The Fresh Beat Band’s First-Ever Concert Special Premieres in Primetime
Sunday, April 21, at 7PM (ET) on Nick Jr.
West Long Branch, NJ – April 16, 2013 – The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour. The live concert comes to The MAC at Monmouth University on Sunday, December 1st, with two shows scheduled for 2pm and 6pm. The wildly popular The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour will resume on Nov. 12, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. The band will travel to theaters in new markets and revisit places including New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. Live. In 2012, more than 400,000 fans saw the concert making it one of the year’s most successful music tours.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 20th at 10am through Ticketmaster.com, phone charge at 800-745-3000 and select Ticketmaster retail outlets, including select Wal-Mart stores and the customer service kiosk at Ocean County Mall.
Pre-sale tickets along with Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet and greets will be available at www.freshbeatbandlive.com beginning April 16 and at www.ticketmaster.com beginning April 17. Citi® card members through Citi’s Private Pass Program at www.CitiPrivatePass.com will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning April 16. The general public on-sale will take place on April 20.
“The Fresh Beat Band is back by popular demand,” said Doug Cohn, SVP, Music, Nickelodeon. “The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour has been so successful because it provides 90 minutes of family bonding time where kids and parents can laugh, sing and dance along with the fantastic Fresh Beats.”
The Fresh Beat Band’s first-ever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. The 30-minute special gives viewers an all-access pass to The Fresh Beat Band concert with behind-the-scenes footage and more. Fans can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the concert special at www.nickjr.com.
The Fresh Beat Band Live in ConcertTour Presented By Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) and Shout (Thomas Hobson), performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation. Songs performed include “Here We
Go, “A Friend Like You,” “Bananas” and “Just Like A Rockstar,” among others. The Fresh Beat Band soundtracks – The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show and The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From The Hit TV Show Vol 2.0-are currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere. The album features catchy, preschool-friendly tracks culled from three seasons of the TV series.
The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on Nickelodeon. The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends – Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout- in a band who love to sing and dance. In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges. Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other’s differences. Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and additional celebrity guests will appear throughout season three.
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