Game Of Thrones music to tour America with full orchestra


If you can't get to Westeros, don't fret: It's coming to North America next year. Or, at least the music is.

Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi said he is putting together a 28-city tour, using a full orchestra and choir to illustrate some favourite scenes from the show that will be broadcast on LED screens for fans.

"I wanted something that takes you beyond just watching an orchestra play. I wanted to have an immersive experience," he said from Los Angeles before a fan event. He hopes to create an event he called "epic" and "involved."

Game Of Thrones: Arya Stark
Game of Thrones: Arya Stark (Sky Atlantic)

Djawadi, who also wrote the Grammy-nominated score for Iron Man, has always championed little-known instruments and vowed to do the same on the Game Of Thrones tour, highlighting things like the glass harmonica, duduk and dulcimer.

"I think it will be very exciting and very interesting for the audience to not only hear the music again and have the music experience but also to actually see actual players perform with these instruments that they may not even know what they look like," he said.

Djawadi, not wanting to reveal too many features of the Live Nation-produced tour, said the stage's design will employ state-of-the-art technology, and there will be "things happening onstage that will enhance the musical experience".

The tour promises to introduce live classical music to fans who might not normally want to see an orchestra.

"It'll be a great thing for people to experience this in a live setting with their favourite show attached to it," he said.

He said he hopes to conduct most nights and perform on some instruments.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones
Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington (HBO Enterprises/Sky Atlantic)

The Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience kicks off in February next year in Kansas City.

The popular television series won't be back with its seventh season until next year. HBO said the fantasy-thriller will be coming to an end after Season 8.