Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure is coming to the UK via The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday 7th August 2022. The one-of-a-kind concert experience features the music of legendary Japanese composer Shunsuke Kikuchi performed by the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Dragon Ball‘s original singer Hiroki Takahashi will also make a guest appearance for a very special performance. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 10th December available from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Produced by Toei Animation and distributed in the U.K. by Toei Animation Europe and Funimation, the ‘Dragon Ball’ anime franchise consists of four TV series, namely Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super, and now 20 feature films.
Created by Overlook Events, the concert is built on the Narrative Symphonic Experience concept, which mixes a symphony orchestra with rock instruments, live vocals, sound effects and light synchronized to a compilation of anime excerpts projected on giant screens, following a strict narrative. As a result, ‘Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure’ is a concert experience that achieves a musical and technical mastery still very rare in an industry dominated by cinema-concerts.
Overlook describes their creative process:
As great enthusiasts of Akira Toriyama’s saga, we spent long months carefully selecting and analysing each scene to draw out the essence of the Dragon Ball story. While reconstructing each arc, each scene was thoughtfully set to new orchestrations of the classic music, to align with our Narrative Symphonic Experience concept. Nothing was left to chance. Now, we invite you to enjoy every minute of this concert experience, from the opening trumpet notes heralding the first transformation of Son Goku, ready to unleash his uncontrollable fury against the mighty Frieza.
Dragon Ball Symphonic adventure has been played in Paris, Brussels, Lausanne, Barcelona and is now coming to UK for a unique event.