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  Video Games Live returns to London after six years
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04/03/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, UK – 3rd April, 2014 - Video Games Live (VGL) is set for a highly anticipated return to London in 2014, having last wowed audiences at the Royal Festival Hall in 2008. Six years on, VGL’s arrival back in the capital marks a brand new Bonus Round show, featuring a whole new arrangement of visuals and music.

The Bonus Round show includes music from games series such as Final Fantasy, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Mega Man, Street Fighter, Warcraft, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, propelling the gaming experience beyond anything else before it with unprecedented variety and surprises.

“We’re thrilled and honoured to be bringing VGL back to the UK,” said Tommy Tallarico, creator and host of VGL. “VGL is a one of a kind entertainment experience so we’ve always strived to let as many people across the globe experience it. Not only do we get to come back to London but we’re very excited to be performing in Manchester for the very first time. We’ve always wanted VGL to perform more in the UK so this is definitely something we’re hoping we can expand and do more of in the future.”

VGL is an experience that combines video game music masterfully performed by a live orchestra and choir with the explosive energy of a rock concert, featuring exclusive synchronised video game footage, lighting and live action and unique interactive segments. Noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the Longest Running Video Game Series in the World, VGL is taking its audio-visual extravaganza to Manchester for the first time in its performing history on November 1 st and in London on November 2 nd.

Since its first performance in 2002, VGL is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 300 shows in 30 countries on five continents to an audience of over 1 million people. VGL has also been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest game concert in the world for the performance in China which was attended by 100,000 fans.

The VGL concert includes a Pre-Show Festival and a Meet-n-Greet for all ticketholders. The Pre-Concert Events at 7pm includes a Guitar Hero competition, VGL costume contest and prize give-a-ways. In addition, there is the opportunity for prospective ultimate gamers to purchase a very special VIP experience, in which they will receive a very special tour detailing what goes on behind the scenes by VGL creator Tommy Tallarico. Full details on the Ultimate Gamer VIP package, including all the perks and benefits of its purchase, can be found below.

  • Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass
  • Pre-show production tour, Q&A and special personal meet & greet with VGL creator and game music superstar Tommy Tallarico
  • Free download card for the top selling Video Games Live: Level 3 album
  • Official vintage Video Games Live poster
  • Video Games Live Temporary Tattoos
  • Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet and greet
  • Signed 1st page conductor sheet music from the performance
  • The VIP Ultimate Gamer Experience must be purchased in addition to a regular ticket to the show. Full details on this can be found below

Video Games Live tour dates

Manchester O2 Apollo - Saturday 1 st November 2014, 7PM

London Eventim Apollo - Sunday 2 nd November 2014, 7PM

Tickets:

Manchester – £25.00/£30.00/£35.00

London – £25.00/£32.50/£35.00/£40.00 

To purchase tickets, call 0844 811 0051 or visit www.gigsandtours.com

Ultimate Gamer VIP Eexperience

The Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Package DOES NOT include a ticket to the show.  You MUST have a ticket to the show to attend the V.I.P. Experience.  You may purchase any seat separately from the V.I.P. Package.  After purchasing the V.I.P. package you will receive a confirmation e-mail immediately.  Following that, on the week of the performance you'll receive an e-mail with instructions on what time to be at the venue, where to go to receive your package and start your experience!  If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours of the performance PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY at vip@videogameslive.com.  If for any reason a performance is cancelled the full amount of the V.I.P. package will be REFUNDED 100% (minus service fee).  If you have any questions regarding the V.I.P. Experience Package please contact vip@videogameslive.com

About Video Games Live™

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

The best way you can describe Video Games Live™ is by picturing the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a live orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide.  Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special FX, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.

This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family.

Achievements & Accomplishments

Incorporated in 2002, Video Games Live is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 300 shows in 30 countries on 5 continents. Over 11,000 people were present for the debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic and since then over 1 million people have experienced the show live. Video Games Live has released 2 albums worldwide (both of which debuted in the Billboard Top 10) as well as an award winning full length feature DVD/Blu-Ray. In 2010 the show aired nationally on PBS and quickly became one of the top rated PBS Specials of all time. With over 100’s of ticket buyer reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Video Games Live boasts a 4.6 (out of 5) rating. Inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest game concert in the world (over 100,000 in China), Video Games Live continues to break new ground and thrill audiences worldwide with brand new content each year.

For more information please visit www.videogameslive.com