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PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy World Tour tickets on sale

Tickets for the World Tour of PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy go on sale today, including VIP tickets to meet Nobuo Uematsu himself.

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PIANO OPERA Music from Final Fantasy

Tickets for the World Tour of PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy go on sale today, including VIP tickets to meet Nobuo Uematsu himself.

The Final Fantasy series has many poignant moments, that stay with fans for a lifetime, and aside from Square Enix’s interesting interpretation of the word ‘final’, much has changed over the years.

Most notably the art style has evolved, from high fantasy to steampunk and ultra-futuristic, and as the visual quality has improved dramatically as the underlying hardware has evolved, the gameplay mechanics have changed with it. We no longer have static, side-by-side battleship combat, with strategic turn-based action making way for fluid, visual battles that feel more like an interactive movie or 40-hour long quick-time event than a roleplaying game at times.

Final Fantasy XV is going to be an interesting yardstick for the future, then, and all eyes will be on Square Enix to see how they handle the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

There have been no such dramas and tumultuous changes with the series music over the years though. Other than the increase in fidelity and a few forays into pop music, the music has remained largely unchanged, dramatic, powerful and beautiful in every title. And it’s pretty much down to one man: The Great Nobuo Uematsu.

Because the music is so popular, Uematsu and Square Enix have seen great success in touring the world with symphony orchestras, with stunning arrangements overlaying a full classical set with electric guitars and synths, to bring the musical tapestries we know and love to life. Now they’re at it again, with PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy.

Featuring music from Final Fantasy I – IX inclusive, PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy is something of a departure from the bombastic orchestral affairs we’ve grown to know, and really love. This time, there’s something of the 19th Century about it; one man, a grand piano, and an audience hanging on his every note.

Judging by the trailer above, the performances are stellar. Hiroyuki Nakayama – renowned arranger and performer in his own right – takes Nobuo Uematsu’s epic score, and when combined with a few choice projections, turns PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy into the video game piano concerto to end them all.

I’m excited, and you should be too. The PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy World Tour will be coming to Europe in late 2015, with North America and East Asia to follow in early 2016, and some of the tickets are available to purchase now. What are you waiting for?

PIANO OPERA: Music from Final Fantasy World Tour information/tickets

Tickets for all concerts (except Stockholm) will be on advance sale from the event promoter’s official website at shop.wildfaery.com. They are also selling 150 VIP ticket for each concert – holders will have the opportunity to meet Nobuo Uematsu and Hiroyuki Nakayama for a photo and autograph session.

7 November 2015 – Paris / France

Concert Hall: Le Bataclan – 50 Boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris (France)
Buy tickets: From 25 June – Official Shop: http://www.wildfaery.com/shop/en/ and from 1st July also available at FNAC / France Billet: http://www.fnactickets.com/

9 November 2015 – Brussel / Belgium

Concert Hall: Le Theatre Saint Michel – 2 rue Père Eudore devroye, 1040 Brussel (Belgium)
Buy Tickets: Pre-sale from 25 June at Official Shop: http://www.wildfaery.com/shop/en/ and then from 1st July also available at Theatre Saint Michel: http://www.theatresaintmichel.be/ and Fnac Belgium: http://be.fnacspectacles.com/

12 November 2015 – Stockholm / Sweden

Concert Hall: Musikaliska – Nybrokajen 11, 111 48 Stockholm (Sweden)
Buy tickets: from 25 June at http://www.musikaliska.com/

15 November 2015 – London / United Kingdom

Concert Hall: Coronet Theatre – 28 New Kent Road, London SE1 6TJ (United Kingdom)
Buy tickets: Pre-sale from 25 June at Official Shop: http://www.wildfaery.com/shop/en/ and then from 1st July also available at Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/

31 January 2016 – Taipei / Taiwan

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015

Early February 2016 – Seoul / Korea

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015 

3 February 2016 – Hong Kong / China

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015

5 February 2016 – Singapore / Singapore

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015

26 February 2016 – New York / USA

Concert Hall: Baruch Performing Art Academy (Mason Hall) – 17 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (USA)
Buy Tickets: Pre-sale from 25 June at Official Shop: http://www.wildfaery.com/shop/en/ and then from 1st July also available at: http://www.ticketfly.com/

28 February 2016 – Los Angeles / USA

Concert Hall: Wilshire Ebell Theatre – 4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles 90005 (USA)
Buy Tickets: Pre-sale from 25 June at Official Shop: http://www.wildfaery.com/shop/en/ and then from 1st July also available at: http://www.ticketfly.com/

2 March 2016 – São Paulo / Brazil

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015

Early March 2016 – Mexico DF / Mexico

Concert Hall: To be announced soon.
Buy tickets: tickets on sale from 5 september 2015


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