VGL Opens Taiwan International Music Festival to 100,000 People

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.

Aside from the normal Video Games Live experience that includes syncronized video, state-of-the-art rock-n-roll lighting, special effect, soloists, stage show production and interactive elements with the crowd, guests will also enjoy the addition of synchronized fireworks during certain parts of the show.  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.  “When we saw a huge turnout of people with welcoming signs waiting for us at the airport as we came through customs, we knew we were in for something special,” said Video Games Live co-creator and conductor Jack Wall.

Veteran game composer and Video Games Live co-creator and host Tommy Tallarico added, “What a great honor for us to be asked by the Taiwan government to be a part of such a revered and time honored event.  I think this says a lot about how important video games and their music are becoming to cultures all over the world, and we feel very privileged to be a part of it.”

Video Games Live is currently planning over 60 shows around the world for 2009 including their return to Asia later in the year with multiple shows in Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore, Korea and other locations thoughout those territories.  

More 2009/2010 TOUR DATE information can be found here:
http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=dates

Link to fan made YouTube video from August 2008 performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjXduAmo9o

 

VGL Poster for Taiwan International Music Festival

 

 


Venue - Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial