Thursday 19 January 2017

Capcom Live is a game music concert tour

Paul Mallon

Published 22/02/2016 | 13:00

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Massive makers of money making video games Capcom have just announced Capcom Live! which will bring gaming music on a world concert tour

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Video game music a legitimate art form, with major albums released and concerts mounted around the world - and now Capcom is getting in on the action.

Capcom Live! is a concert tour which starts in March 2016. It is being billed as a 'rockestral' - that's just a fancy and kind of awkward way of saying the concert will include an orchestra with rock elements. Here's some more info in the a press releasy way.

"At Capcom Live! attendees can enjoy live performances of game music from more than ten Capcom masterpieces dating from the 1980s up through the present day, all completely synchronized to HD visuals. In addition to the performance of 'Video Game Orchestra'—a group that combines rock and orchestral music into 'rockestral' concerts and boasts high notoriety in the US—the tour will pursue sophisticated entertainment via staging that weaves together visual effects and specialized lighting. This tour differs from events that have targeted only gamers by bringing to life a forward-thinking musical project that can engage music fans and general audiences as well."

For 2016 it will start in Beijing and move onto America with a Boston date in April and more cities to follow. 2017 will see the show expanding to up to 40 locations including South America and Europe. No specific titles have been announced yet but the studio has plenty of classic tracks in its archives including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Megaman, Phoenix Wright, Devil May Cry and the earworm of Bionic Commando.

Who doesn't want to hear this with a huge orchestra playing?

The tour kicks off in China in March, stay tuned for more information.

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