Following sold-out dates in London, New York and San Francisco, the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” concert series is expanding to a 100-city world tour.
Beginning in September, the music of the hit Nickelodeon series will travel to cities across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. The over two-hour concert, produced by GEA Live, brings “Avatar: The Last Airbender’s” iconic musical score to life with an orchestra as fan-favorite moments from the series are shown on screen. Dates and tour details will be announced this spring.
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“Avatar: The Last Airbender” composer Jeremy Zuckerman has teamed up with show co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko as well as original editor Jeff Adams to expand “Avatar’s” compositions for the world tour.
“Some of these compositions are over 20 years old. It didn’t occur to me then that the music would be so enduring,” Zuckerman told Variety. “I think its longevity is a testament to the quality of the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ story, as much as — if not more so — to the quality of the music. Now, years later, there are so many things I wouldn’t do compositionally and creatively … In my mind, the music was being generated by an orchestra. But that was so beyond the budget. It didn’t even enter into the realm of possibility. And now here we are 20-plus years later, actually getting to hear this music performed by an orchestra, sounding close to what it would’ve been like in my 26-year-old self’s most indulgent fantasies. I’m so profoundly amazed and grateful.”
Added Konietzko, “It is deeply gratifying to see Jeremy Zuckerman’s incredible music from the original series get the epic treatment we always knew it deserved. The fans have shared our passion for his score for nearly two decades, and we’re so proud to have it brought to life and delivered to them in such a powerful way.”
Zuckerman hopes the show will also tug at fans’ heart strings. “All you have to do is like the story to enjoy the show — at least that’s my intention,” he said. “I hope people from all walks of life come to see it. I want them to leave feeling like they got their money’s worth, and maybe slightly put through the ringer emotionally, in the best way possible.”
The Emmy-winning “Avatar: The Last Airbender” ran for three seasons from February 2005 to July 2008, becoming one of the most beloved animated series ever in the process. In 2021, Nickelodeon announced the launch of Avatar Studios, which aims to create original content from the worlds of “The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra.” The first project is a feature-length animated movie focused on Avatar Aang, which will hit theaters on Oct. 10, 2025.
Get more information about “Avatar: The Last Airbender in Concert” on its website here.
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