Dear VGO fans,
We have a very special announcement today. We have been tirelessly working on this project for so many months, and it is finally the time to reveal it.
Capcom and VGO are officially teaming up to bring you, CAPCOM LIVE!, the brand new, ultimate concert experience featuring the music of the most memorable Capcom games! We are incredibly honored to be working with one of the most respected game industry titans.
We have a special message from our producer, Shota.
“This is a huge milestone for us. When I started VGO, we were merely a small ensemble performing in a little tiny venue that could fit 100 people or so. Who could have imagined us getting this far? I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many great musicians, staff and awesome friends in the industry. Also it is really the fans who made this happen. I sincerely thank all of you for making our dream come true. We are ready to bring the show to you and blow your mind”.
The official press release:
Video Game Orchestra is excited to announce a new “CAPCOM LIVE!”, the official Capcom concert tour. This concert series is being produced by two veterans of the concert scene: Shota Nakama (Video Game Orchestra) and Tommy Tallarico (Video Games Live!). Rather than a traditional symphony-orchestra style concert, these concerts will feature a high energy rock band with vocalists fused with orchestra.
One of the most exciting features of the “CAPCOM LIVE!” concert series is the broad array of classic Capcom titles represented in the concert lineup. “This show will feature pretty much everything from the Capcom franchises,” said producer Shota Nakama. “We are very honored and thrilled at the same time to be chosen to produce the first ever Capcom greatest hits live concert. Capcom has always been known to create great hybrid soundtracks, and it will be a fun challenge to re-create those live!”
At this time, a list of franchises whose music will be present in the live show is as follows:
- Ace Attorney®
- Breath of Fire®
- Devil May Cry®
- Dragon’s Dogma®
- Final Fight™
- Ghosts ‘n Goblins™ / Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®
- Mega Man® (including Mega Man® X)
- Monster Hunter™
- Resident Evil®
- Street Fighter®
- And more!…
The show team, from producers to musicians to visuals, worked together to create a concert that doesn’t only satisfy fans of the games; the concert experience will be enjoyable to any concert-goer. According to Nakama, “We want more people to start listening to video game music, and our mission is to–while satisfying game fans–attract non-gamers who could be just music fans, concert-goers and so on to come find out how awesome video game music is.” The core rock band lineup includes musicians whose work includes not just game music, but also mainstream rock bands and other musical genres for a variety of audiences. These musicians are also avid gamers themselves, passionate about game music and especially the Capcom franchise music featured in the show.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Capcom fans around the world to celebrate some of the most endearing game franchises of all time!” says co-producer Tommy Tallarico. “And to have Capcom be such an important partner is such a fantastic element, huge honor and big boost for the show! We look forward to bringing this incredible music to the world!”
CAPCOM LIVE! kickstarts its tour in Shanghai and Beijing in March 2016, followed by the US premier in Boston, MA, the home of VGO. For ticketing information of the Boston show, please visit the ticketing website.
Any inquiries about CAPCOM LIVE!, please contact:
CAPCOM LIVE! team
ABOUT CAPCOM – Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created
hundreds of games including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
ABOUT SHOTA NAKAMA – Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, Shota Nakama is the creator and producer of the Video Game Orchestra, based in Boston, MA. His orchestra, which features a prominent rock band alongside, has played new and original arrangements for video game music in the past decade. Recently, Nakama and the VGO have also recorded trailer music and full scores for a variety of games at his production, SoundtRec Boston, including prominent Japanese RPGs such as Final Fantasy XV® and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX®. Nakama is also a renowned guitarist, demonstrating versatility in classical and rock styles.
ABOUT TOMMY TALLARICO – Tommy Tallarico is a video game composing veteran and the creator/producer of Video Games Live! He has worked in many different capacities related to game music. His original compositions, from the 1994 classic Earthworm Jim® to the 2005 epic Advent Rising®, have garnered him industry notoriety and a strong fan following. His Video Games Live! concert series has been running for nearly a full decade, and has been featured on PBS and has had four separate album releases.