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Twitch will stream Video Games Live concert later this week

The marquee for Video Games Live.

Above: The marquee for Video Games Live.

Image Credit: Twitch

Video Games Live is holding a free concert in San Diego on July 20. If you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry, because livestreaming service Twitch announced today that it will broadcast the entire show on its website.

Amazon Video Games and Ubisoft are sponsoring the performance, which will bring together the composers of memorable video game music to perform in front of an audience at the San Diego Civic Center. That includes pieces from Final Fantasy, Street Fighter II, Dota 2, and many more. Before the show, Twitch will also broadcast interviews from the venue.

Video Games Live is a touring concert series that brings live game music to cities around the world. This is the first time that the Video Games Live is streaming one of its concerts over the Internet.

To watch the stream, just head to Twitch.tv/Twitch starting at around 4 p.m. Pacific on July 20.

“Out of the hundreds of shows we’ve done around the world for the past ten years, this one is turning out to be one of our biggest ever thanks to the Amazon Video Games Store and the worldwide reach that Twitch brings,” Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico said in statement. “Knowing this, we are pulling out all the stops to ensure the best show for the millions of people who will be watching.”

Here is the full Video Games Live schedule (all times are Pacific):

  • 6 p.m.: Gerard Marino, composer God of War
  • 6:10 p.m.: Tim Larkin, composer Dota 2
  • 6:20 p.m.: Austin Wintory, Grammy-nominated composer of Journey
  • 6:30 p.m.: Emmanuel Fratianni, video game/film/TV composer & principle conductor of Video Games Live
  • 6:40 p.m.: Jillian Aversa: vocalist (Halo, God of War, Civilization, Soul Calibur)
  • 6:50 p.m.: Clint Bajakian & Peter McConnell, original LucasArts composers
  • 7 p.m.: Eimear Noone, conductor of Diablo III and Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
  • 7:10 p.m.: Russell Brower, audio director, composer – Blizzard Entertainment
  • 7:20 p.m.: Brian Tyler: Film composer & composer of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • 7:30 p.m.: Marty O’Donnell & Mike Salvatori, Halo & Destiny
  • 7:40 p.m.: David Hayter, voice of the original Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 1 – 4
  • 7:50 p.m.: Costume Contest
  • 8 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Video Games Live – Act I
  • 9 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.: Tommy Tallarico, video game composer
  • 9:20 p.m. – 10:30 pm.: Video Games Live – Act II

“The Video Games Live concert series is known for sell out shows since they have incredible access to top composers as well as exclusive footage from a lot of anticipated games,” said Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. “Because of the event’s popularity, it’s great to be able to offer a live broadcast alternative on Twitch to those unable to get tickets or make the trek to San Diego.”


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