VGL Announces Special Guests for New Orleans!

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS FOR HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS PERFORMANCE TO BE FILMED FOR PBS SPECIAL

Groundbreaking Show to be Performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on April 1st at the Pontchartrain Center

Special Guests Include the Inventor of the Video Game Ralph Baer, Composers from Halo, Blizzard, God of War, Mass Effect, Earthworm Jim, Civilization IV and MANY MORE!



LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23, 2010 --  The award winning Video Games Live show has once again pulled out all the stops in its groundbreaking effort to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become.  On Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 8pm, Video Games Live will be performing with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kenner Pontchartrain Center for a nationwide television special which will start airing July 31, 2010 on PBS as well as a companion DVD, Blu-Ray and album.  This will be the biggest Video Games Live production ever staged, with more special fx, screens, special guests and segments than ever before.

Special Guests include the creator and “father” of video games, 88 year old legend Ralph Baer.  Mr. Baer will appear on stage to demonstrate his original “brown-box” gaming system and challenge one lucky audience member to a match while the symphony provides the sounds.  Mr. Baer will be available to sign autographs and get pictures taken during the post-show meet & greet festivities.  Also in the meet & greet will be Video Games Live creators and industry veteran game composers Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim/Advent Rising) and Jack Wall (Myst/Mass Effect).  Marty O’Donnell (Halo), Russell Brower (Blizzard), Gerard Marino (God of War), Christopher Tin (Civilization IV) will also be available and MANY MORE!  Soloists will include internet sensations Martin Leung on piano and Laura “Flute Link” Intravia as well as the original vocal soloists for the segments being performed.

Pre-show festivities start at 6pm and include a costume contest, game demos, prize give-a-ways and a Guitar Hero competition.  Costume contest and Guitar Hero competition to be filmed for the PBS Special and DVD/Blu-Ray.