd Montreal Show Announced!
Sun Dec 16, 2007, 10:15 am
Overwhelming Interest and Success Spawns Additional Performance
Additional Show to Take Place on Thursday, February 7th, 2008
Serving as a testament to its growing popularity, Video Games Live is proud to announce a second added Montreal performance which will take place on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 at the St-Denis Theatre. Tickets will go on sale December 20th, 2007. Please join our mailing list to get pre-sale ticket information before anyone else!
VGL Returns to San Fran with Game Developers Conference!
Thu Dec 13, 2007, 6:55 pm
Many Special Guests to be Included in New Show
For the past couple of years Video Games Live has been privileged enough to be a part of the Game Developers Conference and 2008 is no different! Video Games Live is proud to announce our return to San Francisco on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.
Mon Dec 10, 2007, 4:15 pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic to Perform First Ever Game Concert in Nevada
Video Games Live will be taking place in Las Vegas/Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Henderson Pavilion with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The 4,500 seat Henderson Pavilion is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nevada and the first of its kind in Southern Nevada.
Video Games Live Hits Broadway!
Thu Dec 6, 2007, 1:31 am
Madison Square Garden Entertainment to Promote First Video Game Concert in New York City at the Legendary Beacon Theatre on Broadway
In yet another pioneering effort to help educate the world on the legitimacy of the video game industry and it's amazing music, Video Games Live is pleased to announce the first ever video game concert in New York City at the legendary Beacon Theatre on Broadway. This groundbreaking landmark performance will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 and is being promoted by Madison Square Garden Entertainment.
VGL National Television Debut on Spike VGA's
Thu Nov 29, 2007, 11:32 pm
Appearance Marks National Television Debut of Video Games Live
VGL Returns to Vancouver!
Thu Nov 29, 2007, 2:14 am
Concert to Take Place at the Famous Orpheum Theatre
October 29, 2008
Tickets On Sale Soon!
Please sign up to our mailing list and be the first to get tickets before anyone!
Jack Wall Scores Mass Effect!
Wed Nov 28, 2007, 4:52 pm
Score to Make Its Exclusive World Premiere During Edmonton Performance
Video Games Live co-creator and conductor, Jack Wall, composed and produced the music for BioWare's new title, Mass Effect released November 20th, 2007. The music for the game is inspired by late 70's, early 80's sci-fi such as Blade Runner, with a significant Tangerine Dream influence. Video Games Live will perform the exclusive world premiere of the music to Mass Effect in BioWare's hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 17th, 2008 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets On Sale December 7th.
VGL Returns to Edmonton!
Tue Nov 27, 2007, 3:22 am
Concert to Take Place Once Again at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - February 17, 2008
Tickets On Sale Soon!
Please sign up to our mailing list and be the first to get tickets before anyone!
The London Times Review
Mon Nov 26, 2007, 10:42 am
"Ground-Breaking Multimedia Entertainment"
"Thrilling, Fast-moving, Funny, Visual/Audio Interactive Experience"
Last month Video Games Live became the very first show to sell out the Royal Festival Hall in London since its refurbishment earlier in the year. The very prestigious Philharmonia Orchestra and London Chorus helped to put on a spectacular performance that has people and the press still talking. Here is the article and review of Video Games Live that came out today in the London Times. To view the article CLICK HERE.
Video Games Live in Wired Magazine!
Sun Nov 25, 2007, 12:22 pm
Famed Writer Joel Stein Attends and Covers Sold Out Performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra
New VGL Promo Videos from Brazil!
Fri Nov 23, 2007, 10:00 am
Tommy in New Video Game Documentary!
Thu Nov 22, 2007, 9:00 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE CO-CREATOR TOMMY TALLARICO TO APPEAR IN FIVE PART “RISE OF THE VIDEO GAME” TV SERIES AIRING ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Video Games Live Makes Waves Aboard Carnival Cruise Line!
Wed Nov 21, 2007, 11:59 am
Video Game Themed Cruise to Feature Video Games Live
Avatoy, Inc Announces NAViGaTR Cruise Nov. 14 - 17, 2008
In its efforts to once again break down the walls of traditional entertainment and redefine video games as a true art form, Video Games Live will be hitting the seven seas aboard the Carnival Cruise "Paradise" Fun Ship during the first NAViGaTR Cruise video game celebration! The cruise will take place from Nov. 14 - 17, 2008 and will travel from Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico.
First Video Game Concert in Florida!!
Thu Nov 15, 2007, 3:28 pm
Video Games Live is proud to announce a pre-sale ticket offer for the first video game concert ever in the state of Florida! Video Games Live will be taking place in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the Hard Rock Live at Universal City Walk. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
First Ever Game Concert in Quebec!!
Wed Nov 14, 2007, 12:42 pm
Takes Place in Montreal on February 8, 2008 at the St-Denis Theatre
Tickets On Sale NOW!
Video Games Live is proud to announce the very first video game concert ever in Quebec! The show will take place at the beautiful St-Denis Theatre on Friday, February 8th, 2008. VGL was the first concert to ever bring video game music to Canada (back in 2005) and since then we've been selling out shows all across Canada including Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto & Calgary. Since we started Video Games Live in 2002, the people of Montreal have been asking us to please come to their city. And now the time has finally come! This show is sure to be a sell out so PLEASE get your tickets early by CLICKING HERE!
St. Louis... Here we come!
Sat Nov 10, 2007, 1:00 pm
Concert Taking Place On January 26, 2008 at the Fox Theatre
Tickets On Sale NOW!
YOU WANTED IT... AND YOU GOT IT!!! After an incredible SOLD OUT performance last month in Columbia, Missouri at the University of Missouri, a lot of people from the St. Louis area had written us in disappointment because they were unable to get tickets. The amount of e-mail was so overwhelming that we decided to have a show in St. Louis! You can order your tickets today by CLICKING HERE!
Calgary shows SOLD OUT!
Wed Nov 7, 2007, 1:00 pm
1st Video Game Concert in Wisconsin!
Tue Nov 6, 2007, 11:36 am
Special Pre-Sale Tickets for Milwaukee Show Now Available!
Performance with the Milwaukee Symphony to take place at the Riverside Theater
Video Games Live is proud to announce a pre-sale ticket offer for the first video game concert ever in the state of Wisconsin! VGL will be performing on Saturday, March 1st with the prestigious Milwaukee Symphony at the Riverside Theater. For all of our VGL friends in the Chicago and surrounding areas that have been waiting for us to come back to Illinois, this would be a great opportunity to come up and see the new 2008 performance! PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Win a DREAMAUTHENTICS Arcade Machine at VGL!!
Thu Nov 1, 2007, 3:44 pm
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN — November 1, 2007) - DreamAuthentics, manufacturer of the official video arcade cabinet of the Video Games Live concert series, will give one lucky gamer at each show in North America the chance to win the newest custom-built personal cabinet—the Katana.
VGL in Missouri - SOLD OUT!
Wed Oct 24, 2007, 12:01 pm
JESSIE AUDITORIUM ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CAMPUS IN COLUMBIA
TICKETS FOR ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI SHOW ON SALE NOVEMBER 10TH, 2007
VGL LONDON IS SOLD OUT!!!
Fri Oct 19, 2007, 8:44 am
VGL Announces Special Guests in LA!!
Tue Oct 16, 2007, 3:15 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR UPCOMING LOS ANGELES SHOW
Industry Luminaries From Around the World to Participate in Spectacular Game Music Concert
Concert Event to Help Launch New 7,000+ Seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live During EForAll Expo
LOS ANGELES, CA - October 16, 2007 – The world’s leading game concert tour Video Games Live proudly announces the numerous game industry luminaries who will be participating both on stage and during the post-show meet & greet at the upcoming Los Angeles show. The concert will take place
ARMCANNON to perform at VGL Buffalo
Sat Oct 13, 2007, 5:41 am
ArmCannon is an instrumental progressive blues-ish metal band that covers and liberally remixes the melodies of classic video game music, as well as themes from 80's TV and movies. Their setlists commonly include Mario, Zelda, MegaMan, Metroid and Final Fantasy.
VGL Announces 25 New Shows!
Wed Oct 10, 2007, 1:23 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 25 NEW SHOWS
Cities Include Los Angeles, London, Buffalo, St. Louis, Phoenix, Orlando, Austin, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and More
Newly Designed Show Includes Exclusive World Premieres of Halo® 3, BioShock™, Conan, StarCraft® II and Harry Potter™ Music
LOS ANGELES, CA –
VGL Returns to LA with New Show!
Mon Oct 8, 2007, 12:01 pm
Announcing World Premiere of Halo® 3, BioShock and Conan Music!
After selling out all over the world Video Games Live returns to Los Angeles to team up with the newest and biggest video game convention in the country EForAll. Video Games Live will be one of the first performances at the brand new Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles across from the Staples Center.
VGL Announces 1st Video Game Concert in NEW YORK!
Sat Sep 29, 2007, 7:43 am
Buffalo to Host Ground-Breaking Landmark Event at the Historical Kleinhans Music Hall with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Halo Composer to Take Part in Meet & Greet
On Sunday, October 14th Video Games Live will once again break new ground with the Buffalo Philarmonic Orchestra by performing the greatest video game music of all time to audiences in New York. With synchronized state-of-the-art lighting, game graphics on huge video screens and interactive segments with the crowd - Video Games Live has become the biggest and most successful video game concert in the world playing to over 100,000 around the globe.
EMI Announces Worldwide Release of VGL Album!
Thu Sep 6, 2007, 10:46 am
EMI CLASSICS ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ALBUM
EMI Classics has collaborated with Video Games Live and IMG Artists to release an album celebrating some of the best known, most popular video game music of all time. Video Games Live: Greatest Hits – Volume One highlights some of the best show segments exclusively created and uniquely arranged with the original composers, most of which have previously never been released.
VGL Returns to London!!!
Tue Aug 28, 2007, 3:38 pm
Video Games Live™, the premier concert celebrating the most memorable music from the biggest video games, is brought to London by Microsoft® Xbox 360, IMG Artists, and Raymond Gubbay in association with the Southbank Centre, as the opening event of the London Games Festival. The biggest scores from the most iconic games will be performed by members of the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 22nd October 2007, at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought from the Royal Festival Hall box office on 0871 663 2500, or www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Exclusive Marketing Partnership with TOKYOPOP!
Tue Jul 24, 2007, 4:01 pm
TOKYOPOP AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP
Comic-Con, San Diego CA (July 2007)― TOKYOPOP, the #1 publisher of graphic novels in North America and the largest supplier of manga entertainment in the world, today announced an exclusive marketing partnership with Video Games Live (VGL), the immersive concert experience that features music from the biggest video games of all time, performed by the world’s most respected orchestras and choirs. This alliance makes TOKYOPOP the exclusive manga sponsor to this critically acclaimed and world-renowned concert series.
Video Games Live in Spain!!
Fri Jul 20, 2007, 2:18 pm
Over 5,000 People Expected to Attend FREE VGL CONCERT at Incredible World Class Venue
On Monday, July 23rd, 2007 the world leading game concert Video Games Live will once again break new ground by being the opening ceremony to CAMPUS PARTY 11 in Valencia, Spain. This will be the first time a video game concert has been performed in the country of Spain. CAMPUS PARTY is the largest LAN party in the country and attracts thousands of people from around the globe each year. This special Video Games Live presentation will take place in one of the most incredible settings in the world. A special stage is being built on the water at the famed City of Arts & Sciences to commemorate this important groundbreaking event in Spain's gaming history. [MORE PICS INSIDE]
Mountain Dew, Halo 3 & Video Games Live!
Thu Jul 19, 2007, 12:00 pm
Mountain Dew to Pass Out FREE Halo 3 Collectors Edition Product at Video Games Live in Louisville
As a special bonus surprise to everyone attending the Louisville, Kentucky performance of Video Games Live with the Louisville Orchestra, Mountain Dew will be present to pass out a very special edition "Game Fuel" product featuring Master Chief. Currently the product is unavailable and will only be sold for a limited time to commemorate the launch of the much anticipated Halo 3. But by being a part of Video Games Live you won't have to wait that long! [PICS INSIDE]
Washington D.C. shows SOLD OUT!
Mon Jun 25, 2007, 12:00 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES DVD & CD RELEASE!
Thu Jun 21, 2007, 5:30 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES
Online Trailer Now Available!
Recorded From Award-Winning Sold Out Performances in
Online DVD & CD trailer now available:
VGL Returns to Brazil!
Thu Jun 14, 2007, 2:42 pm
Brazilian Government, Big Sponsors and Prestigious Symphony Partner Once Again
After massive successes and sold out performances in 2006, Video Games Live will once again return to South America in September 2007 as they perform in 3 major cities across Brazil. São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia have been named as the first cities on the upcoming Video Games Live 2007 Brazilian Tour. Recently, Video Games Live was the recipient of the “
VGL Billboard Sighting in Kentucky!
Tue Jun 12, 2007, 3:36 pm
VGL To Play Washington D.C. - Sweepstakes Announced!
Mon Jun 4, 2007, 10:26 pm
National Symphony Orchestra to Perform First Game Concerts in the Nation's Capital
Numerous Additional Events Including Meet and Greet With Gaming Legend Sid Meier and others
The National Symphony Orchestra will give two performances of Video Games Live Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, designated the nation’s center for the performing arts and the memorial to John F. Kennedy. This will be the first video game concerts performed in Washington D.C. [PICS INSIDE!]
Tommy & Jack on new game music compilation CD!
Mon Jun 4, 2007, 9:00 am
18 Tracks Inspired by Some of the Greatest Games Ever Made,
Performed by Award-Winning Celebrity Game Music Composers
Game Music Central today announced via Music4Games (www.music4games.net) that the same composers who created the music for God of War, EverQuest, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Hitman, Jade Empire, Earthworm Jim, King Kong, Myst, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Lord of the Rings, Outcast, Rayman, SOCOM and World of Warcraft have joined together to produce Best of the Best: A Tribute To Game Music –the world's first compilation CD featuring music inspired by some of the greatest games ever, performed by award-winning celebrity game music composers. This Collector's Edition CD includes a 6-page booklet with photographs and printed autographs from the 20 featured composers.
VGL & Blizzard Create Massive Success!
Mon May 21, 2007, 12:00 pm
First American Video Game Concert in Asia Proves to be Massive Success
Video Games Live Wins Major Industry Award!
Wed May 16, 2007, 11:34 am
Los Angeles, CA - Following two incredible sold out performances in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil - Video Games Live is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the “
Special Blizzard Entertainment Concerts!
Mon May 14, 2007, 9:38 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PRESENT SPECIAL CONCERTS AT BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT GAMING CONVENTIONS IN SEOUL, KOREA AND ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
IRVINE, CA – May 14, 2007 – Video Games Live, in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment®, announces that it will create and perform special concert presentations for attendees at the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, Korea and BlizzCon 2007 in Anaheim, CA. Each unique performance will showcase numerous pieces of music from Blizzard games.
Free WoW Trial Accounts for VGL attendees!
Wed May 9, 2007, 11:59 am
Los Angeles, CA - Blizzard Entertainment has been a long time supporter of Video Games Live since the beginning. Video Games Live was the first ever concert to perform the music for Blizzard's groundbreaking World of Warcraft series back in 2005 at the prestigious and world-renowned Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The creative minds within Blizzard worked exclusively with the Video Games Live team in order to produce one of the most popular and spectacular segments of the show. Working with the amazing cinematics team from Blizzard and original composer Jason Hayes, the unique arrangements and synchronized video can only be seen and experienced during Video Games Live.
To further celebrate this unique and special relationship, Blizzard Entertainment has donated thousands of World of Warcraft 14-day trial account DVD's to be handed out FREE at all Video Games Live concerts throughout 2007. Stay tuned for another VERY SPECIAL announcement and partnership between Blizzard Entertainment and Video Games Live!
VGL teams up with E4 AND will open brand new LA venue!
Wed May 9, 2007, 2:57 am
Marks the First Ever Performance at the Brand New Nokia Theatre
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDG World Expo today announced that the acclaimed Video Games Live™ Concert is set to perform on Friday, October 19, 2007, during E for All™ Expo, a new event created for people who are passionate about video games and everything related. E for All’s Video Games Live concert is the performance debut for the new 7000-seat Nokia Theatre – part of downtown’s LA Live development across the street from the Convention Center and Staples Center. E for All is scheduled for October 18 - 21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Video Games Live Becomes Global Powerhouse
Sun May 6, 2007, 6:12 pm
"The video game industry is the most innovative in entertainment and Tommy & Jack have really raised the bar for live music performances by combining so many spectacular elements to provide an absolutely stunning and unique concept." said IMG Artists Sr. Vice-President, European division, Manfred Seipt. "IMGA is proud to be associated with the premier video game concert in the world. It's going to be a huge success in Europe."
VGL Thrills Audiences in Columbus!
Sun May 6, 2007, 2:47 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE THRILLS AUDIENCES AND REVIEWERS IN COLUMBUS!
Ohio State University and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra host very first video game concert in Ohio to rave reviews!
Video Games Live once again impressed the mainstream media as local newspaper reviews came in praising another successful evening of what is becoming a growing phenomenon on the live entertainment circuit. The Columbus Dispatched raved, “The way the audience cheered, you would have thought you were at a rock concert.” The reviewer mentioned that the performance was “downright mesmerizing” and the symphony and conductor Jack Wall were “remarkable”. The Ohio State University newspaper (The Lantern) wrote “To call the experience unique would be an understatement.” and mentioned that “The screen combined with colored lights and the showmanship of the charismatic Tallarico made the show as much fun to watch as it was to listen to.”
Columbus Festival Activities
Tue Apr 24, 2007, 9:56 am
MEET HALO COMPOSER AND OTHERS AT FIRST EVER GAME CONCERT IN OHIO
Pre-show festival announced as the Columbus Symphony brings video games to life
During the post-show Meet and Greet audience members will have a chance to interact with game composers and Video Games Live™ co-creators and producers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall as well as Halo® composer Mike Salvatori and solo pianist phenomenon Martin Leung (The Video Game Pianist).
Major VGL Success at Yale!
Sat Apr 14, 2007, 8:16 pm
See Exclusive Concert Videos Including Martin Leung Performing Castlevania on Historic 104 Year Old Pipe Organ
Read Audience Comments From Yet Another Major VGL Success
1st Game Concert in Ohio!
Fri Apr 6, 2007, 6:20 pm
An immersive concert that brings video games to life for the first time in Ohio
VGL at Yale University!
Tue Mar 27, 2007, 7:09 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE PERFORMING AT YALE UNIVERSITY WITH SPECIAL GAME INDUSTRY GUESTS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES AND PRE-SHOW FESTIVAL
New Haven, Conn. — Following sold-out shows around the world, Video Games Live will perform in Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets, on March 31st at This groundbreaking historic performance will be the first time symphonic video game music has ever been presented with a university.
VGL in San Fran!
Sat Mar 24, 2007, 2:40 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TRIUMPHS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
Some audience members described it as “The greatest show I’ve ever seen!” others said “It was one of the best nights of my entire life!” Music4Games.net mentioned in their review that “VGL truly shined as the premier game music concert production on the circuit and demonstrated why, as host and co-creator Tommy Tallarico put it, video games have become the entertainment of choice in the 21st century.”
First Ever Game Concert in Calgary!
Wed Mar 14, 2007, 9:00 am
November 9th and 10th
Calgary, AB: Off the heels of sold-out shows around the world, prominent video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are bringing their revolutionary video game concert event to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on November 9 at and 10 at at the EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Festival Activities for San Fran Show
Tue Mar 6, 2007, 2:53 am
Events to Include Meet & Greet With Over 25 Game Composers, Designers and Talent From Popular Franchises Including Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Final Fantasy, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Myst, Warcraft, Quake, GoldenEye, The Sims, Kingdom Hearts and Many More!
Plus Costume Contest, Playable Games, Guitar Hero™ II Competition, Classic Arcade Competitions, Free Gifts, Raffles, Acoustic Performances, Spectacular Prizes, and More
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Thu Mar 1, 2007, 11:41 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM AT YALE UNIVERSITY
New Haven, Conn. — Following sold-out shows around the world, Video Games Live will perform in Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets, on March 31 at 8 p.m.
Video Games Live is a multi-media event celebrating the music of video games. Music will be performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra and a full choir, synchronized with video footage, lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and interactive segments that create an explosive entertainment experience.
14 Dates in North America Announced!
Mon Feb 26, 2007, 4:04 pm
Nintendo Composer Koji Kondo to Perform in San Francisco!
Tue Feb 20, 2007, 8:00 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCE
Legendary Nintendo Composer Koji Kondo to Perform Live & Meet Fans!
2007 Game Developers Conference to Present World Class Concert Event & Festival
SAN FRANCISCO – February 20, 2007 – The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is proud to present Video Games Live as its special closing night ceremony. After a sold out performance at GDC last year in San Jose, Video Games Live returns once again with a new show for 2007. The concert will take place at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on Friday, March 9th at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online at LiveNation.com.
Legendary Nintendo composer Koji Kondo will be making a special appearance at the event and is scheduled to perform one of his favorite melodies from his long and storied career.
MTV & Gametrailers Documentaries Now Available
Thu Feb 1, 2007, 9:00 am
View Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Content & More!
BioWare Supports Video Games Live!
Wed Jan 24, 2007, 9:00 am
Legendary Artist Don Bluth at Video Games Live Phoenix!
Sun Jan 14, 2007, 9:00 am
MTV & GameTrailers VGL Documentary!
Sat Jan 6, 2007, 10:24 am
MTV & GAMETRAILERS LAUNCH 4 WEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES DOCUMENTARY ON VIDEO GAMES LIVE
Episode One Now Available!
MTV owned Gametrailers.com has posted the first episode of the exclusive documentary which takes a unique behind the scenes look at the most successful video game concert in the world. Over 25,000 unique users viewed the first episode within the first 24 hours of its release. To view Episode One please CLICK HERE!
Exclusive VGL Documentary Available on Gametrailers!
Fri Dec 29, 2006, 1:23 pm
First game concert in New Zealand!
Fri Dec 8, 2006, 3:43 pm
THE GROUND BREAKING VIDEO GAMES LIVE HITS NZ SHORES
FIRST GAME CONCERT EVER IN NEW ZEALAND
IMMERSIVE CONCERT BRINGS VIDEO GAMES TO LIFE
WELLINGTON, NZ -
VGL to perform first ever symphonic game concert in Arizona!
Sun Dec 3, 2006, 12:07 pm
Two shows: Friday, January 12th, 2007 and Saturday, January 13, 2007
Mesa Arts Center – Mesa Symphony - Ikeda Theater, Mesa, AZ
Purchase tickets at: 602-644-6500 or https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com
VGL London Festival Activities Announcement
Wed Nov 22, 2006, 3:14 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST EVER UK GAME CONCERT
Events to Include Meet & Greet with over 15 Top European Composers & Designers Including Beyond Good & Evil Creator Michel Ansel
Plus Costume Contest, Next Generation Consoles, Free Ubisoft Game Music CD, Guitar Hero™ II Competition, Spectacular Prizes, and More
LONDON, UK – November 23, 2006 – Fresh off their sold out standing room only shows in Brazil, South America - Video Games Live makes it way across the pond to present the first ever symphonic video game music concert in the UK with the English National Ballet Symphony at the renowned Hammersmith Apollo in London this Saturday, November 25th at 7:30pm. To commemorate the event, Video Games Live is pulling out all the stops and opening the doors early to present a pre-show festival from
Free game soundtrack at London show!
Mon Nov 20, 2006, 12:00 am
First 3,000 people will recieve special limited edition Ubisoft/VGL album
1st South American Nintendo Wii at VGL Brazil
Fri Nov 17, 2006, 12:00 am
1st and only Nintendo Wii in South America to appear at Video Games Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil
On Sunday, November 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil video game fans will be able to play the Nintendo Wii console for the first time ever in South America courtesy of Video Games Live and Futuro Publishing. The console will be available to play as part of the Video Games Live pre-show festival which includes activities like the very popular costume contest and Red Octane's Guitar Hero II competition which is also making its debut in South America. This is the only Nintendo Wii currently in South America so make sure to show up early to Via Funchal to get your hands on the much anticipated new console from Nintendo. Games on display will include the highly regarded Miyamoto masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which will also be a part of the Video Games Live concert.
Doors for the SOLD OUT Sao Paulo show at Via Funchal will open at 6:00pm for the pre-show festival. The show will start at 8:00pm followed by the game composer meet & greet which is always free for all ticket holders.
VGL Breaks New Ground in South America & Europe
Tue Nov 7, 2006, 10:10 pm
SUPPORT AND WELCOME GROUND-BREAKING MULTIMEDIA CONCERT EVENT
VGL Co-Creator Tommy Tallarico Honored By Hollywood Arts
Sat Nov 4, 2006, 9:00 am
Video Game Pioneer Tommy Tallarico Honored By Hollywood Arts
HOLLYWOOD, CA – November 3, 2006 – Video game icon and television personality Tommy Tallarico is being honored by Hollywood Arts, which provides arts and educational services for homeless and at-risk teenagers and young adults, in their First Annual Dream Awards benefit January 27, 2007. The first charitable event of its kind to honor a member of the video game industry, the Hollywood Arts event will feature concert performances of music from popular video games. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Hollywood Arts to complete the renovation of a full service art center located in Hollywood, California.
Added Show in Rio!
Mon Oct 16, 2006, 2:20 pm
Overwhelming Response in Brazil Generates Added Performance in Rio de Janeiro
Largest Company in Latin America - Renowned Brazilian Oil Company Petrobras to Join Forces With Brazilian Government, Intel and UOL to Present World Class Event
New Video Games Live Portuguese Website Launches In Support of Upcoming Performance
Los Angeles, CA - Due to an overwhelming outpour of interest and support, Video Games Live has announced a new location and date for the 2006-2007 world tour currently in progress. On Sunday, November 12th at the prestigious Claro Hall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the highly regarded Petrobras Sinfônica will perform in front of thousands of eager Brazilians whose tireless support and goodwill has sparked the addition of yet another groundbreaking South American performance.
Tickets on sale for Edmonton, Canada!
Wed Oct 11, 2006, 1:16 pm
Groundbreaking Video Games LiveTM concert makes its Alberta
debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Jubilee
Auditorium - January 22nd and 23rd, 2007
Hollywood Bowl Festival Announcement
Tue Sep 19, 2006, 4:55 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR NEW SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Events to Include Meet & Greet with over 50 Top Composers, Designers & Celebrities
Plus Costume Contest, Playable Games, Guitar Hero™ II Competition, Classic Arcade Competitions, Spectacular Prizes, and More
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ RETURNS TO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Thu Sep 7, 2006, 2:50 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ RETURNS TO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL WITH A SPECTACULAR NEW SHOW SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
Featuring the Live Orchestral Debut of the 'Halo® 3 Announcement' Score
Special Musical Guests to Include BT, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Video Game Pianist Martin Leung, Game Composers, and More
LOS ANGELES – September 7, 2006 – Off the heels of sold-out shows around the world, renowned video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are bringing their immersive concert celebrating video games back to the world-famous Hollywood Bowl for the second time on September 21, 2006. The new Video Games Live™ concert features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, and groundbreaking interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
VGL Hits London! First Game Concert In The UK!
Wed Sep 6, 2006, 6:30 am
THE GROUND BREAKING VIDEO GAMES LIVE HITS UK SHORES
AN IMMERSIVE CONCERT THAT BRINGS VIDEO GAMES TO LIFEFor anyone who’s ever picked up a games console, the event you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. VIDEO GAMES LIVE, brought to you by AEG Live, is the first ever concert to celebrate music from the biggest video games of all time from ‘Mario’ to ‘Final Fantasy’. Having sold to a massive 11,000 crowd on its debut performance in the US last year – making it the largest video game concert in the world - VIDEO GAMES LIVE will now navigate its way successfully through to the next level when it hits UK shores on November 25th at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
VGL Performing First Ever Concert In South America!
Tue Sep 5, 2006, 9:00 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ BRINGS PIONEERING SHOW TO NEW CONTINENT!
First Ever Video Game Concert In South America To Take Place During Electronic Game Show In São Paulo, Brazil
Landmark Event Being Presented by Futuro Communications and Intel
VGL at Penny Arcade Expo!
Fri Aug 25, 2006, 2:57 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE GIVING AWAY PRIZES AT PENNY ARCADE EXPO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEKEND!
Video Games Live will be at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this weekend giving away a very special limited edition signed VGL poster from the inaugural performance in 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl. Signatures include legendary game designers Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog), Nolan Bushnell (Atari, Pong) and MANY MORE as well as over 20 of the most well known game composers from all over the world! Celebrities such as Elijah Wood are included as well. VIEW COMPLETE LIST AND PIC HERE! Other weekend festivities include a video game cover band concert which includes VGL audience favorite Martin Leung (The Video Game Pianist) as well as other well known favorites such as the Minibosses & NESkimos. Video game composer and VGL co-founder/creator Tommy Tallarico will also be on hand all weekend so please stop by and say hi. PAX is an amazing gaming celebration which will have over 17,000+ gamers in attendance over the course of 3 days. Please stop by and fill out a card to win a piece of video game history!!
More information about Penny Arcade Expo: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/
Video Game Concerts - Market Confusion Cleared Up
Mon Aug 21, 2006, 12:15 pm
SAME CONCERT CONCEPTS – DIFFERENT AGENDAS
While Competition Grows for Concert Events, Video Games Live Focuses on Their Original Intent – Music, Fun, Excitement & Family EntertainmentThe video game industry is one of the most creative and competitive areas of the entertainment industry. It comes as no surprise that when Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall sat down in 2001 and created the idea of a live concert of music from video games, people took notice. Their creation, Video Games Live, debuted in July of 2005 to a storm of controversy: would audiences be interested in a concert of video game music? And more importantly, would the video game generation actually go to an orchestral concert?
VGL partners with AOL
Sat Aug 19, 2006, 9:41 am
Video Games Live Partners With AOL Radio
VGL Helps to Promote Final Fantasy Radio While AOL Raises Awareness for the Biggest Video Game Concert in the World
Video Games Live and AOL Radio announced a media partnership today in which they will each help to promote video game music to the masses. As part of the partnership, Video Games Live will have a special link to the newly relaunched Final Fantasy Radio Station. “We're big fans of the Final Fantasy music and franchise,” said VGL Co-Creator and Conductor Jack Wall, “We’ve been incorporating Final Fantasy into our shows from the beginning and are continuing to work with Square-Enix to bring new Final Fantasy content to our events.”
DreamAuthentics & VGL Partnership
Wed Aug 16, 2006, 3:35 am
DREAMAUTHENTICS AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE MULTI-YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIP
Two industry leaders in the video game market team up to bring classic gaming experiences to generations of gamers
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN —August 15, 2006) DreamAuthentics, a leading manufacturer of custom-built personal video arcade cabinets, today announces an exclusive multi-year marketing partnership with Video Games Live - making DreamAuthentics the official video arcade cabinet of the concert series. Video Games Live is an immersive concert experience that features music from the biggest video games of all time, performed by the world’s most respected orchestras and choirs.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™, GEN CON, AND THE INDY SYMPHONY
Tue Aug 8, 2006, 9:53 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™, GEN CON, AND THE INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY PREPARE FOR FIRST GAME CONCERTS IN INDIANA
Record Setting Gaming Conference, World Class Symphony and Historic Venue to Celebrate Video Games
Pre-Show Festival Events to Include Costume Contest, Guitar Hero™ II and Space Invaders™ Competitions, Spectacular Prizes, and Industry Meet-and-Greet
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ INVADES CHICAGO!
Tue Aug 1, 2006, 6:37 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ AND WIZARD WORLD PREPARE FOR AN INCREDIBLE CHICAGO PERFORMANCE
Pre-Show Festival Events to Include Costume Contest, Guitar Hero™ II and Space Invaders™ Competitions, Spectacular Prizes, and Industry Meet-and-Greet with Top Composers and Designers
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ SELLS OUT HOUSTON!
Thu Jul 27, 2006, 12:56 pm
VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ SELLS OUT HOUSTON!
Thousands Attempt To Get Tickets To No Avail – Next Stop CHICAGO!Video Games Live™, the world’s first and most successful video game concert series continued its run of sold out shows last week by selling out Jones Hall in Houston, TX with the prestigious Houston Symphony & Choir. Over 132+ musicians took part in the biggest on-stage performance of video game music ever. The show sold out 5 days in advance and thousands of people had to be turned away prior to the event including nearly 1,000 people on the day of the show. “I’ve never seen the excitement level and crowd like this here before!” stated one proud mom who was taking a group of neighborhood kids to experience a symphony for the first time. One audience member was quoted in the newspaper the next day saying… “I’ve been to a few different game concerts now but nothing compares to what these guys are pulling off. Wow! I still can’t believe what I saw.”
VGL Announces Festival Activities For First Concert in Houston
Tue Jul 11, 2006, 11:52 pm
Video Games Live™ Announces Festival Activities For First Ever Video Game Concert in Houston
Events to Include Costume Contest, Playable Demos, Guitar Hero™ II Competition, Spectacular Prizes and Industry Meet & Greet with Top Composers & Designers
Record Setting 132+ Musicians To Perform On Stage
Houston – July 11, 2006 – Renowned video game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, announced the pre- and post-show festival events planned for the July 14th Houston, TX performance of Video Games Live™ presented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
1/2 Hour VGL TV Special On Spike TV & VGL on EGM Hot 10 List!
Tue Jun 20, 2006, 4:21 am
Also!! The June issue (Zelda cover) of Electronic Gaming Monthly lists Video Games Live in the HOT 10 List!!
Gen Con Indy To Host Popular Video Game Concert Event
Thu Jun 15, 2006, 3:05 am
Gen Con Indy To Host Popular Video Game Concert Event
Indianapolis, IN –June 15, 2006 –Gen Con LLC today announced that it will feature the ultimate in video game entertainment, Video Games Live™. With Video Games Live™, fans experience an immersive concert featuring music from the biggest video games of all time performed by some of the nation’s most respected orchestras and choirs in this case the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Two innovative and interactive Video Games Live concerts featuring music from the biggest video games of all time will be performed Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. These special performances will be presented in conjunction with the Gen Con Indy Convention that will be held in Indianapolis August 10-13 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Video Games Live™ ROCKS Philly!!
Sun Jun 11, 2006, 5:21 am
Philly concert a huge success & VGL debuts Guitar Hero™ II to the public for the first time!
The headlines the following morning in the biggest city newspaper (Philadelphia Inquirer) read... "Crowd is wowed by awe-inspiring Video Games Live". We couldn't have asked for a more suitable heading! The crowd in Philadelphia was one of the loudest and most excited yet. Maybe because it was the first video game concert ever in Philly? Or maybe because the east coast never seems to get things like Video Games Live in their area? Whatever the case, it turned out to be yet another amazing and magical night thanks to all the incredible audience members who came out to enjoy the show!
TONS OF LINKS INSIDE!
Video Games Live™ Announces Special Performances in Philly
Wed May 31, 2006, 12:29 pm
Exclusive Final Fantasy® Piano Arrangement to be Included in Already Spectacular Line-Up
Events to Include Costume Contest, Guitar Hero™ Competition, Spectacular Prizes and Industry Meet & Greet with Top U.S. Composers
Los Angeles – May 31, 2006 – Renowned video game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, announced the pre- and post-show festival events planned for the June 3rd Philadelphia, PA performance of Video Games Live™ presented by Wizard World. Created and produced by Tallarico and Wall’s production company, Mystical Stone Entertainment LLC, Video Games Live™ features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs around the world, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. A brand new trailer from the SOLD OUT San Jose, CA performance can be viewed here:
BRAND NEW VIDEO GAMES LIVE TRAILER!
Tue May 23, 2006, 9:10 am
NEW EXCLUSIVE 13 MINUTE VGL SEGMENT FOOTAGE!!!
Sun May 7, 2006, 5:29 pm
For VGL Mailing List members only. Sign up now right here on the front page (right hand side) to be able to view 13 minutes of brand new never-before-seen segment clips of Video Games Live™ in action!
Includes sequences from Myst®, Beyond Good & Evil™, Warcraft®, Medal of Honor™, God of War™, Castlevania®, Advent Rising & new Halo® footage!
Indianapolis & Toronto announced!
Mon May 1, 2006, 6:57 pm
Video Games Live is once again breaking the mold and bringing the first ever video game concerts to Toronto & Indianapolis.
Gen Con presents Video Games Live with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Fan Expo presents Video Games Live at Massey Hall in Toronto!
Reviews, Exclusive Video, Meet and Greet and more!
Thu Apr 20, 2006, 8:45 pm
Since our first new show of 2006 at the sold out San Jose Civic Auditorium, Video Games Live has been receiving rave reviews from the press and fans ...
GREATEST COMPOSERS AND DESIGNERS!!
Video Games Live has assembled the most prolific game designers and composers in the industry to attend our meet & greets and performances. Never before have this many industry professionals come together to support and celebrate with the fans ...
ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN!!
Thu Apr 20, 2006, 8:41 pm
We have finally been able to open our online store to the public!
Aside from a variety of Video Games Live merchandise we also have other video game related items as well as a selection of video game soundtrack albums and a wide variety of gaming t-shirts and posters. Over 60 items so far! If there is something particular that you would like to see please e-mail email@example.com and we will try to accommodate your request.
We intend on constantly adding game related items from all over the world as well as special signed memorabilia from game designers and composers. A lot of people have asked us about VGL DVD’s or soundtracks. We are currently working on this and have been filming and recording all of our shows. We hope to have something out by the end of the year. We’ll definitely keep you posted.
Video Games Live announces Philly & Houston!
Tue Apr 4, 2006, 12:53 pm
VGL has once again partnered with Wizard World (the industry leader in the comic book and collectibles market) to bring the very first video game concert to Philadelphia on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at the Merriam Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public the week of April 10th. VGL mailing list members will have special access to tickets and VIP seating before they go on-sale to the general public so please sign-up now for the VGL mailing list to take part in our special offers!
Tue Apr 4, 2006, 12:45 pm
We recently updated the FAQ with questions that we have been hearing a lot. Check out the updated page HERE.
San Jose - SOLD OUT!!
Thu Mar 30, 2006, 12:51 pm
Last Friday, March 24th - Game developers and Bay Area fans came out in droves to support us in San Jose. We want to thank the fans for the wonderful feedback and great community at the show. The costume contest, the Guitar Hero competition, the gigantic Meet and Greet after the show were all absolutely fantastic!
Check out the GameDaily review HERE.
Photos from the event can be viewed HERE.
Post-show Meet & Greet radio interviews can be heard HERE.
(Courtesy of All Games Radio & the Bobby Blackwolf Show)
More news, interviews, stories and exclusive video from the event coming soon!
VGL & Alfred Bring Video Game Music To Schools!
Mon Mar 27, 2006, 2:36 pm
Video Games Live Announces Festival for San Jose Show
Mon Mar 20, 2006, 1:27 pm
Los Angeles – March 20, 2006 – Renowned video game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, announced the pre- and post-show festival events planned for the March 24th San Jose, CA performance of Video Games Live™ presented by the Game Developers Conference. Created and produced by Tallarico and Wall’s production company, Mystical Stone Entertainment LLC, Video Games Live™ features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs around the world, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!!!
Thu Mar 16, 2006, 3:14 pm
Performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2006
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
After the major success of the debut performance in 2005, Video Games Live™ returns to the Hollywood Bowl with a new and updated show! If you or someone you know is into video games you won't want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore.
Video Games Live booth at Wizard World LA
Thu Mar 16, 2006, 2:12 pm
If you are in the Los Angeles area this weekend, be sure to stop by the Staples Center (Friday - Sunday) for Wizard World Los Angeles. While you are there, come check out the Video Games Live presence - at booth #215 - where you can pre-order your tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show, check out exclusive footage from past VGL performances, meet Tommy and Jack, and pick up some cool VGL merchandise!
Hope to see some of you there!
Video Games Live announces first WORLD TOUR
Mon Mar 13, 2006, 2:49 pm
Video Games Live announces first WORLD TOUR including the return to the Hollywood Bowl & additional U.S. dates!!!Starting on March 24th, 2006 in San Jose, California, Video Games Live will become the first video game concert to tour the world! And what better place to start than the “official birthplace” of video games… Silicon Valley! Never before has a video game concert been performed in the place “where it all started”. And to accent the occasion even more we are holding the show as the closing ceremony to the Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC attracts over 12,000 of the greatest video game creators, designers, artists and composers from all over the world who gather together to share ideas, knowledge and insight with one another to help forward the industry to greater heights.
WIZARD WORLD ANNOUNCES VIDEO GAMES LIVE™
Tue Mar 7, 2006, 12:19 pm
WIZARD WORLD CONVENTIONS AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE TEAM UP TO BRING UNIQUE CONCERT PERFORMANCE TO THE MASSES
Wizard World Chicago To Host Popular Video Game Concert Event
CONGERS, NY – March 1, 2006 – Wizard Entertainment Group today announced that the Wizard World Chicago 2006 convention held in Chicago will feature the ultimate in video game entertainment, Video Games Live™. With Video Games Live™, an immersive concert featuring music from the biggest video games of all time performed by some of the nation’s most respected orchestras and choirs, Wizard Entertainment Group continues its unrivaled commitment to providing fans with the best in pop-culture entertainment.
New digitized TV coverage available for viewing!
Mon Feb 27, 2006, 5:42 pm
Watch Halo at Video Games Live!
Wed Feb 22, 2006, 11:43 am
We thought you may all enjoy a little sampling of Video Games Live so we put together a video from our Halo rehearsals. The video also includes interviews with Halo composers Marty O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori who give a little insight on how they created the Halo soundtrack and what Video Games Live means to the industry and pop culture.
You can view the Halo segment here:
Stay tuned for more very exciting VGL news later this week.
Tommy & Jack
Video Games Live prepares for an exciting 2006!
Fri Feb 17, 2006, 2:25 pm
A lot of people have been writing in and asking us about the current status of Video Games Live and what our plans are for 2006. We have all been very hard at work planning a bunch of shows for this coming year. Since becoming independent we have been carefully planning our new strategy and have been partnering with some amazing organizations and companies to ensure the future success of Video Games Live.
VGL Bay Area mailing list invited to rehearsals.
Sat Feb 11, 2006, 12:49 pm
We recently sent out a special e-mail invitation to those in the Bay Area who were signed up for our mailing list. Below is a copy of the e-mail that they recieved.
If you have not signed up for our mailing list please do, so that you can take advantage of these special offers when VGL comes to your city!Dear Bay Area VGL Supporter!
Thank you so much for sticking with us while we grow Video Games Live into the most successful video game music concert in the world! Our last two shows in Seattle and Vancouver had an incredible turn out and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss our next show in San Jose on Friday, March 24th at the Civic Auditorium at 8pm!
Because you’ve stuck with us and taken the time to sign up on our website, we wanted to make you a special offer:
2006 Game Developers Conference To Host VGL Concert
Tue Jan 24, 2006, 10:55 am
New Trailer Available
Wed Dec 28, 2005, 6:55 pm
We recently completed a brand new 6 min. promotional video.
To view trailer, please select one of the following:
Video Games Live Update
Tue Nov 29, 2005, 7:19 pm
We have been working extremely hard since our Seattle and Vancouver dates to get Video Games Live back on track for 2006. We already have a new plan in place (which we have full control of) and have started booking shows for the upcoming year.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we go through this important transition. Although we got off to a somewhat rocky start, we were still able to put on the biggest video game concert the world had ever seen in July at the Hollywood Bowl. One of our goals in 2006 is to break that record as well as bringing the VGL experience to as many people as possible. We were also very proud to perform the first ever video game concert in the country of Canada.
Below is some current information we felt people might be interested in.
Tommy & Jack
Seattle and Vancouver Shows a Major Success for VGL
Tue Nov 8, 2005, 1:29 am
Video Games Live coming to Seattle and Vancouver
Tue Oct 25, 2005, 4:45 am
This Saturday doors will open at 6pm, at the Paramount Theatre, in Seattle for Video Games Live (show starts at 7pm). Join us at 6pm for the costume event, where the winner will recieve a VGL prize package, sponsored by Walk of Game, which includes a video game soundtrack collection. Be sure to hang out after the show to participate in the Meet and Greet. Guests include: The Halo Team, Gerard Marino, Chris Taylor, Brian Schmidt, Marty O'Donnell, Jack Wall and Tommy Tallarico.
Then, join us on October 30th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (show starts at 8pm) where fans will experience the first video game concert ever, in Canada. Costume contest will begin at 7pm. Be sure to stay after the show for the Meet and Greet. Guests include: Marty O'Donnell, Victor Lucas (The Electric Playground/Judgment Day), Gerard Marino, Jack Wall and Tommy Tallarico.
Pre Show Festival Announced
Wed Jun 29, 2005, 5:27 pm
Meet & Greet With World Famous Game Designers and Composers Including Hideo Kojima and Yuji Naka Among Many Others
Pre-Events Include Costume Contest, ‘Videotopia’ Exhibit Chronicling the History of Video Games, Performance by Video Game Pianist Martin Leung
Video Games Live Concert Has Added Music from Kingdom Hearts
and God of War™ In Addition to Previously Announced Titles
National Tour Announcement
Tue May 3, 2005, 6:39 pm
‘video games live’ Delivers
mind blowing MUSIC AND ACTION from the most popular video games in a live entertainment CONCERT EVENT
Iconic Music From Chartbusting Games Mario™, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft ® And More Featured
National Tour Kicks Off at the Hollywood Bowl July 6th
Clear Channel Entertainment and Mystical Stone Entertainment Form Joint Venture
Wed Apr 27, 2005, 10:15 am
William Morris Agency to Book First Ever Video Games Concert Tour
Mon Oct 11, 2004, 1:02 am