Like Video Game Music? Then Check This Out

If you’re not a gamer, you might not realize how deep music written for video games has penetrated into certain parts of the culture.  Take Video Games Live, a touring music event that features nothing up crack musicians playing tunes from video games.  From the press release:

Video Games Live bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and non-gamers.  With performances in front of hundreds of thousands of people on five continents, the show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family.  Video Games Live is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world.
In February 2015, Video Games Live will return to Canada with a new show, and Tommy is asking the public for help creating his set lists! Fans can visit the Video Games Live Facebook page, find the event page for their city, then post the games they’d most like to see!February 28:  Edmonton, AB/Northern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumMarch 1:  Calgary, AB/Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

March 6:  Montreal, QC/Places des Arts

March 7:  Toronto, ON/Massey Hall

March 8:  Ottawa, ON/National Arts Centre

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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