This December, Final Fantasy music will be taking the Chicagoland area by storm. The Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy tour will be performing at the Rosemont Theater and none other than Nobuo Uematsu himself will be there. His presence is probably enough to inspire fans of his work, but he won’t just be there, he’ll be on stage performing with The Chicago Mages.
He’ll be joined by the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Elmhurst College Concert Choir and Susan Calloway. The entire two-hour production will be conducted by maestro Arnie Roth.
For those who haven’t been to one of these Final Fantasy music extravaganzas before, the concert is made up of several pieces of music covering all of Final Fantasy history, from the first games, down through Final Fantasy XI. Some are compilations of various musical themes throughout a single game, some are a single, powerful piece. And, if you want to shell out your gil, you can get prime seats, a copy of the concert CD and the ability to have a meet-and-greet with Nobuo Uematsu and have him autograph one of your own items.
All the info, including links to Ticketmaster to purchase tickets, can be found at the Distant Worlds site, so check it out. Also, there’s upcoming concerts in Vancouver, British Columbia and Seoul, South Korea in the near future, if one of those venues would better serve you.