Video Games Live 2006…

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Video Games Live (previously mentioned here) returns (link via Joystiq) on September 21st to the Hollywood Bowl:

Video Games Live is heading to the Hollywood Bowl and bringing with them a few pages of sheet music from the Halo 3 score, as well as music from Civilzation IV. Guests at the September 21 show include guitarists Steve Vai and Dweezil Zappa, as well as electronica artist Brian Transeau (BT).

For those of you with old-school tastes, the original Lucas Arts composers will be giving “a rare special acoustic performance.” The press release promises, among others, pieces from Grim Fandango and the Monkey Island series. Sure, there’s Halo 3, but we’re more geeked out by the thought of Lucas Arts compositions.

Ticket prices range from the very low ($3.00) to the very high ($65.00) and are on sale now.

Quite frankly, when I first heard about this concert last year, I thought it was going to be rather superficial and hokey (see: Spike TV‘s Video Game Awards and G4‘s G-Phoria), but based on the reviews from friends and elsewhere, it sounds like the organizers are treating this in a serious and respectful manner.