VIDEO GAMES LIVE comes to Conseco Fieldhouse



a pro-basketball team and a pro-symphony orchestra get together for any reason?

Well, yes, they should if each benefits from the combination and the public has

a new reason to go out-on-the-town. That's what the conjoining of the Indiana

Pacers and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be affording us late this



Morris, president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Simon Crookall,

president and CEO of the ISO, announced their partnership in bringing the

concert to Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. VIDEO

GAMES LIVE, a multimedia concert featuring music from the most popular video

games of all time, will be held during the annual Gen Con Indy convention in

Indianapolis (Aug. 5-8), which attracts more than 28,000 gamers each year. In

addition, Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the ISO will promote the event

to local gamers, non-gamers and families alike.


excited to partner with our colleagues at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

to bring VIDEO GAMES LIVE to Conseco Fieldhouse," said Morris. "There's no

better place for this tremendous cultural asset to showcase its talent than at

the best community gathering place in our city."


GAMES LIVE presents the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from

the most popular games from the beginnings of video gaming to the present.

Performed by the ISO for the first time at Conseco, the show combines exclusive

video footage and music arrangements with synchronized lighting, solo

performers, stage show production, special FX, electronic percussionists and

interactive segments.Audience members are invited to come up and compete while

the orchestra plays the music in synchronization with the visuals on screen. A

pre-concert festival with game demonstrations and competition, costume contests

and prizes and a post-show meet-and-greet is open to all ticket holders. 


concert is an extraordinary symphonic and visual experience — a must for

video gamers and anyone who loves total sensory overload," said Crookall.

"There is no better place to perform this than Conseco Fieldhouse, and the ISO

is honored to work with our friends at the Pacers to bring this event to our

community and to our Gen Con visitors." 


GAMES LIVE's creators, composers and executive producers are Tommy Tallarico

and Jack Wall. Tallarico will serve as host, emcee and guitarist while Wall

will conduct the orchestra. VIDEO GAMES LIVE bridges a gap for entertainment by

exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphony-orchestra

experience while providing a new and unique entertainment vehicle for families

and non-gamers. The New York Times recently described VIDEO GAMES LIVE as

"Captivating" and "Bombastic." The event has continued its mission to

demonstrate to the world how artistic and culturally significant video games

and their music have become.


for VIDEO GAMES LIVE at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office are now on sale at

$46, $34, $24 and $15. They are also available through Ticketmaster outlets,

online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information,



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