‘Video Games Live’ tour in Europe
The famous Video Games Live show, created in 2002 by composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, which is dedicated to bring music from classic and current video games to concert halls, began last November 8th its tour around Europe, which will last until the 26th of the same month, to later move to China before returning to the United States in 2017.
Video Games Live is on a continuous tour, and since its first concert in July 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the show has not stopped traveling around the world, as you can see on the official website:
Although the structure and scheme of the show is the same; an orchestra of about 70 musicians and a choir perform live music from various videogames, synchronized with images and exclusive videos adding light effects in the room, orchestras and usually also directors, change with each country.
The concert lasts approximately 2 hours and a half, with a pause of 20 minutes, and each function is different since the pieces that will be performed that night are chosen from a huge list that includes games like: Mario, Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Mega Man, Myst, Tron, Castlevania, Metroid, Interactive Frogger, Interactive Space Invaders, Interactive Guitar Hero, Interactive Donkey Kong, Medal of Honor, God of War, BioShock, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider, Beyond Good & Evil, Advent Rising, EverQuest II, Mass Effect, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Crysis, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, End of Nations, Afrika, Assassin’s Creed II, Uncharted II, Portal, Lair, Conan, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Headhunter, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Jade Empire, Contra, Gears of War, Need For Speed: Undercover y Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There you go!!!
Also in each performance, there’s a Classic Arcade Medley featuring over more than 20 games from Pong to Donkey Kong including such classics as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Duck Hunt, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gauntlet, Punch-Out, OutRun and many more!
A total of 52 concerts have been programmed this year 2016 (two of them were in Madrid and Barcelona in April), and there are another 13 concerts scheduled at the moment for 2017.
The performances within the tour in Europe this November, include the following cities:
A show to follow closely, and hopefully the 2017 tour, which still has dates and places to detail, will decide to stop again in Spain, and if it can add Bilbao city to its list, even better!
Here you have some “samples” of great concerts performed in Video Games Live: