Brand new program to celebrate the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III
Celebrating the launch of KINGDOM HEARTS III at the end of January 2019, the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra concert series is back on tour around the world with a brand-new program, KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World of Tres-. Acclaimed by more than 80,000 spectators over the past two years, it will enchant even more people with its unforgettable score and new thrilling video sequences in an unprecedented experience that is not to be missed. With giant screen video projection in perfect harmony with the music being played by a top-notch orchestra and choir of more than 100 musicians, the show continue to bring passion to the millions of fans of the long-running video game series.
Produced by Director Tetsuya Nomura, who himself created this new video program, the concert music was prepared by those who made the music of KINGDOM HEARTS legendary, composers Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito. Taking the video game concert world one step higher, the concert features, for the first time on stage, orchestral versions of the new theme songs by Hikaru Utada, “Face My Fears” and “Don't Think Twice,” and renewed arrangements of “Dearly Beloved” and “Simple and Clean.” The first half of the concert is dedicated to the story being relived game by game and ends with a powerful “Diabolic Bash” boss medley that includes many of the legendary music theme of the whole saga in new and even more impressive musical arrangements. The second half of the concert focuses on the epic and intense conclusion of the saga, KINGDOM HEARTS III. The concert is more than two hours of world class entertainment, reliving the story from its beginning to its end.
The acclaimed worldwide program was already welcomed in prestigious venues such as the Dolby Theatre (USA), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the Tokyo International Forum A (Japan), the Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), and the KBS Hall (South Korea). The 2019 tour will be welcomed by some new venues such as the Palais des Congrès in Paris (France), the Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando (USA) or the Centennial Hall in Sydney (Australia).
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About KINGDOM HEARTS
KINGDOM HEARTS is a series of role-playing games created through the collaboration of Disney and Square Enix. Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the series has expanded with several additional entries. The series celebrated its 15th anniversary in March 2017, and has shipped over 25 million units worldwide.
In KINGDOM HEARTS III, Sora joins forces with Donald Duck and Goofy, two emissaries sent by King Mickey from Disney Castle, to stop the Heartless and fight the Disney villains working with them, like Maleficent, Pete and Hades. Harnessing the power of positivity and friendship, Sora and his friends must overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness invading their worlds.
About KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World of Tres–
KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World of Tres– is an official concert tour of KINGDOM HEARTS music performed by a full orchestra. Game footage on a giant screen accompanies orchestral arrangements, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the story so far. The set list includes popular songs of the series as well as new music from KINGDOM HEARTS III. Following KINGDOM HEARTS Concert –First Breath– (2016) and KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World Tour– (2017–2018), this will be the third official concert of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. This global musical event will kick off in Tokyo in April of this year, with performances in Osaka, North America, Europe, and Asia.
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