Over the past few months, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour has been taking fans across Europe and Asia on a musical retrospective of the series. Now, Square Enix has offered up some more details on when and where the tour will stop when it comes to North America.
The tour will visit the west coast first, with three shows on June 10, June 11, and June 14 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Then, on June 23 and 24, the orchestra will play a double-header for Kingdom Hearts fans in New York City, at the United Palace Theater.
Fans can expect a night of great music played by expert musicians, but that’s not all that’s on offer at these special shows. Anyone that purchases a VIP ticket will be granted the opportunity to meet Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura after the evening’s entertainment has come to an end.
What’s more, the show will feature some brand new narrative sequences starring Megumi Toyoguchi, who plays Aqua, and Risa Uchida, who plays Kairi and Xion. These cinematics were reportedly supervised by Tetsuya Nomura, the designer at the helm of the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Video game concerts have become very popular in recent years, with series like The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon being the focus of massively successful international tours. It’s the perfect time for Kingdom Hearts to be given the same treatment, as the inaugural game celebrates its fifteenth anniversary in 2017, and its long-awaited third mainline installment is inching closer to release.
However, fans will need to act fast if they’re to secure a ticket for the North American leg of the tour, as allocations are expected to sell out quickly. This is especially important for anyone planning to grab a VIP pass, as only 150 are being made available for each stop on the tour.
The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour hits North America on June 10.