IRVINE, Calif. – March 15, 2023 – Today, ATLUS, in collaboration with the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the non-profit organization behind Anime Expo, announced the Shin Megami Tensei 30th LIVE: Band of Shadows Concert will be taking place at Anime Expo at THE NOVO (LA LIVE) on July 1, 2023. The concert is the first ever live, anniversary concert for ATLUS in the West and will feature musical performances from the Shin Megami Tensei video game series.
Tickets will go on sale at a future date – fans can receive ticket information and concert details by subscribing to the ATLUS newsletter on the concert website: atlus.com/smt30th. Tickets to the event, which is a part of the Anime Expo’s 2023 programming line-up, will be available exclusively to Anime Expo attendees.
Hosted over July 4 weekend, Anime Expo brings together anime and Japanese pop culture fans and industry members from around the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. The four-day celebration, currently in its 32nd year of operation, is jam-packed with announcements, special guests, exclusive premieres, interactive events and more from iconic leaders in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion and video games.
Information about the concert:
Event Name: Shin Megami Tensei 30th LIVE: Band of Shadows Concert
Venue Location: THE NOVO (800 W. Olympic Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Concert Date: July 1st
Time: General Admission starts at 6:30 pm PDT with performance from 8 pm to 10:30 pm PDT.
Cost: This is a paid event, pricing tiers to be shared in future updates.
A special announcement video for the concert released today: HERE
The concert is produced in collaboration with soundtrec and SOHO Live.
Everyone at ATLUS looks forward to celebrating 30 years of Shin Megami Tensei at Anime Expo with what will be an awe-inspiring celebration for fans to attend and enjoy. The evening will solely highlight the rich history of the series and will not include any major announcements.
soundtrec is a music and live concert production company dedicated to creating unforgettable, immersive musical experiences for gamers, anime fans, and music lovers. With a passion for music and a deep understanding of the gaming and anime cultures, soundtrec has produced and directed truly captivating shows such as Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary online concert, Sonic Symphony, Capcom Live, Final Fantasy XV official concert at PAX East, The Rising of the Shield Hero online concert at Crunchyroll Expo, and My Hero Academia official live concert at New York Comic Con.
About SOHO Live
SOHO Live is a Tokyo-based live music agency specialized in concert productions of video game and anime music. It has acted as the promoter, booking agency, and marketing agency for concerts based on some of the biggest video game/anime franchises in the world such as Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions, Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY, and Sonic Symphony.
SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate learning between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.
About Anime Expo
Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese animation, popular art, entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.
ATLUS delivers unforgettable, story-driven gameplay experiences to enthusiastic and dedicated fans around the globe. Established in 1986, ATLUS features a portfolio of beloved and long running game series including PERSONA, which has sold over 16.8 million units worldwide, and the legendary SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI. ATLUS games are published in the west by SEGA of America, Inc. with its principal office in Irvine, California. Learn more about ATLUS at www.atlus.com.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment. Established in 1986, SEGA of America publishes innovative interactive entertainment experiences for console, PC, mobile and emerging platforms. In 2020, SEGA ranked #1 among Metacritic’s Annual Game Publisher Rankings. Its globally beloved franchises include Sonic The Hedgehog, Like a Dragon, Virtua Fighter, Super Monkey Ball, and Phantasy Star Online, along with Atlus’ Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series. Since its debut more than three decades ago, Sonic has become a pop culture icon featured in dozens of games, TV series, and movies. SEGA of America has offices in Irvine and Burbank, California. Visit www.sega.com.