Belfast set to hear Songs of Ice and Fire with Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Ramin Djawadi's epic score will come to life for the first time where the series is shot next year as the acclaimed tour comes to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland may already be dubbed Game of Thrones Territory, but a critically acclaimed Live Concert Experience will bring the immersive world of Westeros to life in Belfast next year.

On Friday, May 25 2018 fans can watch in wonder as composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir through seven seasons of the HBO series at the SSE Arena, with new music, a custom built stage design and mesmerizing visuals state of the art video technology. Tickets are on sale from Thursday, October 5 through the SSE Arena and Ticketmaster.

The inaugural run of the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience kicked off in North American in February after being conceived by Djawadi three years ago. The show was praised by fans and critics alike as a must-see spectacle for fans of the television series. The Guardian described the show as 'Westeros brought to dazzling life.' Mashable called it 'an epic musical journey,' while the New York Times praised it as 'a symphonic spectacular.'

'Bringing the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience to audiences earlier this year was a dream come true,' said Djawadi. 'I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share the experience with fans not only in North America again, but also to cross the narrow sea for the first time and bring the show to Europe.'

As rich as the stories, intrigue and world of Game of Thrones, Djawadi's celebrated music for the show has resonated with fans from the very beginning, as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences and brought to life songs referenced in George R.R. Martin’s books. The relentlessly popular title track alone has become an instantly recognizable pop culture phenomenon in its own right.

Jeff Peters, Vice President of Licensing and Retail at HBO, said: 'Building upon the incredible response we received from the first tour earlier this year, Game of Thrones fans are in for a treat when the updated version of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience makes its debut in Europe and then returns to North America next year. The Game of Thrones fan base reaches all corners of the globe, so we are excited a wider international audience will now be able to experience Ramin’s extraordinary talent.'

Game of Thrones Live tour

The tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, will continue to use innovative music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos as well as showcase footage from the show in addition to new imagery created exclusively for the upcoming 45 tour dates.

Djawadi's previous credits include the Grammy®-nominated score for Marvel's 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man. Other film credits include Pacific RimClash Of The Titans and Warcraft. In addition to Game Of Thrones, the composer also garnered Emmy Award nominations for other television projects including the hit HBO series WestworldFlash Forward  and Prison Break. Among Ramin's upcoming projects is the highly anticipated new film The Mountain Between Us, due for release in October.

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience comes to the SSE Arena, Belfast on  Friday, May 25 2018. Tickets on sale from October 5 via the arena box office and Ticketmaster.