Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Present a Special Performance of… The Official Blues Brothers Revue March 5 at the Rialto Theater in Joliet, IL
Hometown Concert to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Passing of John “Joliet Jake” Belushi
Featuring Very Special Guests – Paul Shaffer, Tom “Bones” Malone, “Blue” Lou Marini, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Otis Day (Animal House) and Father Guido Sarducci Greeting Guests on the Blue Carpet Pre-Show
Facebook’s 800 Million+ Users Can Access Event via Milyoni’s Social Live Technology
JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi have announced a special star-studded performance of The Official Blues Brothers Revue to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of John Belushi a/k/a “Joliet Jake”. Set for March 5th at the Rialto Theater in the fabled hometown of the iconic Blues Brothers, the concert will feature guest stars (and original Blues Brothers Band members) Paul Shaffer, Tom “Bones” Malone, “Blue” Lou Marini, and Matt “Guitar” Murphy as well as Otis Day from Animal House. SNL’s legendary Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) will serve as official VIP greeter for the pre-show Blue Carpet.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue, starring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, has been playing to sell-out crowds worldwide and has a full roster of tour dates planned for the coming year. Produced by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi, the revue combines the humor and hit songs from the original Blues Brothers concert experience, paying homage to Chicago’s rich tradition of blues, gospel and soul music – all performed with the passion and precision of the original Blues Brothers Band. Complete ticket information below.
The reach of this special one-night-only concert event will extend far beyond the theater in Joliet. In addition to the concert itself, a live webcast will be available for Facebook’s 800 million-plus fans worldwide. Using Milyoni’s Social Live technology, fans worldwide can share the unique social experience as they engage with one another during the live event. Viewers can chat with friends, comment at specific points during the broadcast and invite others to watch the event.
Milyoni’s Social Live broadcast will be available on the Animal House and Blues Brothers fan pages and will be available for $5.00 via Facebook Credits, PayPal or credit card. Fans can RSVP and prepay starting today at https://apps.facebook.com/blues-brothers-revue/
The event will also be simulcast to viewing parties at most House of Blues locations around the country using Social Live. Dan and Judy’s profits from the March 5th webcast will be donated to International House of Blues Foundation® (http://www.ihobf.org/) in the memory of John Belushi. In the works are subsequent live DVD and CD releases.
The March 5th anniversary concert by the Official Blues Brothers Revue also signals the return of Jake and Elwood Blues as a vibrant and vital brand spanning a wide range of properties and platforms, spearheaded by Panacea Entertainment’s Eric Gardner on behalf of Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi. Initiatives on multiple fronts will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
The Blues Brothers were created by Aykroyd and John Belushi in the late 1970s and first appeared before a national audience as musical guest on Saturday Night Live. With initial musical guidance by Paul Shaffer (for the past 30 years musical director and sidekick on Late Show with David Letterman ), the Blues Brothers evolved rapidly into a worldwide phenomenon encompassing touring, multi-platinum record albums, merchandising, and, ultimately, a timeless 1980 feature film directed by John Landis.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
March 5 at 8pm
The Rialto Square Theater
15 East Van Buren Street,
Joliet, Il 60432
Tickets: $60, $50, $40 and information at:
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Leading Tribute Artists To Portray Legends Elvis, Madonna, Martina McBride, Roy Orbison, The Blues Brothers And The Temptations
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
Legends in Concert® Myrtle Beach (http://www.LegendsinConcert.com) officials announced the fall lineup for the leading tribute artist show.
The new set of tribute artists—who will perform from now through Oct. 28—will portray Elvis, The Temptations, Madonna, the Blues Brothers, Roy Orbison and Martina McBride.
Leo Days, one of the most sought-after Elvis tribute artists in the world, will return to Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach to portray Elvis Presley. Eric Martin and Carmen Romano give an electrifying tribute to The Blues Brothers. With Martin as Dan Aykroyd and Romano as the late John Belushi, this duo has performed all over the world together for more than 20 years in nearly 10,000 shows. Brian McCullough will shine on his jaw-dropping portrayal of hit “Pretty Woman” singer Roy Orbison.
Kimberly Goltry will also take the stage as the legendary “Material Girl” for a few weeks in the fall season. The leading Madonna tribute artist has performed since the age of 10 and has appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show as well as with entertainers Bob Hope, The Lennon Sisters and Jack Lemmon. The unforgettable Temptations are portrayed by The Legacy, comprised of Greg Lassiter, Talmadge Pearsall, EJ, Doc Hutchinson and Grady Harrell, Jr. They take guests back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s by demonstrating passionate, sultry harmonies and impeccably smooth choreography. The highly-talented Stacey Whitton will portray the Billboard-topping Martina McBride during the fall months.
“We take pride in bringing only A-team tribute artists take our stage and the best word I can think of to describe this new lineup for the fall is ‘outstanding,’” said Chris Beattie, regional general manager for Legends in Concert. “Audiences were blown away by world-renowned tribute artists Leo Days, Eric Martin and Carmen Romano back in the spring and we’re elated to have them return to our stage this fall.”
The Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach fall performance schedule is as follows:
Sept. 12 – Sept. 17
The Blues Brothers
Sept. 19 – Oct. 28
Elvis (Every day except Sept. 22, Sept. 23 and Sept. 24)
Martina McBride (Every day except Sept. 29 and Sept. 30)
The Blues Brothers (Every day except Oct. 4)
The new 600-seat Legends in Concert theater at Myrtle Beach’s Broadway at the Beach was completed in mid-March after more than $2 million worth of renovations. It has a projected stage with seating surrounding on three sides; state-of-the-art production lighting; side stage monitors for close-up views from every seat; and programmable colored LED lighting accents in the lobby. It will also have nearly 50 V.I.P. table booths seats available.
To receive additional information about Legends in Concert and ticket availability, visit http://www.legendsinconcert.com.
About On Stage Entertainment & Legends in Concert
On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Legends in Concert. Celebrating its 28th year, Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert has been performed throughout the United States, and has
traveled to 18 countries on five continents, including Japan, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Australia, China, Brazil, Spain, and England, entertaining more than 20 million fans.
On Stage Entertainment operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of Legends in Concert throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends is presented year-round in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo., on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), Conn. The show has also been featured on the most popular television networks in the world. For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit http://www.LegendsinConcert.com.
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