KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – Premiere In Los Angeles & New York
First-Ever, Official Concert World Tour of the Multi-Million Selling Video Game Series
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – May 31, 2017 – After unforgettable premiere concerts in Tokyo, Paris and London last March, KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – is coming to the U.S. with shows in Los Angeles on June 10, 11, and 14 at the Dolby Theatre and New York on June 23 and 24 at the United Palace Theatre.
Fans and music lovers alike will soon be able to enjoy the first-ever official concert of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series. From the music to the HD video and syncing, the show will feature a selection of the saga’s best and most beloved music from the original soundtrack. The concert features more than 100 orchestral musicians and choir singers on stage, with amazing HD video cinematics supervised by director Tetsuya Nomura. Additionally, the tour celebrates the 15th anniversary of the multi-million selling video game series and the upcoming release of its latest episode.
The upcoming U.S. performances of KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – will also feature:
Exclusive Scenario Content
Entirely supervised by game director Tetsuya Nomura himself, this concert series is considered part of the KINGDOM HEARTS universe and will feature some content and stories. Voice actors Risa Uchida (Kairi / Xion) and Megumi Toyoguchi (Aqua) have recorded three short voice sequences featured specially in the concert.
Composer Yoko Shimomura in Attendance
Each show will feature music composer Yoko Shimomura as a special guest. She will appear on stage, and 150 VIP tickets are available for each show to meet and greet with her after the performance (one signature and one photo per person).
Exclusive Merchandising Lineup
The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – features an exclusive line of products that are only available for sale at each performance. A stunning 48-page concert program will be available featuring the first ever cross-interview between director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura, and with many music notes and gorgeous illustrations. In addition to the program, fans will find an official T-shirt with an original illustration of Sora’s Chief Conductor Keyblade with a stand in a deluxe box, and an elegant pouch and cardholder.
Special Featured CD
Twelve pieces of the concert have been recorded in their concert’s arranged version for a special CD edition, with a gold-embossed CD package. Now, fans can relive their experience at the concert from the comfort of their home after the show! The CD is available at each concert and at http//shop.wildfaery.com in countries where a performance has already been held (now available in France, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan)
Los Angeles (USA) – June 10,11 & 14, 2017 - Dolby Theatre
Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com
New York (USA) – June 23&24, 2017 – United Palace Theatre
Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com
Osaka (Japan) – July 8th, 2017 – ORIX Theatre
Limited number of tickets for non-Japan resident available at shop.wildfaery.com.
About KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour
Uniting the worlds and characters of FINAL FANTASY and Disney to create a brand new thrilling mythology, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the adventures of Sora, Goofy and Donald as they rescue their friends and the whole world. With two major games, KINGDOM HEARTS I and II, released on PlayStation 2 (and re-released in HD on PlayStation 3), and six spin off games over multiple platforms, the saga has touched millions of fans around the globe. KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra- World Tour- is the first-ever official concert world tour of the saga, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the multi-million selling video game series and the upcoming release of its latest episode. Music composer Yoko Shimomura (Legend of Mana, Parasite Eve, Street Fighter II and Xenoblade Chronicles) lends her fantastic composition, which has longplayed a prominent role in KINGDOM HEARTS. The soundtrack features hit songs from Japan’s best-selling pop artist, Utada Hikaru. The single Hikari, from KINGDOM HEARTS I, topped the 1st rank of the Oricon, the Japanese records sales chart for weeks, was 2002’s tenth best-selling single and certified Double-Platinum. The single “Passion" from KINGDOM HEARTS II was also certified Gold Disc by the RIAJ.
About KINGDOM HEARTS
Directed by Tetsuya Nomura, and developed jointly by Disney and Square Enix, the first KINGDOM HEARTS video game was released on March 28, 2002 on PlayStation 2. Now with over 25 million copies sold over 8 games and multiple platforms, the series has received worldwide acclaim. While the main protagonist, Sora, travels alongside Goofy and Donald, players can expect to meet more than 100 Disney characters and worlds (Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Aladdin, The Lion King, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more) and numerous heroes and villains from the FINAL FANTASY video game franchise. Recently, the mobile game “KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ” was released on Android and iOS. Also, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is expected to launch for PlayStation 4 later this year, including an HD remaster of Dream Drop Distance as well as KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover.
About Disney Concerts
Disney Concerts is part of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. licenses Disney music and content to symphony orchestras all over the world. Disney Concerts currently licenses 14 different concert packages including, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year accounted for approximately 325 performances in some of the world’s top venues, including, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl.
About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.
About Square Enix
The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 92 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 53 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products such as: DEUS EX, HITMAN, KANE & LYNCH, KINGDOM HEARTS, STAR OCEAN, and SPACE INVADERS. The Square Enix Group continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation by providing high-quality entertainment content, services and products. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Square Enix London Studios and Eidos Montréal.
About La Fée Sauvage
La Fée Sauvage is a licensed music concert producer and worldwide promoter. Born in France in 2012, with our main office in Paris, and a branch in Hong Kong (Sound of Faeries), We operate international level concert halls in numerous countries (France, UK, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, USA, Mexico, Brazil,etc...), working with major orchestras and artists. Our primary focus is orchestra music concert revolving around Japanese animation and video games. For more information, please visit our website www.wildfaery.com
Presentation made under license from Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © Disney All rights reserved.
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