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THE GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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THE GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN
 
AN IMMERSIVE MUSIC AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE
FEATURING RAMIN DJAWADI
– Using State-Of-The-Art Technology, Game of Thrones® Composer Ramin Djawadi Will Take Fans Of The Acclaimed, Emmy® Award-Winning HBO® Show Through The Seven Kingdoms In A New, Immersive Experience-
– Tour Featuring Orchestra, Choir and Musical Soloist Performances To Hit 24 Cities Throughout North America in 2017 Including Dates In New York City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Boston, Houston,
Las Vegas & More –
Concept art of Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience only
LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2017) – Enter the world of Westeros with the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience — an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before. The tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, will use innovative music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms found throughout Game of Thrones®. Beginning its journey tonight at Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, MN., the highly anticipated tour will visit 24 cities across North America at famed live music venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Forum in Los Angeles as well as arenas in Montreal, Boston, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Washington DC and more. Please see below for a complete list of dates. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.Com HERE.
Using state-of-the-art technology, Game of Thrones® composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey through the realm – from King’s Landing to Winterfell, along the northern stretches of the Kingsroad to The Wall and across the Narrow Sea to Braavos, Meereen and beyond.  Fans of the groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed and Emmy® Award-winning show will finally have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Game of Thrones® universe through the breathtaking score created by Ramin Djawadi.
As rich as the stories, intrigue and world of Game of Thrones®, Ramin’s celebrated music for the show resonated immediately with fans as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences or brought to life songs referenced in the books.  Ramin’s relentlessly popular title track alone has become instantly recognizable as a pop culture phenomenon in its own right.  Fan enthusiasm for the music from Game of Thrones® continues to grow with each season.
Ramin Djawadi’s previous credits include the Grammy® nominated score for Marvel’s 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man.  Other film credits include Pacific Rim, Clash Of The Titans and Warcraft.  In addition to Game Of Thrones®, Ramin also garnered Emmy® Award nominations for other television projects including Flash Forward (ABC) and Prison Break (FOX).  Among Ramin’s upcoming projects is the highly anticipated HBO® series, Westworld.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones® is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal.  The Emmy®- and Golden Globe Award-winning series has captured the imagination of fans globally, making it one of the most popular shows on television.
“For the past six seasons of Game of Thrones, I have been tremendously inspired to compose music to David Benioff’s and D.B. Weiss’ extraordinary adaption of George R.R. Martin’s epic ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ series,” says Ramin Djawadi.  “Now, by combining the music with state of the art technology, we are going to bring the astonishing world of Westeros to fans in a live and unique concert experience.”
“For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our mind with his music’s force, subtlety, and endless inventiveness,” said Game of Thrones® creators/executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  “The GoT Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions.  We are more excited for it than anyone.”
Game of Thrones has one of the most engaged audiences in television,” said Josh Goodstadt, Vice President, HBO Global Licensing.  “We can’t wait to see fans and newcomers alike immerse themselves in Ramin’s incredible music and the world of Westeros through this epic concert experience.”
“Live Nation is honored to be partners with HBO and Ramin Djawadi in bringing fans of the hit series a spectacular live experience centered around the music of Game of Thrones and performed using cutting edge technology to create a show unlike anything seen before,” says Omar Al-Joulani, SVP, North American Touring at Live Nation.
GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
2/20 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
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
3/1 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
3/3 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
3/4 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
3/6 – Boston, MA – TD Bank Garden
3/7 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
3/9 – 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
About HBO Global Licensing
HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming. With products created around hit series like Game of Thrones® and Silicon Valley® as well as classic series like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, True Blood® and Entourage, items include fashion apparel, figures, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, prop and costume replicas, games, books, and beverages, as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Global Licensing products are also sold internationally across Europe (www.hboshopeu.com), Asia and Australia.
About Live Nation, Inc.
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