Blue Man Group Tickets NYC
Theater: Astor Place Theatre
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes (no intermission)
Creators: Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton, Chris Wink
Blue Man Group – Music and tours. In 1999, the group released their first audio recording, titled Audio. Although it contained some of the music from their stage productions, it was less of a soundtrack and more a collection of full-length instrumentals that featured new instruments.
In 2002, the group participated in Moby’s Area2 tour, giving a more rock-oriented performance than in the theatrical shows. Songs developed during this tour appeared on 2003’s album The Complex.
Unlike Audio, The Complex, released in 2003, featured a variety of vocalists and guests including Tracy Bonham, Dave Matthews, Gavin Rossdale and Venus Hum. The record spawned its own 2003 tour, “How to Be a Megastar,” the first headlined by Blue Man Group. The tour deconstructed the traditional rock concert experience into its often clichéd parts and was chronicled in a 2004 DVD release. The tour featured Tracy Bonham and Venus Hum as supporting acts. The DVD included a surround sound mix of some of the studio recordings.
Blue Man Group launched its second tour, The “How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0”, on September 26, 2006. The tour added some new material to material from the original Complex Rock Tour, and had Tracy Bonham as an opening act and vocalist. DJ/VJ Mike Relm was the opening act for the second leg of this tour, which ended April 22, 2007 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This third leg of the tour began in May 2007 and included performances in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Santiago, Chile. The fourth leg, using “2.1” in its title, included more U.S. and Canada dates. Following that, the Megastar World Tour visited France, Korea, Canada, Germany, and a few other European countries throughout 2008. The “How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0” visited Taipei, Taiwan from August 19 to 23 as part of a promotional campaign for the 2009 Summer Deaflympics in Taipei, most of the show’s dialogue displayed with subtitle. As Typhoon Morakot hit the island and caused serious damage in mid August, the group agreed to perform one extra show with the proceeds being donated to the victims of the flood.
The group performed with Ricky Martin at the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards and again with Michael Telo at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
In 2008, the group collaborated on the track “No More Heroes” with the Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto for the remixed version of the Elements of Life album.
Announced in 2009, Blue Man Group began performing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, “Epic.” Epic began alternating 7-Day Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Miami with Blue Man Group shows nightly in July 2010 until its close in March 2015.
A Blue Man Group national tour in 2010 visited various cities in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. This tour included both elements from their then-current theatrical performances, plus new elements created just for this tour.
The group performed with Dave Matthews at their 20th Anniversary performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York City, collaborating on the song “Sing Along.”
To celebrate Blue Man Group’s 25th anniversary, a global tour kicked off in Singapore in March 2016. The tour continued through Asia and Oceania in 2016 and opened for the first time in South Africa in February 2017. It was announced that the tour will continue on to Abu Dhabi and Switzerland later in 2017.
In April 2016, Blue Man Group released THREE, their third studio album. THREE is a modern snapshot, capturing a moment in the constantly expanding world of the Blue Man Group. Building upon previous studio albums, including the gold-certified Grammy-nominated Audio (1999), and sophomore concept album The Complex (2003), THREE draws inspiration from 25 years of creative growth and development.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007) Blue Man Group appeared on the premiere of Leno’s version of the Tonight Show, prompting him to state, “this is not your father’s Tonight Show.” They appeared a total of 17 times for performances, often including the audience and/or the celebrity guests (e.g. Robin Williams, Mel Gibson, etc.). One Blue Man Group episode won an Emmy for The Tonight Show.
The Drew Carey Show (2001) – During the episode “Drew Live III,” the Blue Man Group experimented on Drew Carey as he slept on the train, making it look like he had sex with his nemesis, Mimi Bobeck. At the end of the show, it was revealed that their motive was for Drew to kill himself out of embarrassment so that they, along with John Ratzenberger, could take over the show.
Arrested Development (2004) – The show approached Blue Man Group about appearing in an episode. The collaboration grew to a storyline where Tobias longed to be a part of Blue Man Group, and, ultimately, his father-in-law “hid from the law” performing as a Blue Man in Las Vegas.
Scrubs (2006) – Zach Braff approached Blue Man Group to participate in a storyline in his show.
NBC’s America’s Got Talent (2012) – Blue Man Group performed during the America’s Got Talent finale. The trio performed a version of Shake your Euphemism, which is the song used for the finale during our show.
NBC’s Today Show (2015) – Blue Man Group performed on NBC’s Today when it was broadcast live from Universal CityWalk. Al Roker got on stage helped the Blue Men fire confetti at the end of the performance.
NBC’s I Can Do That (June 2015) – Blue Man Group participated on NBC’s I Can Do That on which Alan Ritchson and Joe Jonas trained to become Blue Men.
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (October 2015) – During the “Telephone Booth” skit, a Blue Man was a celebrity from the “mystery bench” and was placed in the telephone booth with Hugh Jackman after his opponent, Shaq, answered a question correctly. The trapped Blue Man wrote “help” with blue paint from his head on the telephone booth wall.
Telemundo’s La Voz Kids (July 2016) – Blue Man Group performed on La Voz Kids alongside the top 6 finalists during the live finale. The kids sang “Applause” by Lady Gaga and three Blue Men and Blue Man Group band members provided the music.
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert (September 2016) – Blue Man Group performed tracks from studio album Three during a Tiny Desk Takeover
NBC’s Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (October 2016) – Blue Man Group performed on Best Time Ever and totally stole the “End Of Show” show. The Blue Men played instruments alongside Neil Patrick Harris, who got in on the drumming himself. By the end of the performance, he was doused in blue paint with help from the Blue Men and episode co-host, Shaq.
Blue Man Group has also performed on various shows such as an appearance on The Grammy Awards (with Jill Scott and Moby), The Emmy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, The Royal Variety Show (for Queen Elizabeth II), Wetten, dass…? (Germany), The Voice (Germany), Regis and Kathie Lee, Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Blue Man Group also appeared on episode 7 of Season 12 of Celebrity Apprentice.
Blue Man Group performed in Star Awards 2016 (Show 1) in Singapore, a special variety programme of prize giving to the Singapore Artiste.
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