A special music concert playing in the US this summer focuses completely on Video Game compositions, and Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the series to be included.
‘Video Games Live’ is a touring concert series that is made up of video game composers, and will be playing a mixture of classic themes from a range of influential computer game series, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and even Pong and Donkey Kong. The concert series will begin its tour in the States at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (CA) on Wednesday 6th July, and will be hitting various hotspots in the US over the course of the summer.
The composers of the event are video game music maestros themselves, with co-creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall having made music for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim and Jade Empire, Splinter Cell respectively.
Wall comments, “Video game music is not bleeps and bloops anymore. People are absolutely shocked when they hear this music… This music represents a true art form. The success of this tour will demonstrate to the world that video game music can command the attention of gamers and non-gamers alike.”
SONIC NEWS salutes the great event that is set to sweep the lucky American gaming fans by storm come July – a European tour has been considered by the VGL team, but plan to focus on the US concerts before comitting to anywhere else. Anyone who lives in the US and manages to catch a concert are free to contact SONIC NEWS or The Sonic Stadium about how the event went.
For more information on the Video Games Live event, head to their website at http://www.videogameslive.com/, and if you wish to book tickets for the debut concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, you can visit the Hollywood Bowl Website for contact and booking details.