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
“Although there are a huge number of gamers in Brazil, we’ve never had a show as big as Video Games Live here,” says Fabio Santana, editor of Electronic Gaming Monthly Brasil. “I’ve been receiving an incredible amount of e-mail from readers since we published the details about the Brazilian show. They’re happy that they can actually be at this show, instead of just reading about it or watching parts of it online. I think the Video Games Live concert will also help educate people outside Brazil about the well-established and fast-growing game industry we have here.”
Video Games Live features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs, combining exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, and unique interactive segments. Video Games Live is once again opening the doors early to present a pre-show festival, including a costume contest where audience members come dressed as their favorite video game characters to compete for prizes. Other prizes will be given away throughout the evening during the Interactive Symphony segment, starring one of the most beloved classic arcade games of all time, Frogger, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Two audience members will compete for 90 seconds while the orchestra plays along, changing the musical score on-the-fly depending on what the contestants are doing on screen. This unique interaction with a live symphony has only ever been attempted and performed at Video Games Live.
Video Games Live’s Brazilian debut is presented by Futuro Comunicação, a major communications company that develops products and services for pioneering communities. The show is being promoted by Circuito, one of Brazil’s most active production companies. Tickets are available now: http://www.viafunchal.com.br/shows.asp?ID=201
Video Games Live features music and exclusive synchronized video from popular franchises such as Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Final Fantasy®, Castlevania®, Kingdom Hearts, Medal of Honor™, Sonic™, Tron, God of War™, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil™, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, EverQuest® II and a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20 games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Gauntlet, Duck Hunt, Rastan, Space Invaders, and Outrun!
About Video Games Live™ (www.videogameslive.com)