Video Games Live
Posted by Anthony Dickens
Get up and dance to that funky beat -- the video game music we know and love gets up and goes on tour.
PressTheButtons' main man MattG has pointed out a truly bizarre American stage show, Video Games Live.
"An immersive concert event featuring music from the world’s most popular video games performed by a live orchestra and choir combined with synchronized lighting, video, performers, and more!"
The event is currently touring the US with its first event "Sold Out". The show is set to travel from place to place in order to "spread the game music love".
"Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Kingdom Hearts®, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, Sonic™, Final Fantasy®, Tron, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil™, Tom Clancy medley (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, Space Invaders, Outrun & Robotron."
These guys are extremely serious about this, their promotional video only emphasises this. Apparently the show consists of several segments with game footage on three giant video screens, handheld cameras showing orchestra, and character close-ups. Lasers and lighting give the stage a rich colorful atmosphere -- oh and don't forget the screaming fanboys.