The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour has been serenading fans in Tokyo, Paris and London during the month of May. Fortunately, those of us in North America will be able to finally get a taste as Square Enix announced a number of U.S. dates for the event.
A total of five shows will be played in both Los Angeles and New York on various dates. The west coast shows will be up first, taking place on June 10th, 11th and 14th at the Dolby Theater in L.A. For those on the other side of the country, you’ll be able to listen at the United Palace Theater on both June 23rd and 24th in New York.
In addition to the orchestra, which is a treat in itself, those in attendance will get to see three story related voice sequences from the game’s actors Risa Uchida (Kairi / Xion) and Megumi Toyoguchi (Aqua). These are brand new sequences and will be exclusively shown to those in attendance. For those who purchase a special VIP ticket to the event, you will get to meet the Kingdom Hearts Composer Yoko Shimomura after the show.
Square Enix issued a statement about the event, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series:
“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.”
Tickets for the event will surely sell out quickly, and VIP tickets are limited to 150 per show. You’ll need to order tickets for the Los Angeles shows from Ticketmaster, while those in New York can be purchased from Ticketfly.