Video Games Live’s Off the Grid Tour Wants to Visit Your Town

on March 19, 2012 6:15 PM

You know what I hate about living in Oregon? No, it’s not the rain. Nor is it the abundance of clipboard-toting hippies asking if I want to hear more about their weed-legalizing initiatives. I can deal with all of that. Instead, what shames me about my home state is the number of artists and concert tours that pass over it. If you live in any other rural area you likely feel the same. Well, Video Games Live aims to change that.

The tour will celebrate its 10th anniversary by visiting smaller towns across the country, expanding on the usual 40-50 dates it performs annually. And in planning which towns to visit, the folks behind Video Games Live want to hear from fans at their official site. This “Off The Grid Tour” asks that you include the pertinent information as well as what you’d like to hear.

There’s nothing like hearing a good video game theme played by a full orchestra. That’s a fact. So if you’ve ever been denied the opportunity to hear it because of dumb geography, it might be a good idea to petition your friends and family to request Video Games Live visit your town. After all, what do you have to lose?

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.