Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Tour by Ramin Djawadi
GameofThronestour.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated albumsGame of Thrones Season 1-7
Start dateFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
End dateOctober 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)
Legs3
No. of shows
  • 49 in North America
  • 23 in Europe
  • 72 Total

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is the concert tour by the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones featuring composer Ramin Djawadi. The all-arena tour was announced on August 8, 2016 at an intimate concert in Los Angeles, California. The tour consists of 24 dates in cities across the United States and Canada.[1][2] The tour's title, "Music is Coming" is in reference to House Stark motto, "Winter is Coming." The concert started on February 20, 2017 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and ended April 2 in Portland, Oregon.[3]

A world tour was announced in September 2017. It started in May 2018 in Madrid and ended in October in Toronto.[4]

Background[edit]

On August 8, 2016, composer Ramin Djawadi announced the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Tour at an event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles with Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark in the series. The tour started in Saint Paul, Minnesota and concluded in Portland, Oregon. The tour consisted of 24 cities across the United States, with additional stops in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec in Canada.[5]

The tour featured the show's composer, Ramin Djawadi, conducting an 80-piece orchestra and choir, which performed highlights from the series' musical score, on a 360-degree stage. In addition, LED telescoping and wall screens, and special 3D designs, rose from the stage floor.[6] Instruments were specially created for the tour, such as a 14-foot Wildling horn played during the Wildling attack on the Wall section.[7][8]

We really want to summarize the show the best we can, There's a lot of different locations and events to cover. If you come and watch this concert, you really get a nice summary and a nice look back on the past seasons. The one I'm really excited about is 'Light of the Seven,' which was such a great surprise to the viewers, because it's the first time we're using piano, Besides the orchestra and the choir, we will have the piano and that piece to play. That'll be really great live. - Ramin Djawadi[9]

In an interview, Djawadi talked about the tour, saying, "I'm going through the music to adapt it more for a live performance, and I might have a vocalist on a piece that didn't have one before, or lengthen another piece, I'm not bound to the picture anymore, so I can let the music tell its own story, and be creative about it."[10]

Stage[edit]

A weirwood tree is formed on the stage during the concert

The concert contained multiple stages and the main stage (King's Landing stage), and featured Djawadi as conductor with the orchestra and choir. On the other side of the stage (Winterfell stage) were another choir and more soloists. In between those stages were four smaller stages, with each being named after different locations from the world of Game of Thrones. There was also a runway between the two main stages, that was also a location.[10]

Shows[edit]

Ramin Djawadi is the composer of the Game of Thrones score

Dates performed[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance/Capacity Revenue
Leg 1 – North America
February 20, 2017 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
February 22, 2017 Chicago United Center 7,470 / 11,427 $528,197[11]
February 23, 2017 Columbus Nationwide Arena
February 25, 2017 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 7,430 / 7,463 $484,925[12]
February 26, 2017 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 9,967 / 18,126 $596,907[11]
March 1, 2017 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 3, 2017 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 8,374 / 10,166 $548,767[13]
March 4, 2017 Toronto Air Canada Centre
March 6, 2017 Boston United States TD Garden 8,851 / 15,308 $591,156
March 7, 2017 New York City Madison Square Garden 14,633 / 17,046 $1,237,251
March 9, 2017 Charlotte Spectrum Center 4,290 / 6,953 $268,614
March 11, 2017 Sunrise BB&T Center 6,582 / 10,911 $420,052
March 12, 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena 5,856 / 9,559 $370,569
March 14, 2017 Atlanta Philips Arena
March 16, 2017 San Antonio AT&T Center 4,350 / 7,647 $293,448
March 17, 2017 Houston Toyota Center 7,084 / 9,573 $488,091
March 19, 2017 Denver Pepsi Center 6,158 / 10,608 $401,350
March 23, 2017 Inglewood The Forum 13,529 / 15,782 $1,058,872
March 25, 2017 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 4,783 / 7,321 $328,286
March 26, 2017 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena 5,670 / 14,782 $341,607
March 29, 2017 San Jose SAP Center 11,249 / 16,492 $910,206
March 31, 2017 Seattle KeyArena 9,014 / 14,092 $579,469
April 1, 2017 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
April 2, 2017 Portland United States Moda Center
Leg 2 – Europe[14]
May 8, 2018 Madrid Spain WiZink Center
May 10, 2018 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
May 12, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
May 14, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 15, 2018 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
May 16, 2018 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
May 18, 2018 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
May 19, 2018 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
May 21, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 22, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
May 24, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
May 25, 2018 Belfast Northern Ireland The SSE Arena
May 27, 2018 London England Wembley Arena
May 29, 2018 Hamburg Germany Barclaycard Arena
May 31, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
June 1, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
June 4, 2018 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
June 5, 2018 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 6,557 / 9,500 $615,854
June 7, 2018 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
June 8, 2018 Cologne Lanxess Arena
June 11, 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
June 12, 2018 Manchester England Manchester Arena
June 14, 2018 London Wembley Arena
Leg 3 – North America
September 6, 2018 Seattle United States KeyArena
September 8, 2018 San Jose SAP Center
September 9, 2018 Inglewood The Forum
September 11, 2018 San Diego Viejas Arena
September 12, 2018 Glendale Gila River Arena
September 14, 2018 Denver Pepsi Center
September 16, 2018 Dallas American Airlines Center
September 17, 2018 Houston Toyota Center
September 18, 2018 Austin Frank Erwin Center
September 21, 2018 Tampa Amalie Arena
September 22, 2018 Sunrise BB&T Center
September 25, 2018 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
September 26, 2018 Newark Prudential Center
September 28, 2018 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
September 29, 2018 Worcester DCU Center
October 2, 2018 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
October 3, 2018 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 5, 2018 St. Louis Enterprise Center
October 6, 2018 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 9, 2018 Detroit Little Caesars Arena
October 10, 2018 Columbus Scottenstein Center
October 12, 2018 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
October 14, 2018 Toronto Scotiabank Arena
Total

Dates cancelled[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
February 15, 2017 Kansas City United States Sprint Center Unknown reason
February 20, 2017 Auburn Hills Palace of Auburn Hills
February 23, 2017 Buffalo KeyBank Center
March 21, 2017 West Valley City Maverik Center
September 5, 2018 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
September 30, 2018 University Park United States Bryce Jordan Center

Reception[edit]

The concert has received positive reviews.[15][16][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017". The Guardian. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Here's What to Expect From the Upcoming Game of Thrones Concert Tour". Time. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sights and sounds of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience". February 21, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Tenreyro, Tatiana (September 18, 2017). "'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience Announces 2018 World Tour". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Game of Thrones epic U.S. concert tour announced". EW. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience Coming to 28 Cities". Billboard. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Bell, Crystal (February 17, 2017). "Inside the Epic Game of Thrones Tour That's Bringing Westeros to Life". MTV.
  8. ^ Pfleegor, Dan (February 23, 2017). "Behind the Scenes of The Game of Thrones Live Experience". Consequence of Sound.
  9. ^ "Game of Thrones composer shares secrets of upcoming symphony tour". EW. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "What to Expect From the Immersive, High-Tech Game of Thrones Concert Tour". Vulture. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Current Boxscore". Billboard. May 8, 2017. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. March 10, 2017. Archived from the original on March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "Current Boxscore". Billboard. March 10, 2017. Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  15. ^ Kornhaber, Spencer. "The 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Lets Fans Bask in the Highlights". Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  16. ^ "The 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience Was Everything I'd Hoped It Would Be". March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  17. ^ LeDonne, Rob (March 8, 2017). "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience review – Westeros brought to dazzling life". Retrieved March 15, 2017 – via The Guardian.

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