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Critical Hit To Perform at Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

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World of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes And His Videogame Tribute Band ‘Critical Hit’ To Perform For Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con Fans

Music and video games will come together at Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, when composer Jason Hayes and “Critical Hit,” a videogame music tribute band performing original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time, performs during the event, November 7-9 at the Cox Business Center.

Fans can enjoy the live performance during the event, as well as at the Official After Party on Saturday, Nov. 8. Additionally, the band will be on hand for select programming panels.

Jason Hayes, lead composer on the original release of Blizzard’s hit MMO World of Warcraft, performs alongside all-star musicians that record for top-grossing video games and tour with the biggest names in popular music.  The band’s unique sound blends a variety of musical styles from rock to classical and beyond.

Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Skyrim, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Mega Man, Pokemon, Sonic The Hedgehog, Tetris, and more.

About the Founders:

Jason Hayes (Co-Founder, Composer, Keyboard/Percussion)

Jason was lead composer on the original release of World of Warcraft.  He has also contributed scores to Dota 2, StarCraft, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Warcraft III, Diablo II, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. His compositions have been performed by renowned symphony orchestras worldwide.

Jason currently resides in Irvine, California as an in-house composer for Blizzard Entertainment. He is excited to bring his enthusiasm for videogame music on stage to every Critical Hit live performance.

Michael Gluck (Co-Founder, Executive Producer)

From 2003 to 2007, Michael performed videogame and anime music piano concerts under the stage name “Piano Squall” to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  In 2008, he toured Brazil as part of the orchestral game music concert series Video Games Live, with performances in Brasilia, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro. Michael is the first independent musician to publish a videogame and anime piano solo album, entitled GAME. His music has been featured on major entertainment websites and publications, including IGN, MTV, Destructoid, and Newtype Magazine.

Michael currently resides in Hollywood, Florida.  As Executive Producer of Critical Hit, he looks forward to bringing live concerts to video game music fans worldwide.

 

Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft composers Join Forces For Epic Video Game Music Concert

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Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft composers Join Forces For Epic Video Game Music Concert

Nobuo Uematsu, Jason Hayes, and their bands team up for an unforgettable live performance at NAKA-KON ON NOVEMBER 29, 2014 at 6:30PM

WHAT:

Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band The Earthbound Papas joins forces with World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and his band Critical Hit for a live video game music concert at Naka-Kon in Overland Park, Kansas.

WHO:

Critical Hit is a video game music tribute band headed by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes, performing original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated video games of all time. Hayes performs on stage along with all-star musicians that record for top grossing titles and tour with the biggest names in popular music. The band recently performed at E3 in Los Angeles.

The Earthbound Papas is a progressive rock band headed by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, performing original arrangements of music from Final Fantasy and other original compositions.

About Naka-Con:

https://naka-kon.com/

Presented by Babel Entertainment.

WHEN:

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Critical Hit performs at 6:30PM

WHERE:

Overland Park Convention Center
Ballroom ABC

Overland Park, KS

TICKETS:

Pre-Sale $35
At-Door $45
VIP $160 (limited to 60)
Tickets can be purchased thru https://naka-kon.com

PRE-EVENT MEDIA CONTACT:

Shion Francois

Babel Entertainment

shion@babelentertainment.com

San Diego Comic-Con Concert

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Critical Hit performs with Video Games Live San Diego at Comic-Con International with the San Diego Symphony

Embarcadero Marina South Park

8pm PST

Tickets: http://purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=4248

Critical Hit E3 Concert at Nokia Theatre with Video Games Live

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We’re getting ready to rock the house June 11th at the Nokia Theatre as part of Video Games Live during E3! VGL is the most epic video game music concert series in the world, and we couldn’t be more excited!

 

“Video Games Live is pleased to announce our return to Los Angeles, CA during the biggest video game convention in the U.S…. E3!! The show will be taking place on Wednesday, June 11th right across the street from E3 (LA Convention Center) at the amazing 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE!Pre-Sale tickets will be going on sale Monday!We will have a TON of special guests and World Premieres for this show! INCLUDING the incredible band Critical Hit featuring Blizzard composer Jason Hayes and Taylor Davis aka Violin Tay!!!!

Check out the amazing Critical Hit YouTube page HERE:http://www.youtube.com/user/crithitband

Make sure to join our Mailing List at www.videogameslive.comto make sure you get the ticket linke and pre-sale code before anyone else!”

Critical Hit’s Jason Hayes and The Earthbound Papas’ Nobuo Uematsu Co-Headline

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Critical Hit’s Jason Hayes and The Earthbound Papas’ Nobuo Uematsu Co-Headline Orlando Nerd Fest on August 9, 2014.

http://www.destructoid.com/critical-hit-and-the-earthbound-papas-co-headline-orlando-nerd-fest-2014-272474.phtml

Critical Hit will perform electrifying original arrangements from the most celebrated videogames of all time, including Skyrim, Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Mega Man, Pokemon, World of Warcraft, Tetris, and many more. The Earthbound Papas will perform an exhilarating classic rock concert of music from Final Fantasy and other popular Japanese games.

Tickets available now at http://orlandonerdfest.com/

Babel Entertainment

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Critical Hit has signed with Babel Entertainment as our booking agency.

Babel Entertainment also represents Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band the Earthbound Papas, as well as a number of other talented musicians and bands from Japan.

Check out the announcement:

http://www.babelentertainment.com/#!shions-blog/cf73