Copyright 2005 Video Games Live

[ April 6th 2005 ]

Word from informs us that the first major U.S. video game music concert tour is finally here! Think music concert, theatrical stage show, and interactive video game all wrapped into one! Video Games Live will feature the best music and video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. It will be a stellar event, which includes performances of the music, video and specially designed laser and light sequences from between 15 and 20 different games in a wide variety of styles. Also included of course, is a special segment focusing on retro arcade classics!

This touring event will include 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.

Some titles to be performed include Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Tron, Myst, Medal Of Honour, Sonic The Hedgehog and of course, Tomb Raider. The concert is scheduled to take place at the prestigious outdoor venue on July 6th, 2005 and will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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