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All New Spectacular, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music Is Awesome!, To Rock 30 Cities This Fall

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- TV's Hippest Kids' Show Takes the Stage from Tuesday, October 14 to Sunday, December 7 with

- DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, Toodee, Leslie Hall, Biz Markie and More

- Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music Is Awesome! Marks the 5th Anniversary of the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Tour

- $1 from Every Ticket Sold will Support Environmental Efforts and Education Towards a Sustainable Future through 501-3c Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE Music Is Awesome! Tour Partner REVERB

- Presale Tickets Available Exclusively Through Groupon.com Beginning Wednesday, September 3

- Public On-Sale For Most Cities Begins Monday, September 8

- Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Invites Personalities and Musical Artists in Each City to Perform LIVE with the Gabba Gang

"Listening and dancing to music is… AWESOME!" - DJ Lance Rock, Yo Gabba Gabba!

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that Yo Gabba Gabba! will take the stage this Fall with Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome!.  The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour.  Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return to the road together to perform for more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans on a 30-city tour that will begin on Tuesday, October 14 and will run through Sunday, December 7.  The Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with DHX Media.

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Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, co-creators of Yo Gabba Gabba! said:  "Our goal for Yo Gabba Gabba! is to inspire the next generation of music lovers.  Taking your kids to see Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! is like taking them to see their first rock concert.  We feel very lucky to be able to create something that parents and their kids genuinely enjoy together.  Because of that, we have a very special bond with our fans. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! is something for kids and the kid in all of us to get excited about.  It really is magic." 

Steven DeNure, President & COO of DHX Media, commented: "Yo Gabba Gabba! Is one of the most enduring, innovative and imaginative kids' brands ever created. This new live tour is sure to delight fans who've loved the show for years, as well as the younger generation of kids who are new to the magic of Yo Gabba Gabba!"

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show that revolves around the adventures of DJ Lance Rock and five colorful characters who come to life when they hear the magic words, "Yo Gabba Gabba!"  The series launched in 2007 and its unconventional formula has since created a quadruple-stacked fan base, making it a popular entertainment property among preschoolers, their parents, indie-music lovers and celebrities alike.  

Film star Brad Pitt once dressed up as DJ Lance Rock for Halloween. Celebrities Fred Armisen, Jason Bateman, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Tony Hawk, Metta World Peace, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Elijah Wood and others have appeared on the television series.  Numerous musical guest stars have also appeared, singing original songs composed by Yo Gabba Gabba! musicians.  These include MGMT with their paint-spattered performance of the psychedelic pop tune "Art Is Everywhere"; The Flaming Lips, who perform their own hit "I Can Be a Frog"; The Killers, who take us on a "Spaceship Adventure"; The Roots, whose Questlove and company perform "Lovely Love My Family"; The Shins, who remind us "It's OK, Try Again"; The Ting Tings, the British duo who cover Altered Images 1981 new-wave classic "Happy Birthday" and Weezer who dress in bug costumes and sing a kind-hearted, insect-loving tune called "All My Friends Are Insects." 

Demonstrating the brand's pop culture appeal, Yo Gabba Gabba's one-eyed Muno has been seen hawking cars to the over-16 set in a national KIA Sorento commercial that debuted nationally when it was televised during the Super Bowl.  Brobee, the little green one, was featured in the nationally televised pistachios campaign commercials.  Cupcake bakers on an episode of the hit series "Cupcake Wars" even competed for a place at a Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! VIP party during a Yo Gabba Gabba! themed episode.

Yo Gabba Gabba! launched their first live stage performance tour with a float in the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and they have performed live for President Obama's daughters at The White House.  Their first live tour had multiple sold-out gigs and the colorful on-stage extravaganza attracted surprise guests including Arrested Development, Dinosaur Jr., Snoop Dogg, Dave Grohl, Jon Heder, The Aquabats and more, while Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Gwen Stefani enjoyed the live stage show with their families.  Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! has also become a fan favorite at major music festivals such as Coachella in the U.S., where DJ Lance Rock and fans, both big and small, were heard chanting "everybody wash your hands." Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! also appeared at the popular Dark MoFo Festival in Australia in June 2014.

The state-of-the-art live show production features music, singing, dancing and animation.  Fan favorite Leslie Hall will join the cast on stage along with hip-hop legend Biz Markie who will teach kids how to beat box with "Biz's Beat of the Day."  Special guests are invited to join the party on stage in each city for the "Dancey Dance" and "Super Music Friends Show" segments.  All new performances of show favorites including the veggie friendly "Party in My Tummy," along with collaborations and medleys that will instantly remind us to jump and dance but "Don't Bite Your Friends!" will be a fun family experience for all. 

Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba gang will participate in various service projects in the cities they visit during their 55-day journey with REVERB, the non-profit environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future.  $1 from every ticket sold goes to support environmental efforts and education.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available through Groupon.com from Wednesday, September 3 through Saturday, September 6.  Public on sale for most cities begins on Monday, September 8.  VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets with the characters are available for purchase.   For complete tour updates, ticket, and VIP package information, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com.  

Dates, venues and ticket prices are subject to change:        

DATE

CITY/ STATE

VENUE

Tuesday, October 14

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

Wednesday, October 15

Milwaukee, WI

Pabst Theatre

Saturday, October 18

Rosemont, IL

Rosemont Theatre

Sunday, October 19

Pittsburgh, PA

Benedum Center

Wednesday, October 22

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

Thursday, October 23

Toronto, ON

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, October 28

Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre

Wednesday, October 29

Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theatre

Saturday, November 1

New York, NY

The Theater at MSG

Thursday, November 6

Red Bank, NJ

Count Basie Theatre

Friday, November 7

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome

Saturday, November 8

Raleigh, NC

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, November 9

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

Tuesday, November 11

Nashville, TN

Tennessee PAC-Andrew Jackson Hall

Wednesday, November 12

St. Louis, MO

Fabulous Fox Theatre

Thursday, November 13

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Saturday, November 15

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

Tuesday, November 18

Seattle, WA

Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, November 19

Portland, OR

Schnitzer Concert Hall

Friday, November 21

San Jose, CA

City National Civic

Saturday, November 22

Los Angeles, CA

Shrine Auditorium

Tuesday, November 25

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

Friday, November 28

Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Saturday, November 29

San Antonio, TX

Laurie Auditorium

Sunday, November 30

Houston, TX

Bayou Music Center

Tuesday, December 2

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

Wednesday, December 3

Atlanta, GA

The Fox Theatre

Friday, December 5

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Saturday, December 6

Orlando, FL

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Sunday, December 7

Sunrise, FL

Sawgrass Live Theatre at BB&T Center

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About DHX Media Ltd:

DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children's television channel in Canada, as well as Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker DHX.

About Reverb:

Deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, REVERB is a 501(c)(3) environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future.  Founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner, REVERB has greened more than 150 major tours including Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, Linkin Park and Jason Mraz.  www.reverb.org

 

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