Halo 3: ODST Music Debuts At Seattle VGL

Gamers attending the Video Games Live concert performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on January 24th are in for a special treat, as music from Bungie's upcoming Halo 3: ODST makes its debut.

Halo composers Marty O'Donnel and Michael Salvatori will be joined by other members of the Bungie team to celebrate the world premiere of the music from the Halo 3: ODST trailer. After the concert, ticket holders will be able to stand in a long line, desperately trying to think of questions to ask them during the meet and greet. Might I suggest, "Is composing hard?" or perhaps, "How difficult is it to compose?" - two of my favorites.

Gabe and Tycho from Penny-Arcade will also be making an appearance. My question suggestions still stand.

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ TO DEBUT MUSIC FROM HALO 3: ODST IN SEATTLE

Special Guests to Include: Halo Composers Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori as well as Gabe & Tycho from Penny Arcade

After selling out scores of shows in front of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, Video Games Live is proud to announce the live WORLD PREMIERE of the music from the Halo® 3: ODST trailer. The music will be given the full symphonic Video Games Live treatment at the Seattle performance at the famed Paramount Theatre on January 24th. Halo 3: ODST will be available to fans this Fall.

The Seattle performance of VGL will also feature personal appearances by veteran game composer Marty O’Donnell, best known for scoring the Halo franchise, as well as Halo composer Michael Salvatori and other members of the Bungie team— ticket holders will be able to interact with them at a post-show meet & greet. Says O’Donnell, “I’ve always debuted my music with Video Games Live and it’s an honor to be involved with such a highly successful production. It’s a fantastic show and a great and unique way to connect our music with an audience.” Video Games Live was the first to perform the music of Halo with a symphony orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in 2005 featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic and guitar legend Steve Vai (whose guitar work appeared on Halo 2) in front a crowd of 11,000 people.

“We’ve been good friends of Marty for a long time and really love the work that he’s done,” said video game composer and Video Games Live co-creator/conductor Jack Wall. “The audience’s reaction to the Halo scores is always incredible and we’re once again looking forward to adding more exclusive music from the franchise.” Game composer and Video Games Live co-creator/host Tommy Tallarico added, “It’s always been a goal of ours to change the show each and every year. We’re going into our 5th year of touring Video Games Live and each year we continue to mix it up and add to our setlist.” Aside from the 50+ game franchises already represented and created, Video Games Live is currently working on 10 new segments for 2009 including Mega Man, Chrono Cross/Chrono Trigger, Super Smash Bros., Monkey Island, Shadow of the Colossus, Earthworm Jim, Silent Hill and more.

Joining Marty O’Donnell at the post-show meet & greet will be Penny Arcade creators/founders Gabe & Tycho, along with other industry creators, designers, artists and composers. Also appearing will be Canadian artists Splitting Adam, performing with the symphony their hit “On My Own” from the recent Need For Speed: Undercover game.

New Preferred Tickets and Additional Seating have been added today for this performance. Tickets are available at:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F004039CD048C2F?artistid=976815&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52

Video Games Live is currently planning over 60 shows for 2009. Additional international TOUR DATES can be found at: http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=dates