Starting today, video game fans and music lovers in North America can purchase tickets for an extraordinary concert tour that celebrates one of the most beloved game series of all time.Â The Legend of Zeldaâ„¢: Symphony of the Goddesses tour will feature live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’sÂ The Legend of Zelda franchise.
The name “Symphony of the Goddesses” refers not only to the concert program but also to the new four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines fromÂ The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Timeâ„¢,Â The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Wakerâ„¢,Â The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princessâ„¢ and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Pastâ„¢. Fans can also expect to hear stirring orchestral renditions of music from other games in the series, includingÂ The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakeningâ„¢ and Th e Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Maskâ„¢. The full orchestra will be conducted by EÃmear Noone with arrangements by music director Chad Seiter.
Since first appearing in 1986,Â The Legend of ZeldaÂ game series has sold more than 65 million units worldwide. The most recent entry in the series isÂ The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which launched exclusively for the Wiiâ„¢ console in November.
Concert dates and locations are as follows (subject to change):
Jan. 10: Dallas March 14: Vancouver, British Columbia March 26: Seattle March 28: San Francisco April 7: Denver April 20-21: Phoenix May 12: Atlanta May 31: Montreal, Quebec June 22: Austin, Texas July 14: Orlando, Fla. Sept. 29*: Toronto, Ontario tickets on sale March 31
Additional dates and locations will be announced throughout 2012. Fans can view a complete tour schedule, find ticketing information and sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter atÂ http://zelda-symphony.com. For more information aboutÂ The Legend of Zelda video game series, visit http://zelda.nintendo.com.