Video Games Live in Tokyo!!
Sun Sep 20, 2009, 4:26 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE IN JAPAN DURING TOKYO GAME SHOW 2009
Two shows will be taking place at the very prestigious Tokyo International Hall (Hall A) which is the largest indoor theatre in Tokyo boasting over 5,000 seats. Over 140+ musicians will be on stage including the Tokyo New City Symphony and 80 members of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Chorus.
“I can’t begin to describe the great honor, excitement and joy I feel about these particular shows”, said prolific game composer and Video Games Live co-creator Tommy Tallarico. “I’ve been dreaming about something like this my entire life and we’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to debut our show to one of the most important video game music markets in the world.” Video Games Live co-creator, conductor and fellow game composer Jack Wall added “Over the years we’ve received so many requests asking us to bring Video Games Live to Japan. For us it’s such a privilege to finally be able to help build this bridge between east and west, make new friends and share our mutual love of video games and music.”
”Game concerts have been a part of Japanese culture since the late 1980’s, but Video Games Live has a unique presentation style that has never before been experienced in Japan,” said famed Japanese Metal Gear Solid composer and CEO of GEM Impact, Inc. Norihiko Hibino. “Tommy and Jack have created something so beautiful and fantastic that it’s going to be a very big success and something that the Japanese people will want to attend year after year.”
Included in this performance will be music from Final Fantasy, Mario, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Medal Gear Solid, Halo, Warcraft, Sonic, Castlevania and new Video Games Live world premieres of music from Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross (special arrangement by Natsumi Kameoka), Shadow of the Colossus and Silent Hill. Some of the most famous and prestigious game composers of the above mentioned music will not only be in attendance (and take part in the free post-show meet & greet) but some of them will also be performing live on stage during the show as well.
A Japanese Video Games Live website has been created and can be viewed at www.videogameslive.jp. Shows are taking place on Monday, September 21st (6PM) and Tuesday, September 22nd (2PM). Tickets are currently on sale now. For more details in English please visit www.videogameslive.com.