Created by video-game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, “Video Games Lives” (VGL) is a national touring production that puts your favourite video games up on stage. Yup. We’re talking video games such as Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, so on and so forth.

Since its inauguration in 2005, they’ve been touring around the world, playing soundtracks to these much loved video games and displaying accompanying images, projected on a big screen.


And at each tour stop, VGL would make it a point to invite local professional musicians play the concert, rehearsing the day before and the day of the show:


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Recognize that? That’s the Super Mario theme over the years, by the way.

They say that VGL concerts breathes life into the intensity and excitement of the gaming world – we personally think that that’s a sore understatement. Pioneers of recreating the best video game music on a spectacular stage, they have previously sold to a massive crowd of 11,000 people.

And that was only during its debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl in the United States, in 2005.

In 2010, Tommy Tallarico brought his revolutionary video game concert event to Malaysia. It was perhaps one of the most well-received international concerts ever.

Having taken note of the sheer enthusiasm that Malaysian fans and gamers alike have shown, VGL is now making its way back to our shores next month. Yes! VGL leveling up and taking center stage from the 26th and the 27th of May 2012!

Promising a brand new show, the evenings will combine:

  • Exclusive video footage
  • Music arrangements
  • Synchronized lighting
  • Solo performers
  • Electronic percussionists

And groundbreaking interactive segments to create and explosive one-of-a-kind multimedia entertainment experience.

“VGL Live in Malaysia 2012” is presented by ZI Production Sdn Bhd and GEM Impact Sdn Bhd, in collaboration with Istana Budaya under Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Malaysian Band Association and CosPlay-Fun Malaysia.


Special events surround the show include a pre-show festival where all guest will enjoy an interactive costume contest, game competitions, game demos, and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.

Deets are as follows:

Date: 26th May 2012 & 27th May 2012

Time: 8:30pm

Venue: Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

Ticketing: Rock Corner outlets, The Guitar Store outlets, Victoria Music Centre outlets, and online via TicketPro


Are you ready to be transported into the heart of the gaming world?

For more information, visit their website or their Facebook page.

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