The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Returns to Canada in 2013

zeldaSotgLogoDid you miss “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” when it came to Canada last year? Or perhaps you simply wanted to see it one more time?

Then good news! Later this year, the concert will be making its return to Canada in Montreal on June 14th at the Place des Arts, and again in Toronto at the Sony Centre on September 7th.

According to the press release, “Fans and music lovers will be able to journey back to Hyrule and enjoy a new exciting season, featuring all-new, breathtaking material exploring even more chapters from the Zelda universe, in addition to the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphony that debuted in 2012 recounting all of the franchise’s mainstay moments.”

“Gaming fans across Canada have a strong devotion to the Zelda franchise,” notes Jason Michael Paul, CEO of Jason Michael Paul Productions, which is producing the concert tour. “After receiving many, many requests from fans and music goers, we are thrilled to be bringing the show back to Montreal and Toronto and give these fans a spectacular second season.”

Having attended the first showing in Toronto last year, I can definitely say this is an event no fan of The Legend of Zelda should miss. And with new additions to the symphony (approved as ever by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer, Koji Kondo), it should be even more worthwhile to see a second time for those fortunate enough to have attended the first.

In addition to taking in an evening of orchestra music based on one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time (and being able to brag about just how dang classy you are in the process), it is also a great opportunity for cosplayers to come out and for fans to mingle. In fact, make sure you bring your Nintendo 3DS handhelds with StreetPass turned on– you will get a lot of hits, and probably fill in a lot of those puzzles as well.

On top of all that, going by the last time the show was in town, there will be a small handful of merchandise (“Symphony of the Goddesses” t-shirts, posters) available on sale at the event. There may also be some kiosks there with different games from the Zelda series available to play; last time included the newly-released Skyward Sword, and since there is talk of the HD remix of Wind Waker coming later this year… (mind, that one is only speculation on my part).

It will undoubtedly be an evening to remember, so make sure you get your tickets! The Montreal show is already on sale now, and the Toronto show will be available beginning March 1st.

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