Forgot password?  |  Register  |    
User Name:     Password:    
News   

First Legend of Zelda Symphony Concert Date, Pricing Revealed

Zelda gets her own concerts. Must be nice to be royalty.

A concert series celebrating the 25-year legacy of the Legend of Zelda series was announced at E3 2011, and today Nintendo announced the first one will be held on October 21 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Starting at $35, tickets for the L.A. concert are being sold through Ticketmaster beginning August 1.

A 70-piece orchestra joined by a choir will perform new arrangements of a variety of songs from the series’ 25-year history, hand-picked by Zelda composer Koji Kondo and his team. The concerts will be produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc., the producers of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, which has toured the world performing music from video games.

A full tour (with as-yet unspecified locations) is planned for 2012. The official website offers no additional information, but does have a twitter and an email newsletter which will probably give updates over time.

Press Release


Nintendo Celebrates 25 Years of The Legend of Zelda with Symphony Concert

First Concert Will Be Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, Followed by Full Tour in 2012


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™ video game series in style. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert will be held Oct. 21 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and will include songs from the iconic series hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team. A full concert tour for The Legend of Zelda will launch in 2012. Ticket prices for the Los Angeles concert start at $35 and will be available starting Aug. 1 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B0046F3F2235ED2.

“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.”

A 70-piece orchestra will be joined by a choir to perform new arrangements of a variety of songs from the series’ 25-year history. The concerts will be produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc., the producers of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony, which has toured the world performing music from video games.

“The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour brings one of the video game industry’s most exciting and enduring franchises to the concert hall and presents what we feel is the definitive concert experience for the series,” said executive producer Jason Michael Paul. “It’s an event that fans and music aficionados won’t want to miss.”

Nintendo’s celebration of the 25th anniversary includes many elements. On June 19, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time™ 3D game for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game for the Wii™ console is planned for this holiday season. In September, Nintendo is offering the multiplayer fun of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords as a free gift to fans. Fans can download a Nintendo DSiWare™ version of the game using their Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi XL™ systems, or by accessing the Nintendo eShop with a Nintendo 3DS system (wireless broadband Internet access required for download). Additional 25th anniversary activities will be announced throughout 2011.

For more information about the concerts, visit http://www.zelda-symphony.com.


 

Comments

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

07/21/2011 at 01:51 PM

I'm so hoping that their 2012 tour will come to Toronto. They just have to.

Log in to your PixlBit account in the bar above or join the site to leave a comment.

Press Release

Nintendo Celebrates 25 Years of The Legend of Zelda with Symphony Concert

First Concert Will Be Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, Followed by Full Tour in 2012


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSI...

Read More...

Hot Story

EarthBound Review Rewind

Remember that silly old trope in teen movies where the nerdy “plain Jane” character magically becomes super attractive just by removing her glasses? It was a bit like that with EarthBound- an RPG that was largely ignored when released on the Super NES in its twilight years. Nintendo’s ill-conceived ad campaign telling the player that “this game stinks” didn’t do it any favors either. The game’s overtly humorous kid-friendly facade was unusual for its time and quickly written off as ugly and boring by all but the most accepting of RPG fans. But thanks to the positive praise in gaming forums years later, it picked up steam and eventually became lauded as one of the best on the Super NES. Much like the bespectacled character in every 90s teen comedy, it was as if EarthBound removed its glasses. Nothing was different about it- just our perception of what was already there.

Read More...

Support

Related Content