LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Blue Man Group, the international entertainment phenomenon, partnered with Red Bull to mark the launch of its latest awe-inspiring show at its new home Monte Carlo Resort and Casino earlier this morning. The Blue Men, trained by the Red Bull Air Force, completed a sensational leap from 7,000-feet above the property, landing in front of their new home on Rue De Monte Carlo to celebrate opening day of the new production.
"Creating thrilling, exploratory and thought-provoking moments that make an impact on people is what Blue Man Group strives for every day," said Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group Founder. "We are excited to share our first new show in 20 years with Las Vegas. We knew we needed a big moment to mark this occasion and skydiving into our new home seemed like the perfect fit."
Onlookers from The Strip witnessed the spectacular sight and upon landing, Blue Man Group was greeted by Founders Chris Wink and Phil Stanton, Monte Carlo General Manager Patrick Miller, and Las Vegas icon and Chair of the LVCVA's Host Committee Oscar Goodman. Following the dramatic stunt, Blue Man Group headed inside to Blue Man Theater to celebrate the move to its new home on the Las Vegas Strip. Blue Man Group performed with their signature paint drums and flipped a switch, illuminating the theater entrance symbolizing the new beginning.
Guests will enjoy the dramatic changes to Blue Man Group's first new show in 20 years. Each day, 45 minutes prior to the first show, the energy kicks off with a dazzling procession of musical joy and luminescence, which can best be described as an energetic percussive parade designed by a mad scientist. The surging, intoxicating beat fills the casino as Blue Man Group launches a Percussipede, a musical centipede of percussion instruments, musicians, robots and puppets co-created with world-renowned 3-D designer Michael Curry. The mega-enhanced experience continues inside Blue Man Theater and presents a thrilling, energy-infused combination of the signature pieces Blue Man Group is known for while introducing playful personalities and dynamic new instruments. The incredible journey includes the introduction of Kukas, humorous assembly-line robots, a sassy humanoid Showbot, as well as an exploration of the human brain through the fascinating Brain Drum. The audience will also experience the joy of a set of giant Smoke Drums that emit mystical, ethereal smoke rings out into the world and a Neuronulum, a newly crafted pipe-instrument worn by the Blue Men which provides musical and visual pulses of energy across a theater-wide neural landscape.
Chris Wink, Blue Man Group Founder, said, "Our creative team has been working for two years to propel Blue Man Group's indescribable celebration of art, technology and music to a whole new level for the Monte Carlo production. Audience members will be enveloped in a one-of-a-kind, colorful and interactive experience that only Blue Man Group can provide."
The first show at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino takes place tonight at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group Box Office, any MGM Resorts International Box Office, www.blueman.com/lasvegas or call 1.800.blueman.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
Opening at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 10, Blue Man Group offers an experience never seen before. Blue Man Group provides audiences with a fully immersive audiovisual experience. Born of the creative urge to explore the unknown, the show is a combination of science, comedy, music and vibrant visual effects. The explosion of color, humor, music and technology comes to life every night inside the Monte Carlo Theatre. It's the only show with a "smoking section," the only show with brains, the only show with balls and the only show that bursts out of the theatre with a nightly procession of musical joy and luminescence.
Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup or Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas.
ABOUT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
The AAA Four Diamond Monte Carlo offers guests unpretentious luxury at affordable prices. The resort features 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites, including the exclusive HOTEL32 located on the resort's top floor; a lush pool area with a lazy river and a wave pool; more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, and a relaxing spa and salon. Monte Carlo is home to the award-winning French cuisine of Andre's, and an array of restaurants, bars and lounges including The Pub at Monte Carlo, BRAND Steakhouse and Diablo's Cantina. Monte Carlo is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit montecarlo.com or call toll free at 888.529.4828 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT RED BULL AIR FORCE
The Red Bull Air Force is a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers, wingsuit fliers, and paraglider pilots on the planet. With gold medals in virtually every discipline and numerous world records to their credit, the team members combine for over 100,000 skydives and 6,000 BASE jumps. Throughout the year they perform more than 60 demos including air shows, NFL games, and motocross races, as well as skydiving, BASE jumping, and paragliding competitions in the U.S. and abroad. These all-out wild men have kayaked out of airplanes, ski BASE jumped off a 30-story casino, and developed a form of freeflying that allows the skydiver to reach speeds of nearly 340 miles an hour. No wonder they've been mistaken for UFOs!