Video Games Live’s Annual E3 Show Full of New Pieces, Guest Talent

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If you’re in Los Angeles and you’re looking to cap off E3 in style, what better way than rocking out to videogame music performed by a live orchestra? Video Games Live will be returning for its 10th annual E3 performance on June 11th at the Nokia Theatre, which sits directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center where E3 is behind held.

According to Video Games Live creator/executive producer Tommy Tallarico, they usually try to keep their setlist a secret, but the upcoming concert has so many “incredible performances, spectacular performers, and industry special guests” that Tallarico chose to publish almost the entire list of planned performances ahead of the concert.

A variety of guests including Internet star Malukah, as well as Peter Hollens, Jillian Aversa, Taylor Davis, Critical Hit, Blizzard Entertainment composer Jason Hayes, Paul McCartney guitarist Laurence Juber, and film score pianist Randy Kerber will join in to perform pieces from League of Legends, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Final Fantasy VI, Bioshock: Infinite, Portal 2, Cave Story, Banner Saga and more. The press release promises over 100 musicians on stage as well as a special guest appearance by Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov.

The E3 concert isn’t the only thing in the works, however, as Video Games Live has 60 shows planned over the next nine months, spanning the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Check out the full press release below.

Full Press Release »

 

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES STUNNING LINE-UP AND A NEW SHOW FOR ITS ANNUAL RETURN TO LOS ANGELES DURING E3 ON JUNE 11TH AT THE NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE

PREMIERING MUSIC FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WARLORDS OF DRAENOR, HEARTHSTONE: HEROES OF WARCRAFT, FINAL FANTASY VI, DISNEY’S FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED, BIOSHOCK: INFINITE, PORTAL 2, CAVE STORY, BANNER SAGA AND MORE FEATURING OVER 100 MUSICIANS ON STAGE!

INTERNET SENSATIONS MALUKAH, PETER HOLLENS, MYSTERY GUITAR MAN, JILLIAN AVERSA AND TAYLOR DAVIS TO PERFORM!  SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY TETRIS CREATOR ALEXEY PAJITNOV!

ALSO ANNOUNCING OVER 60 SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD OVER THE NEXT 9 MONTHS IN MULTIPLE CITIES IN NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, EUROPE AND AFRICA!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 6, 2014 - Heralded by the LA Times as “Ingenious and fantastic!” and proclaimed “Captivating and bombastic!” by the NY Times, Video Games Live has once again teamed up with E3 (Electronic Entertainment Exposition) to continue its 10 year tradition of pulling out all the stops for its annual Los Angeles show by announcing a cavalcade of special guests, first time ever music premieres, industry stars, and incredible prizes.  The performance will take place on Wednesday, June 11th at the Nokia Theatre positioned directly across the street from E3, the game industry’s most important annual event.

“We typically like to keep our setlist a secret” says prolific game composer and Video Games Live creator/executive producer Tommy Tallarico, “but there are so many incredible performances, spectacular performers and industry special guests that I decided this time around to publish almost the entire setlist to the public as nothing like this has ever been attempted for a video game concert anywhere in the world!  Since starting Video Games Live over 13 years ago, this particular show is definitely going to be one of our biggest and most exciting shows ever.  Being partnered with E3 allows us to bring the entire industry together for a complete celebration of the gaming universe.”    A complete listing of ALL the incredible World Premieres and Special Guests can be found here: http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=e32014

A variety of YouTube and internet superstars will also be performing including Malukah known for her popular acoustic rendition of “Dragonborn Comes” which has been viewed over 40 million times around the world.  Amazing vocalists Peter Hollens and Jillian Aversa (Halo, God of War) will be performing throughout the show as well as Mystery Guitar Man and Taylor Davis (Violin Tay).  The video game cover band Critical Hit fronted by Blizzard Entertainment composer Jason Hayes along with Paul McCartney guitarist Laurence Juber will be premiering an incredible Mega Man arrangement as well as the world premier of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.  World famous film score pianist Randy Kerber (Star Wars, Titanic, Forrest Gump) will be featured in the League of Legends world premiere.

During the show, the world’s leading record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, Sumthing.com is giving away a year of free music downloads to three lucky winners.  Sumthing’s catalog (over 250 albums!) features some of the most popular soundtracks of all time such as HALO, Castlevania, Deus Ex, Fable, Hitman, Journey, Mass Effect, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Tomb Raider, Uncharted and many more! Prize will be awarded on stage during the show to lucky winners (any ticket holder will be able to enter).

The ever popular pre-show costume contest will be in full effect right before the show starts as each costumed member will be brought on stage as the audience decides the winner by volume of applause.

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE:

http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=e32014

Video Games Live is also proud to announce the performance of over 60 shows around the world taking place over the next 9 months.  Countries include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Columbia, China, Italy, England, Belgium, France, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Austria, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey AND MORE!

A complete listing of the Video Games Live World Tour can be found here:
http://videogameslive.com/index.php?s=dates

 

 

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Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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