Monday, October 05, 2009
There's A Party In Our City: "Yo Gabba Gabba" Live Show Comes to Los Angeles
"Yo Gabba Gabba" producer Wildbrain is looking to expand the hot preschool brand, kicking off a U.S. tour and releasing the show's first-ever companion CD.
Brand extension comes as Nickelodeon's newly rebranded Nick Jr. channel -- formerly known as Noggin -- prepares to premiere a week of new "Yo Gabba Gabba" episodes on Oct. 12.
The show's first-ever tour, "Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There's a Party in My City," begins on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles' Shrine Expo Hall. The show will also stop at Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday, Nov. 21, and the Rosemont Theatre outside of Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be two shows in each city -- in LA they will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
After a special pre-sale for American Express cardmembers and "Gabba Mail" members, the public can start buying tix on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com and YoGabbaGabba.com.
The tour will feature music, animation, games, singing, dancing and special musical guests.
"Gabba" host DJ Lance Rock will lead the proceedings, along with the live-action characters from the show, which include green monster Brobee and red Cyclops Muno.
The show's soundtrack, "Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome," hits stores on Oct. 20 and features a variety of tunes from the series.
We've been big fans of "Gabba" for a while now; check out our visit to the set last year here.