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Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Performs on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' [WATCH]

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Oct 16, 2015 06:54 PM EDT
Watch Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Performs on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' General view of atmosphere at The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at Nintendo World Store on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo : Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert's penchant for all-things classical extends into video games and games culture, which is a recurring segment on The Late Show. In staying true to his inner geek, he mixed classical and video games by inviting the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to perform as the show's musical guest.

The performance coincides with the upcoming release The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, which hits stores Oct. 23 on Nintendo 3DS. On the show, the symphony performs an interlude arrangement from Tri Force Heroes, a brand new suite of music.

The Legend of Zelda series has been a staple of the Nintendo brand since the company's inception as a video game conglomerate in the 1970s. Along with the Super Mario Brothers franchise, Zelda is one of the most recognizable fonts in the video game industry.

Thus, as it is one of the most well-known and iconic songs in video game history, it's not surprising that an entire symphony would be devoted to the sonic landscape behind the game.

For now, though here is the symphony on Colbert's The Late Show performing the suite to the new Legend of Zelda game on its way.

The symphony will be performing internationally through November 2016. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Salt Lake City: Abravanel Hall, Oct. 15
Houston: Jones Hall, Oct. 21-22
Dallas: Music Hall at Fair Park, Oct. 24
Portland, Ore.: Keller Auditorium, Oct. 25
Hamburg, Germany: O2 World, Nov. 8
Amsterdam: Heineken Music Hall, Nov. 11
Brussels: Palais 12, Nov. 12
Madrid: Palacio Vista Alegre, Nov. 13
Barcelona: Auditori Forum, Nov. 14
Rome: Auditorium Conciliazione, Nov. 15
Zurich: Hallenstadion, Nov. 21
Dublin: Convention Centre, Nov. 22
San Jose: San Jose Civic Center, Dec. 5
Nashville: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Jan. 21-22
Boston: Symphony Hall, Feb. 23
Costa Mesa, CA: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, March 8
Toronto: Sony Centre, March 19
Jacksonville, FL: Moran Theatre, March 24
Kansas City: Music Hall Kansas City, March 26
Memphis: The Orpheum, March 31
New Orleans: Saenger Theater, April 1
Columbus, OH: Ohio Theater, April 3
Charlottesville, VA: JPJ Arena, April 8
London: SSE/Wembley Arena, April 23
Guadalajara: Auditorio Telmex, May 11
Monterrey, Mexico: Arena Monterrey, May 13
Mexico City: Arena de Ciudad, May 15
San Antonio: Majestic Theater, May 21
Los Angeles: Dolby Theater, June 13
Austin, TX: Long Center, June 23
Montreal: Place des Arts, June 25
San Francisco: Davies Symphony Hall, Aug. 21
Atlanta: Cobb Perf. Arts, Sept. 10
Edmonton: Southern Jubilee, Sept. 21
Vancouver: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Sept. 23
Paris: Palais Des Congres, Oct. 8
Lisbon: Coliseu de Lisboa, Oct. 14
Essen, Germany, Grugahalle, Oct. 15
Chicago: Chicago Auditorium, Nov. 12

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