'Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions' Live Concert Series Adds 30 New Locations And Dates [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Mar 26, 2015 12:10 PM EDT
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People apparently are big into this whole Pokemon thing. Or they must be, because the Pokemon Company has announced 30 new dates and cities for their live concert series Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions.

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The concert started last summer with sold out shows in Pittsburgh and DC, and an upcoming performance in Philly selling 5,000 tickets and the powers that be looked at that and thought, 'Huh, live music isn't dead after all.' And voila, all new dates for fans across the world.

The concert will feature music from 10 of the most recent Pokemon games, from X and Y, Ruby and Sapphire, Gold, Platinum and more. Not only will it be good for listening to some wonderful music, but also great for trading as I'm sure everyone will come packing their 3DS.

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"The upcoming North America tour includes a first set of dates presented by Live Nation Entertainment in conjunction with Princeton Entertainment. Performances will take place in some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (July 18), the Theater at Madison Square Garden (June 6), The Chicago Theatre (June 20) and The Greek Theatre in LA (July 11), among others." A full list of the dates and locations is available here or below. Tickets are on sale for a select number of venues at this time.

Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015 Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015 Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015 Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015 Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015 Shea's Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015 Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015 Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015 Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015 The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015 City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015 The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015 Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015 Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015 Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015 Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX 10/23/2015 Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015 Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015 Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016 DeVos Performance Hall

"Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years," said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. "The concert series serves as a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together."

It's both classy and nerdy. A perfect date night for you and your better half. What is there to lose?

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