Kingdom Hearts fans around the world will once again have the unique chance to experience the music of the series first-hand as the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra sets out on their 2018 World Tour. Last year saw the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra embark on their first ever World Tour, the success of which has lead to another year of "Kingdom Hearts" music filling venues across the globe.
The popular video game series blends the youthful charm of Disney characters alongside "Final Fantasy" heroes and villains to bring its stories to life. Since it was first released in 2002, the series has captured the hearts and minds of RPG gamers worldwide. Alongside it's lovable characters and comprehensive world, the game also features music that is both immersive and utterly beautiful.
The orchestra will be led by director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura and will see the ensemble play music from the series' previously released games, with the chance of a sneak peek at tracks from the upcoming release, "Kingdom Hearts 3."
The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour begins with a single date in Los Angeles, June 5, before continuing in Sydney, July 7. The tour will come to a close in Mexico City in October (dates and cities subject to change). The majority of the North American leg of the World Tour will begin in Chicago, July 13, and end in Honolulu, Aug. 12. Check out the full tour schedule below:
Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour
June 9 – Los Angeles (USA) — Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
July 7 – Sydney (Australia) — Sydney Opera House
July 13 – Chicago (USA) — Auditorium Theatre
July 14 – Detroit (USA) — Fisher Theatre
July 16 – Pittsburgh (USA) — Heinz Hall
July 19 – Boston (USA) — Wang Theatre
July 21 – Toronto (Canada) — Sony Centre
July 26 – Atlanta (USA) — Fox Theatre
July 28 – Dallas (USA) — Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 2 – Philadelphia (USA) — Mann Centre
Aug. 4 – Phoenix (USA) — Symphony Hall
Aug. 5 – Las Vegas (USA) — The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 12 – Honolulu (USA) — Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall
Sept. 8-9 – Sao Paolo (Brazil) — Teatro Bradesco
Sept. 15 – Munich (Germany) — The Gasteig
Sept. 22 – Milan (Italy) — Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 6 – Seoul (South Korea) — KBS Hall
Oct. 20 – Mexico City (Mexico) — Auditorium Blackberry