I have a bit of a thing for orchestral covers of video game music. I also have a bit of a thing for the Pokemon soundtrack. Seriously, the Azalea Town theme from Gold and Silver is on a never-ending loop in the back of my head, and I have not known the sweet embrace of sleep since 2000 because of it.

Fortunately, the two are coming together for Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, a live orchestral event playing music from every main-series game. While most of the dates of the global tour are already sold out, ticket sales for the London stretch of the tour that’s due to run on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20 at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, open soon.

If you’re really eager to hear actual trumpets play the Ruby and Sapphire theme for once, you can buy pre-sale tickets here. Alternatively, you can try your luck when the general tickets go on sale here from tomorrow, July 29. Tickets haven’t even launched yet and the Eventim Apollo site is getting hammered, so good luck grabbing one of those tickets.

Oh, and I just looked up previous concerts. Holy shit Pallet Town sounds majestic.


Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…