The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience kicked off last night night in Minneapolis, and the internet is abuzz with feedback. Let’s take in some of the sights, sounds, and opinions coming in.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) February 21, 2017
We’ve known for a long time that the Concert Experience would be opulent, but it’s great to get more detail. The below video, where a violinist stands inside the roots of a wierwood tree created with video screens, is quite evocative.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThronez07) February 21, 2017
My god, it’s just so pretty!
That circle of screens get used for a lot of different purposes, as these galleries show:
There’s video out there for those who want to look, but we’ll avoid posting too much. All things being equal, this looks like something fans should experience for themselves, if they can.
Nevertheless, here’s a snippet of the concert’s opening. It involves the Game of Thrones main theme, naturally. The theme sounds just like it does on TV, but produced by a full orchestra.
And here’s a section all about the Battle of Castle Black in season 4:
One Redditor at the Minneapolis performance couldn’t recommend the experience highly enough. “[I]f you have an opportunity to see the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – do it. Without a question it – do. it. Pony up the money and get ready to have an incredible time. I’m still geeked out over what we witnessed last night. The visuals combined with the chorus, orchestra, solists, et al were just stunning.”
I don’t know the actual production value of the show, but it had to be immense. From fire coming out of the sides of the video board as Drogon lit up the room to the Septor of Baelor’s final time standing, it was insane and intense. We saw weirwood trees shed leaves on the stage and snow fall, as well.
More galleries, for your perusal:
Composer Ramin Djawadi will be taking this tour to a large number of cities over the next month and change. Here are the rest of the dates:
- 2/22: Chicago, IL – United Center
- 2/23: Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
- 2/25: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
- 2/26: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
- 3/01: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
- 3/03: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
- 3/04: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
- 3/06: Boston, MA – TD Bank Garden
- 3/07: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
- 3/09: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
- 3/11: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
- 3/12: Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
- 3/14: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
- 3/16: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
- 3/17: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
- 3/19: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
- 3/23: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
- 3/25: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
- 3/26: Phoenix, AZ – TalkingStick Resort Arena
- 3/29: San Jose, CA – SAP Center
- 3/31: Seattle, WA – Key Arena
- 4/1: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
- 4/2: Portland, OR – Moda Center
— Tori Utley (@tori_utley) February 21, 2017
Brea a leg, everyone! It looks like the tour is off to a great start.