Los Angeles – June 22, 2005 – Renowned video game composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim) and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel Music Group today announced upcoming tour dates for Video Games Live, an immersive, music and video concert experience. Co-executive produced by Tallarico and Wall’s Mystical Stone Entertainment LLC, and Clear Channel Music Group, the national tour launches this summer at the Hollywood Bowl in
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue
Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, August 11
Saturday, August 13 Holmdel,
Sunday, August 14
Wednesday, August 17
Friday, August 19
Monday, August 22
Wednesday, August 24
Thursday, August 25
Friday, August 26
Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28
Thursday, September 1
Saturday, September 3
Sunday, September 4
Tuesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 7
Friday, September 9
Video Games Live also announces the creative and technical team of seasoned professionals, including some of the most prominent names in their fields, who will collaborate with Tallarico and Wall to create an unforgettable audio and visual experience.
Noted production manager Malcolm Weldon has joined the Video Games Live team to oversee all aspects of the production. Weldon has managed world tours for numerous major artists including Janet Jackson,
Additionally, respected industry sound engineer Mike Keating has joined the tour and is charged with creating the audio mix to deliver an unparalleled experience for the Video Games Live audience. Keating is best know for his work over the past 12 years with Sting as well as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Cher, Don Henley, Mariah Carey, Joe Cocker, Jewel, Shakira and many more.
Lighting designer Bryan Hartley is developing customized lighting effects for each segment, recreating the distinctive atmospheres and color schemes of each game featured. Hartley is credited with the lighting for Aerosmith, Kiss, Lenny Kravitz & Alicia Keys among others.
Four-time Emmy award-winning set designer Jeremy Railton is developing innovative visual effects for the Video Games Live stage presentation including the use of a new high-tech sheer nylon fabric that will serve as a projection screen above the venue making video footage look like it appears floating in the sky. Previously, Railton has designed sets for the Forum Shops at
Adding to the experience of Video Games Live, several segments of the show will feature live re-enactments of the game play and characters by some of the most talented stunt performers in the business overseen by Emmy nominated choreographer Dori Sanchez. Her credits include
“We believe that Video Games Live will push the boundaries of the concert going experience,” said Jack Wall. “It was only natural that we enlist the expertise of the industry’s most respected technical professionals to help us realize our vision.”
“Video game music has matured from simple tunes into complex, sometimes operatic journeys that are fully integrated into the storyline and action of games.” stated Tommy Tallarico. “The tour is a celebration of the excitement and passion shared by millions of people who are part of the video game culture as well as an opportunity to reach out to a broader audience and introduce them to this art form. Anyone who enjoys live music, dramatic storytelling, and intense action will be entranced by the Video Games Live experience."
“Video Games Live is an exciting collaboration among Tommy and Jack and their team and we support their vision for bringing a ground breaking live concert event celebrating video game music to hundreds of thousands of gaming fans across
Video Games Live will showcase some of the world’s most popular game franchises and music ever created including Mario™, Zelda®, Halo®, Metal Gear Solid®, Warcraft®, Myst®, Castlevania®, Medal of Honor™, Sonic™, Tron©, Tomb Raider®, Advent Rising, Headhunter, Beyond Good & Evil™, Splinter Cell®, Ghost Recon™, Rainbow Six®, EverQuest® II and even a classic arcade game medley featuring games from Pong® to Donkey Kong®. World class orchestras accompanied by a choir and selected soloists will perform against a backdrop of state-of-the-art video and laser sequences, which are being specially designed for each of the game vignettes with some segments adding live characters on stage.