Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tour plot third North American outing

If you ever wanted to live in the world of Westeros without running the risk of dying, we may have the perfect alternative for you. On Thursday (May 9), HBO and Live Nation announced that the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tour will once again hit the road this fall. As with the past three iterations, series composer Ramin Djawadi will lead an orchestra as they perform his music from the award-winning show.

The 20-stop trek will include shows in major cities such as Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, and more. The upcoming tour begins on Sept. 5 at St. Joseph’s in Syracuse and concludes a month later on Oct. 5 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

This year, Djawadi has reworked the show to include new musical arrangements from the series’ eighth and final season. According to the tour’s official press statement, the experience will consist of “The Night King” theme which can be streamed above.

In addition to Djawadi’s award-winning score, the show will also include state-of-the-art visual effects which will bring the world of Westeros from your television screen to your local outdoor venue.

As for “Game of Thrones” the television series, only two episodes remain before we say goodbye to our favorite and least favorite (looking at you Cersei) characters. Earlier this week, the series’ creator George R.R. Martin revealed that there are currently three spin-offs (or successor) series in the works at HBO.

“We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term ‘spin-offs’) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely,” Martin posted in a blog post on his website.


Sept. 5 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sept. 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Sept. 11 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sept. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann
Sept. 14 – New York, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 15 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sept. 18 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sept. 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Sept. 21 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 22 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Sept. 26 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sept. 27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Oct. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 4 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

‘Game of Thrones’ enlist Florence Welch for ‘Jenny of Oldstones’

As the second episode of Game of Thrones came to an end, fans were quickly trying to figure out which of their favorite characters will die following the “calm before the storm” episode. As the credits rolled, a female voice can be heard singing the tune Podrick (Ser Brienne of Tarth’s squire) belted while the fireside group of former foes sat by and drank wine. Who’s haunting voice was singing “Jenny of Oldstones,” you may ask? Well, none other than Florence Welch.

According to a press release from HBO, the television series’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reached out to Welch to see if she would be interested in covering the song for the series. As evident by its placement, the singer agreed. As noted by Weiss and Benioff, this isn’t the first time Welch has been linked to the show. Her song “Seven Devils” was used in the trailer for the show’s second season.

“We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the season 2 trailer with her song ‘Seven Devils’ was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had,” Benioff and Weiss explained in a statement.

“So the opportunity to hear her otherworldly voice on our show was always at the forefront of our minds. We’re still pleasantly shocked that she agreed to sing ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and we’re in love with the result.”

Welch added: “When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me. Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in Game of Thrones, not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season.”

“Jenny of Oldstones” was written by Weiss, Benioff, Ramin Djawadi, and Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin. The song was produced by Thomas Bartlett.

Watch the lyric video for “Jenny of Oldstone” above.

Florence and the Machine have been a little quiet lately, but that’s about to change. Next month Welch and company will kick off their High As Hope North American tour. The outing begins on May 10 at the FORM Arcosanti in Mayer, Ariz. and concludes on June 9 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The full list of tour stops can be found here.

The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott share their ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired track ‘Power is Power’

A week after announcing plans to release a “Game of Thrones”-inspired album, HBO and Columbia Records have finally unveiled its first single. On Thursday (April 18), the Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott shared their contribution to the fast-approaching new record.

The three-and-a-half-minute collaboration is titled “Power is Power,” a direct quote from HBIC Cersei Lannister to everyone’s least favorite Master of Coin Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in season two of the series. Listen to “Power is Power” above.

In addition to the trio, For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will also include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more.

For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) is due out April 26. Additionally, Columbia Records is also offering several vinyl packages. One of the exclusive vinyl packages will feature nine different covers for the customer to choose from. The nine different covers represent the different houses featured on the series. According to the pre-order listing, the covers are “extremely limited” with only 2500 copies available worldwide.

While the digital versions of the album will be available at the end of the month, the vinyl versions will not be available until the end of July (July 26 to be specific). Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The full track listing for the album can be found below.

The final season of “Game of Thrones” premiered this past Sunday to a massive 17.4 million viewers. This broke HBO’s previous viewership rating record of 16.9 million which is attributed to the series’ season 7 finale.


1. Maren Morris – “Kingdom of One”
2. SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power is Power”
3. The Lumineers – “Nightshade”
4. Ellie Goulding – “Hollow Crown”
5. X Ambassadors – “Baptize Me” (Feat. Jacob Banks)
6. A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ – “Too Many Gods”
7. The National – “Turn on Me”
8. James Arthur – “From the Grave”
9. Rosalía – “Me Traicionaste” (Feat. A.CHAL)
10. Lil Peep – “When I Lie (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
11. Lennon Stella – “Love Can Kill”
12. Chloe x Halle – “Wolf at Your Door”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Devil in Your Eye”
14. Matt Bellamy – “Pray (High Valyrian)”

Game of Thrones-inspired album to be released at the end of April

It looks like HBO is sparing no expense when it comes to promoting the final season of their massive cult hit, “Game of Thrones.” On Tuesday (April 9), the network announced a partnership with Columbia Records to release an album inspired by the show. Titled For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), the record is due out April 26; a week after the series’ final season is set to premiere.

The record will include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more. The album will reportedly also include a major collaboration from SZA, the Weeknd, and Travis Scott.

A source close to the project confirmed the rumor to Pitchfork over the weekend, revealing that “’Game of Thrones’ asked the Weeknd to record the song for fans. The Weeknd then brought SZA and Travis Scott onto the project.”

The National’s inclusion on the upcoming album shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as the band recorded “The Rains of Castamere” in 2012 for season two of the series.

Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The album will feature nine different covers to represent the different houses featured on the series. According to Columbia Records, the covers are “extremely limited” and encourage fans to purchase the album with their favorite house as the cover before they run out.

It’s safe to assume that House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen will be the first to go.

The soundtrack comes on the heels of several collaborations including Urban Decay, Mountain Dew, Shake Shack and most recently Oreo.

The final season of Game of Thrones lands on HBO on April 14.

Mastodon Become Wildlings on ‘Game of Thrones’


What happens when you have an awesome fan who happens to be the executive producer on one of the biggest television shows of our times?

Apparently, you get invited to play a set of characters who get murdered and come back from the dead in a span of ten minutes and that’s exactly what the guys from Mastodon got to do.

If you’re a fan of the Georgia band and happened to be watching last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, you might have briefly noticed that three of the Wildlings that met their demise during the show looked familiar. That’s because Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds were given the chance to appear on last night’s (May 31) episode, “Hardhorne” all thanks to executive producer Dan Weiss.

“It was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favorite show Game Of Thrones and to be wildlings murdered and then brought back to life by White Walkers was beyond amazing,” shares drummer, Dailor.

“I watched my best friends Brent and Bill, murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn’t mind at all. It made me love being in Mastodon even more. We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn’t bad either.”

In a fitting turn of events, the band had contributed a track titled “White Walkers” back in March which appears on the latest Game of Thrones mixtape, Game of Thrones: Catch the Throne Vol. 2 currently available on SoundCloud.

Watch Daenerys Give Ominous Warning in New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer

While Apple and HBO was announcing their joint venture, the much anticipated HBO Now, fans of the network’s hit show Game of Thrones were more excited for the newest trailer for the show which made its debut during the announcement.

The new trailer begins with everyone’s favorite Khaleesi, Daenerys, in a voice over, speaking about how all of the families are just “spokes on a wheel” going round and round and how her goal (for the season we assume) is to break that wheel. we also get to see how big her dragons have gotten. Mother of Dragons must be so proud!

After that, scenes from the show’s upcoming fifth season flash on the screen including a “blink and you miss it” debut from one of the Sand Snakes.

Check out the trailer which clocks in at almost two minutes, below.

Game of Thrones returns on April 12 on HBO at its usual time (9 p.m. EST, if you somehow managed to forget).

As for the HBO-Apple venture, HBO Now will only be available on Apple TV for Apple devices and will cost those wanting the standalone service $14.99 a month.

Watch the Leaked Season Five Trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO have been doing a good job of keeping any footage from the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones underwraps, but now the full trailer for the upcoming season has leaked for every excited fan to see.

Check out the full two-minute trailer for the new season. We’re sure the Three-Eyed Raven is not too thrilled about the trailer being leaked.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Sunday, April 12 at its usual time. The trailer comes on the heels of the announcement that season 4 is currently being shown in select IMAX theaters which is how the trailer has now made its way onto the internet.

Watch the First Teaser for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Five


Game of Thrones season five won’t premiere anytime soon, but HBO knows that it’s never too early to start teasing fans for the upcoming season.

Today, the first teaser for the hit television series based off of George R. R. Martin’s series was uploaded on the web through the series’ new website especially made for the new season.

Check out the ten second teaser below which features the narrator saying “I see darkness in you” as we see Arya Stark showing off her swordplay against thieves and her silhouette running through the forest.

The teaser was exclusively given to fans earlier in the day who joined the new website for season five of the show. The website, fittingly named the Three Eyed Raven allows users to sign up to receive Twitter direct messages and/or text messages for updates on the new season.

Like it was revealed earlier this month, the show will be down two characters; Bran Stark and Hordor. The people behind the series revealed that at present time, the show has gotten as far as they could with their story (more like that’s as far as Martin has written for them in the books).

While no official premiere date has been given for Game of Thrones, we all know it tends to come back around the Springtime.

Sigur Rós Cover “The Rains of Castamere”


Season four of Game of Thrones is officially on its way and after a “just desserts” kind of episode last night, fans can;t wait for more episodes especially after waiting a year for it to return to our screens.

About two weeks ago, the guys in Sigur Rós had revealed that they would be fortunate enough to have a cameo on the show and it just happened to be last night’s episode. In honor of their cameo, the band had recorded a cover of “The Rains of Castamere.”

At the time of the announcement, they had released a snippet of their cover, but over the weekend before the episode aired, the full cover had been released. This is not the first time that the song had been covered or that a band or musician had gotten the chance to have a slight appearance on the HBO show. During season two, The National got the opportunity to record the song for the show and last season, Will Champion of Coldplay played a drummer during the “Red Wedding” aka “The Rains of Castamere.”

It’s all connected, guys. Check out Sigur Rós’ cover and their cameo after the song.