It’s the power&emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology, fun and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the art lighting, special fx and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE, a complete celebration and multimedia concert experience featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, is making its way to Dundee as part of the North East of North digital arts festival ( www.northeastofnorth.com) at the Caird Hall, Sunday 15th November 2009. Show time is 18:30 and ticket prices are£50.00 for front row and jury box seats,£35.00 for main stalls, tiered stalls, back and centre jury box seats and£25.00 for children.
VIDEO GAMES LIVE is a multimedia concert experience featuring the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Performed by top orchestras and choirs, the show combines exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, stage show production, special FX, electronic percussionists and unique interactive segments. Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, it will truly be a special night to remember for the entire family. The show has a segment dedicated to the old retro arcade classics– but there is also modern music and older, more memorable pieces that no one has ever heard played live.
A show created and produced by actual video game composers and industry icons, Tommy Tallarico&Jack Wall (creators&executive producers) are personally involved in every show. Aside from producing, Jack is on stage for every show conducting the orchestra and choir while Tommy is the host, emcee and performs on guitar. The video game industry puts on the show to help encourage and support the art and culture that video games have become. VIDEO GAMES LIVE bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and non-gamers.
Continuing its international tour in 2009, VIDEO GAMES LIVE is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world having already performed around the globe to hundreds of thousands of people on 5 continents and selling out such locations as the Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City, Jones Hall in Houston, two nights at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Royal Festival Hall in London and other countries including Brazil, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Singapore, China, Japan and many more. The Video Games Live: Volume One album (EMI Classics) was released worldwide in the summer of 2008 and debuted on the Billboard Charts at #10. The album received the“Best Soundtrack of the Year” and Editor’s Choice Awards from IGN.com as well as the BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM from the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.). Other recent highlights include the“Special Breakthrough Achievement Award” for their three weeks of sold out performances in Brazil and being inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for having performed the most video game concerts in a one year period (43). They are currently in the midst of breaking their record!
The show features audience participation with special interactive segments where people from the audience come up and compete while the orchestra plays the music in perfect synchronization with the visuals on screen. For 2009, VIDEO GAMES LIVE has refurbished and added to its already successful formula by including new material! Franchises currently represented include Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Sonic™, Metal Gear Solid®, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger™, Chrono Cross™, Myst®, Tron, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, God of War™, BioShock™, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider®, Harry Potter™, Beyond Good&Evil™, Advent Rising, EverQuest® II, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Pac-Man, Conan, Headhunter, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, Jade Empire, Metroid, Contra, Guitar Hero™ and a special Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun and MANY MORE!
There is a Pre Show Festival&Post Show Meet-n-Greet open to all ticket holders– at NO extra cost! Pre-Show activities include game demonstrations and competition, costume contest and prizes. The Post-Show activities include meet and greet opportunities with industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and more special guests.
Tickets for VIDEO GAMES LIVE are on sale now directly through the Caird Hall in Dundee. Please visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=CAIRDHALL&organ_val=22960 and select Video Games Live from the event schedule menu to make a booking. For more information, visit: www.videogameslive.com.
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