From the source: Square-Enix - Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour

Ever attend an Orchestra? For those you have that have not, it may seem like another world. Sometimes its part of the experience to be taken to another world from the comfort of your seat, hearing instruments played in collective harmony as they deliver something amazing. Even if it doesn't seem like an Orchestra would tickle your fancy... consider experiencing one at least once in your life. If you're a fan of Kingdom Hearts... this might be the right time.

Anyway... on to this bit of musical news from the source!

KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – Premiere In Los Angeles & New York

First-Ever, Official Concert World Tour of the Multi-Million Selling Video Game Series
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – May 31, 2017 – After unforgettable premiere concerts in Tokyo, Paris and London last March, KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – is coming to the U.S. with shows in Los Angeles on June 10, 11, and 14 at the Dolby Theatre and New York on June 23 and 24 at the United Palace Theatre.
Fans and music lovers alike will soon be able to enjoy the first-ever official concert of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series.  From the music to the HD video and syncing, the show will feature a selection of the saga’s best and most beloved music from the original soundtrack. The concert features more than 100 orchestral musicians and choir singers on stage, with amazing HD video cinematics supervised by director Tetsuya Nomura.   Additionally, the tour celebrates the 15th anniversary of the multi-million selling video game series and the upcoming release of its latest episode.

The upcoming U.S. performances of KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – will also feature:

Exclusive Scenario Content
Entirely supervised by game director Tetsuya Nomura himself, this concert series is considered part of the KINGDOM HEARTS universe and will feature some content and stories. Voice actors Risa Uchida (Kairi / Xion) and Megumi Toyoguchi (Aqua) have recorded three short voice sequences featured specially in the concert.

Composer Yoko Shimomura in Attendance
Each show will feature music composer Yoko Shimomura as a special guest. She will appear on stage, and 150 VIP tickets are available for each show to meet and greet with her after the performance (one signature and one photo per person).

Exclusive Merchandising Lineup
The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – features an exclusive line of products that are only available for sale at each performance.  A stunning 48-page concert program will be available featuring the first ever cross-interview between director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura, and with many music notes and gorgeous illustrations.  In addition to the program, fans will find an official T-shirt with an original illustration of Sora’s Chief Conductor Keyblade with a stand in a deluxe box, and an elegant pouch and cardholder.       

Special Featured CD
Twelve pieces of the concert have been recorded in their concert’s arranged version for a special CD edition, with a gold-embossed CD package. Now, fans can relive their experience at the concert from the comfort of their home after the show!  The CD is available at each concert and at http// in countries where a performance has already been held (now available in France, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan)

Upcoming Shows

Los Angeles (USA) – June 10,11 & 14, 2017 - Dolby Theatre

New York (USA) – June 23&24, 2017 – United Palace Theatre

Osaka (Japan) – July 8th, 2017 – ORIX Theatre
Limited number of tickets for non-Japan resident available at

About KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour
Uniting the worlds and characters of FINAL FANTASY and Disney to create a brand new thrilling mythology, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the adventures of Sora, Goofy and Donald as they rescue their friends and the whole world. With two major games, KINGDOM HEARTS I and II, released on PlayStation 2 (and re-released in HD on PlayStation 3), and six spin off games over multiple platforms, the saga has touched millions of fans around the globe. KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra- World Tour- is the first-ever official concert world tour of the saga, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the multi-million selling video game series and the upcoming release of its latest episode. Music composer Yoko Shimomura (Legend of Mana, Parasite Eve, Street Fighter II and Xenoblade Chronicles) lends her fantastic composition, which has longplayed a prominent role in KINGDOM HEARTS. The soundtrack features hit songs from Japan’s best-selling pop artist, Utada Hikaru.  The single Hikari, from KINGDOM HEARTS I, topped the 1st rank of the Oricon, the Japanese records sales chart for weeks, was 2002’s tenth best-selling single and certified Double-Platinum. The single “Passion" from KINGDOM HEARTS II was also certified Gold Disc by the RIAJ.