Video Games Live, the longest-running and most successful video game music tour, is launching its second kickstarter to help fund their fourth album ahead of their upcoming tour which includes an Irish stop! The last Kickstarter was the third highest funded album on the site, and came out last February, and now they hope to repeat that success.
The album will include never before released arrangements from games such as Final Fantasy VI , Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong Country, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, League of Legends, BioShock, Metal Gear Solid 3 – “Snake Eater”, Earthworm Jim, Uncharted, Resident Evil, Assassin’s Creed, Cave Story and more, with the final track-listing to be between 12 and 15 tracks.
As part of the stretch goals, Tommy Tallarico, the Creator of Video Games Live, wants to do a motion picture concert for DVD and Blu-Ray and a documentary on the making of the album. On the project, Tallarico states, “The music industry has changed a lot over the past 13 years since we started Video Games Live, and no record company was willing to take a chance on risking the money needed to create the project to the high quality and standards that it needed to be. The traditional record companies didn’t believe in the concept and they thought we were crazy… but the outpouring of fan support from around the world was incredible and inspirational. We proved to the world that people DO care about video game music and we believe that lightning can strike twice.”
From the press release: “Hoping to continue its success, Video Games Live is once again quadrupling the reward value for every pledge to give back to the supporters as much as possible. “This isn’t about making a profit”, said Tallarico who has never taken a paycheck from Video Games Live over the 13 years since it was created, “this is about continuing to prove to the world how culturally significant and artistic video games have become and to provide the highest possible quality to the fans around the world. We are very transparent in the numbers for the project and have listed a complete budget for everything. I wish more Kickstarter projects would do this.”
There are over 110 different Rewards offered through the LEVEL 4 project as top game composers and developers from around the world band together once again to help create something special for audiences around the world. A complete spreadsheet of Reward Tiers can be found at the following link: www.videogameslive.com/LEVEL4RewardChart.xls
Incorporated in 2002, Video Games Live is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed almost 300 shows in 35 countries on 5 continents. Over 11,000 people were present for the debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic and since then over 1 million people have experienced the show live. Video Games Live has released 3 albums worldwide (all of which debuted in the Billboard Top 10) as well as an award winning full length feature DVD/Blu-Ray. In 2010 the show aired nationally on PBS and quickly became one of the top rated PBS Specials of all time. With over 500+ ticket buyer reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Video Games Live boasts a 4.6 (out of 5) rating. Inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest, most successful and longest running game concert in the world, Video Games Live continues to break new ground and thrill audiences worldwide with brand new content each year.”