Nintendo announces LA launch for Zelda symphony concerts

Mark October 21st in your calendar, have that tuxedo pressed and start asking around at your society soirees for a date who loves classical music and owns a Midna costume. Nintendo's Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert series is launching in Los Angeles, in partnership with the producers of PLAY! A Videogame Symphony and equipped with a choir and 70-piece orchestra. The concert precedes a full 2012 concert tour, with dates and venues to be announced later, and a Zelda celebration that includes freebies for 3DS owners.

The concert, which was first announced at E3 earlier this year, will be held at LA's Pantages Theatre. The musical lineup was chosen by series composer Koji Kondo and his team from the series' back-catalog of familiar themes and motifs. The concert is being produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions, which has previously overseen concerts such as PLAY!  A Videogame Symphony and two Final Fantasy orchestra events.

Bookings for the LA concert start at $35 and go on sale August 1 from Ticketmaster. You can get further news on the tour as it's announced, as well as a musical preview, from the concert series' website. Nintendo has also announced that four-player Link to the Past spinoff Four Swords will be available for free download from the eShop in September as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Jul 21, 2011


  • Ravenbom - July 22, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    Damn it! I wouldn't have moved out of LA if I had known this was coming!
  • samsneeze - July 22, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    This isn't about Koichi Sugiyama bringing Dragon Quest music over. =[ The sample music from the site sounds decent though. I've never been a fan of the Legend of Zelda series' music mainly because I couldn't sense any variety from it. I hope those of you who go see it enjoy yourselves. I'll just wait patiently in a corner somewhere and wait for the Dragon Quest composer to get here. If he ever gets here that is.
  • Squander - July 22, 2011 4 p.m.

    sweet music on their website! Thanks gamesradar!
  • rabidpotatochip - July 22, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Aw... I'm way down here in Canada. =( I saw Videogames Live for the first time a few months back and it was fantastic, this would probably be the same, only moreseo because it's Zelda.
  • RODTheMaster - July 22, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    I'm going to this no matter what. Even if i have to call in sick to work, i'm going to this. THen, the next day, I'm going to see Judas Priest. It will be the best weekend of my life.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - July 22, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    @Redeater Better idea. Rent a green tux, get Link's hat. My friend can wear a white tux with fairy wings and a name tag that says, "Hey! Listen!" That way I can actually wear my tux to anything else not Zelda related.
  • Redeater - July 22, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    @KolbitosFruitJuice Holy shit! Pictures please! If someone had the balls to do that I think I would have a new desktop for a month!
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - July 22, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    I am so going to this, because it happens to be very close to my birthday. Tickets pleez, grandmother? Maybe I can get the triforece stitched to the back of my tux......
  • Redeater - July 22, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Lets hope they have rehearsed the item get music. :)

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