The upcoming ‘Metal Gear in Concert’ tour is gearing up to be an incredible performance of one of gaming’s most celebrated soundtracks. The tour has its US premiere this week on March 23rd in New York at United Palace, followed by a Los Angeles show at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on April 6th.
Recently, they’ve released the program detailing the iconic musical pieces from the series that they’ll be performing. Check out the list below:
Metal Gear Solid I
VR Training, Intruder 1, Mantis’ Hymn, Hind D, Escape, End Title -The Best is Yet to Come
Metal Gear Solid II
Opening Infiltration, Olga Gurlukovich, RAY Escapes, Fortune, It’s the Harrier!, Battle, Freedom to Decide
Metal Gear Solid III
“METAL GEAR SOLID” Main Theme, Across The Border, The Pain, Fortress sneaking, Sidecar -Escape From The Fortress-, Takin’On The Shagohod, Troops In Gathering, Life’s End, Debriefing
Metal Gear Solid IV
Old Snake, Gekko, Mobs Alive, Guns of the Patriots, Everything Ends, Father and Son, Metal Gear Saga
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Rain of Bane, Marshland, PUPA, Uninterrupted Signal, METAL GEAR SOLID PEACE WALKER Mai, Deterrence of Love
Metal Gear Solid V
Ground Zeroes, Bloodstained Anthem, The Fall of Mother Base, V Has Come To, Shining Lights, Even in Death, Sahelanthropus Dominion, Sins of the Father
The team behind this grand performance is comprised of singer Donna Burke, composer Nicholas Buc, and theatre companies Kyodo Tokyo and La Fée Sauvage. Players will remember Donna Burke as the iconic voice of the iDroid menu-device used in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Her much-loved renditions of MGS songs can be found in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, as well as several covers she provided for the Metal Gear Solid Vocal Album in 2015.
The Metal Gear series has been at the forefront of stealth action games since its inception; though the series’ landmark game is no doubt Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation. With epic stories filled with vibrant and compelling characters, complex and engrossing themes, and rich commentaries on history, military, society, and human nature; the Metal Gear Solid franchise has constantly raised the bar for both detailed gameplay and full-fledged cinematic storytelling. And as the series has progressed, the music has become increasingly essential to the whole.
Composers Tappi Iwase, stylised as TAPPY, and Norihiko Hibino are a common thread throughout Metal Gear musical history. TAPPY is the genius composer behind the main theme song of Metal Gear Solid, as well as all of MGS1’s soundtrack, save the ending track “The Best Is Yet To Come” which was written by Rika Muranaka and performed by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh; meanwhile, Hibino is responsible for much of the series’ in-game music. Thinking of all the times these two have accented the pulse-pounding missions of Solid Snake with their exquisite compositions, one has to feel a sense of gratitude towards them.
Starting with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, English composer Harry Gregson-Williams was added to the roster, providing most of the compositions for MGS2 and contributing regular pieces to the series as it continued to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. After many years of dedication and craftsmanship to the series, Gregson-Williams passed the torch of lead composer to new-blood composer Ludvig Forssell, who acted as lead composer for both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Forssell’s relationship to Kojima has strengthened quickly over a few short years, with Forssell providing the soundtrack to the short-lived horror experience P.T. (eventually revealed as the ill-fated Silent Hills). He is also the lead composer on Kojima’s highly anticipated next game, Death Stranding.
‘Metal Gear in Concert’ is shaping up to be a must-see event for fans of gaming and live music alike. Tickets are still available for both the New York and Los Angeles shows at www.ticketfly.com.
New York (USA) – March 23, 2019 – United Palace
Direct link – https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1673909-metal-gear-in-concert-new-york
Los Angeles (USA) – April 6, 2019 – Willshire Ebell Theatre
Direct link – https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1677230-metal-gear-in-concert-los-angeles
More info at www.wildfaery.com