Friday, September 16, 2011

DRUMLINE LIVE High-Steps into DeVos Performance Hall

DRUMLINE LIVE, a show-stopping attraction created by the music team behind the 20th Century Fox's hit movie Drumline, brings show-style marching bands to the theatrical stage. An international tour based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition, this marching band extravaganza is coming to DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, November 13th at 7pm.

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 19th at 10 am and are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000.

With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences.

Having kicked off its third US tour in the 2011-2012 season following its extremely successful tours in 2008-2009 and 2010-2011, Drumline Live's energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States. This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. Equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes, and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition, Drumline Live is thrilled to share the American Marching Band experience with a wider audience.

"We've taken the excitement of an HBCU football game halftime show, increased the intensity by a thousand watts, and created a musical journey that will touch every emotion." - Don P. Roberts, Creator and Director.