Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert goes to Detroit in June 2023

Fans of Final Fantasy music who live in and around Detroit will have a chance to see it live on stage. Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, the long-running orchestral tour, will come to the Michigan city on July 29, 2023. Tickets are on sale via the official website.

According to the post promoting the Detroit stop of the tour, the Distant Worlds concert will be led by conductor Arnie Roth, and the music will be performed by the Detroit Symphony orchestra. Like other concerts in the series, it'll feature live renditions of musical tracks from various Final Fantasy games. The song list varies with each tour but typically includes a mix of pieces from both new and older titles in the franchise. Video from the games will be projected onto massive screens set up throughout the venue. For example, when 'Liberi Fatali" is played, the screens will often show footage from the opening sequence to Final Fantasy VIII.

The concert will also include a performance by singer-songwriter Susan Calloway. Trained in Detroit herself, Calloway has had a long involvement with the Final Fantasy series through performances in multiple Distant Worlds tours. At the request of Nobuo Uematsu, she also performed the vocal sections for the Final Fantasy XIV themes "Answers", "Dragonsong, and "Revolutions", the three theme pieces for the A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, and Stormblood expansions.