In yet another ground-breaking effort to show how artistic and cultural video games and their music have become, the world\'s leading video game concert series Video Games Live will be making their national television debut at Spike TV\'s 2007 "Video Game Awards" on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 PM ET. Video Games Live will perform a select number of hits from their world touring event as well as brand new never before seen material.
Spike TV\'s 2007 "Video Game Awards" pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of games, designers, animation, breakthrough technology, music and performances of the past year in the industry. The awards also provide a glimpse at the future of gaming – including exclusive sneak peeks and world premiere footage of some of the most anticipated games of 2007 and beyond. Taping in Las Vegas on Friday, December 7, the 5th anniversary celebration will gather some of the world\'s hottest creators and designers as they honor the year\'s greatest achievements gaming.
"It was quite an honor for us to be contacted about performing in the show," said prolific video game composer and Video Games Live co-creator/host Tommy Tallarico. "Spike TV\'s goal of celebrating video games and bringing them to the masses is exactly the reason we created Video Games Live in the first place." Video game composer and co-creator/conductor Jack Wall added, "We\'re really excited about this opportunity which gives us a platform to reach millions of people. We have a few new surprises in store for the audience that we\'re really looking forward to performing live."
The night will feature award presentations and appearances by magician Criss Angel, "TNA" wrestling stars Kurt and Karen Angle, actress Tia Carrere, "Chuck" stars Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, former NFL star Rocket Ismail, UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "Ultimate Fighter 1" champ Forrest Griffin, legendary boxing promoter Don King, MTV reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Matt Leinart, rock star Dave Navarro, "Jackass" Steve-O, comedian Patton Oswalt, comedian and Comedy Central star Brian Posehn, MTV\'s Tila Tequila, actor Anton Yelchin and many more will be announced shortly.
Spike TV\'s 2007 "Video Game Awards" tapes Friday, December 7 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will premiere Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The official sponsors of Spike TV\'s 2007 "Video Game Awards" are Burger King®, GameStop™, Mountain Dew, Stride™ Gum, Tag™, U.S. Air Force, and Verizon Wireless.
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.