Having a concert composed entirely of video game music may not seem very interesting, especially to those who don’t enjoy video games. However, the Video Games Live tour has been incredibly successful. While they have performed in mostly large venues, they are looking to go to more intimate settings in their “Off the Grid” tour.
Video Games Live Creator/Executive Producer and famed video game composer Tommy Tallarico explains, “We continually receive thousands of e-mails a year from families and gamers who would love to experience our show, but find it hard to travel to major cities and have to deal with travel expenses, overnight stays, getting the kids out of school, etc. and we would like to try to accommodate as many people as possible to share in the experience.” He goes on to say that, “Our goal from the beginning has always been to show the world how culturally significant and artistic video games have become. I wanted to create a show for everyone whether you’re a gamer or not. We always keep our ticket prices as low as possible so everyone can come out and experience what we have to offer… in some locations this year due to certain sponsorships the ticket prices are as low as $5 each!”
If you can’t make a concert, you can get CDs and DVDs of their show. I have the first CD and it’s a great listen. If nothing else, it will give you a greater appreciation for the music in video games that often times goes unnoticed.
Be sure to check out the Press Release below and see if any of the shows are near you. If they aren’t, check out their web site and see where they are performing in the near future and to sign up for their mailing list.