Video Games Live dates over 50 new concerts around the world

Video Games Live has announced 50+ new dates for its gaming-focused concert tour, including first-ever stops in McAllen, Texas, Spokane, Washington, Benthlehem, Pennsylvania and more. The show will also travel through Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, China and other regions.

The 10-venue pass through Mexico will include guest apperances from Journey composer Austin Wintory, God of War series contributor Gerard Marino, Symphony of the Goddess conductor Eimear Noone and more. The press release also teases appearances from "game composer friends from Japan," leaving us to dwell in anticipation for now.

A listing of each show's date, city and venue can be found in the press release below, and you can keep track of ticket sales with Video Games Live's tour schedule. Musical tours like Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy or the Zelda series' Symphony of the Goddess pay tribute to catalogs spanning a single series, but Video Games Live's varied selections might entertain those looking for some variety in their live gaming symphonies.
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VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES 50+ MORE SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD!

INCLUDES FIRST EVER FULL FLEDGED GAME CONCERT NATIONAL TOURS IN EUROPE, MEXICO, SOUTH AMERICA, CHINA AND MORE!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A 25,000 SEAT BASEBALL STADIUM IN MONTERREY, MEXICO!

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 7, 2014 – Coming off its highly successful 3rd album release (VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 3), VGL continues its spearheading 13 year history of spreading the art and culture of video games and their music around the world, Video Games Live is proud to announce 50+ more tour dates kicking off this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

Some of the highlights of the ongoing groundbreaking 12 year tour include...

An unprecedented 10 show national tour of Mexico culminating with a massive performance in a 25,000 seat baseball stadium in Monterrey, Mexico sponsored by Coca-Cola, Monster Energy Drink, Burger King and the Mexican Ministry of Culture. Special guests include internet sensation Malukah performing for the first time ever her song "Dragonborn Comes" watch over 25 million times on YouTube. Other special guests include Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director & Composer Russell Brower, Gerard Marino (God of War), Austin Wintory (Journey), Eimear Noone (Blizzard conductor and Zelda concert conductor) and some VERY special guests game composer friends from Japan.

First ever game concerts in places such as McAllen, TX - Guadalajara, Mexico - Spokane, WA - Manchester, England - X'ian, China - Madrid, Spain - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Stuttgart, Germany - Bethlehem, PA - Columbia - Venezuela - Panama AND MORE!

Unprecedented 5th return to San Diego Comic Con! Once again performing with the San Diego Symphony on the shore behind the Convention Center where Comic Con is held. Show to include MANY special guests from around the world and WORLD PREMIERS from Blizzard Entertainment and others including the independent smash hit CAVE STORY!

3rd return to the Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Florida. Other surrounding shows include the first shows for Video Games Live in Miami and West Palm Beach.

3+ week multi-city tour of China including 2 of the biggest indoor stadiums in the country which hold over 22,000+ people in Shanghai and Beijing.

3rd year in-a-row returning to the Middle East. Dubai show to take place during massive video game exposition.

The 3rd return to Broadway in New York City!

Massive South American tour including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela and MORE!

The first ever full-fledged month long European game concert tour visiting England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands AND MORE!

The 9th year that Video Games Live will be performing in Canada! Including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary.

All information and ticket links for each show can be viewed on the TOUR DATES page at www.videogameslive.com. Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Packages available HERE. Additional 2014 FALL/WINTER and SPRING 2015 dates will be added.

March 8, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Orpheum Theatre

March 9, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Orpheum Theatre

March 21, 2014
México City, México
José Cuervo Salón

March 22, 2014
México City, México
José Cuervo Salón

March 24, 2014
Puebla, México
Auditorio Siglo XXI

March 26, 2014
Pachuca, México
Liezno Charro

March 28, 2014
Querétaro, México
Auditorio Josefa Ortiz

March 30, 2014
Guadalajara, México
Auditorio TELMEX

April 1, 2014
León, México
Poliforum León

April 3, 2014
San Luis Potosí, Méx
El Domo San Luis

April 5, 2014
Monterrey, México
Estadio de Béisbol

April 7, 2014
McAllen, TX
McAllen Convention Center

April 26, 2014
Spokane, WA
FOX Theatre

April 27, 2014
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre

May 16, 2014
Miami, FL
Adrienne Arsht Center

May 17, 2014
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center

May 18, 2014
Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live - Citywalk

June 5, 2014
Raleigh, NC
Meymandi Concert Hall

July 24, 2014
San Diego, CA
Embarcadero Marina Park

August 2, 2014
Shanghai, China
Mercedes-Benz Arena

August 9, 2014
Beijing, China
MasterCard Center

August 15, 2014
X'ian, China
TBA

August 16, 2014
X'ian, China
TBA

September 6, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
Abravanel Hall

September 6, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
Abravanel Hall

Sept. 12, 2014
Dubai, UAE
Dubai World Trade Center

October 10, 2014
Atlanta, GA
TBA

October 12, 2014
New York City, NY
TBA

October, 2014
Milan, Italy
TBA

October 30, 2014
Antwerp, Belgium
Lotto Arena

November 1, 2014
Manchester, England
02 Apollo Manchester

November 2, 2014
London, England
Eventim Apollo

November 5, 2014
Paris, France
Palaisdes Congrès

November 7, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden
Annexet

November 8, 2014
Madrid, Spain
Auditorio Nacional Madrid

November 9, 2014
Madrid, Spain
Auditorio Nacional Madrid

November 12, 2014
Amsterdam, NL
Heineken Music Hall

November 15, 2014
Stuttgart, Germany
Hegel-Saal Stuttgart

November 22, 2014
Bethlehem, PA
Sands Events Center

December 2014
Brazil
TBA

December 2014
Chile
TBA

December 2014
Peru
TBA

December 2014
Argentina
TBA

December 2014
Columbia
TBA

December 2014
Venezuela
TBA

December 2014
Panama
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Vancouver, Canada
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Edmonton, Canada
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Calgary, Canada
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Montreal, Canada
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Toronto, Canada
TBA

Feb/March 2015
Ottawa, Canada
TBA

This article was originally published on Joystiq.