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'Game of Thrones' live concert experience coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa



Forget winter. Game of Thrones is coming.

The blockbuster Emmy-winning HBO drama is hitting the road next spring for a live concert tour with composer Ramin Djawadi leading a full orchestra and choir. The 28-city trek will stop at Amalie Arena in Tampa on March 12. Tickets are $35.75 and up, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Click here for details.

Unfortunately, Game of Thrones stars like Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey won't be there. (Nor, apparently, will Kristian"Hodor" Nairn, a DJ who actually has performed in Tampa.)

So what is the "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience?" According to HBO and promoter Live Nation, it'll be "an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before." Djawadi will lead the orchestra and choir on a "musical journey" through the lands of Game of Thrones as scenes unfold on giant screens before the audience.

"The GoT Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show's visuals and Ramin's powerful compositions," Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said in a statement.

Maybe they can recruit some of the many musicians who've made cameos on the show to pop in for this tour -- Sigur Ros, Of Monsters and Men, Mastodon, Coldplay's Will Champion, Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. Or they could just have Hodor out and wave. That, we'd totally pay to see.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2016 4:43pm]


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