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  The ultimate KINGDOM HEARTS official symphonic concert tour has started!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Following the acclaimed release of KINGDOM HEARTS III video game and its unforgettable ending, fans can reunite with beloved music and worlds from the KINGDOM HEARTS series with KINGDOM HEARTS –World of Tres-, a brand-new concert that’s currently touring around the world. Produced by a Director Tetsuya Nomura, who created this new video program, the concert music was prepared by those who made the music of KINGDOM HEARTS legendary, Composers Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito.

Taking the video game concert world one step higher, the concert features, for the first time on stage, orchestral versions of the new theme songs by Hikaru Utada, “Face My Fears” and “Don't Think Twice,” and renewed arrangements of “Dearly Beloved” and “Simple and Clean.” The first half of the concert is dedicated to the story being relived game by game and ends with a powerful “Diabolic Bash” boss medley that includes many of the legendary music theme of the whole saga in new and even more impressive musical arrangements. The second half of the concert focuses on the epic and intense conclusion of the saga, KINGDOM HEARTS III. The concert is more than two hours of world class entertainment, reliving the story from its beginning to its end.

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After an unforgettable Tokyo premiere where game director Tetsuya Nomura appeared on stage to announce an upcoming DLC, and Composers Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto, and Tsuyoshi Sekito (among others) also appeared, the concert has hit the road worldwide. The next concert will be in Orlando (Walt Disney Theatre) on June 23, followed by a concert at New York’s United Palace on June 28-29, and a Canadian premiere in Toronto on July 13 (Sony Theatre). The show will go to Europe in late August before returning to the US and South America toward the end of the year.

Tickets are still available for the following performances:

New York (USA) – June 28-29, 2019 – United Palace

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Toronto (Canada) – July 13, 2019 – Sony Centre

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Atlanta (USA) – September 14, 2019 – Fox Theatre

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Paris (France) – September 28, 2019 – Palais des Congrès

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Sydney (Australia) – October 19, 2019 – Sydney Town Hall Centennial Hall

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Dallas (USA) – October 26, 2019 - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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São Paulo (Brazil) – November 2, 2019 –Espaçodas Americas

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London (United Kingdom) – November 17, 2019 –Eventim Apollo

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Mexico D.F. (Mexico) – November 23, 2019 – Auditorium Blackberry

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Osaka (Japan) – November 30, 2019 – Grand Cube

To be announced later.

P.S.: Concert schedule or ticketing information is subject to change without notification.

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Discover more about the show…

Tokyo - World Premiere - Live Report

KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World of Tres- made its premiere on April 27 & 28, 2019 at the Tokyo International Forum A with more than 13,000 fans. With a thousand people already queuing since sunrise to be the first to purchase the new concert merchandise, there was excitement and passion everywhere in the air long before the first musical note was performed. The premiere was performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Senzoku Freshman Singers Choir, directed by Chief Conductor Jean Deroyer, and joined by guest pianist Vincent Mussat. From the start, the 128 musicians on stage gave a stunning musical performance, matching every beat with the perfectly in sync video program to create an immersive interaction between the video and the music. It was a captivating and rich experience of adventurous and passionate memories of Sora, Kairi, and Riku. King Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Xehanort, Ansem, Organization XIII and many others appeared on screen, alongside various Disney and Pixar worlds and the FINAL FANTASY characters featured in KINGDOM HEARTS. While the first half of the show went through the memories of each game, one-by-one, the second half built up again the tension of KINGDOM HEARTS III, until the final battle and its bitter sweet aftermath, ending the saga as it began. Fans can check out upcoming dates above to experience this tour for themselves.

Renewed exclusive and limited merchandising line of products

Exclusive and limited concert merchandise will be sold at each concert, starting with the official CD of the concert recorded by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2019. Additionally, fans can also purchase a t-shirt, a tote bag, a key chain, a poster, a luxurious 48-page concert program, and a set of two Orchestra Conductor Keyblades.


Composer Yoko Shimomura in attendance in select cities

Composer Yoko Shimomura will attend selected performances of the World Tour, serving as MC for the night, performing on stage and attending a limited after show VIP meet & greet. This year, in addition to Tokyo and Osaka, she will attend the Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris, London, Sao Paolo and Mexico performances.