zelda5 Zelda Symphony Concert Tour Starts in October

I have to admit, there aren’t too many press releases that reach my inbox and get me all hot and tingly inside. This one did. Nintendo has announced that in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series, a symphony concert tour will kick off starting with an October 21st show in Los Angeles, CA.

“The Legend of Zelda has few peers in the pantheon of video game giants, and the games and their music have always shared a deep connection,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Through these concerts, fans nationwide will be able to gather and show their love for the quarter century of action, adventure and excitement that The Legend of Zelda games have brought to their lives.”

The symphony concert will feature a 70-piece orchestra and choir hand-picked by iconic Nintendo composer Koji Kondo who will play a variety of songs from the series’ 25 year history. Tickets to the LA show in October go on sale on August 1st for $35, the remainder of the tour will launch in 2012 with dates to be announced.