I hope the new show at Universal is different enough from the one in Vegas to make it worth a ticket purchase. Of course, this is coming from someone who is already planning to see the Vegas BMG show again next May. I saw it at Luxor, and now I want to see it at the Venetian.
Off topic, but the Megastar 2.0 concert was fantastic as well. Well worth the money if it comes to your area.
We caught BMG in Vegas at the Venetian last winter. I was skeptical going in, but was pleasantly surprised by the show. I was a fan by the time I left. Hopefully, they will come out with new material for their Orlando debut.
Thanks for the link. I saw their show at Luxor, have't seen the show at the Venetian yet. Perhaps I'll make a special trip up to Hershey for their show at the new Giant Arena in April and combine it with a trip to Hershey Park for Springtime in the Park (provided they are open that weekend).
The "One Of These Days" cover was one of the stand out moments from this tour. Seriously, the arena show is far and away better than the stage show to me, because the music is better. Having a great vocalist (or two) adds so much to the music.
Don't get me wrong, the "Chant Jam" and pre-recorded music at the end of the stage show sure creates a lot of energy, but it can't compare to ending a show with "Baba O'Riley," "I Feel Love," "Exhibit 13" and "What Is Rock." The new version of Utne Wire Man in particular adds some fresh ass-kickery to the show.
Agreed. Both shows are good, but the music of the arena show is much, much better. "The Current" and "I Feel Love" are my personal favorites.
I've heard that BMG injected some of the arena show moments and music into the Venetian stage presentation, which is a good thing. They've also released an album on iTunes which I believe is a live recording of some of the music from the stage show, which I plan on downloading sometime soon.
Yes, I have Live At The Venetian and it's not bad. "Utne Wire Man" and "Chant Jam" are pretty sweet, as are "PVC IV" and "Rods and Cones." But there is something lost in not seeing the visuals with that music, even though the band at that venue is enormously talented.
The rumor is that Universal will make the official announcement tomorrow. They will build a venue for BMG to perform in, so I suspect it will take several months before performances start in Orlando. They are still selling tickets for performances in Vegas, so it will be very unlikely BMG will start shows at Universal within a month. Sorry to pop your bubble, Clone.
BMG will continue to perform in Vegas, New York, Chicago, and every other city where they currently perform when the USF show opens. The have permanent shows in several cities; Orlando will simply be the next on the list.
I think I remember reading that there are around 60 Blue Men that rotate through the various shows across the US (and the world).
Jerry Edit: spelling *** Edited 11/9/2006 12:20:58 AM UTC by Outlane***
That number was back when they only had the US shows, Berlin, and the rock tour (6 shows). Now they have those, along with London, Amsterdam, Toronto (RIP), and soon to be Orlando. My guess is around 100. That includes those that don't perform and only are used for promotions and working on new material. *** Edited 11/9/2006 1:07:56 AM UTC by Jeff***
Like I needed another reason to get to Orlando. I've been a a huge Blue Man Group fan since they days when it was 3 guys in paint in a small off-Broadway NYC show. :) I've also seen the Vegas/Luxor show, and the Berlin show. Berlin was mostly the Luxor show, with a few key differences, like a very Berlin-specific version of Unte Wire Man. I haven't seen the NYC show in close to 10 years, I'd love to see that one again (as well as the other fixed installations).
I still really need to see the touring version. I missed the Pittsburgh show on this last tour by one day -- I was flying home from Germany.