The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour will be launching in 2017. In honor of the series’ 15th anniversary, Square-Enix announced a musical celebration that will span 7 different cities across the globe.
Starting on March 10, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, the tour will run for over three months, culminating in a final performance in New York City. Ticket pre-sales start on April 30, 2016 here at Wild Faery. A full list of dates and locations follow:
- Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum) March 10, 2017
- Paris (Salle Pleyel) March 18-19
- London (Central Hall Westminster) March 24-25
- Singapore (Esplanade Concert Hall) May 6-7
- Shanghai (Mercedes Benz Arena) May 28
- Los Angeles (Dolby Theatre) June 10, 14
- New York (United Palace Theatre) June 24
The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, partnered with on-screen video cinematics supervised by series-director Testuya Nomura.
In regards to the tour, series-composer Yoko Shimomura said, “When I began composing for the Kingdom Hearts series, I couldn’t even dream this day would come. But it has, thanks to our beloved fans. This concert and the music of Kingdom Hearts could not have existed without their undying support. I can’t thank them enough. The concert will encompass my feelings toward the series and those dear to me around the world.”
This isn’t the first time Square celebrated the music of one of its iconic series. Last year, they held the Final Symphony tour in London that centered around the music of Final Fantasy.
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