Art Image Night 2005 Details Revealed

As I reported in the SSMB forums some months ago, an event know only as ‘Art Image Night 2005’ was to take place in Japan. Because of the location of the event (Japan) very little was known about it, all information on the event was presented in Japanese, but using the crudest of translation resources (Google translation) ‘Sonic News’ aims to bring you, what it considers to be, a vital piece of SEGA gaming news.

The event has now passed, and ‘Sonic News’ has been able to establish that ‘Art Image Night 2005’ was in fact a live concert to celebrate the 15th anniversary of HMV in Japan, which it would seem has a far greater role in the Japanese music scene than it does in any other territory. Continue reading Art Image Night 2005 Details Revealed

Meet Yuji Naka & Richard Jacques!

Yuji Naka (the self-titled “Father of Sonic”) and Richard Jacques (music composer for Sonic 3D and Sonic R) are listed to appear in person at the Video Games Live touring concert, during a pre-show event alongside many other top brass game developer superstars.

To kick off the Stateside tour in the US, the VGL team are preparing a special “pre-show” event on July 6th 2005, taking place from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. It will be held at the LA Hollywood Bowl, the venue for the debut concert, and will be free for all who have purchased a ticket. Continue reading Meet Yuji Naka & Richard Jacques!

New Video Games Live Tour Dates

Following from our initial report a while back on Video Games Live – the touring concert dedicated to video game music in America – the team have provided us with more tour dates available. Those who can’t get a seat at the debut concert at the Hollywood Bowl in LA can catch it a little closer to home, with events in Boston, Detroit, Dallas and many other places.

You can catch their latest tour dates on their website, at http://www.videogameslive.com/.

Sonic Music to Feature in US Concert

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.

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