EXTRAORDINARY “HEROES” VIDEO GAME CONCERT COMING TO PORTLAND & OTHER CITIES IN THE U.S. & INTERNATIONALLY
By Staff Reports
The highly acclaimed video game music concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” will be performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony in Portland, OR on Jan. 18, 2024. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will feature music and visuals from many of the world’s most iconic video games, as well as new pieces that will highlight music from games such as Diablo, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and Assassins Creed, as well as a new arrangement for World of Warcraft. Other upcoming shows next year include: January 31, 2024 in Monterrey, Mexico at Arena Monterrey; February 1, 2024 in Mexico City at Arena CDMX; May 11, 2024 at Morsani Hall in Tampa Bay; and July 13, 2024 at Auditorium Theater in Chicago. Tickets for the in-demand shows in Portland and Mexico are available now, while the upcoming show in Tampa Bay will go on sale on Cyber Monday, November 27 at 12:00pm EST; the Chicago show and additional tour dates will be announced soon. To purchase tickets and see an updated schedule of these extraordinary concerts, please visit www.heroes-symphony.com.
Jason Michael Paul – the producer and creator of the first stateside FINAL FANTASY concerts, The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary concerts, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concerts, and Founder of JMP Entertainment – envisioned the “Heroes” experience to take audience members on a heroes journey, as set forth by Joseph Campbell’s monomyth – a narrative framework that can be seen in many of the games, film, and books throughout history. Everyone’s story is the story of a hero, told through the amazing worlds of other heroes, in an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed.
The music featured in the “Heroes” concert will pay homage to some of the gaming industry’s most iconic titles, including World of Warcraft, The Last of Us, FINAL FANTASY, The Legend of Zelda, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Portal 2, BioShock, Guild Wars 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Fallout 4, Starfield, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Mass Effect, Dear Esther, Journey, God of War, Dragon Age, Shadow of the Colossus, and more.
Paul has produced over 300 video game music concerts since 2004. He is a seasoned concert producer who is known for staging concerts worldwide for notable artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and the Three Tenors. For the “Heroes” concert series, a 70-piece orchestra will be joined by a choir to perform new arrangements of a variety of songs from multiple video game franchises.
“We are thrilled to bring our extraordinary concert to the fans in Portland, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Mexico,” notes Paul. “These shows give audiences an unforgettable experience that is part thrilling music, part video game fandom, part nostalgia. It’s an evening unlike any other.”
“Heroes” is offering exclusive officially licensed merchandise to fans, and an official recording of a “Heroes” show is planned for 2024. For more information, please visit www.heroes-symphony.com.