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Trinity34
5th May 2005, 00:32
'Video Games Live' Delivers Mind Blowing Music and Action From the Most Popular Video Games in a Live Entertainment Concert Event

Iconic Music From Chartbusting Games Mario(TM), Halo(R), Metal Gear Solid(R),
Final Fantasy(R), Warcraft (R) And More Featured

National Tour Kicks Off at the Hollywood Bowl July 6th

LOS ANGELES, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrated video game
composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim)
and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel
Music Group today announced a groundbreaking event tour, Video Games Live, an
immersive, audio and video concert experience. Produced by Tallarico and
Wall's Mystical Stone Entertainment LLC, and promoted by Clear Channel Music
Group, the national tour launches this summer at the world famous Hollywood
Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6. Video Games Live features music from some of
the biggest video games performed by top orchestras and choirs across the
country combined with video footage, lasers, lights and live action to create
an explosive and unique entertainment experience.

Some of the greatest game franchises and music ever created are being
showcased including Mario(TM), Zelda(R), Halo(R), Metal Gear Solid(R),
Warcraft(R), Myst(R), Final Fantasy(R), Castlevania(R), Medal of Honor(TM),
Sonic(TM), Tron(C), Tomb Raider(R), Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good &
Evil(TM), Splinter Cell(R), Ghost Recon(TM), Rainbow Six(R), EverQuest(R) II
and even a classic arcade game medley featuring games from Pong(R) to Donkey
Kong(R). World class orchestras accompanied by a choir and selected soloists
will perform against a backdrop of state-of-the-art video and laser sequences,
which are being specially designed for each of the game vignettes with some
segments adding live characters on stage.

"Fans of video games are going to be amazed at what we have in store for
them. Never before has the music of video games been presented on this scale.
Live entertainment is about to evolve," said Tommy Tallarico, co-creator of
Video Games Live and one of the top game music composers. "Video games have
become one of the most thrilling and electrifying forms of entertainment in
the 21st century. We intend to capture that same excitement level to help
create the ultimate celebration of video games for everyone to enjoy."

"Video game music is not bleeps and bloops anymore. People are absolutely
shocked when they hear this music," stated Jack Wall, co-creator of Video
Games Live and leading game music composer. "This music represents a true art
form. The success of this tour will demonstrate to the world that video game
music can command the attention of gamers and non-gamers alike."

Following the Hollywood Bowl launch, where the Los Angeles Philharmonic
will perform while lasers light up the Southern California night sky, Video
Games Live will travel to such celebrated venues as Red Rocks in Denver, CO,
Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA and Tweeter Center in Boston, MA, among others.

"The partnership between our company and Mystical Stone Entertainment will
produce a blockbuster tour and unparalleled fan experience," said Brad Wavra,
Touring Vice President for Clear Channel Music Group. "There are millions of
video game fans in the US, who know and love the games, music and the entire
scene, and we believe they will flock to this event."

There will be an additional segment in the show where chosen audience
members will compete against each other and play a video game live on-stage.
The game will appear on a massive screen while the orchestra plays the music
and follows the action in real time.

"You don't have to be into video games to experience the music, intensity
and excitement that this event will offer," said Marc Geiger, William Morris
Agency executive and co-founder of Lollapalooza. "I believe Video Games Live
will impact entertainment in the same way that Lollapalooza radically changed
the landscape of alternative music and the concert event experience." The
first leg of the tour was booked in major cities and venues across North
America by the William Morris Agency.

Subscriptions to the Hollywood Bowl 2005 summer season are currently
available by phone at (323) 850-2000, or online at
http://www.HollywoodBowl.com. Single tickets will go on sale beginning
Saturday, May 7, 2005 online at HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at (323) 850-2000
and at the Hollywood Bowl box office. Groups of 12 or more can receive a 20%
discount on single ticket purchases by calling (323) 850-2050

For further information on the concert series or Mystical Stone
Entertainment please visit http://www.videogameslive.com/ or contact us at the
number below.

ABOUT Mystical Stone entertainment:
Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and
Jack Wall, Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC is a front runner in the field of
live game music performance. Working with some of the top games of all time,
Mystical Stone has created a unique event of music, video, lasers, lights and
live action. The first 6-week tour will begin in July 2005 with a global tour
to follow.

prnewswire.com

http://www.videogameslive.com/gallery/albums/Stage-Sketch/VGL_Color.sized.jpg

Description : By comic book artist Randy Green (Tomb Raider) & colored by Val Staples (Dragon's Lair/Space Ace comics)

:)

jay2
5th May 2005, 20:06
I bet this will be awsome,Will it be shown on tv or released on dvd comercialy,for us brits to watch?

DKSM
23rd Jun 2005, 15:26
Tour Dates were announced for anyone planning on attending.

You can read the yesterday's press release HERE (http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=news).

Trinity34
23rd Jun 2005, 16:18
Yes I saw that. Its coming to Cincinnati on August 26. I hope the tickets are not that expensive. :)