Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Orchestra World Tour Announced

Square Enix has announced the first official symphonic concert dedicated to the popular Disney/Square Enix RPG, Kingdom Hearts. The concert is set to launch its worldwide tour starting March 10, 2017 in Tokyo.

KINGDOM HEARTS follows the adventures of Sora, Goofy and Donald as they rescue their friends and many worlds. With several games released over the past fifteen years, the saga has touched millions of fans around the globe including its iconic music.

World class professional orchestras, such as the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra in London and the Tokyo Philarmonic Orchestra in Japan, will perform a selection of the best and most beloved music from the original soundtrack of the whole saga. The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, with amazing HD video cinematics supervised by director Testuya Nomura himself. 

A Message from the Director and the Music Composer:

“The idea of a KINGDOM HEARTS concert has been in the works for several years, but even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less. I’ve been given the opportunity to oversee the creation of the title, logo, and many other aspects of this amazing production, and as the director of the series, I am confident that what we’ve created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere.
The World Tour is slated for 2017, the same year as the KINGDOM HEARTS 15th anniversary. In the meantime, fans will get a chance to explore the world of KINGDOM HEARTS II.8, which is coming out later this year. I hope the excitement and joy they get from the experience will only increase their anticipation for the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III.” –Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series

“Please have a KINGDOM HEARTS orchestral concert.”
I heard this quite often, and it echoed my own feelings. I’ve wanted to have a concert for some time, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally become a reality. When I began composing for the KINGDOM HEARTS series, I couldn’t even dream this day would come. But it has, thanks to our beloved fans. This concert and the music of KINGDOM HEARTS could not have existed without their undying support. I can’t thank them enough. The concert will encompass my feelings toward the series and those dear to me around the world. I look forward to seeing everyone there! – Yoko Shimomura, Composer for the KINGDOM HEARTS series

 

Tour Dates and Ticket Purchase Times are listed as follows:

  • Japan –March 10, 2017 – Tokyo International Forum A (Tokyo)
    More details to be announced this summer.
  • France –March 18 & 19, 2017 – Salle Pleyel (Paris)
    Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm Paris time).
    Also available Starting May 14, 2016 at www.fnacspectacles.com (12pm Paris time)
  • United Kingdom –March 24 & 25, 2017 – Central Hall Westminster (London)
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm London time).
    Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.c-h-w.com (12pm London time)
  • Singapore –May 6 & 7, 2017 – Esplanade Concert Hall
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm Singapore time).
    Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.sistic.com.sg(12pm Singapore time)
  • China – May 28, 2017 – Mercedes Benz Arena (Shanghai)
    More details to be announced this summer.
  • USA –June 10 & 14, 2017 – Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles)
    Available on May 14, 2016 at www.ticketmaster.com (12pm Los Angeles time)
  • USA –June 24, 2017 – United Palace Theatre (New York)
    New York: Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets available at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm New York time).
    Also available May 14, 2016 at www.ticketfly.com (12pm New York time)

 

With Kingdom Hearts II.8 and Kingdom Hearts III coming soon, fans are no doubt itching to get their hands on more Kingdom Hearts. Are you excited about the tour? Sound off in the comments below!

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