New Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour Dates Are Music to Our Ears

Fresh North American dates confirmed

Nintendo has confirmed more North American dates for its successful The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour.

To mark the occasion, the Nintendo World store in New York is hosting a series of special events on Friday 14th September, including the chance to pose with Zelda cosplayer Li "PikminLink" Kovacs.

The dates confirmed are:

  • Sept. 15: Toronto; Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Sept. 22: Minneapolis; Orpheum Theatre
  • Oct. 12: Dallas; AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • Oct. 18: Boston; Wang Theatre
  • Oct. 25: Chicago; The Chicago Theatre
  • Nov. 3: San Antonio; The Majestic Theatre
  • Nov. 6: Calgary, Alberta; Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Nov. 28: New York; The Theater at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec. 8: West Palm Beach, Fla.; Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Dec. 9: Miami; Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Dec.14: San Jose, Calif.; San Jose Civic

We attended the UK performance a while back and enjoyed it immensely, so if you can get along to one of these venues, you're in for an aural treat.

Here's the press release:

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour” is coming soon to even more locations across the United States and Canada. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise.

In celebration of the tour, the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza in New York will host a special event on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. From 6-6:45 p.m., ocarina expert David “Docjazz” Ramos will lead an interactive workshop, introducing fans and newcomers to the history of the instrument. From 7-8 p.m., an intimate mini-concert will be performed, featuring a small musical ensemble. From 8- 9 p.m., attendees can interact with David Ramos and the concert musicians. Event attendees can also take photos with Link cosplay model Li Kovacs and purchase official “Symphony of the Goddesses” merchandise. The first consumers to enter the event will receive a special concert pack that includes a T-shirt, poster and an ocarina to use during the ocarina workshop.

The name “Symphony of the Goddesses” refers not only to the concert program but also to the new four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The concert also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other series games, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The full orchestra will be conducted by Eímear Noone with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.

“We are thrilled to bring this unprecedented and exhilarating tour to fans across the U.S. and Canada,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “From children to adults who have followed The Legend of Zelda for decades, the fan base for this concert is growing exponentially, and we are ready to deliver an unforgettable experience.”

[via zelda-symphony.com]