Sitting on the Final Fantasy music throne for years, Nobuo Uematsu is singing Final Fantasy’s song of glory! Please join us as we celebrate Final Fantasy at L.A.’s Orpheum Theater with a musical journey through the beloved series and new challenges that await in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The concert will include classics such as Final Fantasy VIII’s “Eyes On Me” and Final Fantasy VI’s “Aria di Mezzo Carattere,” along with new tracks from Final Fantasy XIV. Performers include Grammy Award winner Susan Calloway (a six-time nominee), vocalist Hila Plitmann, renowned Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy X conductor Arnie Roth, Final Fantasy XIV composer Masayoshi Soken, and special guest stars including Final Fantasy VII actress Rinoa Heartilly (Quinn) and Final Fantasy X’s Auron!
Final Fantasy is the most successful role-playing game franchise in history. Since the first Final Fantasy game debuted on Nintendo’s Famicom (NES) in Japan in 1987, Final Fantasy games have sold over 67 million units worldwide. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the epic conclusion to Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and marks a fresh start for both the Final Fantasy series and Square Enix. The Final Fantasy franchise holds many distinctions, including being one of 11 games with sales of over 10 million units, and the series is known for pushing technological boundaries with Final Fantasy VII’s 3D pre-rendered backgrounds, Final Fantasy X’s voice acting, Final Fantasy XIII’s cross-platform play between platforms and massive Final Fantasy XIV servers handling 250,000 concurrent users.
Final Fantasy has graced stages beyond just the screen as well. The Final Fantasy VII Symphonic Poems tour sold over 100,000 tickets worldwide and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is the first Final Fantasy movie to hit theaters. Final Fantasy XIII has already been performed as a symphony by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009 with Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu in attendance and Final Fantasy vocalist RIKKI was in Final Fantasy: Dissidia Final Fantasy on the PSP which has sold over 300,000 copies. Final Fantasy XIV has recently seen Arnie Roth and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform to rave reviews (87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) as well as a Final Fantasy concert series with over 60 shows worldwide by international Final Fantasy composer Masayoshi Soken and Final Fantasy vocalist RIKKI. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn features even more newsworthy content with Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu in the concert, Final Fantasy VII’s Rinoa Heartilly (Quinn), Final Fantasy X’s Auron appearing on stage and Final Fantasy XIV composer Masayoshi Soken conducting Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn music.