No Spandex Saturday: The music of Metal Gear is coming to a stage near you.

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Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece of ridiculous and grounded thematic storytelling, Metal Gear Solid, has taken its place in the video game pantheon but its music will live on this Fall. The official METAL GEAR orchestral concert series will premiere for the first time outside of Japan in 2018.

Begining in Los Angeles on October 10 and ending in Paris this traveling orchestra will perform some of the memorable themes and music from the story of Solid Snake and feature the voice of Australian singer Donna Burke. A press release sent this past week details on sale dates and locations:

The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, including METAL GEAR singer Donna Burke, HD footage from the game will be projected on a giant screen in perfect sync with the music. Reviving the most memorable moments of the game, the concert will feature the best music from the METAL GEAR Solid games, with background music (BGM) like the “Main Theme,” “Encounter,” “Father and Son,” not to forget memorable songs such as “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Snake Eater,” and “Heavens Divide,” which will be sung live by Donna Burke. The official METAL GEAR orchestral concert series will premiere outside of Japan in 2018, starting in Los Angeles (Oct. 10) before moving to New York (Oct. 13) and Paris (Oct. 28). 

Schedule and Ticketing information

Tickets will be available for pre-sale from March 17, 2018 (starting from noon local time of each city). Starting April 4, 2018, the remaining tickets will be available on www.ticketfly.com for Los Angeles and New York and on www.fnacspectacles.com for Paris.

Los Angeles (USA) – October 10, 2018 – Wellshire Ebell Theatre

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.ticketfly.com

New York (USA) – October 13, 2018 – United Palace

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.ticketfly.com

Paris (France) – October 28, 2018 – Palais des Congrès

Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 17, 2018 (from 12pm local time)

Then available starting April 4, 2018 at www.fnacspectacles.com

Concerts featuring music from landmark games such as Legend of Zelda and Kingdom Hearts is nothing new but this is the first time a more mature audience game is getting the big live production treatment. One of my all-time favorite songs from any game was Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’s main theme. It channeled classic Bond movie themes with a vocal power that remains unsurpassed in gaming and I can’t wait to hear it live.