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!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916334303/video-games-live-level-5-album-and-movie

 

LEVEL 5 KICKSTARTER!

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 2:49 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE KICKSTARTER SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!



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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE KICKSTARTER SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!



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!

CLICK HERE!
 

Video Games Live KICKSTARTER!

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:16 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE KICKSTARTER PROJECT!

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

Twitch to Broadcast Video Games Live – A Multimedia Concert Presented by Amazon Video Games Featuring Music Premieres and More from Top Titles

During week of San Diego Comic-Con, top orchestras and choirs premiere new songs from highly anticipated video games, including Destiny™, Dota 2 and event sponsor Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

SAN FRANCISCO- July 15, 2013 - Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it will be partnering with Video Games Live™, the world’s first and most successful video game touring concert series, to live stream their multimedia concert and pre-show on July 20th, 2013, beginning at 6:00pm PDT. The free concert – which is being presented by Amazon Video Games and sponsored by Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag – will be held during the week of San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The spectacle includes music performed by orchestras and choirs set to synchronized video clips spanning the most popular video games of all time to the most anticipated games on the horizon. To watch the concert online via Twitch or to embed the player on another site, visit: www.Twitch.tv/Twitch.
 

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 TO PERFORM IN OMAHA/RALSTON, NE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEKEND AT THE NEWLY BUILT RALSTON ARENA!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN RALEIGH, NC WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY!!

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!
http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/video_games_live

 

VGL Returns to Houston, TX!!

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 1:08 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO HOUSTON, TEXAS WITH THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Video Games Live will be performing once again with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall on July 5th!! 

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 Signs a 5 Year Deal to Perform All Throughout the Middle East

 

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

The soundtrack for the video game JOURNEY by Austin Wintory Nominated for a GRAMMY!

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

$10 off code for all remaining tickets for Billings, Montana show!

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

Video Games Live in Spokane on November 10th has unfortunately been canceled due to a union labor dispute and strike going on with the Spokane Symphony (story).  The Symphony is hoping to resolve the issue and reschedule the show for 2013.  Anyone who bought tickets for this performance should contact the place of purchase for a refund.  We were looking forward to performing in Spokane but unfortunately the current strike is something completely out of our control.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we hope to see you in 2013.  There are still tickets available for our November 9th Tacoma, WA show HERE.  Thank-you.
 

VGL IN SOUTH AMERICA - SOLD OUT!!

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA

SOLD OUT!!!

All of our Video Games Live shows in South America have once again SOLD OUT!  That makes 7 straight years in-a-row!  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.  We are already making plans to go to more countries in South America for 2013!!  Hope to see you next year!
 

VGL IN CHILE - SOLD OUT!!!

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:18 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

SOLD OUT!!!

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

ULTIMATE VIP BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE OFFERED IN BRASILIA, BRAZIL!

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

The official promo, recap, behind-the-scenes trailer of the experience that was Video Games Live in Malaysia 2012!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=873ASiSdomw
 

Video Games Live Returns to China!

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:06 am

Video Games Live presents the music of WORLD OF WARCRAFT in Beijing, China!


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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO THE NYC AREA WITH A WHOLE NEW SHOW!

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

LOS ANGELES TRAFFIC WARNING!
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!

AND MORE!!

 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO MALAYSIA!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: “OFF THE GRID” TOUR - COMING TO A SMALL TOWN NEAR YOU!

  “Help Bring Video Games Live to Your Area” Contest!


Since its first performance to over 11,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl, Video Games Live has been breaking attendance records and selling out shows in major metropolitan cities around the world for over 7 years.  And to help celebrate 2012 as being its 10th year in business, Video Games Live wants to travel “off the grid” and will be performing shows not only in the big city arenas, theatres and stadiums throughout the world… but to other smaller venues and towns as well.  [MORE]
 

Louisville show postponed

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 10:17 am

Unfortunately the musicians union and Louisville Orchestra (the folks who were bringing us in to do the show) have been unable to reach a labor agreement yet and therefore the March 24th, 2012 performance in Kentucky will need to be postponed until the time when they have the situation worked out. You can follow the situation and read more about it on the Louisville Orchestra website: http://www.louisvilleorchestra.org  As soon as the show gets rescheduled... we'll let everyone know!  We are eagerly awaiting our return to Louisville once again!
 

VGL in Salt Lake City SOLD OUT!

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 9:00 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SOLD OUT!!!

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 COMING TO RED BANK, NJ!

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

UPDATE!

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 IN SIOUX CITY, IA & MADISON, WI!

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!

SIOUX CITY, IA
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre Sioux City
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!!

MADISON, WI
Saturday, November 5, 2011 @ 7:30 pm
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center
With the Wisconsin Pops Orchestra!
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!!
 

San Bernardino Special Guests!

Fri Oct 28, 2011, 11:48 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR SAN BERNARDINO, CA SHOW!

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

SOLD OUT!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BRAZIL FOR ITS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

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

SOLD OUT!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BRAZIL FOR 6TH YEAR IN-A-ROW!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 NOW AVAILABLE ON X-BOX LIVE AND ZUNE!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ CELEBRATES ITS 200TH SHOW IN LOS ANGELES DURING E3!

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.
 

Grammy Win!

Sun Feb 13, 2011, 3:01 pm

Christopher Tin's "Baba Yetu" from Civilization IV Wins Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)"!

Song Appears on Video Games Live PBS Special, Albums, DVD & Blu-Ray!


Video Games Live would like to congratulate fellow video game composer Christopher Tin for the first ever video game song to win a Grammy Award!  "Baba Yetu" has been performed in Video Games Live since the song had its live world premiere debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 2006.  A special duet version of the song appears on the recently released Video Games Live: Level 2 DVD, Blu-Ray & album.  The song originally appeared as the opening song for Sid Meiers' PC hit Civilization IV as well as Tin's classical/world fusion album "Calling All Dawns" which also won the Grammy for the "Best Classical Crossover Album".
 

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

BE A PART OF THE TEAM!
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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE FEATURED ON NPR
(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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ TO DEBUT THE FIRST LIVE PEFORMANCE OF MUSIC FROM HALO®: REACH

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.
 

Minneapolis Review!

Wed Jan 12, 2011, 10:47 am

AMAZING REVIEW OF VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ TO PREMIERE THEME FROM
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.

 

Grammy Nomination!

Mon Dec 6, 2010, 9:55 am

Christopher Tin's Civilization IV Song "Baba Yetu" Nominated for a Grammy!

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 IN CONCORD, NH

SOLD OUT!!!
 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE DVD REVIEW!

CLICK HERE


"It’s hypnotizing. It’s exhilarating. It’s riveting. It’s a DVD I recommend to everyone, whether you’re a video game fanatic or not."

"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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 DEBUTS AT #8 ON BILLBOARD CHART!

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

IGN SCORES VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 BLU-RAY
9 OUT OF 10!

RECEIVES EDITORS' CHOICE HONORS

"Video Games Live: Level 2 is an awesome release.  This disc is the next best thing to the actual live experience."

Read the entire review HERE!

 

Video Games Live Blu-Ray Review!

Thu Oct 21, 2010, 3:19 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE BLU-RAY REVIEW
FROM BLU-RAY.COM!


"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 IN SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

SOLD OUT!!!

Video Games Live in 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.
 

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 TRAILER!!!

Mon Oct 4, 2010, 9:34 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 2 TRAILER!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE2UzQAgfo&hd=1

 

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!


São Paulo, Brazil - October 8, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - October 10, 2010

 

VGL DVD/Blu-Ray & CD!!

Fri Sep 3, 2010, 9:17 am

SHOUT! FACTORY TO RELEASE
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 is proud to announce its return to Canada with 16 shows in Spring of 2011!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO GEN CON IN INDIANAPOLIS WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ON  SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT THE CONSECO FIELDHOUSE WITH A WHOLE NEW SHOW!

PBS SPECIAL TO AIR THIS WEEK ON LOCAL STATIONS

VIDEO GAME COMPOSER AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE CREATOR TOMMY TALLARICO TO SPEAK AT GEN CON

Come and join the annual video game industry celebration in Indianapolis on Saturday night during Gen Con!  Experience Video Games Live: Bonus Round at the Conseco Fieldhouse with the Indianapolis Symphony on Saturday, August 7th at 7:30pm TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
 

End of Nations World Premiere at Video Games Live!

Wed Jul 21, 2010, 10:45 pm

Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games Premiere the Music of End of Nations™ During Video Games Live at Comic-Con International: San Diego

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!

VIEW NOW!!

 

Video Games Live on PBS!

Tue Jul 13, 2010, 10:25 am


VIDEO GAMES LIVE™

July-August 2010 (check local listings)

— Special Features Music from Mario™, Zelda™, Sonic™, Halo®, Warcraft®, Chrono Cross®, Castlevania®, Guitar Hero®, God of War™ and Final Fantasy® as Performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra —

In VIDEO GAMES LIVE, a new PBS special, the world’s most beloved video game franchises come together to celebrate gaming culture and the incredible music surrounding it. An immersive event featuring the best game music performed by top-notch musicians and choirs combined with synchronized lighting, video, live action and audience interactivity, this performance was taped at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. VIDEO GAMES LIVE is part of special programming airing in July-August 2010 (check local listings) on PBS stations.
 

VGL in San Diego during Comic Con!!

Sat Jul 10, 2010, 9:22 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO WITH A NEW SHOW, SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES AND A MUSICAL WORLD PREMIERE DURING COMIC CON!

NEW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!


Come and join the annual video game industry celebration in San Diego on Saturday night during Comic-Con!  Experience Video Games Live: Bonus Round at the San Diego Civic Theatre (a few blocks from the Convention Center where Comic Con is being held) on Saturday, July 24th at 8:00 pm.  Tickets available HERE!
 
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

LOS ANGELES SHOW PARKING AND TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR JUNE 17TH

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES STAR STUDDED LINE-UP FOR LOS ANGELES MEET AND GREET!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED LINE UP FOR PBS SPECIAL, DVD/BLU-RAY & CD, INCLUDING MARIO™, ZELDA®, SONIC™, HALO®, WARCRAFT®, CHRONO CROSS®, CASTLEVANIA®, GUITAR HERO®, MEGAMAN®, FINAL FANTASY® AND MORE!!

PBS RELEASES 4-MINUTE TRAILER FOR JULY AND AUGUST NATIONAL BROADCAST

Bay Area to Receive Special Sneak Peek on June 7th


LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 4, 2010 – Video Games Live is proud to announce an absolutely unprecedented line-up of the world’s most beloved video game franchises coming together for the first time in history to celebrate gaming culture and the incredible music surrounding it.  A 90-minute Video Games Live special, consisting of never before televised live musical performances from the Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Halo, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, God of War, Civilization, Chrono Cross, StarCraft and Guitar Hero franchises, including a musical journey through Classic Gaming, will make its national premiere on July 31 and air throughout August 2010 on PBS stations (check local listings).  The CD and DVD/Blu-Ray release will coincide with the nationally televised special and will be available in North America exclusively through PBS until November 1, 2010.
 

Video Games Live Returns to Comic Con!

Wed May 12, 2010, 12:38 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO WITH A NEW SHOW DURING COMIC CON!

SATURDAY, JULY 24TH AT THE CIVIC THEATRE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!


Come and join the annual video game industry celebration in San Diego on Saturday night during Comic-Con!  Experience Video Games Live: Bonus Round at the San Diego Civic Theatre (a few blocks from the Convention Center where Comic Con is being held) on Saturday, July 24th at 8:00 pm.  Tickets available by clicking THIS LINK.   If you've seen Video Games Live before... fear not!  Aside from the classics like Mario, Zelda, Chrono Trigger/Cross and Halo, there will be a ton of new content that has never been performed in San Diego including music from the Warcraft, Final Fantasy and Sonic franchises along with games like Shadow of the Colossus, Sonic, Frogger, BioShock, Silent Hill 2 and even games that haven't been released yet such as Diablo III from Blizzard.  There's even a Guitar Hero: Van Halen competition during the pre-show festival where the winner will perform live on stage with the orchestra and choir for incredible prizes!  And just because the concert is over doesn't mean the fun stops there!  All ticket holders are invited to the post show meet & greet with famous game composers, designers, artists, producers and programmers from around the world FREE OF CHARGE!
 

Video Games Live Returns to Indianapolis During Gen Con!

Wed May 5, 2010, 9:29 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO INDIANAPOLIS WITH A NEW SHOW!

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!

On the heels of the ground-breaking, sold-out PBS special & DVD/Blu-Ray filming (airing nationally July 31st), Video Games Live brings a NEW spectacular show to the Conseco Fieldhouse with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis, Indiana during Gen Con on Saturday, August 7, 2010!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN KUALA LUMPUR!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS

SOLD OUT!!!

The first Video Games Live show taking place in Minneapolis, MN at Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota Orchestra 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.
 

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

TOMMY FEATURED IN NINTENDO POWER MAGAZINE

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!

Please check it out on newstands today!

You can view the interview online here: 

Contents - PART 1 - PART 2 - PART 3 - PART 4
 

Video Games Live Debuts in Tucson!

Thu Mar 4, 2010, 7:18 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE DEBUTS IN TUCSON WITH THE TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Video Games Live comes to the Tucson Music Hall on Saturday March 13 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 14 at 2:00 pm for a TSO Pops! Special.  the PRE-CONCERT FESTIVAL will begin at 6:00 PM on SATURDAY MARCH 13 and 12:30 PM on SUNDAY MARCH 14.  The TSO Pops! Special Video Games Live is supported in part by Cox Communications. Dell Alienware is the U.S. tour sponsor. Media partners are KFMA and KLPX radio, Tucson Newspapers and the Explorer.  Tickets, $22 - $67, are available online at www.tucsonsymphony.org, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office located at 2175 N. Sixth Avenue or by phone at (520) 882-8585.  TSO Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

VGL Returns to Vancouver!

Wed Mar 3, 2010, 9:46 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO VANCOUVER!

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.
 

VGL tattoo!

Wed Feb 17, 2010, 9:10 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TATTOO!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM AT FIRST ANNUAL CANADIAN VIDEO GAME AND DIGITAL ARTS AWARDS COMING THIS MAY

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

Thursday show in Pittsburgh canceled due to weather

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

Video Games Live Performance Originally Scheduled for February 5th has Been Moved to April 1st at the Pontchartrain Center

Performance to be filmed for national PBS special

The Video Games Live performance with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra originally scheduled for February 5, 2010 at the UNO Lakefront Arena has been rescheduled for April 1, 2010 at the Pontchartrain Center.  "We are committed to making this the greatest video game concert ever performed and recorded," stated Video Games Live Executive Producer Tommy Tallarico.  "Having a little extra time to work exclusively on this particular performance will make a big difference all around."
 

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

Renowned Composer Provides Original Music for 2010’s First Mega-Blockbuster

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

PBS TO AIR NATIONWIDE
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

SILENT HILL PRODUCER AND COMPOSER AKIRA YAMAOKA TO PERFORM IN 2 TAIWAN CITIES WITH VIDEO GAMES LIVE!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE SELLS OUT "TRON-LIKE" STADIUM IN CHINA

In what can only be described as something out of the world of "Tron", Video Games Live performed with the Guangzhou Philharmonic for over 8,000 people at the Pearl Stadium in Foshan, China to a SOLD OUT crowd.  Top sponsors included the government of China and China Mobile, the worlds leading cell phone service provider.


 

Tommy & Jack Recognized in Industry Top 50 List

Sat Nov 28, 2009, 10:11 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE CREATORS TOMMY TALLARICO & JACK WALL RECOGNIZED IN INDUSTRY TOP 50 LIST

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 IN PARIS, FRANCE

SOLD OUT!!!

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

ASSASSIN'S CREED II  MUSIC TO BE PERFORMED AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN PARIS

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ON BROADWAY

SOLD OUT!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN BRAZIL
ALL 4 SHOWS


SOLD OUT!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN JAPAN DURING TOKYO GAME SHOW 2009

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

CHINA EMBRACES VIDEO GAMES LIVE!

Over 7,000+ People Attend the Debut of VGL in China!


It was a night to be remembered by all.  Over 7,000+ people packed into the Capital Stadium in Beijing, China to witness the debut of Video Games Live which has become the largest video game concert in China.  Video Games Live appeared in every major mainstream media outlet, newspaper, television station, website and magazine including the biggest and most powerful television station CCTV (story available HERE).  The show was such a huge success that other shows are currently being planned for other major cities throughout China including Shanghai, Foshan and Chengdu.

 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BROADWAY!

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

Gamer MusiCON 09
with Video Games Live™ & Blizzard Live!

All Day Gaming Music Event With 2 Concerts Including a Special Blizzard Performance!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN WINNIPEG DETAILS!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN GEORGIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Special Guests Include Blizzard Composer and Audio Director Russell Brower


Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!

Video Games Live is proud to announce its first show ever in Augusta, Georgia taking place on September 25, 2009 at the Bell Auditorium with the Augusta Symphony.  Tickets to the general public won't go on sale until next month, but we currently have a special number you can call to get your tickets before anyone else.   Please call 1-706-826-4705.

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 explodes into a Preloaded branded MP3 Player in partnership with VIVO

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN SINGAPORE!

GROUNDBREAKING SHOW HITS SOUTHEAST ASIA FOR THE FIRST TIME TO PERFORM IN HUGE STADIUM!

METAL GEAR SOLID FRANCHISE COMPOSER NORIHIKO HIBINO TO PERFORM "SNAKE EATER" FROM MGS 3

Video Games Live will be performed in Southeast Asia for the first time on Friday 19 June 2009 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Stadium is Singapore’s largest and most versatile indoor sports and entertainment venue able to accommodate up to 12,000 spectators. It has been used for major entertainment events and concerts performed by international superstars such as Elton John, Janet Jackson, Oasis, Metallica, Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Fall Out Boy and many more.   TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!



 

VGL IN WESTERN CANADA FOR 2 WEEKS!

Sun May 10, 2009, 12:42 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE KICKS OFF 2 WEEK 8 SHOW TOUR OF WESTERN CANADA AS TOP ORCHESTRAS PERFORM IN 7 CITIES!

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 CELEBRATES ITS 100TH PERFORMANCE!


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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN RICHMOND, VA WITH THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY!

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.

Tickets are available HERE!
 

VGL Returns to LA during E3!!

Sun Apr 12, 2009, 8:41 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES!

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. 

SPECIAL PRE-SALE TICKET LINK
(password:  HALO)

 

VGL Returns to San Diego Comic Con!

Tue Mar 31, 2009, 11:35 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY!

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

TICKETS ON SALE FOR SPECIAL WOLF TRAP PERFORMANCE WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!

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 FEATURED SPOTLIGHT ON XBOX LIVE!


For all the XBOX Live members out there, please check out the "Video Games Live Hits Seattle" feature story with Major Nelson which took place during our Seattle performance.  You'll see it right in the SPOTLIGHT section.




 

Video Games Live Announces 45 More Tour Dates!

Fri Feb 27, 2009, 1:17 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 45 MORE TOUR DATES!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO WINNIPEG!

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to Host 3 Day Gaming Event!


The biggest and most successful video game concert in the world, Video Games Live (which features music from a catalogue of blockbuster video games) is proud to announce its return to Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Centennial Concert Hall on July 6th and July 8th.  The show last year was such a big success that two performances have been added for 2009.  The two shows will contain different content as well as a Guitar Hero competition happening on July 7th.  3 day event tickets will be available (more info coming soon).  Please sign up to the Video Games Live mailing list to receive pre-sale ticket information.
 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ALBUM WINS "BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK" AWARD FROM IGN.COM

Biggest Gaming Website in the World Honors "Video Games Live: Volume One" with Highest Honors

When IGN.com first reviewed the Video Games Live: Volume One album last summer upon it's release, they called it "powerful, evocative and emotional" and gave it their coveted "Editor's Choice Award" and an "Outstading 9.0" grade.  Now IGN.com has given honors again by naming it the "BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK ALBUM" of 2008.  Released by EMI, the album was the first worldwide distributed video game industry compilation album and the first video game album to ever debut at #10 on the Billboard charts.  The album was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London (the Beatles) as well as three live recordings from venues around the world including Brazil and Mexico.  IGN Entertainment attracts more than 31 million unique monthly users worldwide and is the number one video game information destination on the internet.
 

Tommy Receives Major Industry Award!

Tue Feb 3, 2009, 8:19 am

2009 Game Developers Choice Awards Names Tommy Tallarico as recipient of the prestigious Ambassador Award

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ TO DEBUT MUSIC FROM HALO 3: ODST IN SEATTLE

Special Guests to Include: Halo Composers Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori as well as Gabe & Tycho from Penny Arcade


After selling out scores of shows in front of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, Video Games Live is proud to announce the live WORLD PREMIERE of the music from the Halo® 3: ODST trailer.  The music will be given the full symphonic Video Games Live treatment at the Seattle performance at the famed Paramount Theatre on January 24th.  Halo 3: ODST will be available to fans this Fall.

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN VERMONT

SOLD OUT!!!

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 OUTFor 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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN VERMONT!

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

Video Games Live will be performing in Burlington, VT at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday, January 17th at at 8pm.  Doors will open at 6PM for the pre-show festival including costume contests, prizes and game competitions.   This will be the very first video game concert ever in Vermont and will be performed by the very talented and renowned Vermont Youth Orchestra.  Established in 1957, the Vermont Youth Orchestra is one of the top Youth Orchestras in the county having performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to a two week tour in China.  This show WILL BE SOLD OUT so if you've been waiting to get your tickets, please do so now.  There are less than 100 tickets remaining but good seating is still available. 

 

First Ever Game Concert in Oakland!

Thu Jan 8, 2009, 2:54 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN OAKLAND DURING WONDERCON 2009!

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

TOMMY TALLARICO APPEARING AT VIDEO GAME MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

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.

For more info including schedule and directions please visit www.magfest.org.
 

Video Games Live in New Jersey!

Fri Dec 26, 2008, 6:53 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE COMING TO NEW JERSEY THIS SATURDAY!

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM VIDEO GAMES LIVE!

The VGL team would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season.  We are so thankful and appreciative for all of the support we have received over the years.  2008 was our most successful year yet!  47 shows around the world, the debut of our first album, inclusion into the Guinness Book of World Records and all of the absolutely fantastic people and friends we've met along the way.  Our plans for 2009 are even BIGGER and we're currently planning between 50 - 60 shows worldwide.  We're working on a bunch of new segments for 2009 and we hope to be seeing you all again real soon!


 

Video Games Live in Paris!

Thu Dec 18, 2008, 12:19 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN PARIS!

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!

Having performed a special Blizzard concert in front of over 8,000 people this past summer at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France, the full Video Games Live experience will be held for the first time on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at the historic Palais des Congrès at 8:30pm.  This will be the first ever full video game concert in France and as usual Video Games Live has many special guests and surprises planned.  French designer Michel Ancel (creator of Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman) and French composer Christoph Heral (Beyond Good & Evil) will also be appearing on stage to perform live for the first time the music for the recently announced Beyond Good & Evil 2!  Although recently SOLD OUT, the venue has just opened up 100 new tickets for the performance. 

 

First Ever Game Concert in Portugal!

Sat Dec 6, 2008, 4:16 am

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT EVER IN PORTUGAL!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES WESTERN CANADIAN DATES FOR 2009

SPECIAL PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!


Video Games Live is happy to announce that we're planning to put on over 15 shows in Canada for 2009!  From the first ever video game concert in Canada that we performed on October 30th, 2005 to our huge turn-out this summer with Future Shop in Toronto's Younge-Dundas Square (with over 10,000 people in attendance) to our recently sold out show in Vancouver, BC with the Vancouver Symphony... Canada has always welcomed us with open arms.  We've performed over 12 shows in Canada since our start in 2005 but in 2009 we're really going to take it up a notch and are currently putting together an entire cross-country tour to attempt to bring Video Games Live to as many Canadian cities as possible.  Pre-Sale tickets have gone on sale TODAY for most of our Western Canadian dates happening in May, 2009.

SPECIAL LINKS & CODES INSIDE!
 

Tommy & Jack to speak at Flashpoint Academy

Thu Nov 6, 2008, 9:49 am

TOMMY TALLARICO AND JACK WALL TO VISIT FLASHPOINT ACADEMY

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO CHICAGO!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN KANSAS CITY, MO!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC

SOLD OUT!!!

The first return of Video Games Live in 3 years to Vancouver, BC at the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphony is SOLD OUTFor 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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO VANCOUVER!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE PERFORMS TO OVER 12,000 PEOPLE AT BLIZZCON 2008!

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

GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR EXCLUSIVE AT
VIDEO GAMES LIVE 2008


Royal Festival Hall, Friday 24th October, 4pm & 8pm

Hands on exclusive of new game plus chance to rock out on stage!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SEATTLE!!

PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY!

Video Games Live is proud to announce the return to Seattle, WA taking place at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, January 24th, 2009.  Seattle and the Paramount Theatre was the location of the 2nd ever performance of Video Games Live back in 2005.  Since then, VGL has played over 80 shows around the world and is looking forward to bringing a brand new show back to one of the places where it all started.  There will be some very special guests announced soon.  You won't want to miss this one!  You can get your tickets a week early by clicking HERE and putting in the password:    tetris
 

VGL RETURNS TO BLIZZCON! DIRECT TV TO BROADCAST!

Mon Oct 6, 2008, 10:35 am

BLIZZCON® 2008 TO FEATURE VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ AS PART OF CLOSING CEREMONY
 
Special Presentation Concert To Be Included In DIRECTV Pay-Per-View!


Video Games Live™ will perform at Blizzard Entertainment®’s BlizzCon® 2008 gaming convention, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA over the 10th and 11th of October.  This unique and special Video Games Live™ presentation will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 11th during the closing ceremony and will consist of music only featured in Blizzard Entertainment franchises.  New Blizzard Entertainment musical segments will be debuted during the performance.  Video Games Live™ will also be featured in High Definition as part of the DIRECTV BlizzCon Pay-Per-View special which will be broadcasting over 16 hours of live HD coverage of the event, including exclusive interviews and commentary.
 

VGL SURPASSES 2,500 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE!

Wed Oct 1, 2008, 8:41 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE SURPASSES 2,500 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO BRAZIL!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ON LONG ISLAND, NY

SOLD OUT!!!

The first ever video game concert on Long Island, New York at the Tilles Center with the Long Island Concert Pops is SOLD OUT.  For those who missed us this time around, we'll be playing the first ever game concerts in New Jersey (Newark) on December 27th, 2008 (2PM & 8PM).  Tickets are ON SALE NOW!!  Please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale information on upcoming shows.
 

First Ever Game Concert in Massachusetts!!

Thu Sep 11, 2008, 11:40 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS!

Prestigious Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center Set as Location of Historic Event

Special Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!


LOS ANGELES, CA – 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 at the 3,600+ seat Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  The event will take place on Friday, November 21st at 8PM
 

VGL Special Guests at NVISION 08 in San Jose!

Mon Aug 25, 2008, 7:11 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR SAN JOSE, CA PERFORMANCES

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. 

FULL LIST OF SPECIAL GUESTS INSIDE!
 

Video Games Live Returns to London!

Thu Aug 14, 2008, 7:08 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO LONDON DURING THE LONDON GAMES FESTIVAL 2008

The Best Loved Live Performance in Video Games Opens the Biggest Celebration of Gaming in the UK at the World Class Royal Festival Hall

LONDON, UK -- August 11, 2008 --  Video Games Live, the biggest live performance in video games, is back with its 2008 show.  Following last year’s smash hit sell-out, the London Games Festival is delighted to announce that there will be two performances at the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London on October 24th at 4pm and 8pm.  The event will launch this year’s festival celebrating all the excitement and variety of the gaming industry.
 

VGL TO PREMIER CRYSIS IN LEIPZIG!!

Sun Aug 10, 2008, 9:03 pm

WORLD PREMIERE OF CRYSIS TO BE PERFORMED AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN LEIPZIG

Performance to be held at 7,000 seat Leipzig Arena during Games Convention


LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 11, 2008 --  Video Games Live and German based developer Crytek are pleased to announce the music from the multiple award winning PC blockbuster CRYSIS will make its world premiere on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the 7,000 seat Leipzig Arena in Leipzig, Germany during the world renowned Games Convention.  Video Games Live is proud to be the official game concert of one of the biggest video game conventions in the world which received over 185,000 people from around the globe in 2007.
 

VGL CLIMBS TO #8 WITH A BULLET!

Thu Aug 7, 2008, 4:28 pm

"VIDEO GAMES LIVE - VOLUME ONE" ALBUM CONTINUES TO CLIMB THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN WEEK 2!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ALBUM DEBUTS AT #10 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS!

First Worldwide Release of Compiled Game Music Makes History!


LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31, 2008 -  EMI Classics and Video Games Live is proud to announce that the 'Video Games Live - Volume One' album was successfully launched in North America to great acclaim and rave reviews last week during the sold out performance at Comic-Con International with the San Diego Symphony.  To further establish the significance of video game music and the worldwide popularity and success of Video Games Live, the album made an unprecedented debut on the U.S. Billboard charts at #10.

 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY TONIGHT!

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!


Video Games Live will be returning to Louisville, Kentucky Friday night July 18th at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with the Louisville Orchestra.  The show starts at 8PM but the pre-show doors open at 5PM.  During the pre-show there will be a costume contest (everyone who shows up in costume will be invited on stage), raffles, game demos and game competitions.  There is also going to be a special pre-show Guitar Hero competition in which the winner will appear ON STAGE DURING THE SHOW TO PERFORM WITH THE LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA!!
 

EMI Releases VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE Album

Mon Jul 7, 2008, 5:42 am

EMI CLASSICS RELEASES
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



LONDON, UK - JULY 7, 2008  -  In an exciting collaboration with Video Games Live, EMI Classics will release a CD celebrating some of the best known, most popular video game music of all time. The first worldwide campaign of its kind by EMI is linked to the Video Games Live events planned in North and South America, Europe and Asia over the coming months and aims to appeal to a broad audience of gamers, non-gamers and music lovers of all kinds. Video Games Live:  Volume One showcases some of the more popular segments that currently appear in Video Games Live. The album contains several unique arrangements that were created along with the original composers exclusively for the show, and have never previously been released.
 

Tommy & Jack - Special Guests in Paris!

Sun Jun 22, 2008, 1:16 pm

VIDEO GAME LIVE CREATORS TO BE FEATURED SPECIAL GUESTS DURING THE JAPAN EXPO IN PARIS!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE WINS BIG IN VEGAS!

Thousands Attend to Celebrate Game Music with the
Las Vegas Philharmonic


Reviewers Call Video Games Live
"The Greatest Show On Earth!"


Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Henderson Pavilion with the Las Vegas Symphony, was the scene for the very first video game concert in Nevada.  Thousands showed up in force to support game music and Video Games Lives' quest to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become.
 

Video Games Live in San Jose at NVISION 08!

Fri Jun 13, 2008, 6:00 am

NVIDIA TO ROCK SAN JOSE WITH “VIDEO GAMES LIVE” SHOW AT NVISION 08

SANTA CLARA, CA — JUNE 13, 2008 — On Tuesday, August 26, a special performance of Video Games Live will captivate NVISION® 08 attendees at the San Jose Civic Auditorium.  Having already performed to sold-out audiences around the world since 2005, Video Games Live continues its groundbreaking 2008 tour with a stop at NVISION 08. The Video Games Live concert will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 6 p.m.  Video Games Live tickets are automatically included with registration for NVISION 08’s professional track. In addition, stand-alone Video Games Live tickets are available now at http://www.nvision2008.com/Enthusiasts/nvision-concert.cfm. For more information, contact: concert@nvision2008.com.
 

C&C World Premiere at Video Games Live!

Wed Jun 11, 2008, 8:13 pm

COMMAND & CONQUER MUSIC TO WORLD PREMIERE AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN LAS VEGAS THIS WEEKEND!

Featured Guests and Performance to Include Franchise Creators and Composer


First Ever Game Concert in Nevada!


Video Games Live announced today that the music of the Command & Conquer franchise will be premiered for the first time ever this weekend during the Henderson/Las Vegas performance at the Henderson Pavilion with the Las Vegas Philharmonic.  Las Vegas, Nevada is the birthplace of the Command & Conquer franchise which has sold over 22 million units worldwide.  Joining the C&C World Premiere will be renowned C&C composer Frank Klepacki who (along with his band and the symphony) will be performing a special arrangement consisting of Hell March 1 & 2.  Also performing will be legendary voice actor Dee Baker whose titles include Halo 2 & 3, Final Fantasy X-2, Metal Gear Solid 2, Kingdom Hearts, Viewtiful Joe, EverQuest II and Spider-Man among others.
 

FREE SHOW IN TORONTO!!!

Tue Jun 10, 2008, 1:37 pm

Future Shop Invites Toronto to The Ultimate Free Gaming Event, including Video Games Live Show at Yonge-Dundas Square

Family event brings sounds of the video gaming world to life and will crown city's Ultimate Gamer


(TORONTO, ON) June 10, 2008 – On Saturday, June 21st, Yonge-Dundas Square erupts with an all-day social gaming competition, and a thrilling free family concert in the evening of Video Games Live - the world's largest and most successful video games concert. Toronto's gamers and entertainment enthusiasts alike are invited to enjoy a day of gaming including participating to be crowned the city's Ultimate Guitar Hero and have the chance to play a game in front of thousands with the Video Games Live Orchestra!
 

Huge Success in Winnipeg!

Mon Jun 9, 2008, 1:58 pm

WINNIPEG WRAP-UP

Audiences and Reviewers Rave for First Ever Video Game Concert in Manitoba

"Video Games Live will easily go down as one of the most memorable nights for anyone who attended." -Access Winnipeg review

"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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 50 SHOWS FOR CONTINUING BLOCKBUSTER WORLD TOUR

Including First Time Ever Game Concerts in France, China, Taiwan, Scotland and Portugal

Special Performances During Some of the Biggest Conventions in the World Including San Diego Comic-Con, Leipzig Games Convention, Gen Con, Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, NVision and More!


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

2008 BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT® WORLDWIDE INVITATIONAL TO FEATURE VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN PARIS

First Ever Game Concert in France!

PARIS, France. May 28 2008 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Video Games Live will perform at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment® Worldwide Invitational, taking place at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Center in Paris, France over the 28th and 29th of June.  This unique and special VGL presentation will be held on the evening of Sunday, June 29 during the closing ceremony and will consist of music only featured in Blizzard created franchises.  New Blizzard musical segments will be debuted during the performance.
 

Tommy in Guinness Book of World Records!

Fri May 23, 2008, 2:08 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE CO-CREATOR TOMMY TALLARICO INDUCTED INTO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!

Two Page Feature and Interview Presented in Latest Guinness Book Edition and Website


Guinness World Records, the world's leading authority on record-breaking achievement, has included prolific video game composer and CEO, co-creator, executive-producer and host of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico in its latest book edition and website.  Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008 brings you record-breaking computer and video game accomplishments from around the world, including high scores, biggest tournaments, largest cash prizes and most successful games.  Over his 18 year game industry career, Tommy has worked on over 275 video games and has won over 48 international awards for his work.
 

Video Games Live Conquers Broadway

Fri May 16, 2008, 3:03 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE CONQUERS BROADWAY!

FANS AND MEDIA SHOW MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR FIRST GAME CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY

SOLD OUT DEBUT PERFORMANCE!

The New York Post declared Video Games Live “A sensory overload of virtual entertainment!”, the Village Voice stated  “You’ll feel like you’ve won a major bonus round!”  Nearly 3,000 eager spectators filled the Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City to witness the Broadway debut of Video Games Live and attend the very first video game concert ever in New York City.  Tickets for the groundbreaking event had been sold out since February and the street value of tickets were going as high as $400.

 

VGL Returns to Indy!

Fri May 9, 2008, 12:00 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS FOR TWO NIGHTS TO INDIANAPOLIS WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY DURING GEN CON!

Record Setting Gaming Conference, World Class Symphony and Historic Venue to Celebrate Video Games!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

We are happy to announce our return to Indianapolis in 2008 with shows taking place August 15th & 16th at the Hilbert Circle Theatre during Gen Con.  These shows will once again be performed by the incredible Indianapolis Symphony!
 

Huge Success In Utah!

Thu Apr 3, 2008, 1:38 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IS A HUGE SUCCESS IN UTAH!

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

RAZER™ JOINS FORCES WITH VIDEO GAMES LIVE™

Top Gaming Peripheral Company Sponsors Video Games Live World Tour


Los Angeles, Calif. – March 28, 2008 – Video Games Live, the internationally renowned multimedia concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, is proud to announce that  Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle electronics peripherals, has come on board as a global tour sponsor.  Razer will be working together with Video Games Live to further heighten the interactive show experience and help make each event a memorable tribute and celebration of all things gaming related. 
 

VGL in Odgen, Utah - SOLD OUT!!

Mon Mar 24, 2008, 1:22 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN OGDEN, UTAH
THIS THURSDAY

SOLD OUT!!!

Tickets for Salt Lake City Shows Still Available!

For those who missed the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Ogden, Utah event this Thursday... FEAR NOT!  There are still some seats available for our Friday & Saturday shows in Salt Lake City, UT at Abravanel HallDETAILS INSIDE!
 

VGL Video Feature from San Francisco

Fri Mar 21, 2008, 4:46 pm

VGL VIDEO FEATURE FROM SAN FRANCISCO!

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.

To view CLICK HERE!
(More videos inside!)
 

First Ever Game Concerts in UTAH!!

Thu Mar 20, 2008, 10:04 am

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERTS EVER IN UTAH!

Video Games Live to Perform 3 shows in Salt Lake City & Ogden Next Week with the Utah Symphony & Opera!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ON BROADWAY IN NEW YORK CITY

SOLD OUT!!!

3 More New York Area Shows JUST ADDED!

For those who missed us this time around, we just added 3 more New York area shows including Brookville, New York & Newark, New Jersey!  Details inside.  Please sign up to our mailing list to receive special offers and pre-sale ticket information.
 

Vancouver & Winnipeg ON SALE NOW!!

Tue Mar 11, 2008, 9:59 am

WINNIPEG & VANCOUVER ON SALE NOW!

SPECIAL PRE-SALE CODE NOW AVAILABLE!

In a recent Canadian Video Games Live Mailing List poll taken at the end of 2007 we asked which cities in Canada (not currently listed on our tour) would people most be interested in attending a show.  A return to Vancouver and a first time show in Winnipeg were the overwhelming favorites… and we listened!  Already this year, Video Games Live has played SOLD OUT shows in Toronto, Edmonton and 2 shows in Montreal.  Today, we are proud to announce 2 more Canadian shows going on sale!  Special password inside...
 

VGL To Perform First Game Concert in Mexico!

Mon Mar 10, 2008, 11:28 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN MEXICO THIS WEEKEND!

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

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN WISCONSIN!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR ANNUAL GDC PERFORMANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

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

Film Composer John Debney to Make Video Game Conducting Debut With an Exclusive Arrangement From His Award-Winning Score From Lair
 

Ft. Wayne SOLD OUT!!!

Wed Feb 13, 2008, 10:00 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN FT. WAYNE, INDIANA

SOLD OUT!!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN EDMONTON

SOLD OUT!!!

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

Future Shop Announces its Exclusive Canadian Sponsorship of Video Games Live

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

WINNIPEG DATE ANNOUNCED!

1st Video Game Concert in Manitoba to Take Place on
June 5th, 2008 at the Prestigious Centennial Concert Hall


Video Games Live is proud to announce the very first video game concert ever in Manitoba!  The show will take place at the Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday, June 5th, 2008.  The Centennial Concert Hall is Manitoba's premier performing arts facility. With seating for over 2300 people, the Concert Hall is the performing home of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  The Hall also hosts a wide variety of artists, dance companies and musicals from all over the world.  This show is sure to be a sell out so PLEASE get your tickets early!  Sign up to the VGL mailing list to get special pre-sale ticket information.  Tickets available in February.
 

Orlando Pre & Post Show Festival Activities!

Wed Jan 23, 2008, 10:07 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES ORLANDO PRE & POST SHOW ACTIVITIES

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 40 SHOWS FOR 2008 WITH MORE ON THE WAY!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE MAKES ST. LOUIS DEBUT!

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.

              
 

Tommy Receives

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE WEBSITE SURPASSES 100 MILLION HITS!

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

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM VIDEO GAMES LIVE!

 

Video Games Live Teams Up with Leipzig Games Convention!

Sat Dec 22, 2007, 3:52 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE PARTNERS WITH THE LEIPZIG GAMES CONVENTION IN GERMANY TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT IN 2008!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SAN DIEGO SHOW DURING OPENING NIGHT OF COMIC CON!

GROUNDBREAKING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE ON WATERFRONT AT CONVENTION CENTER WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY!

Performance to Include Fireworks Spectacular!


Video Games Live has done it again!  The worlds 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.  Sign up to our mailing list to receive special pre-sale info before the general public!

      
 

2nd Montreal Show Announced!

Sun Dec 16, 2007, 10:15 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ADDS SECOND MONTREAL SHOW!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO WITH GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE

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. 



 

Vegas Baby!

Mon Dec 10, 2007, 4:15 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN LAS VEGAS!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE HITS BROADWAY!!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM AT SPIKE TV’S “VIDEO GAME AWARDS” PREMIERING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Appearance Marks National Television Debut of Video Games Live

Hollywood, CA - In yet another ground-breaking effort to show how artistic and cultural video games and their music have become, the world’s leading video game concert series Video Games Live will be making their national television debut at Spike TV’s 2007 “Video Game Awards” on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 PM ET.  Video Games Live will perform a select number of hits from their world touring event as well as brand new never before seen material.
 

VGL Returns to Vancouver!

Thu Nov 29, 2007, 2:14 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO VANCOUVER, CANADA!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE CO-CREATOR JACK WALL SCORES MASS EFFECT!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES ITS RETURN TO EDMONTON, CANADA!

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

THE LONDON TIMES REVIEWS VIDEO GAMES LIVE

"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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE FEATURED IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF WIRED MAGAZINE

Famed Writer Joel Stein Attends and Covers Sold Out Performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra


The December issue of Wired Magazine contains a 4 page article (and pic) focused around Video Games Live.  The article written by popular writer Joel Stein (Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times) describes the "frenzied audience" scene from sold out performances at the Kennedy Center and talks about the growing popularity and challenges of VGL.  Here is a small excerpt from the article entitled "Ode to Joystick".
 

New VGL Promo Videos from Brazil!

Fri Nov 23, 2007, 10:00 am

NEW VIDEO GAMES LIVE PROMO VIDEO TRAILERS FROM BRAZIL!

VIDEO PROMO 1
(Filmed in Brasilia, Brazil)

VIDEO PROMO 2
(Filmed in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil)
 

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

 Prolific Game Composer Contributes to Historic Documentary Highlighting the History of the Video Game Industry

Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico will be appearing in the new five part video game industry documentary “Rise of the Video Game” airing on the Discovery Channel in November and December.  Rise of the Video Game is a comprehensive and progressive exploration of the past, present and future of video games and video gamers.  The series tells the story of the people, the ideologies and the technology behind video games and how they have exploded into a cultural phenomenon.


 

Video Games Live Makes Waves Aboard Carnival Cruise Line!

Wed Nov 21, 2007, 11:59 am

VGL MAKES WAVES WITH CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE!

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

Hard Rock Live presents Video Games Live in association with Otronicon

Tickets for Orlando Show Now Available!



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

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN QUEBEC!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE COMING TO ST. LOUIS!

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

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERTS IN CALGARY
THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY
WITH THE CALGARY PHILHARMONIC
AT THE JACK SINGER CONCERT HALL


SOLD OUT!!!
 

1st Video Game Concert in Wisconsin!

Tue Nov 6, 2007, 11:36 am

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN WISCONSIN!

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

DREAMAUTHENTICS ANNOUNCES ARCADE CABINET GIVEAWAY AT ALL VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ CONCERTS THROUGH 2008

Two industry leaders in the video game industry team up to give lucky fans the chance to win a customized DreamAuthentics Katana Arcade Cabinet

(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

FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN MISSOURI
JESSIE AUDITORIUM ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CAMPUS IN COLUMBIA


SOLD OUT!!!

TICKETS FOR ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI SHOW ON SALE NOVEMBER 10TH, 2007
 

VGL LONDON IS SOLD OUT!!!

Fri Oct 19, 2007, 8:44 am

LONDON SHOW WITH THE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

SOLD OUT!!!
 

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, 2007The 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 Friday, October 19, 2007 as one of the opening shows for the newly constructed 7,000+ seat state-of-the-art Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  The concert is happening in conjunction with the inaugural EForAll Expo taking place across the street at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

ARMCANNON to perform at VGL Buffalo

Sat Oct 13, 2007, 5:41 am

LOCAL VIDEO GAME ROCK BAND "ARMCANNON" TO PERFORM AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN BUFFALO


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 – October 10, 2007 - Having already performed to sold out audiences around the globe, the most successful video game concert in the world – Video Games Live will continue its ground-breaking tour with the announcement of 25 new shows across North America and the United Kingdom.
 

VGL Returns to LA with New Show!

Mon Oct 8, 2007, 12:01 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE RETURNS TO L.A. WITH A NEW SHOW FOR 2007!

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN NEW YORK!

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

XBOX 360™ BRINGS VIDEO GAMES LIVE CONCERT TO THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL ON THE 22nd October 2007

A spectacular, interactive evening of music, visuals and games


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

Biggest Game Concert in the World Teams with Manga Giant!
 
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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM FIRST EVER GAME CONCERT IN SPAIN DURING CAMPUS PARTY 11!

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 TEAMS UP WITH VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO BRING SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION HALO 3 "GAME FUEL" TO AUDIENCES

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

WASHINGTON D.C. SHOWS THIS WEEKEND WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

SOLD OUT!!!
 

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES DVD & CD RELEASE!

Thu Jun 21, 2007, 5:30 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES DVD & CD RELEASE

Online Trailer Now Available!

Recorded From Award-Winning Sold Out Performances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Los Angeles, CA -  Video Games Live, The #1 video game touring concert in the world, announced today that they will be releasing a DVD & CD from their award-winning sold out performances recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last year.

 

Online DVD & CD trailer now available:

Hi-res:  http://www.videogameslive.com/video/vglbrazil.wmv

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIMFYoQkHvo

 

VGL Returns to Brazil!

Thu Jun 14, 2007, 2:42 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES RETURN DATES TO BRAZIL

Award Winning Concert Event to Perform in Major Brazilian Cities Including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia

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 SPECIAL BREAKTHOUGH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" at the The 3rd Annual Gameworld Awards for their performances in Brazil last November. 
 

VGL Billboard Sighting in Kentucky!

Tue Jun 12, 2007, 3:36 pm



Send your VGL pics to info@videogameslive.com.
We'll post our favorites and send out free programs for the best ones!
 

VGL To Play Washington D.C. - Sweepstakes Announced!

Mon Jun 4, 2007, 10:26 pm

VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM AT NATION'S CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
 
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

VIDEO GAME COMPOSERS AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE CREATORS TOMMY TALLARICO AND JACK WALL APPEAR ON GAME MUSIC COMPILATION CD

"BEST OF THE BEST: A TRIBUTE TO GAME MUSIC"

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE “WoW’s” THOUSANDS IN KOREA STADIUM DURING BLIZZARD’S WORLDWIDE INVITATIONAL

First American Video Game Concert in Asia Proves to be Massive Success


SEOUL
, KOREAMay 21, 2007 - Video Games Live once again charted new territory as the first American video game concert to ever play in Asia.  Previously Video Games Live was the first game concert of any kind to play in such places as South America, England, New Zealand and Canada but performing in what most consider the continental birthplace of popular game music proved to be an incredible experience for the Video Games Live team.   [PICS & VIDEO INSIDE!]
 

Video Games Live Wins Major Industry Award!

Wed May 16, 2007, 11:34 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE WINS MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARD IN BRAZIL FOR SPECIAL BREAKTHROUGH ACHIEVEMENT

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 BREAKTHOUGH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” for their performances in Brazil last November.  [pics inside!]

 

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

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT TO GIVE AWAY FREE WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRIAL ACCOUNTS AT ALL VIDEO GAMES LIVE PERFORMANCES

Free 14-day Trial DVD Available To All VGL Attendees


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

Video Games Live Concert Will Rock the House at Game Industrys Entertainment for All Expo (E for All)

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 Alls Video Games Live concert is the performance debut for the new 7000-seat Nokia Theatre part of downtowns 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

IMG ARTISTS JOINS FORCES WITH VIDEO GAMES LIVE AND THE WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY TO BRING VIDEO GAME MUSIC TO THE WORLD


Top Agencies Team Up to Promote and Position VIDEO GAMES LIVE as an International Live Entertainment Industry Leader


LONDON, UK - May 7, 2007 -   IMG Artists is delighted to announce European, Asian and Australian representation of Video Games Live, the world's leading video game concert, produced by renowned composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall.

"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

Video Games Live™ features music from the most popular video games performed by the Columbus Symphony and Otterbein Vocal Ensemble.  The pre-show festival includes a costume contest where audience members can dress as their favorite video game characters.  Other activities include game competitions with Guitar Hero™ II and Space Invaders on a customized DreamAuthentics arcade cabinet.  Prizes include over 250 classic arcade games donated by DreamAuthentics. 

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

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YALE UNIVERSITY SHOW!

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



On Saturday, March 31st Video Games Live performed the first ever university video game concert on the esteemed campus of Yale University with the Yale Symphony in New Haven, CT.  Thousands of people from all over the New England area came to see what some audience members called “The greatest concert I’ve ever seen!  Absolute stunning magic!”
 

1st Game Concert in Ohio!

Fri Apr 6, 2007, 6:20 pm

The Ground Breaking Video Games Live Hits Columbus!

An immersive concert that brings video games to life for the first time in Ohio

(Columbus, OH) -- If you or someone you know is into video games you won't want to miss out on this historic video game industry event!  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.  Share the intensity and thrill of the gaming world's most powerful compositions as the Columbus Symphony and the Otterbein Vocal Ensemble from Otterbein College recreate the best video game music on a spectacular stage.
 

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

 Esteemed Ivy League University to Host Historic First Collegiate Concert and Open-Public Educational Industry Panel

 Special Performances to Include Video Game Pianist Martin Leung Performing an Exclusive Castlevania Arrangement on 104 Year Old Yale Pipe Organ


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 8 p.m.  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!

 KOJI KONDO DELIGHTS FANS AS NINTENDO GAME LEGEND SHIGERU MIYAMOTO AND OTHER GAMING LEGENDS ATTEND SPECTACULAR SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE

 READ THE INCREDIBLE REVIEWS, SEE THE EXCLUSIVE PICTURES AND EXPERIENCE THE SPECIAL VIDEO CONTENT


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

Groundbreaking Video Games Live concert makes its Southern Alberta debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra w/Host Tommy Tallarico & Conductor Jack Wall

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 8pm and 10 at 2pm at the EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall.
 

Festival Activities for San Fran Show

Tue Mar 6, 2007, 2:53 am

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST EVER SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCE

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

Esteemed Ivy League University to Kick Off Historic College Tour

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 14 NEW SHOWS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
 
Cities Include Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, New Haven, Columbus, Calgary, Louisville, Salt Lake City and More!
 
Concert Series Brings Video Game Music to Over 60,000 People Worldwide
 
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 26, 2007 - Having already performed around the globe to over 60,000 people, making it the largest and most successful video game concert in the world – Video Games Live will continue its ground-breaking tour with the announcement of 14 new shows across North AmericaThe highest and most prestigious level of symphony and venue quality continues with the announcement of some of North America’s most renowned orchestras and local theatres, halls, auditoriums and arenas. To further attract the biggest audience possible, Video Games Live also partners with gaming’s most important conferences and conventions.  In addition, there are approximately 20 European, Asian & South American dates currently being planned as well as a variety of other North American dates to be released soon.
 

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

MTV & GAMETRAILERS VGL DOCUMENTARIES NOW AVAILABLE!

View Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Content & More!
 
Over the month of January, 2007 MTV & Gametrailers.com ran 4 weekly episodes of a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce the most popular video game concert in the world.  Filmed on location during the first ever video game concert in Philadelphia, see what daily challenges arise when the team is faced with obstacles every step of the way.  In the final episode you’ll see over 8 minutes of exclusive live performance footage from such games as Halo, Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts & Myst.  Other exclusives include a Guitar Hero and Space Invaders interactive segment as well as Video Game Pianist Martin Leung.
 

BioWare Supports Video Games Live!

Wed Jan 24, 2007, 9:00 am

BioWare Founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka Attend Video Games Live in Edmonton
 
Appearance Kicks Off Two Sold Out Shows in First Ever Game Concerts in Alberta Region
 
Video Games Live Debuts Special Jade Empire Segment
 
To kick off the very first video game concerts ever in the Alberta territory of Canada, co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka of BioWare came out to show their support of Video Games Live by appearing on stage and taking part in the meet & greet with fans.  In fact, over 350 BioWare employees were in attendance to cheer on the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as they played some of the greatest video game music of all time.  BioWare is responsible for such hits as Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire & Baldur's Gate.  In honor of BioWare which is located locally in Edmonton, Video Games Live debuted the music of Jade Empire for the first time.  But there was also another connection, VGL co-creator and conductor Jack Wall was the composer of Jade Empire and is currently working on the much anticipated and upcoming BioWare product Mass Effect.  The concerts coincided with the release of Jade Empire Special Edition for the PC platform.  As with many segments in Video Games Live, development team members and game creators helped to produce and create the fully synchronized video portion of the segment. 
 

Legendary Artist Don Bluth at Video Games Live Phoenix!

Sun Jan 14, 2007, 9:00 am

Legendary Artist Don Bluth Takes Part in Video Games Live Phoenix Shows
 
Dragon’s Lair & Space Ace Creator Shares Insights on Stage and Attends Meet & Greet
 
Video Games Live had the distinct honor to welcome legendary artist Don Bluth to the stage at the recent VGL shows in Phoenix/Mesa Arizona.  Mr. Bluth worked on such Disney classics as Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood & Pete's Dragon before forming his own studio and creating other timeless masterpieces including The Land Before Time, The Secret of NIMH, Thumbelina, Anastasia, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Titan A.E. & An American Tail with Steven Spielberg.  In the video game world he is best known for creating one of the most popular arcade video games in history… Dragon’s Lair. 
 

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

GAMETRAILERS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY OF VIDEO GAMES LIVE
 
Trailer Available Now - Three Part Series to Air Once a Week
 
 
MTV owned Gametrailers.com has posted a trailer for an exclusive documentary created by 2 Player Productions (www.2playerproductions.com). The 3 episode exclusive Gametrailer series which starts airing the first week in January will take a unique behind the scenes look at what it takes to create and produce such a new concept in the world of music and live performance.  The 5 minute teaser trailer for the documentary can currently be accessed by going to the home page of www.gametrailers.com or using THIS LINK. The episode breakdowns are as follows…
 

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 - December 7, 2007 - For 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 Stewart & Tricia Macpherson of The STETSON Group in association with the Vector Wellington Orchestra and the Wellington Convention Centre, 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 Wellington on February 24th 2007, at the TSB Bank ARENA.

 

VGL to perform first ever symphonic game concert in Arizona!

Sun Dec 3, 2006, 12:07 pm

FIRST SYMPHONIC VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN ARIZONA!
 

Two shows:  Friday, January 12th, 2007 and Saturday, January 13, 2007
Mesa Arts Center – Mesa Symphony - Ikeda Theater, Mesa, AZ
Pre-Show Festival:  5:00pm        Concert:  8:00pm
Purchase tickets at: 602-644-6500 or https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com
 
Ikeda Productions presents a groundbreaking live event celebrating the music of video games, performed by the Mesa Symphony Orchestra and Vocal Exchange Choir.  This groundbreaking historic event will be the first time symphonic video game music has ever been performed in Arizona.
 

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 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Free game soundtrack at London show!

Mon Nov 20, 2006, 12:00 am

Ubisoft to give away soundtrack samplers at upcoming VGL London show

First 3,000 people will recieve special limited edition Ubisoft/VGL album

 
London, UK– 20th November, 2006To celebrate Ubisoft's 20th Anniversary and the first UK performance of video game concert event Video Games Live, Ubisoft will be giving away an exclusive limited edition soundtrack sampler CD to the first 3000 people to arrive at the show.  The show, already a huge success in the US, will be taking place at the Hammersmith Apollo on the 25th November - for ticketing details see below.
 

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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ BREAKS NEW GROUND IN SOUTH AMERICA & EUROPE

IMMERSIVE VISUAL AND MUSICAL EXPERIENCE IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN BRAZIL AND UK
 
MAJOR CORPORATE SPONSORS AND LATIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TO
SUPPORT AND WELCOME GROUND-BREAKING MULTIMEDIA CONCERT EVENT

 
LOS ANGELES – November 8, 2006 - Having already played to over 40,000 people, making it the largest and most successful video game concert in the world – Video Games Live will continue its ground-breaking world tour by performing the first ever video game music concerts in South America and England.  On November 12th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and November 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Video Games Live will bring its one-of-a-kind entertainment experience to the continent of South America before continuing to London, England on November 25th to perform at one of the most celebrated venues in Europe, the Hammersmith Apollo.
 

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

Edmonton, AB - October 10, 2006: Off the heels of sold-out shows around the world, prominent video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are bringing their revolutionary concert celebrating video games to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The new Video Games Live TM concert brings the intensity and excitement of the gaming world’s most powerful compositions, as a live orchestra and choir recreate the best video game music on a spectacular stage. Video Games Live TM is the first ever concert to celebrate music from the biggest video games of all time. Having sold to a massive 11,000 crowd on its debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl last year – making it the largest video game concert in the world – Video Games Live TM now comes to Edmonton on January 22nd and 23rd at the Jubilee Auditorium.
 

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 LIFE

For 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

LOS ANGELES, CA - 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 continue its ground-breaking World Tour by performing the first ever video game music concert in South America. On November 19th, VGL will bring its one-of-a-kind entertainment experience to Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil. The concert, sponsored by Intel, will be the closing event of the Electronic Game Show, an annual video game convention that draws over 30,000 people.
 

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 Entertainment

The 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

Legendary Game Designers Eugene Jarvis, Ed Boon, and John Tobias Added to Star Studded Line-Up, Including Halo® Composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori
 

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

Spike TV recently recorded a half hour television special about Video Games Live which will be airing to a U.S. national audience (75 million+ households) on Saturday July 1st! 

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 AND VIDEO GAMES LIVE TEAM UP TO BRING UNIQUE CONCERT PERFORMANCE TO THE MASSES

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:
http://www.videogameslive.com/trailer/vglsanjose2006.wmv

 

BRAND NEW VIDEO GAMES LIVE TRAILER!

Tue May 23, 2006, 9:10 am

CLICK HERE!
(High Res Windows Version)



CLICK HERE!
(Low Res Quicktime Version)

 

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.

INDIANAPOLIS
Gen Con presents Video Games Live with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

TORONTO
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

REVIEWS AND EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!
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

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ONLINE STORE!

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 mike@videogameslive.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

Video Games Live is proud to announce the very first video game concert to ever be performed in Philadelphia, PA & Houston, TX.

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!
 

Updated FAQ

Tue Apr 4, 2006, 12:45 pm

Hey everyone!

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

Alfred, the leader in educational music publishing, and Video Games Live™, the first major video game concert tour, have teamed up to bring the music from award-winning video games to music education programs all over the world. Now band and orchestra educators will be able to purchase concert band, marching band, and orchestra arrangements of the soundtracks to top video games, some of which are also performed by live orchestras during the Video Game Live concert tour.

 

 

Video Games Live Announces Festival for San Jose Show

Mon Mar 20, 2006, 1:27 pm

Meet & Greet with over 20 Game Designers and Composers to Take Place after Concert. Pre-Events Include Costume Contest and Guitar Hero™ Competition with unique prizes

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
FESTIVAL: 6:00PM
CONCERT: 8:00PM


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Back by popular demand!

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

Hey everyone,

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!

 Wizard World Los Angeles

 

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

Video Games Live has gotten a lot of television coverage over the past year from local stations and national networks including NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, etc. The segments include a lot of exclusive concert footage and interviews which we thought you may enjoy. We have also included the exclusive IGN interview that Tommy did on Video Games Live.
 

Watch Halo at Video Games Live!

Wed Feb 22, 2006, 11:43 am

Exclusive Halo segment!!

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: 

Windows Media
Quicktime

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

To Our Supporters;

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

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is proud to present Video Games Live™ as its closing night event on Friday, March 24th, 8pm at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose.  At the GDC production, the renowned Symphony Silicon Valley and its full chorus will be accompanied by exclusive video footage and music arrangements, lasers, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and creative interactive segments to build an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.  Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster.com. Additionally, tickets may be purchased without Ticketmaster fees directly from the box office at the HP Pavilion, located at 525 W. Santa Clara Street in San Jose. 408.287.9200.
 

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:

High res Windows Media Player video (.wmv)
High res Quicktime Video (.mov)

 

Video Games Live Update

Tue Nov 29, 2005, 7:19 pm

Hi All,
 
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.
 
Thank you,
 
Tommy & Jack
 

Seattle and Vancouver Shows a Major Success for VGL

Tue Nov 8, 2005, 1:29 am

Following the news that the planned Video Games Live 24-city tour would be cancelled, organizers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall along with Clear Channel Entertainment agreed that at least two of the planned tour shows should be performed in Seattle and Vancouver. This large-scale music and visual production with orchestra and choir, a giant 20’ video screen playing back perfectly synchronized video edits, and a rock-style light show dressing the stage was indeed performed to great acclaim at the Paramount Theater in Seattle and the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver on October 29th and 30th, respectively. Based on the fan reaction at these two shows, not to mention the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this summer, it looks like Video Games Live will be around for years to come.”
 

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