To the delight of gamers everywhere and parents looking to introduce their children to concerts, Video Games Live will make its Miami premiere on May 16 at 8 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall (1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132). Video Games Live is a multimedia concert experience featuring music and video clips from the some of the most popular games ever created – since the beginning of video gaming to present time.
Performed by orchestras and choirs, the show combines video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo performers, stage show production, special FX, electronic percussionists and interactive segments. Video Games Live is created and produced by video game composer, Tommy Tallarico, who also performs as emcee and guitar player at the concert.
Video Games Live features music from the following video game franchises: Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Sonic™, Metal Gear Solid®, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger™, Chrono Cross™, Myst®, Tron, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, God of War™, BioShock™, Civilization IV, Tomb Raider®, Harry Potter™, Beyond Good & Evil™, Advent Rising, EverQuest® II, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Pac-Man, Conan, Headhunter, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, Jade Empire, Metroid, Contra, Guitar Hero™ and a special “Classic Arcade Medley” featuring more than 20 games, from Pong® to Donkey Kong®, including classics such as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun.
The live show integrates audience participation with special interactive segments allowing audience members to come on stage and compete, while the orchestra plays music in synchronization with the on-screen visuals.
In addition, a pre-show festival and post-show meet and greet is open to all ticket holders for free. Pre-show activities include game demonstrations, Guitar Hero™ competitions, a costume contest and prize giveaways. The post-show activities include meet and greet opportunities with industry designers/creators, composers/sound designers, voice actors, performers and surprise special guests.
Video Games Live has released two 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. The concert has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest game concert in the world (over 100,000 in China).
Tickets are $35, $55, $75 and $95, and include a post-show meet and greet with industry artists. An exclusive $100* VIP Experience Add-On Package, that serves as an upgrade to any regular ticket price, includes: a pre-show meet & greet, photo opportunity and backstage tour with founder Tommy Tallarico, an autographed score sheet, music download card, laminate, poster, themed temporary tattoos, and priority access to the post-show meet and greet event.
Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.