Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Fresh Beat Band Hits the Road

 Live National Concert Series & New Animated Television Series in works for
Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band

Normally the though of going to a concert with kids isn't an appealing idea because the show may be too much of an adult oriented atmosphere (The Dave Matthews Band concert where we were enveloped in a haze of marijuana smoke or the Toby Keith show where drunk guys were fighting in the aisles around us come to mind) or even worse catering to a teen audience (Oh the unspeakable horror of having to chaperone your children to see Justin Bieber, Mylie Cyrus, or New Direction).  That being said, one concert that sounds like a fun time to go to with your children to enjoy is THE FRESH BEAT BAND (whose performances are aimed at entertaining preschoolers and their parents) when they go on tour.  The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award winning TV series of the same name are hitting the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour running from November 5th through February 15th to 40 cities including DETROIT, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. Atlanta and Dallas.

Tickets are on sale now for these live family-oriented shows that will feature Kika (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Tara Perry), Twist (Jon Beavers), and Shout (Thomas Hobson) performing songs that most people who have watched Nickelodeon or Nick Jr. will be familiar with such as "Bananas", "Here We Go" and "Great Day."   According to Doug Cohn, SVP Music - Nickelodeon, "The Fresh Beat Band is back on the road to give kids a chance to see their favorite rock stars live in concert. This re-imagined high energy production features the band's biggest hits, bever-before-performed songs, and fun surprises that will deliver an unforgettable experience for families."

 Tour dates and locations are as follows:

2014 The Fresh Beat Greatest Hits Live Tour Dates:
Date                 City                             Theater
November 5      Melbourne, FL             King Center for the Performing Arts
November 6      Clearwater, FL              Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 7      Boca Raton, FL            Mizner Park Amphitheatre
November 8      Orlando, FL                  Hard Rock Live
November 9      Atlanta, GA                  Fox Theatre
November 11    North Charleston, SC    North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 13    Columbus, OH             Palace Theatre
November 14    Akron, OH                   Akron Civic Theatre
November 15    Detroit, MI                   Fox Theatre
November 16    Milwaukee, WI             Riverside Theater
November 18    Minneapolis, MN          Orpheum Theatre
November 19    Kansas City, MO          Midland Theatre
November 20    Park City, KS               Hartman Arena
November 21    Grand Prairie, TX         Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
November 22    Baton Rouge, LA          Baton Rouge River Center
November 23    Houston, TX                Bayou Music Center (2 shows)
November 25    San Antonio, TX          Majestic Theatre
November 26    Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Live
November 28    St. Louis, MO               Peabody Opera House
November 29    Rosemont, IL               Rosemont Theatre (2 shows)
November 30    Indianapolis, IN            Murat Theatre
December 2      Binghamton, NY          Broome County Arena
December 3      Worcester, MA             Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
December 4      Providence, RI              Providence Performing Arts Center
December 6      Wallingford, CT            Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
December 7      Upper Darby, PA          Tower Theatre (2 shows)
December 10    Pittsburgh, PA              Benedum Center
December 11    Albany, NY                  Palace Theatre
December 12    Syracuse, NY                Landmark Theater
December 13    Toms River, NJ             Pine Belt Arena (2 shows)
December 14    Westbury, NY              Theatre at Westbury (2 shows)
December 16    Erie, PA                       Warner Theatre
December 19    Baltimore, MD             Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
December 20    Columbia, SC               Township Auditorium
January 17-18   New York, NY              Theater at Madison Square Garden (4 shows)
February 15      Los Angeles, CA           Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center (2 shows)

For those of you who haven't seen The Fresh Beat Band  television show it is a child focused live action sitcom on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.  Each episode encourages preschoolers to sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges.  Themes of the show include teaching the fundamentals of music (such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles), the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other's differences.  Based upon the popularity and ratings of The Fresh Beat Band, a new spin-off animated series will be debuting in 2015.

Fresh Beat Band of Spies will have the bandmates working as undercover spies.  Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout will use their individual talents and the coolest transforming spy gadgets to outwit a goofy cast of bad guys and solve wild and wacky mysteries.  The new series will focus on teaching problem-solving skills to preschoolers.

For more information about The Fresh Beat Band visit freshbeatbandlive.com or NickJr.com   

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