‘Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions’ tour dates (Pokemon music performed by an orchestra)
Even if you aren't playing it yourself, you are probably aware via your Facebook and Instagram feeds, that Pokémon Go is a viral sensation that people are obsessed with and is causing them to stare into and live through their mobile devices more than they already were (or perhaps putting them in real life harm's way). So what better way to combine your passion for Pikachu and live music, than with "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions." This game-based concert experience has been staging performances around the world and will continue to do so in the next year in at least 10 difference cities, all listed below.
Max Parker was at a show in Pittsburgh and writes:
The audience was a enthusiastic mix of young children and grown adults, many of whom were dressed in clothing expressing their love for the Nintendo series. It was a rare experience to behold, as fan-favorite songs from the series were performed onstage and were received with uproarious applause. Like the Symphony of the Goddesses shows, the music was accompanied by game footage projected on-screen above the orchestra. The combination resulted in a one-of-a-kind show for game fans.
The Pokemon theme acted as the overture to start the show, which borrowed from music in each title. Act 1 consisted of songs from “Red” and “Blue” through “Diamond,” “Pearl” and “Platinum.” Most of Act 1 contained land and battle music. Fans of the series undoubtedly recognized tunes from levels like Pallet Town, Ecruteak City and The Lake Guardians.
The folks behind "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions" did a similar concert tour based on The Legend of Zelda previously.
No show in your city and no plans to visit Disney World any time soon? There's always YouTube:
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions - 2016/2017 Tour Dates
August 12, 2016
The Grand Rex
October 7, 2016
The Grand Rex
October 8, 2016
Music Hall at Fair Park
October 29, 2016
The Cobb Energy Centre
November 19, 2016
Adrienne Arsht Center
December 3, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
March 4, 2017
Boettcher Concert Hall - Denver Performing Arts Complex
March 9, 2017
Walt Disney Theater
April 30, 2017
Toronto, ON, Canada
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 6, 2017
In other news, El-P wrote a Pokemon song.