Video Games Live Concert

Sep 1st, 2006
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
http://www.videogameslive.com

Video Games Liveâ?¢ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!

If you or someone you know is into video games you won't want to miss this highly acclaimed one-of-a-kind concert experience. Or maybe you are looking for something cultural and exciting that the whole family will enjoy? Video Games Liveâ?¢ is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game industry that people of all ages will adore.

Video Games Liveâ?¢ features the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. Games include:

Mario�, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Final Fantasy®, God of War�, Kingdom Hearts, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor�, Sonic�, Tron, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil�, 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!

Whether itâ??s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Liveâ?¢ will truly be a special night to remember. Meet and bond with new friends as you help to celebrate a pastime which has truly evolved into our culture. Even if you have never played a video game youâ??ve never heard or seen an orchestral performance quite like this. Show includes synchronized performances of the music, video and specially designed special fx & light sequences showcasing over 50 different games in a wide variety of styles. Also included of course, is a special segment focusing on retro arcade classics!

This first ever world touring event will includes a retrospective segment from the beginning of the video game era up to the present, several segments with game footage on three giant video screens, handheld cameras showing orchestra, and character close-ups. There will also be an interactive segment where selected audience members will actually play a game live onstage while the orchestra plays the music.

Come early!

As part of the experience, special festival events surround the show for those who want to come early where guests will enjoy interactive game demos, a costume contest, game competitions and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.

Music
Hear your favorite video game music played live for the first time ever right in front of your ears by a full orchestra and choir.

Video
See exclusive footage of your favorite games synchronized perfectly to the music and lights on giant interactive screens.

Theatrical Stage Show
Certain performances and segments will include live action, stage performers, special fx and a fully designed synchronized laser show.

An Interactive Video Game
A handful of lucky audience members will be selected to come up on stage and actually play a video game while the orchestra plays interactively with them for a chance to win a $2,500 AMD Ferrari Laptop!

Pre-Show Festival
Each show features meet and greets with top composers and game designers in select cities as well as a costume event, gaming competitions and more! Unlike other concerts, the entire pre and post show festival is completely FREE OF CHARGE and open to ANY ticket holder.


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