‘Game of Thrones’ to Go On Tour
Fans of “Game of Thrones” have had some bad news lately, that the next season will be the last and will debut in summer. But, you won’t have to wait until the new season or “Winds of Winter” comes out—if that ever happens—because there will soon be a new way to enjoy everyone’s favorite medieval fantasy series: by hearing its amazing music live.
The show’s music, composed by German-Iranian Ramin Djawi, has been underappreciated as far as awards go, but is well loved by fans. The theme song, in particular, is instantly recognizable, along with some of the show’s other songs, such as “The Rains of Castamere.”
The tour, announced by HBO, will begin in February 2017 and will hit 28 cities. It includes a full orchestra and choir performing live, along with the show’s most popular scenes projected onto large screens simultaneously. Composer Ramin Djawi spoke with the BBC about the event:
“I wanted something that takes you beyond just watching an orchestra play with things happening on stage that will enhance the musical experience.”
Executive producers of “Game of Thrones,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have also spoken about the event, promising a “phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions.” They are incredibly happy about the event, and love the music that will go on tour:
“For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our minds with his music’s force, subtlety and endless inventiveness.”
The composer is said to be excited to bring live classical music to fans, hopefully exciting those who would otherwise be uninterested in orchestral music. The tour starts in Kansas City and will stop in the Los Angeles Forum and Madison Square Garden. Tour dates can be found here, and tickets will go on sale August 13 at 10 am.