In December of 1987, Hironobu Sakaguchi created Final Fantasy
on the NES as his last ditch effort in the video game industry. Twenty-five years later the series is still going strong, and Square Enix is planning on celebrating the series' 25th anniversary on December 7th. On that day, the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and Chorus will perform the official 25th Anniversary Concery of Final Fantasy
at Akoo Theatre (formerly the Rosemont Theatre) at 8:00 p.m., with tickets going on pre-sale June 26th at 10:00 a.m. using the pre-sale access code "Kupo" (I mean, how could it be anything else). General sale tickets go up no July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.. For more info, check out http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/Chicago25th
This is an exclusive one night concert that features new arrangements and a pantheon of classic Final Fantasy
music from throughout the entire series, as well as new HD video presentations being screened throughout the performance with a special new video on the history of the franchise. So basically, it's a Final Fantasy
version of Video Games Live. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Those who get a ticket will get admission to the 25th Anniversary Celebration Events from Square Enix in the lobby three hours before the concert starts, which includes a Final Fantasy
artwork exhibit, retrospective displays about each of the games, and more. On top of that, a limited number of VIP meet & greet tickets will be available that offers ticket holders to meet conductor Arnie Roth and composer Nobuo Uematsu.