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

Posted by Damien McFerran

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.”


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User Comments (21)



Handy_Man said:

Wow. I live in Illinois, and the Chicago showing is three days before my birthday!



FluttershyGuy said:

As usual, not coming to Tulsa. Yet another reason to be annoyed that I as a taxpayer will be paying for our brand spanking new arena for years to come, and I still don't see things like this that I want here. So, @TwilightPoint , I feel your pain fellow Brony. Great for American/Canadian fans in MAJOR cities.



burninmylight said:


Nice to see another Tulsan in the house. I've been enjoying this site for about a year now, but I logged on just to say that I share your pain. I missed out on the concert in Dallas back in January, but I can't afford to pass up on the Oct. 12 one.

But yeah, us Tulsans always get the short end of the stick. The Vision 2025 Project is meant to make our city a more attractive venue for events and tourism, but it still has a long, long way to go.



FluttershyGuy said:

Hello, fellow Tulsan! Happy to see another Tulsa NintendoLifer here too! There's at least one other here at NL that I know of!

And, yeah, as I expected in '03 when Vision was on the ballot, attractions would still go to OKC, or to Texas instead of BOK Center (but, hey, we did get the worst team in the WNBA... Shock & Thunder are kind of a symbol of the disparity between Tulsa & OKC). Taxes are already sky high here, and now Bartlett is pushing this extension off on us for "Vision2." Like the first one, I'll vote no, but I guess others that aren't having money problems will get it passed. It's all just a way of pawning any and all city improvements off on us taxpayers already taxed to death and facing skyrocketing cost of living.

Oh well, at any rate there is YouTube that I imagine has video of concerts. On a side note, seeing the cosplay makes me want to be Link for Halloween. Now I just need a green tunic, Master Sword & Hylian Shield replica, and some hair color.



XCWarrior said:

Want this to come to Ohio. We have huge arenas/venues here. I want to actually be able to attend a Nintendo event where I could get 100-200 streetpasses in a matter of hours.



Lord-Ghirahim said:

@FluttershyGuy and @burninmylight
I too am from Tulsa; & I feel your'alls pain! I never normally checked the Zelda tour dates; but it's hardly like the concets would come to good ol' Okie-homa?! It's a shame really!
However I've always been perfectly just content with listening to my Zelda music; & Zelda 25 Anniversery CD on ocassion!



bluecat said:

I got to see this in January and it was absolutely amazing. Worth every penny.

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