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.
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!
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.
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.
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.