…love is in the air!!
Dear FINAL FANTASY Fans,
February is here and love is in the air. We have started a new fan page on Facebook and we’re already feeling the love from all of our fans. Stop by our Facebook page, post a comment on the wall, check out some concert photos and videos, or upload your own. We also have our own page on YouTube and this month’s contest involves videos and singing. We’d like your help creating a greeting to Uematsu-san from all of you.
We asked Nobuo-san what he loves about composing, he said, “Same as starting a new project with someone, writing, or making pasta from flour. I think I like to create something out of thin air.”
His favorite love song? Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”
Did you know that on Valentine’s Day in Japan, it is customary to give a gift to the men, instead of women? In honor of this tradition, we invite you to post yourself singing ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ as a video response to our page on YouTube. We will send them to Uematsu-san, and contact one winner via YouTube to receive a free concert booklet.
New song, discounted hotel, and win free meet/greet tix in MSP!
We are introducing a new song in Minneapolis that hasn’t been played at any other Distant Worlds concerts. We won’t tell you the title yet, so you’ll just have to go to the concert to find out. To help you get there, we’ve secured a special room rate with the Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis, three blocks away from the Orpheum Theatre. The rate will be available until April 12th or until the group block is sold-out. Each guest room is available for $69. Book your reservation USING PROMO CODE “FAN” at ffdistantworlds.com/msphotel. (don’t worry, click on ‘book now’ and continue and it’ll have the correct rate.)
If you already have tickets to the Minneapolis show, email us at [email protected] for information about joining our street team. Put ‘MSP street team’ in the subject so we can respond right away. We need a 2-4 people in the Minneapolis area that can help out with the show and we have a free meet/greet pass available for each street team member selected.
Special guest: Susan Calloway in Grand Rapids!
We were so fortunate to record the title song from our CD, Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY with Detroit vocalist Susan Calloway. When we scheduled our Grand Rapids concert, we just had to invite her out as our guest. On April 14th, for the first time live with the Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus, Susan will perform “Memoro de la Stono~Distant Worlds” from Final Fantasy XI.
“the voice of Susan…is a ray of light piercing through clouds”~music4games.net
“…the vocals propel that melody into a stunning melodic sequence.”~Squareenixmusic.com
Remember, you can now buy the full CD for only $14.99 on Amazon.com, including all of the beautiful artwork and personal greetings from Uematsu-san himself.
Check out Susan’s music on facebook, myspace, or at susancalloway.com.
|Singapore, Taipei, and Baltimore tickets on sale|
Sat, April 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Distant Worlds Philharmonic
|Singapore City, Singapore
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009 – 7:30PM
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Fri, July 10th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Sat, July 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium
|Grand Rapids, MI
Tues, April 14th, 2009 – 7:30PM
DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony
Wed, May 27th, 2009 – 7:30PM
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
Sat, June 27th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
The Distant Worlds concerts are produced by composer Nobuo Uematsu, AWR Music Productions, and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.