VGL Performing First Ever Concert In South America!

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


LOS ANGELES, CA - Having sold to a massive 11,000 crowd on its debut performance in the US last year – making it the largest video game concert in the world – Video Games Live™ will continue its ground-breaking World Tour by performing the first ever video game music concert in South America. On November 19th, VGL will bring its one-of-a-kind entertainment experience to Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil. The concert, sponsored by Intel, will be the closing event of the Electronic Game Show, an annual video game convention that draws over 30,000 people.

“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.”

“This is going to be an amazing experience for all of us,” says Tommy Tallarico, famed video game composer and co-creator/executive producer of Video Games Live. “We’re getting a tremendous response to our announcement, and we can’t wait to bring the VGL experience to South American fans.”

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.

The audience will also be treated to a special solo performance by Video Game Pianist Martin Leung who will be performing his exclusive Final Fantasy® piano arrangement consisting of over ten Final Fantasy® favorites.  After the performance, there will be a meet-and-greet where fans can interact with renowned game composers and industry luminaries.

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)
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 is an immersive concert event celebration featuring music from the biggest video games of all time.  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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