'Star Wars in Concert' tour launching

July 23, 2009 7:39:30 PM PDT
A worldwide "Star Wars" concert tour will hyperdrive across the planet. "Star Wars in Concert" will feature a symphony orchestra and choir performing composer John Williams' music from the six "Star Wars" films. The performances will be narrated live by C-3P0 actor Anthony Daniels and accompanied by a three-story-tall high-definition screen displaying movie footage synchronized to the live music.

"My role is not to be 3P0 in 'Star Wars in Concert,"' said Daniels, who served as master of ceremonies when the concert debuted at London's O2 arena in April. "It is to be the host, to be the narrator. I very simply tell the story in segements. 3P0 certianly features on screen quite a lot, and there are moments on stage when his spirit shines through."

Organizers plan to land the tour in several North American cities before embarking on a global journey. "Star Wars in Concert" will launch at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 1, and make stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle; Portland; Tulsa, Okla.; and Oklahoma City. Other cities will be announced later.

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