Having debuted on 6th July 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in LA with the LA Philharmonic, Video Games Live quickly became the biggest and most popular game concert in the world.
In the same year, they broke new ground once again by putting on the very first video game concert in Canada (Vancouver). This was followed with groundbreaking first ever game concert performances in countries such as England, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, France, Taiwan, and China. And on 22nd October 2007, Video Games Live became the first and only show to sell out the Royal Festival Hall (Philharmonia Orchestra) since the refurbishment earlier in the year.
But wait, what is Video Games Live?
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronised lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience!
It bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. It’s the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronised to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.
Video Games Live features the best music and exclusive synchronised video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present.
Game franchises include:
- Final Fantasy
- Metal Gear Solid
- Kingdom Hearts
- Chrono Trigger
- Chrono Cross
- Mega Man
- Interactive Frogger
- Interactive Space Invaders
- Interactive Guitar Hero
- Interactive Donkey Kong
- Medal of Honor
- God of War
- Civilization IV
- Tomb Raider
- Beyond Good & Evil
- Advent Rising
- EverQuest II
- Mass Effect
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Silent Hill
- Monkey Island
- Earthworm Jim
- End of Nations
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Uncharted II
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert
- Splinter Cell
- Ghost Recon
- Rainbow Six
- Jade Empire
- Gears of War
- Need For Speed: Undercover
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong to Donkey Kong including classics such as Dragon’s Lair, Tetris, Duck Hunt, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gauntlet, Punch-Out, OutRun and many more!
Whether it’s the power and passion of the more recent blockbusters or the excitement of remembering the sentimental classics you played growing up, Video Games Live will truly be a special night to remember.
Deets for Video Games Live 2015 in Malaysia are as follows:
Date: 29th August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm onwards
Venue: Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Ticketing: The Maze (RM98), Sabre (RM188), Golden Dagger (RM288), Scepter (RM388), Broad Aze (RM588)
Tickets are available for sale here.
Video Games Live is created and produced by industry veteran and world famous video game composer Tommy Tallarico.
UPDATE (20th August, 2:57pm):
According to our sister site Lowyat.Net, the upcoming VGL concert has been postponed to February next year due to concerns with several events happening on the Merdeka Day weekend.
In a newly-released press statement, the organiser cited the upcoming Bersih 4.0 rally, which is happening from 29th to 30th August, as one of their reasons for delaying the concert by 4 months.
The full statement is as follows:
“The late postponement is primarily due to the organiser’s trying to mitigate the situation caused by the numerous events leading to Merdeka 2015, which includes the Bersih 4.0 rally, scheduled for 29 & 30 August, with a likelihood of it being held at Bukit Jalil. Taking this and the concerns of ticket holders, parents and partners over these uncertainties, and to prioritise the comfort of all concert goers, we have come to the difficult decision of postponing VIDEO GAMES LIVE. We sincerely apologise to all Video Games Live fans who have bought tickets and looking forward to the show.
We will be get in touch, and inform all ticket holders on how to proceed with confirmations for your new tickets, venue and how to apply for refunds.”
In addition, the concert is prevented from being held at Stadium Putra as the stadium will be closed in September for upgrading work. The owners of the venue, however, have offered VGL the use of an interim structure within the Bukit Jalil grounds.
At the time of writing, the organisers are exploring other options and will announce the new venue within the next 3 weeks. Ticketing for VGL is being halted from today and will only resume on 14th September (Monday).