California arguably gets the best stuff when it comes to what’s in the game industry toy box. This assumption won’t be challenged with this announcement, either. The organizers behind Video Games Live, the worldwide series of game music concerts, have announced a concert for E3 in Los Angeles and Comic-Con in San Diego.
The Video Games Live concert during E3 will take place on June 11th at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live, which is a hope, skip and a jump from the LA Convention Center. Confirmed by the organizers to participate in the concert will be these game industry audio luminaries, with more artists to be announced:
CONFIRMED: Halo/Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell
CONFIRMED: World Premiere of Cave Story!
CONFIRMED: Critical Hit video game tribute band
CONFIRMED: Violin Tay (Taylor Davis)
CONFIRMED: Austin Wintory (Journey)
CONFIRMED: Russell Brower & Jason Hayes (Blizzard/Warcraft)
CONFIRMED: Blizzard World Premiere!
CONFIRMED: Garry Schymann (BioShock)
Pre-sale tickets for the E3 show are available at this link: http://www.axs.com/events/
For the massive Comic-Con show in San Diego, the show will take place on the evening of July 24th, nearby the San Diego Convention Center. Tickets are on sale here.
The humbly named “Ultimate Gamer VIP Backstage” experience packages for both concerts are available for consideration here. This is what is included in those packages, as described in a Video Games Live mailing.
“V.I.P. Experience includes the following…
1. Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass.
2. Pre-show production tour, Q&A and special personal meet & greet with VGL creator and game music scomposer Tommy Tallarico.
3. Free download card for the new Video Games Live: Level 3 album.
4. Official vintage Video Games Live poster.
5. Video Games Live Temporary Tattoos.
6. Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet.
7. Signed 1st page conductor sheet music from the performance.”