Journey LIVE

You wake alone, surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop that is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. A cloaked avatar, you travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. While the goal is to get to the mountaintop, the experience is the discovery of who you are, the story of this place, and your purpose.

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority and finesse”) teams up with composer Austin Wintory to present an original, interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Described as “the most beautiful game of its time” by IGN, critics have called Journey one of gaming’s crowning achievements. It is the fastest selling game to date on the Playstation Network.

Never the same each time it is played, Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with others. In this unprecedented collaboration, live musicians respond to the actions of game players in real time on stage.

Bass flute generously provided by Trevor James Flutes.
Live players for the Chicago show were selected through a competition presented by Killer Queen Mercury Squad.

Upcoming Performances

Journey LIVE at UT Austin
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8:00pm
Bass Concert Hall
2350 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712
$10 / $25 / $40

Journey LIVE at Kenyon College
Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:00pm
Rosse Hall Auditorium
105 College Dr
Gambier, OH 43022
Free

Past Performances

Journey LIVE at MAGFest
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00pm
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20756
$75 Festival Pass

Journey LIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:30pm
Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
$25 General Admission

Journey LIVE at Florida Atlantic University
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:00pm
University Theatre, 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
$15 Reserved Seats

Journey LIVE at University of Illinois at Springfield
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00pm
Sangamon Auditorium, 1 William Maxwell Lane
Springfield, IL 62703
$44 Reserved Seats

Journey LIVE at National Sawdust
Friday, July 8, 2016, 8:30pm
80 N 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
$60 Advance, $75 Doors

Journey LIVE at Mount Royal University
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30pm
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
$44 / $69 / $69 CAD

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