‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Taking Its Concert Tour Across The U.S. And Canada

That one-of-a-kind theme song. “The Rains of Castamere.” Game of Thrones wouldn’t be half as great without its epic soundtracks. And soon you can experience them live at the live Game of Thrones 28-city concert tour. Led by head composer Ramin Djawadi, the Game of Thrones Concert Experience starts in February 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri and will travel across the U.S. and Canada until April 2017. Tickets will be on sale starting Wednesday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The tour was announced at Tuesday’s surprise Game of Thrones concert and exhibit in Los Angeles, which featured interactive displays, actual costumes from the set, a Q&A with Djawadi, and a live appearance from Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) in addition to the show’s iconic music. Perhaps unsurprisingly, tickets sold out fast, leaving many fans disappointed that they weren’t able to catch what they thought was a one-off event. Thankfully, this tour allows would-be Westerosis who missed out the first time to experience the magic themselves.

It also gives those in the Midwest and less obviously cool locations (i.e. cities that aren’t L.A. or New York) a chance to take part in the geeky cultural event of the season. There’s no reason why Uncasville, Connecticut (a real stop on the tour, BTW) should miss out; Game of Thrones fans are everywhere.

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HBO’s official billing for the tour describes it as one hell of a ride. Or in the words of its press statement:

“[It’s] an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before. Using state-of-the-art technology, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey through the realm.”

This may be the next step up in Game of Thrones’ history of bridging the gap between the music of Westeros and real-life pop music. Several musicians have appeared in cameos or supporting roles throughout the show — Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion plays one of the musicians in the Red Wedding, Sigur Rós is the band at Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery, and Ed Skrein (a.k.a. Daario #1) was a rapper long before he joined Dany’s mini-khalasar. Now, with its concert tour, the show is bringing its music into our world.

While there hasn’t been any mention of plans to take future concerts overseas, international ventures may well be up for consideration if this tour is a success. After all, from Uncasville to the Ukraine, Game of Thrones fever shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.