Video Games Live! producer Tommy Tallarico and Video Game Orchestra’s Shota Nakama have teamed up to bring Capcom fans a US concert tour, CAPCOM LIVE!. Officially sanctioned by Capcom itself, the tour will take the concepts of VGL and apply them to a laundry list of some of the most famous Capcom titles in history, all done in a combination of hard rock and symphonic composition combined.
One of the most exciting features of the “CAPCOM LIVE!” concert series is the broad array of classic Capcom titles represented in the concert lineup. “This show will feature pretty much everything from the Capcom franchises,” said producer Shota Nakama. “We are very honored and thrilled at the same time to be chosen to produce the first ever Capcom greatest hits live concert. Capcom has always been known to create great hybrid soundtracks, and it will be a fun challenge to re-create those live!” – CAPCOM LIVE! website
The US tour kicks off on April 9th in VGO’s hometown of Boston, at the Berklee Performance Center. Additional tour stops have not yet been announced, but likely will be making a circuit similar to Video Games Live! We’ll keep you updated with tour dates as they become available. Tickets for the Boston show start at $20 and can be purchased at the Berklee Box Office. The set list includes Street Fighter, Ace Attorney, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and likely several more from Capcom’s extensive array of franchise music.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Capcom fans around the world to celebrate some of the most endearing game franchises of all time!” says co-producer Tommy Tallarico. “And to have Capcom be such an important partner is such a fantastic element, huge honor and big boost for the show! We look forward to bringing this incredible music to the world!”
Truly exciting news for Capcom fans, though sadly I doubt we’ll be seeing a KONAMI LIVE! any time soon.