Video Games Live

If you haven’t heard of Tommy Tallarico or Video Games Live and you’re any kind of a video game fan, you’re missing out.

Aside from being one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, Tommy co-hosted Reviews on the Run and Electric Playground with Victor Lucas, one of the other nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But in 2005, Tommy hosted the first ever Video Games Live, a concert at the Hollywood Bowl created to showcase video game music and its importance in gaming.

Well, he’s been at it for the better part of a decade now, and Video Games Live is now doing dozens and dozens of shows each year all over the world. The beauty of it is that Video Games Live has even taken over the Internet, broadcasting their latest show live from El Dorado, Arkansas on TwitchTV!

Tommy also likes to give little hints for upcoming shows that he shouldn’t but does anyway. The things we picked up on from his quick chat are:

  • Skyrim music from Bethesda’s latest masterpiece will be coming to a Video Games Live show in the near future. We’re thinking E3 2012?
  • The show will be heading to Central America in October, followed by a tour in Canada in October and November of this year, stopping at the Bell Centre in Montreal for the first time.
  • Phoenix Wright and Devil May Cry music has been secured from Capcom and will be included in future concert sets

We’ll certainly be checking out Video Games Live as it rolls through Toronto in October, but even before that, when we roll into Los Angeles for E3 2012! Stay tuned!