First game concert in New Zealand!

  THE GROUND BREAKING VIDEO GAMES LIVE HITS NZ SHORES

FIRST GAME CONCERT EVER IN NEW ZEALAND

AN IMMERSIVE CONCERT THAT BRINGS VIDEO GAMES TO LIFE

WELLINGTON, NZ – December 7, 2007 - For anyone who’s ever picked up a games console, the event you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.  VIDEO GAMES LIVE, brought to you by Stewart & Tricia Macpherson of The STETSON Group in association with the Vector Wellington Orchestra and the Wellington Convention Centre, is the first ever concert to celebrate music from the biggest video games of all time from ‘Mario’ to ‘Final Fantasy’.  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 now navigate its way successfully through to the next level when it hits Wellington on February 24th 2007, at the TSB Bank ARENA.

Share the intensity and thrill of the gaming world’s most powerful compositions, as the ‘live’ Vector Wellington Orchestra and choir of the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus recreate the best video game music on a spectacular stage.  The show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion and interactive segments to create an explosive multimedia entertainment experience.  With music from the retro days of ‘Pong’ to the fast paced action of ‘Halo’, VIDEO GAMES LIVE will transport you into the heart of the gaming world.  There will also be spectacular prizes, first time playable games and the opportunity to meet top game composers from around the world.

“Video games and their music have evolved into our culture,” said Phil Harrison, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.  “This event helps to celebrate video games as the significant global art-form they have become, as well as receiving the artistic respect they deserve.”

Celebrate the music from the games you love when Video Games Live comes to New Zealand in February.

First ever New Zealand date:
24 February – TSB Bank ARENA, Wellington
Tickets are $65, with a limited group of 3 for $165, and go on sale on 7 December at 9am and are available from Ticketek: (04) 384 3840 or online at:  http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=VIDGAMES07


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.

 

For further tour information contact:
Stewart Macpherson @ The STETSON Group on 04 293 4444
email: -
stewart@stetsongroup.com

Check out
www.stetsongroup.com and www.videogameslive.com


VGL New Zealand Trailer:
Hi-Res (PC Windows Media):  http://www.videogameslive.com/trailer/vglnz07.wmv
Lo-Res (Mac Quicktime):  http://www.videogameslive.com/trailer/vglnz07.mov