The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Facebook page has announced a new tour for later this year. The tour, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Encore, will feature 18 stops in 18 cities, including 11 stop in the United States. Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting on March 4th on Wildfaery at 12:00 PM local time for some of the stops while the rest of the stops will have public tickets available starting on March 13th.
You can view the list of stops and dates below:
- Los Angeles, California – June 9, 2018
- Sydney, Australia – July 7, 2018
- Chicago, Illinois – July 13, 2018
- Detroit, Michigan – July 14, 2018
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – July 16, 2018
- Boston, Massachusetts – July 19, 2018
- Toronto, Canada – July 21, 2018
- Atlanta, Georgia – July 26, 2018
- Dallas, Texas – July 28, 2018
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – August 2, 2018
- Phoenix, Arizona – August 4, 2018
- Las Vegas, Nevada – August 5, 2018
- Honolulu, Hawaii – August 12, 2018
- Sao Paolo, Brazil – September 8-9, 2018
- Munich, Germany – September 15, 2018
- Milan, Italy – September 22, 2018
- Seoul, South Korea – October 6, 2018
- Mexico City, Mexico – October 20, 2018
In addition to the shows planned for 2018, there are plans to renew the tour for 2019. You can read more from the official press release below.
“KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra-World Tour- Encore!
The official KINGDOM HEARTS video game concert series goes back on tour starting June 2018.
The acclaimed world-class quality orchestral performances will move tens of thousands more fans around the globe!
After celebrating the 15th anniversary of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series in major cities with the launch of the first-ever official orchestral concert tour in 2017, the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – concert series will be back on the road for a second wave of worldwide performances starting June 2018.
Before celebrating the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III video game with a renewed show for 2019, more cities around the world will have the chance to discover for the first time the acclaimed concert produced under the supervision of game director Tetsuya Nomura himself, and with music program supervised by original composer Yoko Shimomura. The show will Premiere in 2018 in places where it is long awaited, such as Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, and numerous US cities. After performances at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (the venue of the Academy Awards©), Salle Pleyel in Paris (home of the Cesar), the Central Hall Westminster in London or the Forum A in Tokyo, the show will travel in 2018 to more prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Gasteig in Munich, the KBS Hall in Seoul, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World Tour- Exclusive Features:
1- Composer Yoko Shimomura in Attendance (Select Cities Only)
Select shows will feature music composer Yoko Shimomura as a special guest. She will appear on stage, and 100 VIP tickets are available for each show to meet and greet with her after the performance (one signature and one photo per person). Yoko Shimomura will appear for a limited number of shows due to a busy schedule. Check the schedule above for appearance information.
2- Exclusive Merchandising Lineup
The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – features an exclusive line of products that are only available for sale at each performance. A stunning 48-page concert program will be available featuring the first-ever cross-interview between director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura, along with many music notes and gorgeous illustrations. In addition to the program, fans will find an official T-shirt with an original illustration of Sora’s Chief Conductor Keyblade with a stand in a deluxe box, as well as an elegant pouch and a cardholder.
3- Special-Edition CD
Twelve pieces from the concert have been recorded in their unique concert’s arranged version for a special-edition CD, with a gold-embossed package. Fans can relive their experience at the concert from the comfort of their home after the show!”
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