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Zelda Symphony Concert Hits London on 25th October

Posted by James Newton

Europe's only show

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda anniversary celebrations reach Europe with a symphony concert in London on 25th October.

This is the only Zelda concert that will reach Europe, so if you want to see Zelda music played live, you need to get to London in October. Tickets start from £33.75 (plus booking fees) and will be available from 8th August.

Will you be attending?


The HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London is to host a unique The Legend of Zelda inspired concert on 25th October 2011

4th August 2011 - Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda video game series in style by hosting a unique symphony concert in London. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour will stop off in London for a one-off European date, playing music from the iconic series. The European concert will be held on 25th October 2011 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, and will include songs hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team. Ticket prices for the London concert start at £33.75 and will be available starting on 8th August 2011 from /

“The Legend of Zelda series is famous for its beautiful music and we are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of memorable soundtracks from this iconic series by letting a symphony orchestra bring this music to life,” said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director of Marketing & PR for Nintendo of Europe. “The symphony orchestra concert in London will allow fans from across Europe to come together and show their love for all things Zelda while enjoying a truly unique performance & experience.”

A 70-piece orchestra will be joined by a choir to perform new arrangements of a variety of songs from the series’ 25-year history. The concerts will be produced by Jason Michael Paul, Inc., the producers of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, which has toured the world performing music from video games.

“The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour brings one of the video game industry’s most exciting and enduring franchises to the concert hall and presents what we feel is the definitive concert experience for the series,” said executive producer Jason Michael Paul. “It’s an event that fans and music aficionados won’t want to miss.”

In celebration of 25 years of The Legend of Zelda series Nintendo recently released The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS™ which is a completely remastered version of the classic title. The game now incorporates 3D graphics, as well as a brand new control scheme which utilises the functionalities of Nintendo 3DS. Zelda fans should also look out for The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword available on Wii™ later this year which makes full use of the Wii Remote™ Plus controller to guide Link on his quest to rescue Princess Zelda. Additional 25th anniversary activities will be announced throughout 2011.

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User Comments (21)



Tsuchinoko said:

Speaking as a UK-bourne American, I do think its unfair that there is only one Europe show. There should be at least one more, in Paris or Rome I would think, or Vienna.



alLabouTandroiD said:

If the ticket price included being picked up by Link, riding Epona, his train and his boat i would have already gotten a ticket.

Not going to London for this concert.



Drake said:

I was expecting it to be in Germany, in which case I would've gone, but I'm not going to the UK for this.



rdvid said:

Luckely I just got the Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time 3D Sountrack 3D for free



James said:

@rdvid Listen to that while talking in a cockney accent for a surprisingly lifelike replication of the Zelda concert.



nick_gc said:

The tickets are being sold by ticketmaster, which means slow servers, and the good seats being withheld and sold by their "reseller" websites to get more money.



tinman said:

Only one show for Europe? What a bunch of *ssholes over there at Big N! Where's your apology for t h i s sh*t, Mr Iwata?!



NESguy94 said:

If they are are only doing one European show, why not make it somewhere in central Europe, like Vienna. There are some huge theaters and Opera Houses there.



Linkstrikesback said:

One show. In october. On a tuesday. Yeah, well thats just not going to be possible for me, 3rd year of university and all that, I can't justify taking 2-3 days out for this.

Thats depressing, I was looking forwad to trying to get to one of them, but this is ridiculous. Even worse for the rest of europe who don't even get a show in their own country.

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