Cory Johnson’s The Legend of Zelda Release & Online Listening Party on Open Circuit


Time to get with what could very well be one of the best releases of 2012! Open Circuit will be hosting an online listening party for Cory Johnson‘s finalized version of the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda album tonight at 5 PM EST on Arecibo Radio:

Originally released as a collection of unpolished demo recordings in August 2011, Cory Johnson’s post-rock interpretation of the classic Zelda music took the internet by storm, garnering coverage from Destructoid, ScrewAttack, and more.

On Saturday, May 12th 2012, 5PM eastern, join Open Circuit on Arecibo Radio as we celebrate the long awaited debut of the finalized version of Cory Johnson’s album The Legend of Zelda.

This will be the first place to hear the full album which is currently slated to include not only songs from the demo album, but also new arrangements of Gerudo Valley, Outset Island, Tal Tal Heights, and more! After the listening party, the album will be available as a free / pay what you want download hosted on Cory’s Bandcamp page.

If you haven’t heard the awesome that is Cory Johnson, you can preview the Lullaby EP  or his actual Legend of Zelda demos for a preview of what to expect for this upcoming release. Mr. Johnson will be joining on-air for a quick interview during the show, so be sure to tune in as soon as possible to hear the both artist and album in all their glory. See you there!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses 2012 Tour Continues

Nintendo and Zelda fans, rejoice! Nintendo has announced the schedule of dates and locations for its 2012 Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert tour, including major North American cities like Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Atlanta, and more. The tour revolves around a four-movement symphony that will take you through the course of The Legend of Zelda’s history to the most recently released  Skyward Sword, relying entirely on enchanting music and video footage.

Ticketmaster has started selling tickets that range from $19 to $115 luxury seats to appease those who want to choose to splurge on seating. If you manage to have a membership at Club Nintendo (you can sign up for free), you are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount. Further dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye out if you’d like to attend one of the most promising concerts of the year.