Ubisoft has announced that the Assassin’s Creed Symphony tour is heading to London in October next year. The tour kicks off with a world premiere on June 11th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. As well as London, it has 5 other dates announced around the world: The Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on August 3rd, Place Des Arts in Montreal on September 27th, the Eventim Apollo in London on October 5th and the Teatro Degli Arcimboldi in Milan on October 6th. I’m sure there’s room for more announcements should these dates sell well.
For anyone who hasn’t been to a Symphony tour before, or isn’t even sure what one is, a huge screen shows parts of the game series whilst a live Symphonic orchestra accompanies with the music. Often times they have a choir as well, should the music call for one of course. I’ve been to the Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds tour and it really is a great experience.
Assassin’s Creed Symphony will feature music from composers such as Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Brian Tyler, Austin Wintory, Sarah Schachner, Winifred Phillips, Elitsa Alexandrova, Chris Tilton, Ryan Amon, and the Flight over the course of the show’s 2-hour run time.
The tour website had this to say about the event:
“Spanning more than ten years and ten video game installments, Assassin’s Creed has become one of the most well-known names in the video game industry. The series tells the grand story of the eternal conflict between the Assassins Brotherhood and the Templar Order. Witness their millennia long war that spans across all of the Assassin’s Creed games in an innovative and breathtaking retelling where a surprise awaits you…”
Exciting stuff. I for one am looking forward to seeing what that surprise is. There really is nothing quite like hearing your favorite video game scores played live by a Symphonic orchestra, the music feels much more powerful coming from a large orchestra than it does coming from your TV. An obvious statement, but one you won’t feel the gravitas of until you go. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at assassinscreedsymphony.com
Steve is the resident Englishman, just don’t hold that against him. He’s been playing games for the best part of 3 decades and will continue to do so for as long as his thumbs hold up. When they no longer work, he’ll still find a way to play Resident Evil 2. Lover of most things nerdy Steve also likes sports. Go sports!