Music: Video Games Live Launches Kickstarter

The widely belovedVideo Games Live show has launched a Kickstarter to fund their third album “Level 3.” If you’ve never heard of Video Games Live, take a look at their performance of theSuper Mario Bros. theme and watch how they bring the music from the game to the stage.

Video Games Live bring video game soundtracks to life with a rich orchestra and bring joy to thousands of people with their albums and tours. They’ve gone the route of crowdfunding for their third album which is set to be a studio produced album as opposed to a live recording. After only a day, the Kickstarter has already funded over $65,000 of the $250,000 goal and looks set to hit its target in the next month. So, if you enjoy their work such as this, this, or this, head on over to the Kickstarter and donate a few bucks to their cause.

Video Games Live perform music from a wide variety of games, from Pokemon to Street Fighter to Metal Gear Solid. The concert series, founded way back in 2005 by composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, has been steadily growing. The shows are performed by local orchestras and professional musicians around the world, and have expanded from only 11 cities back in 2006 to over 70 in 2009, with the upcoming album and tour looking to be bigger than ever before. These sorts of performances really lend credibility to the composition of music to accompany games as an art form, something which all gamers should feel passionate about. As such, if you want video game music, and by extension video games in general, to be taken more seriously around the world it would be a good idea to head on over and donate a few bucks to their Kickstarter so that they can keep making great music and putting on fantastic shows – every little bit helps. 

Would you go see Video Games Live if they came to a city near you, or have you already attended a show perhaps? Let us know in the comments below!