Video Games Live E3 Line-Up Revealed

May 30, 2011 -

Video Games Live will hold its 200th show during E3 in Los Angeles in early June. To celebrate this milestone organizers saying they are "pulling out all the stops" with some special performances from some of history's most popular games.

Video Games Live will feature the debut of "Invincible" from Warcraft: Cataclysm with Blizzard composer and audio director Russell Brower conducting; the world premiere of the music from Resident Evil 5 conducted and orchestrated by composer Wataru Hokoyama; music from Civilization IV conducted live for the first time by composer Christopher Tin and featuring PBS Special vocalist Kendrew Heriveaux; music from Red Dead Redemption featuring composer Bill Elm on guitar; music from Street Fighter II featuring Video Games Live creator and composer Tommy Tallarico on guitar; the music of Castlevania featuring original Castlevania composer Kinuyo Yamishita on organ; the music of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross with composer Yasunori Mitsuda in attendance, on stage and taking part in the post show meet & greet; a Heroes of Might & Magic segment with composer Rob King including music from the yet-to-be-released Might & Magic Heroes VI; music from Halo: Reach by composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori; music from film composer John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Iron Man 2, Spider-Man 2 & 3) conducting his music from Sony Computer Entertainments’ Lair; music from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater featuring vocalist Laura “Flute Link” Intravia; Music from End of Nations featuring industry veteran composer Frank Klepecki (Command & Conquer) on guitar; and the music from the Tetris Opera featuring international vocal soloists.

Other Video Games Live highlights include a new Guitar Hero competition featuring the Foo Fighters Grammy Award winning song "The Pretender"; "Video Game Pianist" Martin Leung performing brand new solo piano arrangements from Final Fantasy, Zelda, and Mario; video game rock band The Megas performing their popular hits from Mega Man 2 & 3; and a performance of Jonathan Coultons' "Still Alive" from Portal.

For more information on Video Games Live, check out www.videogameslive.com. The 200th show takes place Wednesday, June 8th during E3 (right across the street) at the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Video Games Live is open to the general public and tickets start for under $25. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Master.

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