Video Games Live continues touring with a few special shows during the month of July. On July 10, the National Symphony Orchestra (which did two sold-out shows at the Kennedy Center in DC) will perform at the WolfTrap Feline Center in Virginia. Sid Meier, Civilization IV vocalist Ron Ragin and game composer Grant Kirkhope (Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata) will all be in attendance.

For Texans, Halo composer Mike Salvatori will make a "special guest appearance" at the Ft. Worth show on July 14. A few days later, The Houston Symphony will perform the show in its namesake city for two shows on July 18, in collaboration with MusiCON 09. The special afternoon show is entitled "Blizzard Live!" and will showcase songs from the Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo games. Five Blizzard composers will attend and participate in a Q&A panel.

There will also be a performance at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 23 at the outdoor Embarcadero Marina Park, which will include synchronized fireworks. Tickets are available at the Video Games Live site. Check out the full list of July tour stops after the break.
July Tour Dates
  • July 6 (8pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg Symphony
  • July 7 (6pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Special Festival Day
  • July 8 (8pm) - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg Symphony
  • July 10 (8:30pm) - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap/Feline Center - National Symphony Orchestra
  • July 11 (8pm) - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh Symphony
  • July 12 (2:30pm) - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh Symphony
  • July 14 (8pm) - Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX - Bass Performance Hall - Ft. Worth Symphony
  • July 18 (3pm) - Houston, TX - Jones Hall - Blizzard Live! - Houston Symphony
  • July 18 (7:30pm) - Houston, TX - Jones Hall - Houston Symphony
  • July 23 (7:30pm) - San Diego, CA - Embarcadero Marina Park - San Diego Symphony
  • July 27 (8pm) - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavillion
  • July 31 (8pm) - Lewiston, NY - Artpark - Buffalo Philharmonic

This article was originally published on Joystiq.