I am greatly honored that the 2007 Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY tour will commemorate the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY and will premiere exactly 20 years after the first game hit the market in December of 1987.

The long-term success of the FINAL FANTASY series is due primarily to all of your unending support. Special thanks go to Arnie Roth and Thomas Boecker, without whom the Distant Worlds tour would not be possible. I greatly appreciate their support.

My wish is for my music to reach beyond racial, national and religious boundaries and to bring the enjoyment of music to everyone.

Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field and a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series.