Metal Gear In Concert Hitting LA, New York, and Paris This Year

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As I stated to our editor here at Cinelinx, I was mid process writing an article about how great the music is in my favorite franchise. The music adds so much emotion to everything, and it is so well done that I’d even dare to compare it to the best soundtracks of movies. The music in MGS alone allows us to argue that gaming as an art form is just as good, if not better, than other mediums such as movies. But that’s all up to opinion.

That being said, if you loved the music behind Metal Gear as much as me then you are probably super excited to finally get to hear it in person. Metal Gear In Concert will finally head outside of Japan for the first time in 2018. The first stop will be Los Angeles on October 10th, followed by New York October 13, and finally Paris October 28th.

The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, including METAL GEAR singer Donna Burke, HD footage from the game will be projected on a giant screen in perfect sync with the music. Reviving the most memorable moments of the game, the concert will feature the best music from the METAL GEAR Solid games, with background music (BGM) like the “Main Theme,” “Encounter,” “Father and Son,” not to forget memorable songs such as “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Snake Eater,” and “Heavens Divide,” which will be sung live by Donna Burke.

I’m not typically an orchestra type of person, but this still sounds super awesome. Perhaps it is a great way to get a person like me to appreciate the art a bit more than “it sounds awesome in my games.”

You can check out how to get tickets below.

Schedule and Ticketing information

Tickets will be available for pre-sale from March 17, 2018 (starting from noon local time of each city). Starting April 4, 2018, the remaining tickets will be available on www.ticketfly.com for Los Angeles and New York and on www.fnacspectacles.com for Paris.

Los Angeles (USA) – October 10, 2018 – Wellshire Ebell Theatre

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.ticketfly.com

New York (USA) – October 13, 2018 – United Palace

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.ticketfly.com

Paris (France) – October 28, 2018 – Palais des Congrès

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.fnacspectacles.com

 

More about the show:

About Singer Donna Burke

Donna Burke is an Australian singer, actress and lyricist, famous for her work in various Game and Anime, who has lived in Tokyo since 1996. She first came to prominence as an actress in Konami’s Silent Hill 2, (Angela) and 3 (Claudia). Then in 2010 Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker brought players to tears with  Donna’s beautiful rendition of the theme song “When Heaven’s Divide”. Donna voiced the iDroid character in Ground Zeroes in 2013 and for the subsequent The Phantom Pain. In 2015, the full version of the explosive “Sins of the Father” was finally heard in it’s entirety, a song that had haunted fans since it’s partial release at E3 in 2013. In 2015, Donna recorded covers for the Metal Gear Solid Vocal Album, including Snake Eater, Can’t say Goodbye to Yesterday, The Best is Yet to Come, Love’s Theme and Quiet’s Theme. In 2016 she formed Ganime Jazz, a jazz quintet in Tokyo, taking her songs to a more intimate, immediate setting for fans to enjoy. Donna’s voice is now an iconic one for Metal Gear fans, and she is humbled and delighted to be able to sing the songs of Metal Gear in Concert, live on stage, for fans around the world.  

About Conductor Nicholas Buc

Nicholas Buc is a composer, conductor & arranger. He studied Composition with Brenton Broadstock and Dr. Stuart Greenbaum at the University of Melbourne, where he received the inaugural Fellowship of Australian Composers Award. As the recipient of the Brian May Scholarship for Australian film composers, he recently completed a Master’s degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University, receiving the Elmer Bernstein Award for Film Scoring. Continuing his passion for music and film, he has conducted Disney’s Pixar In Concert, Star Trek, E.T., Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Back To The Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Psycho and Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage. He has conducted all of the major Australian symphony orchestras as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony and the Hong Kong, Malaysian, Tokyo, Osaka and Taipei Philharmonic orchestras. Nicholas is regularly commissioned and some of his works have been premiered by the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, The Australian Voices, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Benaud Trio and Concordis Chamber Choir. He has also written for film and television, with some of his work being screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. In 2007 he was nominated for “Best Original Song Composed for the Screen” in the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, and in 2015 was a winning finalist of the NYU Film Scoring Competition.

About Producer Kyodo Tokyo

Kyodo Tokyo has been Japan’s most innovative promoter/producer of theater, concerts, performing arts, and live events since 1950. Recent Broadway credits include Pippin (Tony Award), Something Rotten!, Wolf Hall. Concerts include The Beatles (1966), Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, and Cyndi Lauper. Theatrical credits in Japan include Chicago, Blast, Rent, Jersey Boys, Movin’ Out, Fosse, Full Monty, Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, and many more. Recently Kyodo Tokyo produced blast the music of Disney and Fuerza Bruta “WA!” and is now producing the new brass performance show “ONE PIECE Otoutage” which will be premiered in Tokyo/August 2018. President: Yoshito Yamazaki.

About La Fée Sauvage

Established in France in 2012, La Fée Sauvage is a licensed music concert producer and worldwide promoter. Our main office is in Paris with branches in the US (the Wild Faery Company), Hong Kong (Sound of Faeries), and Singapore (Faeries of the East). We operate international-level concert halls in numerous countries (France, UK, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, US, Mexico, Brazil, etc.) in collaboration with major orchestras, licensors, and artists. Our primary focus is orchestra music concerts that revolve around Japanese animation, Hollywood movies, and Japanese video games.