Kingdom Hearts Concerts & World Tour Announced
Square Enix have announced some special Kingdom Hearts concerts that will be coming soon, there is one tour around Japan called “First Breath”, which is taking place in 2016 and a world tour in 2017, including dates in the United States, United Kingdom, France, China and Singapore.
Here are some details:
KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- is a brass concert that will be performing exclusively in Japan! Tickets will cost ¥7,000 including tax. Hopeful attendees can apply for reservations via lottery from April 28~May 10. Winners will be notified on May 13 and tickets must be purchased within May 13~19.
KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour-
From Hollywood to Westminster, from the Champs Elysée to the Marunouchi, the first official symphonic concert of KINGDOM HEARTS is set to enchant the world starting March 10, 2017 in Tokyo. 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.
World class professional orchestra, such as the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra in London and the Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra in Japan, will perform a selection of the best and most beloved music from the original soundtrack of the whole saga. The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, with amazing HD video cinematics supervised by director Testuya Nomura himself. It will premiere in Tokyo on 10, 2017, and tour the world henceforth. The long awaited official orchestral concert is about to start, so prepare to unleash again the power of the Keyblades and don’t miss this new adventure and experience
Here are the dates for these events:
August 11, 2016
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Theater Concert Hall (Tokyo)
August 27, 2016
NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Citizens’ Hall Forest Hall (Aichi)
August 28, 2016
The Symphony Hall (Osaka)
Japan –March 10, 2017 – Tokyo International Forum A (Tokyo)
More details to be announced this summer.
France –March 18 & 19, 2017 – Salle Pleyel (Paris)
Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm Paris time). Also available Starting May 14, 2016 at www.fnacspectacles.com (12pm Paris time)
United Kingdom –March 24 & 25, 2017 – Central Hall Westminster (London)
Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm London time).
Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.c-h-w.com (12pm London time)
Singapore –May 6 & 7, 2017 – Esplanade Concert Hall
Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm Singapore time).
Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.sistic.com.sg(12pm Singapore time)
China – May 28, 2017 – Mercedes Benz Arena (Shanghai)
More details to be announced this summer.
USA –June 10 & 14, 2017 – Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles)
Available on May 14, 2016 at www.ticketmaster.com (12pm Los Angeles time)
USA –June 24, 2017 – United Palace Theatre (New York)
New York: Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets available at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm New York time). Also available May 14, 2016 at www.ticketfly.com (12pm New York time).
A Message from the Director and the Music Composer
“The idea of a KINGDOM HEARTS concert has been in the works for several years, but even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less. I’ve been given the opportunity to oversee the creation of the title, logo, and many other aspects of this amazing production, and as the director of the series, I am confident that what we’ve created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere.
The World Tour is slated for 2017, the same year as the KINGDOM HEARTS 15th anniversary. In the meantime, fans will get a chance to explore the world of KINGDOM HEARTS II.8, which is coming out later this year. I hope the excitement and joy they get from the experience will only increase their anticipation for the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III.”
Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series
“Please have a KINGDOM HEARTS orchestral concert.”
I heard this quite often, and it echoed my own feelings. I’ve wanted to have a concert for some time, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally become a reality. When I began composing for the KINGDOM HEARTS series, I couldn’t even dream this day would come. But it has, thanks to our beloved fans. This concert and the music of KINGDOM HEARTS could not have existed without their undying support. I can’t thank them enough. The concert will encompass my feelings toward the series and those dear to me around the world. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Yoko Shimomura, Composer for the KINGDOM HEARTS series
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