Santa Monica, CA, June 15, 2009 — Todd Waetzig, the drummer for the highly successful Las Vegas Show Blue Man Group, will perform as part of first-of-its-kind in the United States, concert event, â€œTrailer Music Live,â€? on Saturday, June 27th at The Broad Theatre in Santa Monica, CA. The concert event, presented by Imperativa Records, will feature the live performance of music that had originally been composed, produced and appeared in more than 2,500 theatrical trailers including those promoting such blockbuster motion picture franchises as “Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,â€? â€œHarry Potter,â€? â€œSpider-Manâ€? and many others.
Tickets for this event are $ 30, $ 40 and $ 50, and are available at:
http://www.tix.com or by phone: Tix.com at 800-504-4849 and
The Broad Theatre box office at 310-434-3200. The Broad Theater is located at 1310-11th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401. For more information on this event, please see: www.imperativarecords.com/concert
or http://www.trailermusiclive.com/ or call 310-260-4989.
Todd Waetzig has been Blue Man Group’s first-call drummer for over a decade. A St. Louis native and Berklee College of Music alumnus, he started his career with Blue Man in Boston. In 2000, he relocated to Las Vegas and was appointed Drum & Percussion Trainer/Performer for Blue Man Group’s highly successful theater shows at Luxor, and later The Venetian hotel and casino. During that time he has toured extensively for both of their critically acclaimed tours, “The Complex Rock Tour,” and the arena-sized “How To Be A Megastar” world tour.
Waetzig also appears on the Blue Man Groupâ€™s multi-platinum DVD, “The Complex Rock Tour Live” and the recent “How To Be A Megastar Live!” which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s DVD Chart. Other notable appearances include multiple performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as playing for The Queen of England on the 77th Royal Variety Performance television show. Todd is also featured on the Robots Original Motion Picture Soundtrack playing Blue Man Group’s custom made metal percussion instruments for John Powell’s “Robot City.”
The truly unique live concert experience Trailer Music Live, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Angeles Chorale (a non-profit musical group taking part in the concert) will also incorporate video presentations of trailer footage from major motion pictures throughout the evening. Simultaneously, the event will marry these images with performances from an astonishing array of live musicians on stage. Trailer Music Live will feature more than 100 performers. These will include singers from The Angeles Chorale, recording artists Immediate, and rock band Globus.
For over 15 years, Immediate has been Hollywoodâ€™s preeminent producer of original music for major motion picture trailers. Immediate pioneered the broad distribution of â€œtrailer musicâ€? with their recent debut commercial album â€œTrailerheadâ€? from Imperative Records. Additionally, BFM Digital, a leading digital music aggregator and distributor of independent music with over 8,000 albums in its catalog, has just announced that â€œTrailerheadâ€? has become BFMâ€™s number one selling digital album for the first quarter of 2009.
The current hit single from the internationally acclaimed rock music ensemble Globus, entitled, â€œOrchard of Mines,â€? is currently enjoying over nine consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine’s “Hot Singles” chart.
Yoav Goren, Imperativa Records founder, as well as a composer and musician with both Immediate and Globus, says, “This event was received with such enthusiasm in London last year, that we felt compelled to bring it to the United States. â€˜Trailer Music Liveâ€™ is an epic concert event featuring a large orchestra, choir and rock band performing familiar movie music which has never before been heard in a live setting. This event will appeal to movie fans of all ages, as we bring our epic trailer music directly from the movie screen to the live stage.”
Tickets are available at http://www.tix.com/
The rock group Globus will be performing several trailer inspired tracks from its acclaimed album â€œEpiconâ€? during the June 27th event. Previously, Globus performed a major concert last summer at Londonâ€™s Wembley Grand Hall. Globusâ€™ current hit single, â€œOrchard of Mines,â€? is currently enjoying over nine weeks on Billboard’s Hot Singles charts and is currently listed as #8 on NMWâ€™s Top 40 Radio Airplay List .
The recording artist Immediate’s recently debuted release â€œTrailerhead” contains 15 epic tracks, each of which presents a highly emotional experience. The tracks mix orchestra with hard hitting electronics and formidable grooves, along with massive, sweeping and memorable choral melodies. Performed by a 100 piece orchestra and 70 member choir, â€œTrailerheadâ€? features some of the most rousing, powerful, and talked about trailer music which has been heard in movie theaters all over the world.
ABOUT THE ANGELES CHORALE:
The Angeles Chorale is a world-class, large choral ensemble based in Los Angeles, and has presented the choral masterworks for more than a third of a century. The chorale has appeared as guest artist with the areaâ€™s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the Pasadena Pops, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the California Philharmonic and the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, and has also made numerous appearances with the American Youth Symphony.
Angeles Chorale voices are also often heard in movie theaters around the world, having recorded large numbers of choral backgrounds and effects used in feature film trailers and television s.
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