50 SHOWS ANNOUNCED!!

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.

The Video Games Live tour created in 2002 by renowned video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, has become the top selling game concert in the world having already performed to more than 200,000 people around the globe including the U.S., Canada, England, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Spain and Korea.  To date, Video Games Live has performed across five different continents and has held over 40 record-breaking shows since last summer.  In addition to their touring success, EMI Classics will be releasing the Video Games Live album (entitled Video Games Live: Volume One) worldwide this summer.

Proudly presented globally by leading peripheral manufacturer Razer (http://www.razerzone.com/), Video Games Live is best described as utilizing the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the energy and excitement of a rock concert combined with the cutting edge visuals, technology, interactivity and fun that video games provide.

The highest and most prestigious level of symphony and venue quality continues with the announcement of some of the world’s most renowned orchestras and local theatres, arenas and stadiums.  To further attract the biggest audience possible, Video Games Live also partners with some of pop-culture’s most important conferences and conventions.

CURRENT TOUR DATES


Winnipeg, MB
June 5, 2008 Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Las Vegas, NV June 14, 2008 Henderson Pavilion Las Vegas Philharmonic
Toronto, ON
June 21, 2008 Younge-Dundas Square Future Shop
Glasgow, Scotland June 26, 2008 Royal Concert Hall Royal Scottish Symphony
Paris, France June 29, 2008 Porte de Versailles Blizzard Worldwide Invitational
Houston, TX July 10, 2008 Jones Hall Houston Symphony
Austin, TX July 11, 2008 Long Center  
Austin, TX
July 12, 2008 Long Center  
Louisville, KY
July 18, 2008 Kentucky Arts Center Louisville Orchestra
San Diego, CA
July 24, 2008 Embarcadero Park San Diego Symphony
Taipei, Taiwan Aug. 10, 2008 Pan-Chiao Stadium Taipei Philharmonic
Taipei, Taiwan Aug. 11, 2008 Pan-Chiao Stadium Taipei Philharmonic
Indianapolis, IN Aug. 15, 2008 Hilbert Circle Theatre Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony
Indianapolis, IN Aug. 16, 2008 Hilbert Circle Theatre Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony
Leipzig, Germany Aug. 20, 2008 ARENA Leipzig Leipzig Games Convention
San Jose, CA Aug. 26, 2008 (6PM)
Performing Arts Center NVISION 08
San Jose, CA Aug. 26, 2008 (9PM)
Performing Arts Center NVISION 08
Brookville, NY Sept. 20, 2008 Tilles Center  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Oct. 5, 2008 Canecão Petrobras Sinfônica
Birmingham, Alabama Oct. 9, 2008 Jefferson Complex Alabama Symphony
Beijing, China Oct. 18, 2008 Beijing Stadium China Opera Symphony
Vancouver, BC Oct. 29, 2008 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver Symphony
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 1, 2008 Midland Theatre  
Chicago, IL
Nov. 15, 2008 Chicago Theatre  
Lisbon, Portugal Dec. 6, 2008 Campo Pequeno  
Lisbon, Portugal Dec. 7, 2008 Campo Pequeno  
Paris, France Dec. 18, 2008 Palais des Congress  
Newark, NJ
Dec. 27, 2008 (2PM)
NJ PAC
New Jersey Symphony
Newark, NJ Dec. 27, 2008 (8PM)
NJ PAC
New Jersey Symphony
Burlington, VT
Jan. 17, 2009 Flynn Center Perf. Arts  
Seattle, WA
Jan. 24, 2009 Paramount Theatre  
Kitchener, ON March 13, 2009 Centre in the Square Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Kalamazoo, MI March 20, 2009 Miller Auditorium  
Sarasota, FL March 28, 2009 Van Wezel Hall
Florida West Coast Symphony
Richmond, VA April 25, 2009 Landmark Theatre Richmond Symphony
Calgary, Canada
May 15, 2009 Jack Singer Hall Calgary Philharmonic
Calgary, Canada May 16, 2009 Jack Singer Hall
Calgary Philharmonic
Boston, MA
TBA TBA  
Philadelphia, PA TBA TBA  
Atlanta, GA
TBA TBA  
San Francisco, CA TBA TBA  
São Paulo, Brazil TBA TBA  
London, England
TBA TBA  
Hong Kong, China TBA TBA  
Shanghai, China TBA TBA  
Tokyo, Japan TBA TBA  
Singapore TBA TBA  
Seoul, Korea TBA TBA  
Moscow, Russia TBA TBA  
Norway TBA TBA  
Sweden TBA TBA  


TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

For complete tour and ticketing information please visit www.videogameslive.com.  To suggest a particular song or city to perform in, please sign up to the VGL mailing list.

More tour dates for the 2008 and 2009 season are being added weekly.  There will be over 50 shows in 2008 and more than 70 shows planned for 2009.




About Video Games Live™ (www.videogameslive.com)
Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live™ (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance.  Video Games Live, an immersive concert event celebration, features music from the best video games performed by top orchestras and choirs around the world combined with synchronized video footage, lighting, special effects, interactivity and live action to create an explosive and unique one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.  The debut performance launched on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic with over 11,000 people in attendance making it the largest video game concert in the world.

 
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