7 April 2013
Distant Worlds coming to Hong Kong
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY worldwide concert tour is finally coming to Hong Kong! The date is set to 27th and 28th July at 7:30pm in Asia-World Expo (near the Chek Lap Kok airport).
Image from Gaming Union
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY (in short Distant Worlds) is a symphony orchestra concert tour featuring music from each major title of the Final Fantasy video game series, with Arnie Roth conducting and composer Nobuo Uematsu making an appearance. After the initial successes with the concert tours within Japan and in the USA, the world tour Distant Worlds started in 2007 in Stockholm, and is continuing to perform in various places to this date.
Nobuo Uematsu is best known for composing music for early Final Fantasy series (sole composer for Final Fantasy I to IX, but also contributed to a few more titles afterwards with other composers). While he no longer works for Square-Enix (then Squaresoft), he still makes appearance as special guest for the Distant Worlds tour.
Tickets are now available at Hong Kong Ticketing as well as at Sound of Faeries Boutique. Prices range from 680HKD to 1680HKD, with the most expensive tickets allow you to be seated right in front of the stage, as well as a chance to meet Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu personally for a photograph.
I listen to a fair amount of video game music these days, and I've been a fan of Final Fantasy's music. For years I long wished for such a concert to come to Hong Kong, and this is finally a dream coming true! Definitely going there with my sister!