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The Internationally Renowned 'Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience' Is Coming to Australia

Relive dramatic moments from all eight seasons of the HBO show with a live orchestra, giant screens and medieval banquets.
By Samantha Teague
August 12, 2019
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The Internationally Renowned 'Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience' Is Coming to Australia

Relive dramatic moments from all eight seasons of the HBO show with a live orchestra, giant screens and medieval banquets.
By Samantha Teague
August 12, 2019
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If you're like us, you've probably excitedly hummed along to the theme song at the start of every Game of Thrones episode (yep, all 73 of them). Now, you can do just that again, but you'll be joined by a live orchestra, a choir and tens of thousands of other spectators when the internationally renowned Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience finally hits Australia.

Having toured North America and Europe, the grandiose musical show will head to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide in early 2020. The immersive show sees Emmy Award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi's emotive scores — from all eight seasons of the HBO show — brought to life with an international cast of soloists, an orchestra and a choir, and accompanied by the equally dramatic footage. Over in the States, according to MTV, the show featured 360-degree stages (designed to replicate locations throughout the Seven Kingdoms), 800 feet of video wall, an 80-piece orchestra and custom-made instruments, such as a 12-food Wildling horn. Expect things to be equally large and OTT Down Under, too.

Expect, also, to relive some of the season's most dramatic moments — SPOILERS (if you somehow haven't watched it already) — such as Hodor's sacrifice, Arya's conquering of the Night King, Joffrey's (brilliant) death, the Battle of Winterfell, the Red Wedding and so much more. Pack the tissues, folks.

What's more, the show will coincide with a series of 'VIP experiences' that we can definitely get around. These include a pre-show medieval banquet (hopefully without any Freys), the chance to sit on a Iron Throne and a dedicated butler, who'll deliver food (hopefully pies) and drinks (hopefully wine in goblets) to your seat.

While you're waiting for the show to arrive next summer, you can re-listen to all eight seasons' scores on Spotify — including the nine-minute epic that is 'The Night King Theme' (we've handily embedded that below). If that's not enough to fill your time, you can also listen to some of Djawadi's other scores. He has created the music for Westworld, Prison Break, Pacific Rim and Iron Man, too.

Get ready, winter is coming (back) to Aus.

GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE 2020 DATES

Brisbane — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, February 7
Sydney — ICC, February 9
Melbourne — Rod Laver Arena, February 12
Adelaide — AEC Theatre, February 15
Perth — RAC Arena, February 17

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience pre-sale tickets are available from 9am on Tuesday, August 13 with general sale starting at midday on Friday, August 16 via Live Nation.

Images: Ralph Larmann

Published on August 12, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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