'Game Of Thrones' Concert To Embark On U.S. Arena Tour
August 8, 2016 at 1:17 PM (PT)
The GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE -- an immersive music and visual experience using state-of-the-art technology featuring composer RAMIN DJAWAD, with a full orchestra and choir -- will take fans on a musical journey through the realm - from KING'S LANDING to WINTERFELL, along the northern stretches of the KINGROAD to THE WALL and across the NARROW SEA to BRAAVOS, MEEREEN and beyond.
RAMIN's celebrated music for the show resonated immediately with fans as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences or brought to life songs referenced in the books. Ramin's relentlessly popular title track alone has become instantly recognizable as a pop culture phenomenon.
The tour, produced and promoted exclusively by LIVE NATION in partnership with HBO GLOBAL LICENSING, will use groundbreaking music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms as well as showcase footage from the show in addition to all new imagery created exclusively for the tour. Beginning its journey on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2017 in KANSAS CITY, MO, the tour will visit 28 cities across NORTH AMERICA with shows scheduled at famed live music venues including NEW YORK's MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, L.A.'s The FORUM along with arenas in MONTREAL, BOSTON, HOUSTON, LAS VEGAS, PHILADELPHI and WASHINGTON, D.C., among others.
Tickets go on sale starting SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th at www.livenation.com. AMERICAN EXPRESS CARDHOLDERS can purchase tickets before the general public beginning WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 10a (ET) through FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th at 10p (ET). ,
Commented DJAWADI: "For the past six seasons of 'Game Of Thrones, I have been tremendously inspired to compose music to DAVID BENIOFF and D.B. WEISS' extraordinary adaption of GEORGE R.R. MARTIN's epic "A Song Of Fire And Ice'" series. Now, by combining the music with state of the art technology, we are going to bring the astonishing world of WESTEROS to fans in a live and unique concert experience."
Added the show's creators and executive producers DAVID BENIOFF and D.B. WEISS: "For seven years, RAMIN has been blowing our mind with his music's force, subtlety, and endless inventiveness. The GoT CONCERT EXPERIENCE will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show's visuals and RAMIN's powerful compositions. We are more excited for it than anyone."
Said HBO Global Licensing VP JOSH GOODSTADT: "'Game Of Thrones' has one of the most engaged audiences in television. We can't wait to see fans and newcomers alike immerse themselves in RAMIN's incredible music and the world of WESTEROS through this epic concert experience."
Concluded LIVE NATION NORTH AMERICAN Touring SVP OMAR AL-JOULANI: "LIVE NATION is honored to be partners with HBO and RAMIN DIJAWADI in bringing fans of the hit series a spectacular live experience centered around the music of 'Game Of Thrones' and performed using cutting-edge technology to create a show unlike anything seen before."