Special Blizzard Entertainment Concerts!



IRVINE, CA – May 14, 2007 – Video Games Live, in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment®, announces that it will create and perform special concert presentations for attendees at the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, Korea and BlizzCon 2007 in Anaheim, CA. Each unique performance will showcase numerous pieces of music from Blizzard games.


Video Games Live is the most successful live touring game concert in the world.  Created in 2002 by veteran game industry composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live has performed in front of over 75,000 people around the world since 2005.  Included in these performances was the record setting premiere at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as other countries including England, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand.


“We’re pleased to feature Video Games Live at the Worldwide Invitational and BlizzCon,” said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “They’ve put on some great performances in the past, and we’re looking forward to sharing the experience with our players at these events.”


“What a great honor to be a part of these incredible Blizzard events,” said game composer and Executive Producer Tommy Tallarico.  “It’s really great to see how connected Blizzard is to their players, and it’s easy to realize why Blizzard’s games have become so popular around the world.  They really appreciate and understand their audience.”


Admission to the concerts will be included as part of the entertainment at both events but on a first come, first served basis. No additional purchase will be required.


More information on the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, Korea, taking place May 19 – 20, 2007, can be found here: http://www.blizzard.com/press/070307-wwi.shtml 


Information for BlizzCon 2007 in Anaheim, CA, taking place August 3 – 4, 2007, can be found here: http://www.blizzard.com/press/070412.shtml



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.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.


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