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Blue Man Productions

February 23, 2016 09:00 ET

New Studio Album From Blue Man Group THREE Available April 22, 2016

Featuring 14 New Instrumental Tracks, THREE Is the Latest New Project to Launch as the Group Celebrates 25 Years of Living in Full Color

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2016) - Blue Man Group will release their third studio album, THREE, on April 22, 2016, featuring 14 new instrumental tracks.

One of many exciting new projects in 2016, Blue Man Group's THREE will be available from Rhino on CD ($13.98) as well as digitally. "Giacometti," the first single from the new album, is available now as an instant download when pre-ordering THREE from participating digital retailers or can be purchased separately. A dynamic new video for the song, featuring the latest Blue Man Group instruments and technology can be viewed at Blue Man Group's YouTube channel.

THREE is a modern snapshot, capturing a moment in the constantly expanding world of the Blue Man Group. Building upon their previous studio albums, including the gold-certified, Grammy®-nominated Audio (1999), and sophomore concept album The Complex (2003), THREE draws inspiration from 25 years of creative growth and development.

The instrumental music features exciting sonic explorations from a wide array of newly developed instruments including the Snorkelbone, a creation that utilizes a plastic hose to produce a whirring, pulsating tone when swung in the air; a PVC pipe take on the traditionally wooden aboriginal instrument, the Didgeridoo; and the Chimeulum, which is best described as "orchestral chimes on steroids"; and many more.

These new sounds join the clear influences from the group's constantly evolving, legendary live show, as well as unique Blue Man performances at events like Brazil's Carnaval, Coachella and the Summersonic Festival in Tokyo.

Tribal drumming, soaring melodies and resonating elements of EDM are evident throughout the album. Collaborations with the likes of Brazilian percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos ("Hex Suit" and "Torus"), Super Natsuki Tamura on Sliding didgeridoo ("Giacometti"), DJ Mike Relm ("3 to 1") and Yusuke Yamamoto on vibraphone ("Hex Suit" and "Robots") showcase an enthusiastic addition to the sonic palette of the Blue Man Group.

THREE track listing:

1. "Dispatches 1"
2. "The Forge"
3. "Hex Suit"
4. "3 To 1"
5. "Alive"
6. "Snorkelbone"
7. "Cimbalom 9"
8. "Robots"
9. "Creature Feature"
10. "Vortex"
11. "Tone Spokes"
12. "Dispatches 2"
13. "Giacometti"
14. "Torus"

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP
In 2016, global entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group celebrates 25 years of living in full color with a series of new projects and appearances. The company is best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.

The company developed through a creative collaboration among three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Blue Man Group now has permanent theatrical productions in Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, a North American tour and a World Tour.

This creative collective is part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Beyond the stage show, they have toured the globe with the "Megastar World Tour" rock concert parody, released 6 albums, including the upcoming Three, and the Grammy-nominated Audio, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They've served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like "The Tonight Show", "Arrested Development", "Ellen", "Schlag den Raab" (Germany), "WOWOW" (Japan), and "Caldeirão do Huck" (Brasil).

Based in New York City, Blue Man Productions has extensive production facilities, recording studios and a 6,000 square foot Research & Development Lab with numerous new creative projects in the pipeline.

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