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Winter is coming to a city near you: Game of Thrones concert going back on the road
This story was originally published on May 9 and updated on June 24.
Get ready to hear "The Rains of Castamere" playing at your city's local amphitheater. HBO is LiveNation celebrating the end of Game of Thrones with a farewell tour of Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience across 20 North American cities.
Concertgoers will enjoy Ramin Djawadi's Emmy Award-winning score played by a full orchestra as iconic scenes from the fantasy series play on a large screen in front of them. Djawadi himself will be conducting three of the performances at Jones Beach Theater in New York (Sept. 14), Five Point Amphitheatre in Irvine, California (Oct. 4), and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California (Oct. 5).
“Having first conceptualized the tour several years ago, Ramin will be reworking and redeveloping the musical and visual elements of the concert to create a brand new, live experience that encompasses fan-favorite pieces from the entirety of Game of Thrones,” the promoters said in a statement to Variety.
Unlike previous tours, these concerts will include themes from the show's current eighth and final season, including Djawadi's nine-minute track for the Night King. The concerts first began in North America during the winter of 2017, before enjoying a European tour the following spring. Then they returned to America that fall.
A slightly late addition to the touring schedule is Santa Fe, New Mexico, the hometown of George R.R. Martin, EW reports. This performance at the Santa Fe Opera on Sep. 30 will benefit the author's Stagecoach Foundation non-profit, which helps New Mexicans break into the entertainment industry.
“We’re a relatively small town and it should be a beautiful place to have the show,” Martin said a statement run by EW. “This will be the first time the show has come to New Mexico. I’ll play the host role to some extent. And it benefits my Stagecoach Foundation which provides education and opportunities and training for local youth, particularly disenfranchised groups … Ramin’s been amazing from the very first season and [his hire] was one of the great decisions [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] made right from the beginning.”
The tour kicks off Thursday, Sept. 5, in Syracuse, New York. From there, it will travel to Ontario, Chicago, Boston, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, and more. Tickets go on sale this coming Monday, May 13, on Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. ET. Click here for more info.
Just a warning: If you request that they play "Starbucks Coffee Cup Theme," you will be forcibly removed from the venue. Just kidding ... or are we?