Video Games Live

Video Games Live Brings Back the 8-bit


Do you get that lovely nostalgic feeling when you hear the Super Mario Bros. theme? Get goosebumps when the epic Hyrule Field strings come together from the Legend of Zelda? Do you get off on the war-like beats that were the soundtrack to the innumerable months of your life you've sunk into the lands of Azeroth in World of Warcraft?

Well, video game and music geeks, it's your time to come together. Video Games Live, the spectacular orchestral music event featuring music from some of the most memorable games of all time, is coming back to Toronto this weekend after two years touring the globe. Keep on reading for a trailer from the show and more details on this weekend's event.

The VGL show is comprised of and orchestra and choir that brings some classic video games tunes to life. It was co-created by video game music composer Tommy Talarico, and the music is played alongside exclusive game footage. They've been touring the world for a few years now, and were last in Toronto back in 2006 and from the looks of their upcoming tour dates, this very well could be their last show here.

It features music from games like Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, as well as retro Classic Arcade Medleys featuring music from games like Tetris and Donkey Kong, among many others.

This is really a must-see event for any gamer. I missed the show when it came around the last time and have regretted it ever since, almost making a special trip over to Europe just to catch the show at one point.

Video Games Live is showing this Saturday, February 9th at 8pm in Toronto's Massey Hall. Tickets are available online but are selling out fast.

Photo courtesy of Video Games Live


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