Video Games Live Concert Heading to UK


Fall is still some time away, but the years pass so quickly one might say it is just around the corner.  And, for video game fans in London, autumn cannot come fast enough.  In November, London and Manchester are set to host a “video game concert”. With the UK’s gaming celebrities like John “TotalBiscuit” Baine and Tom “Syndicate” Cassell, there is no knowing what to expect!

Now you might be wondering, “what is a video game concert?” Good question.

Video game concerts are not where everybody sits at their gaming systems and listens to a compilation of music while getting hyped on energy drinks. It is very much like a normal rock concert. Songs from much loved game titles, both old and new, will be mashed together or played in their original form. Here is a taste of what’s to be expected:



Yeah, the crowd was not paid to cheer.

But of course this is just a small sample of a large variety of songs to be played. Tunes will be played from games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter, World of Warcaft and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. O2 Apollo will host the event in Manchester on Saturday, November 1st. The entire event will be brought to life by the enchanting Video Games Live (VGL) symphonic group, who are very popular for their orchestras performance of classic tunes. The group’s creator and host expressed his excitement in declaring that “VGL is a one of a kind entertainment experience so we’ve always strived to let as many people across the globe experience it. Not only do we get to come back to London but we’re very excited to be performing in Manchester for the very first time.”