Sega announced the first dates for the Sonic Symphony World Tour. The show will feature orchestral arrangements of music from across the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise’s soundtracks. So far dates are confirmed for London, UK and Los Angeles, CA shows.
The first performance of the Sonic Symphony World Tour will take place at the Barbican Hall in London, UK on September 16, 2023. The second performance will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 30, 2023. These are currently the only dates announced. Sega will be producing the show alongside Soundtrec and SOHO Live. Tickets for both shows open for presale on May 25, 2023 at 10am local time. General sales open on May 26, 2023.
The tour follows on from the success of previous symphonic performances of music from Sonic the Hedgehog games’ soundtracks. In June 2021, Sega held a concert over live stream to celebrate the Sonic franchise’s 30th anniversary. This was followed by a performance at the Brasil Game Show in 2022. A world tour was confirmed at the same time as this second performance, but these are the first dates announced since the show in Brazil.
Based on the announcement trailer using footage from the 30th Anniversary Concert, it’s likely that the new performances will be similar. This means fans can expect orchestral medleys of instrumental music from across the Sonic series. These will be mixed with vocal themes such as “Endless Possibility” from Sonic Unleashed performed with a rock band. The presence of Sonic Frontiers in the trailer suggests music from that game will also be making an appearance.
The Sonic Symphony World Tour takes place on September 16, 2023 in London and September 30, 2023 in Los Angeles.