Video game music concert series Video Games Live will come to San Diego, Calif. later this week for an event timed with San Diego Comic-Con, premiering all-new music from Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Destiny and Dota 2. Video game music enthusiasts unable to attend in person will be able to watch the show streaming live through Twitch, organizers announced today.
The concert will be streamed online free thanks to sponsors Amazon Video Games and Ubisoft. Included in the 20 song set list, in addition to the aforementioned titles, will be music from Diablo 3, the Monkey Island series, Shadow of the Colossus, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Journey, Chrono Trigger and more.
Marty O'Donnell, audio director at Bungie, says Video Games Live will premiere Destiny's "Music of the Spheres," a musical suite that serves "as a prequel to the game itself."
The Comic-Con performance of Video Games Live will take place and be broadcast online on July 20, beginning at 6 p.m. PT. The concert's schedule is outlined below.
- 6:00pm: Gerard Marino, Composer God of War [guest musician]
- 6:10pm: Tim Larkin, Composer Dota 2 (Valve) [guest conductor]
- 6:20pm: Austin Wintory, Grammy nominated composer of Journey [guest conductor]
- 6:30pm: Emmanuel Fratianni, Video game/film/TV composer & principle conductor of Video Games Live
- 6:40pm: Jillian Aversa: Vocalist (Halo, God of War, Civilization, Soul Calibur) [vocal soloist]
- 6:50pm: Clint Bajakian & Peter McConnell, original LucasArts composers [guest musicians]
- 7:00pm: Eimear Noone, Conductor of Diablo 3 and Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses [guest conductor]
- 7:10pm: Russell Brower, Audio Director, Composer — Blizzard Entertainment [guest conductor]
- 7:20pm: Brian Tyler: Film composer & composer of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag [guest conductor]
- 7:30pm: Marty O'Donnell & Mike Salvatori, Halo & Destiny [guest conductors]
- 7:40pm: David Hayter, voice of the original Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
- 7:50pm: Costume Contest
- 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Video Games Live — Act I
- 9:00pm - 9:15: Tommy Tallarico, Video game composer & Creator/Producer/Host of Video Games Live
- 9:20pm - 10:30pm: Video Games Live — Act II