Tomb Raider - Live In Concert

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Tomb Raider - Live in Concert is a 70-minute orchestral live concert of the music crated by Nathan McCree. It was first performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler, on Sunday, 18th December 2016 at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.

Tomb Raider - Live In Concert is the official world premiere of the Tomb Raider Suite by original Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree; a stunning collection of McCree’s themes from the iconic game, played by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and chorus conducted by Robert Ziegler. The concert, at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, will also featuring incredible in-game footage and images from 20 years of Tomb Raider on a giant screen above the orchestra.

Tomb Raider - Live In Concert promises to be the games music event of the year, a unique musical and visual experience celebrating one of the greatest and most popular games ever created.
EventimAppollo.com[1]

As a special guest Shelley Blond, the original voice of Lara Croft from the first Tomb Raider game, appeared on stage to introduce the three parts of the concert[2] which was announced on the Eventim page shortly before the event.

We’re very excited to announced that Shelley Blond, the original voice actress for Lara Croft, will be presenting the show live on stage. As well as hearing the original music played live for the first time, fans will get to see the original Lara Croft telling the legendary Tomb Raider story. This 20th anniversary event is not to be missed.
EventimAppollo.com[3]

For those who had pre-ordered physical tickets, these were dispatched around the third week of November 2016.[4]

Time Table

Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
  • 5.45 pm Doors
  • 6.00 pm admission for pre-concert Q&A
  • 6.30 pm general admission
  • 7.30 pm First half
  • 8.30 pm Interval
  • 9.00 pm Second half

Tickets and Pricing

  • VIP Package: £ 95.00
Tomb Raider VIP Package includes:
  • A Top Price ticket in the front 8 rows of the central stalls
  • A Tomb Raider VIP lanyard
  • A concert programme signed by Nathan McCree
  • A limited edition print of the front page of Tomb Raider Suite, signed by Nathan McCree.
  • Stalls Seated: £ 63.00
  • Stalls Seated: £ 46.00
  • Circle Seated: £ 63.00
  • Circle Seated: £ 46.00
  • Circle Seated: £ 33.50

CD Release

Main article: The Tomb Raider Suite

The musical material is announced to become available as The Tomb Raider Suite, a CD release[5] of the re-mastering of the original Tomb Raider Soundtracks. As such it will features the classic tunes, but also newly created material.

So far, three songs are available on SoundCloud[6] as a preview:

  • Vertigo (3:37)
  • A Friend Since Gone (2:51)
  • The T-Rex (3:07)

On 24 April 2017 Nathan McCree announced a Kickstarter Campaign for the creation of the recordings, set to start in May 2017.

World Tour

On 30 November 2016 Nathan McCree announced on social media that he was in talks to bring the show on a world tour but needed the continued support of the Tomb Raider community to convince his investors.[7]

References

  1. http://www.eventimapollo.com/events/detail/tomb-raider-live-in-concert
  2. Articles:2016/11/30/Tomb Raider Concert Debut News article with pictures taken at the event
  3. http://www.eventimapollo.com/events/detail/tomb-raider-live-in-concert
  4. tombraidergirl and Wile E. Coyote received theirs on 14 November 2016
  5. https://youtu.be/kCzLCLltSWk?t=4m51s NYCC Panel
  6. https://soundcloud.com/nathan-mccree Nathan McCree on SoundCloud
  7. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1716072655376713 World Tour Appeal Video by Nathan McCree on Facebook

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