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Prepare to visit the world of Westeros as the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi announces European tour dates. Fans can delve further inside the world of scandal, battles and dragons, as the composer presents a live orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, award-winning HBO series.
The event organisers have now added three more UK dates, taking to Glasgow, Manchester and London in June 2018. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 24 November 2017.
Ever-evolving, the live experience will feature new music and footage from Season 7, brought together for the live setting by state of the art video technology.
“Bringing the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience to audiences earlier this year was a dream come true, dating back to an idea hatched over three years ago,” says Djawadi. “The scale and spectacle of the production brought the world of Westeros to life in a truly immersive fashion, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share the experience with fans not only in North America again, but also to cross the narrow sea for the first time and bring the show to Europe.”
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience launched in North America in February 2017, being heralded as an epic magical journey bringing the fantasy world to life.
The music has become synonymous with the show, underpinning iconic scenes featuring characters from House Stark of Winterfell and House Lannister. Bringing to life the series’ massive battle sequences and unpredictable plot twists, the music has guided every episode since the series began in 2011. The title track alone has joined Game of Thrones at the height of pop culture.
“Building upon the incredible response we received from the first tour earlier this year, Game of Thrones fans are in for a treat when the updated version of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience makes its debut in Europe and then returns to North America next year,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO. “The Game of Thrones fan base reaches all corners of the globe, so we are excited a wider international audience will now be able to experience Ramin’s extraordinary talent.”
The tour promises to use innovative music tour production and video technology, recreating the magical realms of Game of Thrones. Taking footage from various episodes, it will also feature new imagery created exclusively for the forthcoming 45 date tour.
The European run launches on the 8 May 2018 in Madrid, reaching the UK and Ireland in Dublin on the 24 May, including stops in Belfast and London. It then returns to the UK for three newly added dates in June.
The tour then returns to the US following the European dates.
Game of Thrones launched into TV screens in 2011, based on George R. R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. Introducing a world of backstabbing, infighting, nobility and dragons, the show’s seventh season ended earlier this year, continuing to surprise, delight and shock fans across the globe. The show’s characters have become household names, not least Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen.
Set in the fictional world of Westeros, Game of Thrones surrounds the battle for the Iron Throne between noble families – including House Lannister and House Stark – from across the Seven Kingdoms.
Tickets for Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi are on sale now. Here are those UK and Ireland dates:
24 May 2018 – 3Arena, Dublin
25 May 2018 – The SSE Arena, Belfast
27 May 2018 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London
11 June 2018 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow*
12 June 2018 – Manchester Arena, Manchester*
14 June 2018 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London*
Experience everything that makes these episodes adored across the globe as Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi reaches the UK in May 2018. Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 24 November 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.