Ramin Djawadi’s music for Game of Thrones won’t remain stuck in the opening sequence, it will start a journey to 28 cities throughout the U.S. very soon. The tour will start on February 15, 2017 at Kansas City’s Spring Center. In the show the composer Ramin Djawadi conducts a 80-piece orchestra and choir in some of the best loved themes of the series. But it’s not all! Led telescoping and wall screens and special 3D designs convey the fantastic experiences of the show. I know that this seems crazy but the following video explains the elaborate and high-tech setup.
Djawadi explained his opinions and plans for the show. The main stage is known as the King’s Landing stage and will feature the orchestra, choir, and Djawadi as conductor. On the opposite side the Wintefell stage will feature the soloists and another choir and in between connected by a runway there are four smaller satellite stages. Each of these has the name of a location in Westeros and Essos: Pyke from the Iron Islands, Braavos, Meereen, and Dorne. This is made to make every stage represents a location, in between of the two main stages, and two main locations. The runway between these two main stages could be either the Kingsroad or the Wall, according to the sequence. Here the screen can go up and down, separating the audience on each side to create the effect of being north of the Wall. In fact, thanks to the led screens, the audience will be part of images inspired by Game of Thrones.
The King’s Landing and Wintefell stages are called wedding-cake stages because of the three layers of the screens. On these stages, there is the lowest level screen, which has a translucent option. Djawadi explains this decision:
“That way, we can either cover up the orchestra, and only see the content on the screen, or we can see both, like if we’re making it snow on the screen, and it will look like the orchestra is in a snowstorm, or like the orchestra is sitting in a building, and you’re seeing them through the window or an archway or a door opening.”
Also, the content itself is still being created in conjunction with the stage design.
The different stages, and locations, and the runaways that connect them permit to musicians (especially soloists, percussionists, the choirs, and Djawadi himself) to move around during the show. Djawadi, insisting on playing himself some instruments, is still deciding the size of the orchestra that will play to be fit with the design. He is also planning the repertoire, deciding to include both the songs that the fans will recognize and some new arrangements.
“I’m going through the music to adapt it more for a live performance, and I might have a vocalist on a piece that didn’t have one before, or lengthen another piece, I’m not bound to the picture anymore, so I can let the music tell its own story, and be creative about it.”
Djawadi also declared that he would welcome the musicians who have contributed to the band’s soundtrack to play in one of the tour’s stops.
“I think the audience would love it. And it doesn’t just have to be bands who’ve done Game of Thrones music in the past. We can go beyond that.”
Maybe this will be the occasion of the Coldplay brake out the musical.
However, all dates, cities and venues below:
|Wednesday, February 15, 2017||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Friday, February 17, 2017||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Sunday, February 19, 2017||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|Monday, February 20, 2017||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Wednesday, February 22, 2017||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|Thursday, February 23, 2017||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center|
|Saturday, February 25, 2017||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun|
|Sunday, February 26, 2017||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Wednesday, March 1, 2017||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Friday, March 3, 2017||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|Saturday, March 4, 2017||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Monday, March 6, 2017||Boston, MA||TD Bank Garden|
|Tuesday, March 7, 2017||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Saturday, March 11, 2017||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BB&T Center|
|Sunday, March 12, 2017||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena|
|Tuesday, March 14, 2017||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Thursday, March 16, 2017||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Friday, March 17, 2017||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Sunday, March 19, 2017||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Tuesday, March 21, 2017||Salt Lake City, UT||Maverik Center|
|Thursday, March 23, 2017||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|Saturday, March 25, 2017||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Sunday, March 26, 2017||Phoenix, AZ||TalkingStick Resort Arena|
|Wednesday, March 29, 2017||San Jose, CA||SAP Center|
|Friday, March 31, 2017||Seattle, WA||Key Arena|
|Saturday, April 1, 2017||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|Sunday, April 2, 2017||Portland, OR||Moda Center|
For those interested, the tickets for the tour go on sale via LiveNation.com.