March 8, 2014




LOS ANGELES, CA – March 7, 2014 – Coming off its highly successful 3rd album release (VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 3), VGL continues its spearheading 13 year history of spreading the art and culture of video games and their music around the world, Video Games Live is proud to announce 50+ more tour dates kicking off this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.


Some of the highlights of the ongoing groundbreaking 12 year tour include…

  • An unprecedented 10 show national tour of Mexico culminating with a massive performance in a 25,000 seat baseball stadium in Monterrey, Mexico sponsored by Coca-Cola, Monster Energy Drink, Burger King and the Mexican Ministry of Culture.  Special guests include internet sensation Malukah performing for the first time ever her song “Dragonborn Comes” watch over 25 million times on YouTube.  Other special guests include Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director & Composer Russell Brower, Gerard Marino (God of War), Austin Wintory (Journey), Eimear Noone (Blizzard conductor and Zelda concert conductor) and some VERY special guests game composer friends from Japan.
  • First ever game concerts in places such as McAllen, TX – Guadalajara, Mexico – Spokane, WA – Manchester, England – X’ian, China – Madrid, Spain – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Stuttgart, Germany  – Bethlehem, PA – Columbia – Venezuela – Panama AND MORE!
  • Unprecedented 5th return to San Diego Comic Con!  Once again performing with the San Diego Symphony on the shore behind the Convention Center where Comic Con is held.  Show to include MANY special guests from around the world and WORLD PREMIERS from Blizzard Entertainment and others including the independent smash hit CAVE STORY!
  • 3rd return to the Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Florida. Other surrounding shows include the first shows for Video Games Live in Miami and West Palm Beach.
  • 3+ week multi-city tour of China including 2 of the biggest indoor stadiums in the country which hold over 22,000+ people in Shanghai and Beijing.
  • 3rd year in-a-row returning to the Middle East. Dubai show to take place during massive video game exposition.
  • The 3rd return to Broadway in New York City!
  • Massive South American tour including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela and MORE!
  • The first ever full-fledged month long European game concert tour visiting England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands AND MORE!
  • The 9th year that Video Games Live will be performing in Canada! Including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary.


All information and ticket links for each show can be viewed on the TOUR DATES page at  Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience Packages available HERE.  Additional 2014 FALL/WINTER and SPRING 2015 dates will be added.


March 8, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
March 9, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
March 21, 2014 México City, México José Cuervo Salón
March 22, 2014 México City, México José Cuervo Salón
March 24, 2014 Puebla, México Auditorio Siglo XXI
March 26, 2014 Pachuca, México Liezno Charro
March 28, 2014 Querétaro, México Auditorio Josefa Ortiz
March 30, 2014 Guadalajara, México Auditorio TELMEX
April 1, 2014 León, México Poliforum León
April 3, 2014 San Luis Potosí, Méx El Domo San Luis
April 5, 2014 Monterrey, México Estadio de Béisbol
April 7, 2014 McAllen, TX McAllen Convention Center
April 26, 2014 Spokane, WA FOX Theatre
April 27, 2014 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
May 16, 2014 Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center
May 17, 2014 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center
May 18, 2014 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live – Citywalk
June 5, 2014 Raleigh, NC Meymandi Concert Hall
July 24, 2014 San Diego, CA Embarcadero Marina Park
August 2, 2014 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena
August 9, 2014 Beijing, China MasterCard Center
August 15, 2014 X’ian, China TBA
August 16, 2014 X’ian, China TBA
September 6, 2014 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
September 6, 2014 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
Sept. 12, 2014 Dubai, UAE Dubai World Trade Center
October 10, 2014 Atlanta, GA TBA
October 12, 2014 New York City, NY TBA
October, 2014 Milan, Italy TBA
October 30, 2014 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
November 1, 2014 Manchester, England 02 Apollo Manchester
November 2, 2014 London, England Eventim Apollo
November 5, 2014 Paris, France Palaisdes Congrès
November 7, 2014 Stockholm, Sweden Annexet
November 8, 2014 Madrid, Spain Auditorio Nacional Madrid
November 9, 2014 Madrid, Spain Auditorio Nacional Madrid
November 12, 2014 Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
November 15, 2014 Stuttgart, Germany Hegel-Saal Stuttgart
November 22, 2014 Bethlehem, PA Sands Events Center
December 2014  Brazil  TBA
December 2014  Chile  TBA
December 2014  Peru  TBA
December 2014  Argentina  TBA
December 2014  Columbia  TBA
December 2014  Venezuela  TBA
December 2014  Panama  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Vancouver, Canada  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Edmonton, Canada  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Calgary, Canada  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Montreal, Canada  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Toronto, Canada  TBA
Feb/March 2015  Ottawa, Canada  TBA


Monterrey Sultans Baseball Stadium
Monterrey, Mexico

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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