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.
"It's been quite a journey over the past 8 years and we're so fortunate to be able to do what we do and help to spread the message of video games and their music as a creative artform," said game composer industry veteran and co-creator of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico. Co-Creator and fellow game music composer Jack Wall added, "To see the effect that the music and performances have on people is really special. We're really honored to be doing this and reaching so many people around the world."
As word of mouth continues to spread, Video Games Live continues its massive growth with over 70 performances planned for 2009 including teaming up with E3 on June 4th to put on a show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles as the closing ceremony of the biggest video game convention in the U.S. Other summer highlights including the return to San Diego with the San Diego symphony during Comic Con and a massive show at Wolf Trap in the Washington D.C. area with the National Symphony Orchestra.
More exciting news and tour dates to be coming very soon.