zelda25thlogoNintendo announced today that “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” tour would be returning to Canada this year. Only two dates are scheduled this year, one in Montreal in June, and another in Toronto in September.

The concert series, which started in 2011 to celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 25th anniversary, has continued on for the past two years in a way to extend the franchise to those who may be interested in its music but haven’t seen the show before. For returning fans, there will be new content as well, though we don’t know just which pieces will be featured or how they’ll be arranged.

“Gaming fans across Canada have a strong devotion to the Zelda franchise,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “After receiving many, many requests from fans and music goers, we are thrilled to be bringing the show back to Montreal and Toronto and give these fans a spectacular second season.”

DSC_0287Eímear Noone will also return to conduct the orchestra based on arrangements by music director Chad Seiter. Last year’s show in Toronto was a great success with no fewer than three encores and four standing ovations, delivering a lot of Zelda goodness to the crazy fans of the series in the packed house.

Music featured at the show will include nods to the storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and A Link to the Past. The performance also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from other series games, including Link’s Awakening and Majora’s Mask. The remake of The Wind Waker is hitting shelves this fall, so expect the hype around the concert to be that much bigger if the dates are close enough.

The Montreal show takes place, oddly enough, just two days after the show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles during E3. On June 14th, if you’re in Montreal, grab a ticket to the show at the Place des Arts. If you’re in Toronto, you’ll want to grab tickets for the September 7th show at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets for both venues go on sale this Friday, March 1st.

Have a read of our review of last year’s show here.

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