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Epic ‘Game of Thrones’ concert to invade Charlotte in 2017

Forget about winter. Music is coming.

Just hours before a mysterious, sold-out live performance of “Game of Thrones’ ” music was to unfold at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Live Nation on Monday announced that the concert based on the HBO series will hit the road in 2017.

And this is no small affair, but rather a concert of Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun proportions: The Charlotte show – set for March 9, 2017 – will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena.

According to Live Nation’s announcement, “ ‘The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience’ ... “will use innovative music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos as well as showcase footage from the show in addition to all new imagery created exclusively for the tour.”

The 2017 tour will be presented by Emmy-nominated “GoT” composer Ramin Djawadi, who will be accompanied by a full orchestra.

The tour announcement did not mention any “bonus content” beyond the concert itself. Monday’s event in Los Angeles, meanwhile, was to feature a Q&A session with Djawadi and cast member Isaac Hempstead Wright (who plays Bran Stark), as well as an interactive exhibit that allowed attendees to walk through the Hall of Faces, see the Iron Throne, view costumes from the latest season, and examine Arya’s sword Needle.

Anyway, if you’ve somehow gotten this far in life without hearing the “Game of Thrones” theme music that plays over the opening title sequence, here it is:

If you want to hear (and see) a ridiculous spin on that same theme song, watch this:

And if you want to listen to an excellent interview with Djawadi on how he created the music, check out this Song Exploder podcast.

Tickets for the Charlotte concert go on sale this Saturday at The tour will hit 28 cities between mid-February and early April.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard: “Game of Thrones” won’t be back with its seventh season until next summer. Last month, HBO said the fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8.

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