Blue Man Group
Saturday 23rd May 2009
- Doors Open:
The Blue Man Group will be presenting their perfect anarchistic instruction manual on gaining popularity in the modern world of music and beyond. Needless to say, the three seemingly emotionless, bald, glistening blue, mute men have taken with them all their self-crafted ensembles, together with Blue Man favourites such as whirlpool drumming, marshmallow throwing and paint spitting. In arenas, the multimedia show is in its element, with innovative components from surreal theatre, slapstick, video, lightshow and stimulating rock music.
The Blue Man Group's energetic tour production, "How To Be A Megastar", lays emphasis on dynamics, rhythm and audience participation. The show is a shining response to modernity and the technological overkill of the internet era. The Blue Men, mimicking expert motionlessness, use their live stage as a playground for music and art - but seemingly forgoing all rules. The figures, wrapped in blue-coloured latex, spread amusement and curiosity with their virtuoso tube-playing act, without words but with eyes open wide. The main motivation of the performance lies in working with bizarre percussion instruments and obscure ensembles - with a maze of pipes, the tubes.
Despite their mass appeal, an aura of mystery always surrounds the Blue Man Group, which explains part of their attraction. With their combination of grotesque pantomime and wordlessness, stimulating percussion and groovy rock music, situation comedy and element of surprise, high tech features und vaudeville, the Blue Man Group creates unique, innovative entertainment.
Please note: Tickets costing £39.50 go on-sale on Saturday 21st February at 9am online and from the booking hotline 0844 493 6666 only, and from 9.30am in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.