Winter is coming — to a concert hall near you.
In a move that is sure to drive the Game of Thrones craze to dizzying new heights, the show is taking its thunderous, epic music off the small screen and into the concert arena for a one-of-a-kind immersive, high-tech tour. Announced back in August, the tour will consist of a multistage concert experience, complete with full orchestral performances and rich visual projections that will use 360-degree LED screens to bring the medieval action to life.
Judging by the tour's teaser trailer, shared via the show's Facebook page in October, the screens will be constructed to act like walls and castles, circling the musicians and adding some visual heft to their work. Read below for more information about the tour, including what the visuals will consist of, what music fans can expect and how to get tickets.
What kind of visuals will the Game of Thrones concert tour feature?
As reported by Vulture, the Game of Thrones tour set-up will consist of multiple stages, each representing a different area of the story's universe.
The main stage will be called the King's Landing stage, and will house the orchestra, choir and show composer Ramin Djawadi as conductor, Vulture reported. Opposite it will stand the Winterfell stage, where soloists and another choir will stand. Between the two will stand several satellite stages, named after some of the show's secondary settings: Pyke from the Iron Islands, Braavos, Meereen and Dorne.
Some of the visuals will be lifted directly from the show, while others have been crafted specifically for this concert event. The screens will also be translucent to open up opportunities for more creative staging.
"That way, we can either cover up the orchestra, and only see the content on the screen, or we can see both, like if we're making it snow on the screen, and it will look like the orchestra is in a snowstorm," Djawadi told Vulture. "Or like the orchestra is sitting in a building, and you're seeing them through the window or an archway or a door opening."
What Game of Thrones music will be featured on the tour?
It seems the full musical line-up is still TBD. The above tweet from Live Nation asked fans to vote on their favorite scene, presumably as a way to decide what music gets to appear in the show. The show's biggest musical moments were included, such as the "Light of the Seven" finale moment from season six.
"I'm going through the music to adapt it more for a live performance, and I might have a vocalist on a piece that didn't have one before, or lengthen another piece," Djawadi explained to Vulture. "I'm not bound to the picture anymore, so I can let the music tell its own story, and be creative about it."
Where and when are the tour dates and how can one get tickets?
The tour will kick off in February and run through April. Fans can pick up tickets through Live Nation's special Game of Thrones concert homepage or through LiveNation.com. Below is the list of cities and dates. Go forward by the light of the Seven, because the "night is dark and full of terrors."
Feb. 15: Kansas City, Mo. — Sprint Center
Feb. 17: Minneapolis, Minn. — Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 19: Chicago — United Center
Feb. 20: Detroit — Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb. 22: Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
Feb. 23: Buffalo, N.Y. — KeyBank Center
Feb. 25: Uncasville, Conn. — Mohegan Sun
Feb. 26: Philadelphia — Wells Fargo Center
March 1: Washington — Verizon Center
March 3: Montreal — Bell Centre
March 4: Toronto — Air Canada Centre
March 6: Boston — TD Garden
March 7: New York — Madison Square Garden
March 9: Charlotte, N.C. — Spectrum Center
March 11: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
March 12: Tampa, Fla. — Amalie Arena
March 14: Atlanta — Philips Arena
March 16: San Antonio, Texas — AT&T Center
March 17: Houston — Toyota Center
March 19: Denver — Pepsi Center
March 21: Salt Lake City — Maverik Center
March 23: Los Angeles — The Forum
March 25: Las Vegas — MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 26: Phoenix — Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 29: San Jose, Calif. — SAP Center
March 31: Seattle — KeyArena
April 1: Vancouver, British Columbia — Rogers Arena
April 2: Portland, Ore. — Moda Center
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