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Pokémon YouTubers give sneak peek
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At the end of June, The Pokémon Company International announced Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a special live orchestral concert tour showcasing memorable music from throughout the history of the Pokémon franchise, and featuring all-new musical orchestral arrangements. With only a month to go until the first Symphonic Evolutions concert in Washington, DC on August 15th, exclusive concert preview tracks have been posted to YouTube, with more previews set to be revealed over the coming days. These preview tracks are of early demo versions of the final songs, so you can expect them to sound even better live in concert.
Tickets for the Washington, DC concert on August 15th can be purchased from Livenation, starting from $50. Tickets for the concert in Philadelphia on September 19th are also available from Ticketmaster. Additional touring locations and dates are yet to be announced, and we'll keep you posted here on Bulbanews once those become available. The concert organizers have encouraged fans to come along in cosplay, and to bring along their 3DS consoles and Trading Card Game decks for battles both before and after the events.
The 2014 Pokémon World Championships opens in Washington, DC the day after the first Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions performance, and tickets for this concert are likely to sell out fast. Be sure to get in early to guarantee your seats.
Preview #1 (Wednesday, July 16th): Pallet Town
The first preview, a stunning arrangement of the Pallet Town theme from the original Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, comes courtesy of TamashiiHiroka, a Pokémon YouTuber well known for her educational and informative videos documenting PokéMyths, game mechanics, and the Pokémon world in general.
Preview #2 (Friday, July 18th): Team Rocket
Pokémon music remixer and Let's Player GlitchxCity has posted the second preview track, a rendition of the classic Team Rocket theme.
Preview #3 (Sunday, July 20th) Battle Medley
Our third preview, a medley of the battle music from the original Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, comes to us via well known Pokémon and Nintendo YouTuber TheJWittz.
Preview #4 (Tuesday, July 22nd)
Posting our fourth preview is NintendoFanFTW, who along with his Top 5 Pokémon Songs shares with us a preview of the Victory Road theme from the original Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (skip ahead to 5:54 if you just want to hear the preview).
Preview #5 (Thursday, July 24th)
Well known Let's Player Chuggaaconroy posts the fifth preview, an arrangement of the music from one of his favorite routes, the ash-covered Hoenn Route 113.
Preview #6 (Saturday, July 26th)
TheNationalDex team of Alex and PokéKellz have upload the 6th preview, the Diamond and Pearl opening music. Enjoy PokéKellz's reaction shots, you're probably making the exact same kind of faces. ;)
Preview #7 (Monday, July 28th)
NateWantsToBattle has uploaded the 7th and final preview, N's Farewell.
Preview #8 (Tuesday, July 29th)
Thanks to popular demand, a special bonus preview of the Battle with Red has been posted by Marriland!