The Sound of Game Music

Video Games Live, the gaming soundtrack experience, have detailed their appearance at this years E3.

Playing at the Nokia Theater on the 6th of June, Video Games Live will be performing some old classics, along with some new performances.

Aside from fan favorites such as Castlevania, Halo, Sonic and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, audience members will be treated to new live premieres from such titles as the award winning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 90’s cult classic Earthworm Jim, the Billboard and iTunes chart topping music from Journey, as well as Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III, and upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. The original composers will be making appearances and performing on stage with over 110 musicians. Video Games Live will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter with its hard rocking symphonic Street Fighter II medley including special guest appearances. To celebrate the recent induction into the Classic FM Hall of Fame (at #16 of all time!), Nobou Uematsu’s Aerith’s Theme will be presented in a new exclusive symphonic Video Games Live arrangement. The newly created Pokemon Symphonic Suite will be making its Los Angeles debut as well as some very special guest performers for the award winning song “Still Alive” from Portal. Original Toto founder/songwriter/pianist/vocalist David Paich and friends will be joining the symphony and choir to perform “Hold the Line” alongside the winner of the pre-show Guitar Hero competition.

A variety of YouTube superstars will also be performing including America’s Got Talent finalist and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling known for her amazing cinematic music videos viewed by tens of millions of people online which include her top featured Legend of Zelda medley. Video Games Live favorite Martin Leung (“the Video Game Pianist”) will once again grace the stage to debut his new piano arrangement of classic Rare Software favorites such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. Laura “Flute Link” Intravia will be showcasing her vocal talent as well as performing her 25th Anniversary Zelda arrangement with the symphony along with her new Mario flute medley. Heavy Metal guitarist Viking Jesus will invade the stage and conquer the audience with the world premiere of his pedal to the metal rendition of Star Fox.

You can head over to Ticketmaster to grab hold of a seat, with prices ranging from $25 to $75, with a limited number of VIP passes available. The VIP passes will include:

One VIP ticket considered the “best seats in the house” to view the show
Pre-show backstage tour by VGL creator and game music legend Tommy Tallarico
Special Exclusive VIP area pre-show party access
Special meeting with video game designers/composers/producers from around the world
Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet
Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass
Free download card for the special extended Video Games Live: Level 2 album
Video Games Live poster

John Whitehouse

News Editor/Reviewer, he also lends his distinct British tones to the N4G Radio Podcast. When not at his PC, he can be found either playing something with the word LEGO in it, or TROPICO!!!

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