Aug 142016
 
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Can you  believe that Blue Man Group is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year? I’ve seen the show a few times over the years and it’s one of those things you need to experience for yourself.  It’s so hard to explain what the show is all about unless you actually go see it with your own eyes, but I’ll try:

Blue Man Group is comedy,theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an outrageous, multi-­sensory experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation!

For their 25th, they embarked on a World Tour in March, launched their third album, THREE, in April and will release their first ever book, Blue Man World, in October.

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Blue Man World is a graphically rich, textually dynamic, cheekily clever deep dive into the world of the Blue Men, as well as a hilarious cultural satire. Including archival photographs, specially commissioned artwork, infographics, and interviews with Blue Man experts (both real and potentially not real), it answers all the burning questions including: Who are these Blue Men? Where do they come from? Why are there only three of them? What drives their curiosity? What do they hope to accomplish?

I can’t wait to check it out in October when it’s released.

And remember that I mentioned that Blue Man Group released their third studio album, THREE, on April 22, 2016?  It features 14 new instrumental tracks!

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THREE is a modern snapshot, capturing a moment in the constantly expanding world of the Blue Man Group. Building upon their previous studio albums, including the gold-certified, Grammy®-nominated Audio (1999), and sophomore concept album The Complex (2003), THREEdraws inspiration from 25 years of creative growth and development.

The instrumental music features exciting sonic explorations from a wide array of newly developed instruments including the Snorkelbone, a creation that utilizes a plastic hose to produce a whirring, pulsating tone when swung in the air; a PVC pipe take on the traditionally wooden aboriginal instrument, the Didgeridoo; and the Chimeulum, which is best described as orchestral chimes on steroids; and many more.

Tribal drumming, soaring melodies and resonating elements of EDM are evident throughout the album. Collaborations with the likes of Brazilian percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos (Hex Suit and Torus), Super Natsuki Tamura on Sliding didgeridoo (Giacometti), DJ Mike Relm (3 to 1) and Yusuke Yamamoto on vibraphone (Hex Suit and Robots) showcase an enthusiastic addition to the sonic palette of the Blue Man Group.

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Blue Man Group show, performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.

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My family went to see Blue Man Group in Boston last week and had a blast.  My boys, who are both tweens and not easy to please these days, had so much fun at the show. It’s truly a one of a kind experience. Aside from Boston, Blue Man Group also has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York and Berlin – plus they are out a North American tour and a World Tour for their 25th anniversary!

**Disclosure:  My family received complimentary tickets to see Blue Man Group in Boston last weekend.  We loved the show, but just so we’re clear – all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

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  92 Responses to “Blue Man Group Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary in 2016!”

  1. I bet that was a fun show! I’d love to see them. Every photo I’ve ever seen makes their show look like it’s a blast.

  2. I never did go to see a Blue Man show–you say there is a permanent one in NY? I will definitely keep an eye out! And I will put that book on my TBR list so when it is released I will see if I want to read it.

  3. 25 years? I am getting old. I missed them when I lived in Orlando and they performed at Universal. Hopefully, they will tour near me – but I’ll be surprised if they come to this redneck haven. LOL

  4. I need to check out the album and see if they’re going to be in a nearby city. I’ve always wanted to check out a show!

  5. Oh how fun! I love their shows. It would be great to check out their new album.

  6. Wow 25 years! I saw them about 20 years ago, crazy!

  7. I have been wanting to see them forever! I was hoping we’d get to when we were in Florida 2 years ago, but we ran out of time. Maybe we’ll catch the Chicago show some day.

  8. Heard great reviews about them! Pity we missed them when they were in Singapore last year!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  9. Wow what a fun family experience. I like that the show is a mix of music, comedy and technology, those things set the Blue Man Group apart and makes it more exciting to attend. It must be sweet music to the ears to hear new instruments, the creativity of it all gets me all pumped up to see and hear it!

  10. I have never been to such a show but after reading this post I’d really like to.

  11. I’m excited about the new book! I love Blue Man Group and can’t wait to learn more about the group.

  12. Happy anniversary to the best stage show of all time! I’ve been about 5 times, and it’s always a wonderful time.

  13. Blue Man Group has to be one of the most creative experiences I’ve ever seen. I’m not surprised they’ve been going strong for so long. I’m sure they’ll keep going even longer.

  14. My son saw the Blue Man Group in Chicago many years ago and still talks about what a great show they have. Your post has reminded me I need to see it and now that they are celebrating their 25th, all the more reason!

  15. We loved seeing them when I lived in Orlando. Just a fun way to spend time with the whole family

  16. I’ve seen these guys on TV and the last time I was in Boston I so wanted to go see them, but missed them. Maybe this time.

  17. I’ve always wanted to see this group. It looks like so much fun to be there. I hope they come on this side.

  18. They put on such a great show. We have been to their show at Universal in Orlando a couple of times.

  19. I love this group! Blue man are awesome, I want to see them.

  20. We have been dying to go to see Blue Man Group. We did go to Universal Studios this summer but were never really able to get there. Plus our son is autistic and we weren’t quite sure if it would end up being far too much stimulation for him.

  21. I love Blue Man Group! I have seen them multiple times over the years but I can’t believe it’s been 25 years already!

  22. OMG!! I Love Them I Saw Them Years Ago When They First Started Been A Few Times Since In Florida I Must Go Soon My Family Will Love It!!

  23. Woah! Have they really been around that long?!? Craziness! I remember seeing them when i was a kid. I feel old now lol

  24. Wow. I didn’t know they’ve been around for 25 years! I hope they get to perform near us. It would be an awesome show to take my family to. So happy you were able to see them in Boston!

  25. Wow I had no idea they were actually so old! This was such an interesting post to read, thank you for sharing.

  26. I’ve never seen them in person, but I wanted to watch one of their shows when I was in Las Vegas. They have great shows that are really unique and captivating.

  27. I have yet to see The Blue Man Group. FOr as long as I lived in FL I have yet to see them at Universal.

  28. Blue Man is an amazing show. I saw it last year and loved it.

  29. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I have heard a lot about the Blue Man Group but haven’t seen their show. I hope I’ll have a chance to see them live one day.

  30. I have always wanted to catch a Blue Man Group performance. I can’t believe they have been performing for 25 years already!

  31. I’ve never heard about them but that seems like a fun and wonderful show! I’m gonna look up more about them

  32. Can you believe ai have never seen The Blue Man Group? How cool that they have been around for 25 years!

  33. I have always wanted to go see the Blue Man Group! Their concert sound absolutely amazing. I am going to check this out!

  34. 25 years! Congrats! I always wanted to see them in person. I can’t believe they’ve been out there for so long. I feel old!

  35. I’ve never been to a Blue Man group show before but I would love to one day. Looks like fun.

  36. I have always and I mean always wanted to see the Blue man group. Every time they have come into my area, I could never get a ticket to see them. Next time i am going to just have to take off and go see this show.

  37. I LOVE Blue Man Group! Such a fun and engaging experience!

  38. Wow, I had no idea. 25 years! That is a crazy long time but oh so awesome! I’ve never seen them myself but have heard great things! Looks like they put on a good show!

  39. That sounds amazing! I can’t believe it’s been 25 years and they are still rocking it out. I’m glad you had an amazing time during their show! That’s awesome!

  40. Wow, I can’t believe they’ve been around that long! We love the Blue Man Group!

  41. Seems like such a fun show! Blue Man Group has been around forever but I’ve never gotten a chance to see them. My father-in-law has and he loved it!

  42. I remember when the Blues Man Group was an Off-Broadway show. It was the hottest ticket around. Can’t believe it is still going strong.

  43. I have ALWAYS wanted to see Blue Man Group. I bet the show is fantastic!

  44. We are actually going to see the Blue Man Group here in Las Vegas for the first time on Friday and could not be more excited. I had no idea they had albums available, but that is super cool.

  45. I’ve always wondered how they can breathe with all that blue makeup on. When we used to go to Vegas the show was always sold out.

  46. I have never had the opportunity to see them. I have spoken with folks that have that said they put on a great show.

  47. I’ve been going to Orlando since I was a baby and I can’t believe I’ve never been to the Blue Man Group. It sounds like a great spectacle! I have to go to the show next time I go to Orlando.

  48. Wow what a cool time. They really sound like they know how to put on a show for sure! Looks like a super fun time!

  49. Strangely I didnot hear about this group and didnot know that have such a huge fan base. If they can please the teens, they really know how to hold the audience.

  50. Wow 25 years already!! I remember when they first came out. I was only 10 years old then, but I know they got pretty popular in the nineties. I have never been but if I had the opportunity I would not pass it up.

  51. So freaking cool, I’ve always heard nothing but great things about their show. I had no idea it has been running that long.

  52. Oh my. I remember seeing them on one of the morning shows when they first hit the scene! I can’t believe so much time has passed but I am not surprised they are still around and doing well!

  53. It looks like you had a lot of fun! I had no idea that they have been around for so long!

  54. I have always wanted to see the Blue Man Group, but every time they come around where I live, I can’t go. That’s too bad. I imagine their show is really entertaining.

  55. I’ve seen Blue Man Group a couple of times – I think in Las Vegas and Wichita, KS. Both were really fun and a complete delight of the senses, and like you said, it’s hard to describe it!

  56. I think, I’ve saw this group before, but not personally. I think it was on a show.

  57. I must confess to have never heard of them but then I’m not in the US, maybe. 25 years is a great achievement!

  58. I can’t remember where I saw them. Good for them to have their 25th anniversary.

  59. I have always wanted to go see the Blue Man group. It would be a fantastic show. They are so creative.

  60. This group sounds really amazing, 25 years in the business is a great accomplishment!

  61. My husbands favorite music, he loves to play it in the car when he’s driving. So we of course all love it too!

  62. I heard this Blue Man Group before my friends told me about it. But as for me I have no luck seeing them and hear them live. Too bad we a re no longer close to NYC. It would have been nice to watch them performing live. I’m so jealous of you that you’ve got to see them and even provided a free tickets! Lucky you.

  63. What? It’s been 25 years? That’s awesome! I would love to catch them live because they are amazing performers and the kids love them too. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family as well.

  64. Wow I’m shocked it’s been 25 years! I really wanted to see them last time I was in Vegas! Maybe I’ll get a chance next time!

  65. I can’t believe they are celebrating 25 years! That is crazy! When I was in high school, they were huge in my area, and I love the energy in their shows. SO fun!

  66. I’ve never heard of them or see their live performance, but I must say I constantly like their creativity. Do they perform in Europe? I’d love to see their show.

  67. I can’t wait for the release! This sounds amazing!

  68. Wow I didnt know they have been around for 25 years! Thats wonderful I want to go see a show next time I am in Orlando or Vegas!

  69. Well if it has your tweens seal of approval then it must be great show indeed. It does look like a lot of fun!

  70. My husband Jared really wants to see the Blue Man Group! I have to surprise him with show tickets sometime.

  71. My girlfriend went to a Blue Man Group show and she loved it! This is on my bucket list so I definitely need to make it happen.

  72. I have heard so many great things about this show. I cannot wait to see the Blue Man Group!

  73. My son wanted to leave Disney early once to make sure we got to Blue Man on time, lol. It was his second time to see it and we all love them too! Glad you had a good time.

  74. I haven’t seen a Blue Man Group show yet but I’d love to. I’ll have to check out their 25th anniversary album.

  75. I have never seen the group but I am familiar with them. WoW! 25 years… this is making me feel old lol! I will be checking out their album! Thank you for the great post!

  76. I just checked out the trailer on Youtube for the Blue Man World. Funny stuff lol I haven’t had the chance to see them perform live yet. Maybe one day!

  77. I saw Blue Man Group when it first started – in Chicago. It truly is spectacular and worth seeing.

  78. Never heard of Blue Man Show but if they lasted for 25 years then they must be good at what they do

  79. I love love every time I’ve seen the Blue Man Group. The show is always wonderfully entertaining. I didn’t realize they’ve been performing that long.

  80. I’ve been dying to see the Blue Man Group since I had the chance to go see their show two years ago and I had to cancel. They look like so much fun to watch.

  81. I cannot believe that the Blue Man Group has been around this long. And, I thought they just did performances…had no clue that they put out albums.

  82. I was unaware of this group but due to your excitement, I went on YouTube to check what it is all about. I played and watched the very first video “Drumbone.” Let me tell you how it was like. First ten seconds: Weird, fifty seconds: oh they are drummers, one minute: oh they play some sort of music, two minutes: oh they experiment also. 2 to 4 minutes: they are amazing artist, weird, and an extremely talented group. After 5 minutes I became a fan of Blue Man Group. Now I am excited too. 🙂

  83. I’ve never seen Blue Man Group, I’ve always wanted to though. I can’t believe they’ve been doing it for 25 years.

  84. I have always wanted to see this group live! Your experience sounds incredible!

  85. OH, sound slike you had fun with the family. Yes it is a wonderful experience. They always impress their audience.

  86. I have always wanted to see the Blue Man Group. I can not believe that they have been around for 25 years!

  87. This show is EPIC! i remember seeing them when i was younger, so much musical talent & creatively new sounds. Was brilliant to hear that they’re celebrating an anniversary as momentous as this.

  88. This is so fun, I’d love to see this in live.

  89. This group never fails to amaze me! They’re truly amazing, I loved getting to experience their show when I did!