Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy returns to Singapore

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It’s no secret that Final Fantasy is home to some of gaming’s best music, so it’s little wonder that they’d start holding concerts for it. Cue Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy, a symphonic world tour that’s about to make a long overdue visit.

Distant Worlds first came to Singapore in 2009 for a three-night concert at the Esplanade. It was an entrancing multimedia journey, acclaimed conductor Arnie Roth leading the Singapore Festival Orchestra, Victoria Chorale, and The Vocal Consort through a list of fan favorites as videos played overhead. Even legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu was in attendance to speak with the audience. Unsurprisingly, tickets sold out lightning quick.

Despite the concert’s success, Distant Worlds never found its way back to our little island. The good news is that they’re finally returning, this time with an all-new program brought to life by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and Choir.

The bad news is that they’ll be here for only one night: 3 December 2016.

Don’t panic just yet! Avex Asia only made a preliminary announcement; tickets actually go on sale via SISTIC on Friday, 26 August, starting at 9AM. Here are the price categories:

  • VIP – SGD 215
  • CAT 1 – SGD 155
  • CAT 2 – SGD 135
  • CAT 3 – SGD 115
  • CAT 4 – SGD 95

And for seats with a restricted view:

  • CAT 5 – SGD 75
  • CAT 6 – SGD 65
  • CAT 7 – SGD 55

The 7:30PM concert is to be held at The Star Performing Arts Centre and will see Arnie Roth returning as the conductor.

According to the official website, some highlights fans can expect are:

  • FINAL FANTASY VII: JENOVA COMPLETE
  • FINAL FANTASY VII: Cosmo Canyon
  • FINAL FANTASY VIII: Balamb GARDEN ~ Ami
  • FINAL FANTASY IX: Roses of May
  • FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII: Blinded By Light
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Torn From The Heavens

Wondering what some of those re-arranged orchestrations sound like? Then look no further than the Distant Worlds albums – you’ll be in for a treat!

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.