Earlier, we mentioned that the Eorzean Symphony's Final Fantasy XIV Concert is coming to the United States for the first time in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on June 15-16, 2018.
There are only two performance dates, June 15th and 16th, to experience what Square Enix describes, in part, as "masterpiece song selections, a full-scale symphonic orchestra, a choir, renowned soloists and video excerpts from the game projected in sync on a giant screen for a thrilling and fully immersive experience."
If you missed the previous news, you can watch the trailer here:
The two-night event will feature a 100 piece orchestra and a full choir; they'll perform with full HD video excerpts of the game playing on screens around them. If this wasn't enough, Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV producer and director) and Masayoshi Soken (sound director and composer) will also be on hand.
Each performance will also welcome original vocal artist Susan Calloway, singing FFXIV fan-favorite classics such as "Answers" and "Dragonsong."
To prepare for the upcoming event, Yoshida and Soken hosted a four-hour English stream on Twitch last month covering everything there is to know about the Eorzean Symphony, including the set list, comments about each song, insider knowledge, and more. You can watch the stream here:
This being a video game concert, you can bet that cosplayers will be out in force, and this time, Square Enix looks to be offering them the red carpet. Interested cosplayers will get the chance to walk that famous red carpet on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hobnobbing with fellow fans and Square Enix personalities alike as they get hyped for the coming concert.
The cosplay event will take place on the second of the two performance dates, Saturday June 16th, but June 15th ticket holders are also welcome to participate. Here's the schedule of when everything will go down:
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Final Fantasy XIV Hollywood Red Carpet Cosplay Walk
3:00 - 4:30 PM: Pre-registration check-in and on-site registration (capacity permitting)
3:30 - 5:00 PM: Dressing and prepping in the dressing room
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Cosplayers Red Carpet walk: FFXIV cosplayers, followed by the concert's special guests
6:00 - 7:00 PM: All ticketed attendees can walk the red carpet
7:00 PM: Venue doors open
8:00 PM: Concert begins (ticket required)
Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster (direct link), the Dolby Theatre Box office, and various affiliated retailers. If you're a longtime Final Fantasy XIV aficionado you're probably already searching for flights.
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