Video game soundtracks leave an impact on many gamers. Game developers and publishers realize how important music is to fans.\r\n\r\nPublishers in Japan are bringing video game performances to fans. There were previously performances for <em>Kingdom Hearts<\/em> and <em>Chrono Cross<\/em>, but now <em>NieR<\/em> is joining in on the fun in time for the series' 10th anniversary.\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=wJxNhJ8fjFk[\/embed]\r\n\r\nSquare Enix has officially announced <em>NieR<\/em>: Theatrical Orchestra 12020, a live concert that celebrates the NieR series over the last decade.\r\n\r\nThe performance will cover the past ten years of the series, from April 2010 to April 2020, and will be held in Tokyo and Osaka.\r\n\r\nThe <em>NieR<\/em> series has many beautiful tracks, but only a selected few will be performed at the concert.\r\n\r\nAll of the performances will feature composer Keiichi Okabe, who has worked on multiple game series like NieR, Final Fantasy, and Tekken.\r\n\r\nEach performance will host a different voice actor. In Tokyo, <em>NieR RepliCant's<\/em> Koji Yusa and Ai Nonaka, <em>NieR: Automata's<\/em> Yui Ishikawa, Natsu Hanae, and Kaoru Akiyama, and Hiroki Yasumoto will be in attendance.\r\n\r\nAppearing in Osaka is Mai Kadowaki, but Kaoru Akiyama will not be in attendance.\r\n\r\nTickets are already available for Japanese residents. Since the orchestra is so popular, interested buyers must sign up for a ticket-based lottery through the official Square Enix website.\r\n\r\nThe tickets often sell out quickly, so fans will have to act fast.\r\n\r\nAlthough the anniversary is only for Japanese residents, the <em>NieR<\/em>: Orchestra Concert re:12018 will be held in various locations around the world. Square Enix knows that <em>NieR<\/em> is popular with fans outside of Japan and has done their best to bring the music to some of the largest cities worldwide.\r\n\r\nThe English website details what fans may experience at a <em>NieR<\/em> concert: "These European and North American premiere concerts will be performed by full symphony orchestra and chorus, and will feature the vocal stylings of renowned soloist Emi Evans, under the direction of GRAMMY Award-winner and acclaimed conductor Arnie Roth. <em>NieR<\/em> director Yoko Taro and composer Keiichi Okabe have created HD video projections especially for these concerts, which will be projected onto giant screens throughout the performance. With these spectacular visuals, accompanied by the sonic power of over 100 musicians on stage, fans will be immersed in the world of <em>NieR<\/em> like never before!"\r\n\r\nThe first concerts begin in early 2020. The first US performance is in Los Angeles on January 29, 2020, and then Chicago on January 24, 2020. The only concert in the United Kingdom will be held in London on February 2, 2020. Bangkok, Thailand, will have two performances from February 15-16, 2020.