You wouldn't castigate us for saying that many classic video games are loved and remembered not just for their gameplay and characters, but their memorable music. Why, just think of The Legend of Zelda's dum dum, da da da dadum, da da da da daaa da da da da da dadum! Or Sonic the Hedgehog's dada da da dee dum dum, da dada da dum dee dum dum. And who could forget Mega Man's dada dada dadee dum, dadum dadum dum daaa?

If you're a video gamer who appreciates everything from 8-bit beeps and boops to rousing orchestral scores, we encourage you to drag those big ears of yours to a Video Games Live concert. Created in 2002 by composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live honors a wide range of games in -- thanks to its 50-show strong world tour -- a wide range of American and international venues. See a complete list of planned concert locales (including France, China, Taiwan, Scotland and Portugal) and dates after the break.

Winnipeg, MB
June 5, 2008 Centennial Concert Hall
Las Vegas, NV June 14, 2008 Henderson Pavilion Las Vegas Philharmonic
Toronto, ON
June 21, 2008 Younge-Dundas Square Future Shop
Glasgow, Scotland June 26, 2008 Royal Concert Hall Royal Scottish Symphony
Paris, France June 29, 2008 Porte de Versailles Blizzard Worldwide Invitational
Houston, TX July 10, 2008 Jones Hall Houston Symphony
Austin, TX July 11, 2008 Long Center
Austin, TX
July 12, 2008 Long Center
Louisville, KY
July 18, 2008 Kentucky Arts Center Louisville Orchestra
San Diego, CA
July 24, 2008 Embarcadero Park San Diego Symphony
Taipei, Taiwan Aug. 10, 2008 Pan-Chiao Stadium Taipei Philharmonic
Taipei, Taiwan Aug. 11, 2008 Pan-Chiao Stadium Taipei Philharmonic
Indianapolis, IN Aug. 15, 2008 Hilbert Circle Theatre Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony
Indianapolis, IN Aug. 16, 2008 Hilbert Circle Theatre Gen Con & Indianapolis Symphony
Leipzig, Germany Aug. 20, 2008 ARENA Leipzig Leipzig Games Convention
San Jose, CA Aug. 26, 2008 Performing Arts Center NVISION 08
Brookville, NY Sept. 20, 2008 Tilles Center
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Oct. 5, 2008 Canecão Petrobras Sinfônica
Birmingham, Alabama Oct. 9, 2008 Jefferson Complex Alabama Symphony
Beijing, China Oct. 18, 2008 Beijing Stadium China Opera Symphony
Vancouver, BC Oct. 29, 2008 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver Symphony
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 1, 2008 Midland Theatre
Chicago, IL
Nov. 15, 2008 Chicago Theatre
Lisbon, Portugal Dec. 6, 2008 Campo Pequeno
Lisbon, Portugal Dec. 7, 2008 Campo Pequeno
Paris, France Dec. 18, 2008 Palais des Congress
Newark, NJ
Dec. 27, 2008 (2PM)
NJ PAC
New Jersey Symphony
Newark, NJ Dec. 27, 2008 (8PM)
NJ PAC
New Jersey Symphony
Burlington, VT
Jan. 17, 2009 Flynn Center Perf. Arts
Seattle, WA
Jan. 24, 2009 Paramount Theatre
Kitchener, ON March 13, 2009 Centre in the Square Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Kalamazoo, MI March 20, 2009 Miller Auditorium
Sarasota, FL March 28, 2009 Van Wezel Hall
Florida West Coast Symphony
Richmond, VA April 25, 2009 Landmark Theatre Richmond Symphony
Calgary, Canada
May 15, 2009 Jack Singer Hall Calgary Philharmonic
Calgary, Canada May 16, 2009 Jack Singer Hall
Calgary Philharmonic
Boston, MA
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Philadelphia, PA TBA TBA
Atlanta, GA
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San Francisco, CA TBA TBA
São Paulo, Brazil TBA TBA
London, England
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Hong Kong, China TBA TBA
Shanghai, China TBA TBA
Tokyo, Japan TBA TBA
Singapore TBA TBA
Seoul, Korea TBA TBA
Moscow, Russia TBA TBA
Norway TBA TBA
Sweden TBA TBA

This article was originally published on Joystiq.