Nobuo Uematsu - The composer of FINAL FANTASY on stage for the first time in Hong Kong !

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After appearing as a special guest at Distant Worlds : music from FINAL FANTASY symphonic concert in 2013, the famous composer of the FINAL FANTASY video game series will be playing live on stage for the first time in Hong Kong on 30 August 2014 at the Music Zone@E-MAX.

A program full of Nobuo Uematsu’s compositions for FINAL FANTASY games !

Nobuo Uematsu will propose an intimate concert to discover the best of his work in an unseen intimate yet powerful live, featuring mainly his works from FINAL FANTASY.

He will be joined on stage by the musicians from EARTHBOUND PAPAS, all recognized video game composers and arrangers : Tsutomu Narita (keyboard, guitar), Yoshitaka Hirota (bass), Michio Okamiya (guitar), and Chihiro Fujioka (drums).

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Tickets are now available at Cityline outlet (http://venue.cityline.com/utsvInternet/internet/action/event.do?actionFwd=eventDetail&event=11246) and Tom Lee Music Stores (www.cityline.com- tel.:2111 5333) and at shop.sof.hk

PS : A-Reserve tickets will receive a free CD Album at the entrance, and will enjoy the privilege of a dedicated Meet & Greet with Nobuo Uematsu and his musicians (1 sign and 1 photo per participant).

About Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series that has been performed by world-class orchestras around the world. Nobuo Uematsu has been recognized as a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. A prime example is the “FINAL FANTASY VIII” theme song, “Eyes on Me,” composed and produced by him. His song featured Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies.  It also won “Song of the Year (Western Music)” at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, which was the first time in history that music from a video game had attained this illustrious honor. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety, Nobuo Uematsu was named as one of the “Innovators” in Time Magazine’s “Time 100:  the Next Wave Music “ feature. All support musicians of the concert are long time recognized video game composers and arrangers, and long time collaborator of Nobuo Uematsu :

Tsutomu Narita : FINAL FANTASY X, FINAL FANTASY XIV, UnchainBlades...
Yoshitaka Hirota : Air Tonelico, Shadow Hearts, Street Figther Zero 3...
Michio Okamiya : Anata wo Yurusanai, Lord of Vermillion, Fantasy Life...
Chihiro Fujioka : Burai, Mario and Luigi, Super Mario RPG...