America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! features some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand balancing duo The KriStef Brothers, and the memorable “junk rock” performers, Recycled Percussion, from Season 4 as well as recently added acts, shadow dance duo Blue Journey, and magician Smoothini from Season 9. The #1 rated summer television series for the last ten years is coming to MPAC, bringing the ultimate variety show.
No judges from the TV show will be present.
This fall, America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first ever all-stars tour. Top acts from ten years of the #1 rated summer reality television series are coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Monday, October 26 at 8 pm to provide the ultimate variety show experience.
The 75-minute live event will provide thrills for the whole family and excite audiences Tickets are $49-89, and go on sale Friday, August 14 at 9 am at www.mayoarts.org, or by calling the box office at 973-539-8008.
The event will include some of the show’s most captivating and entertaining talent, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand balancing duo The KriStef Brothers, and the memorable “junk rock” performers, Recycled Percussion, from Season 4, with more acts to be announced soon.
Fans should visit www.agtlivetour.com for more information, and to purchase VIP packages. VIP Nation is proud to provide exclusive access to incredible VIP package experiences for the tour. You must first purchase a ticket for the show via the MPAC box office.
“America’s Got Talent has been showcasing the country’s best talent for the past decade,” said Jeff Palmer, Vice President of Live Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. “Creating a touring stage show that highlights the best acts throughout the history of AGT is the perfect way to celebrate our milestone Season 10.”
Scheduled performers include:
Comedian Taylor Williamson was the runner-up on the eighth season of “America’s Got Talent”. Taylor started his stand-up career at the age of 17, and has since gone to perform throughout the world, telling original jokes at shows and festivals including the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), with appearances on MTV’s “TRL” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” Taylor was the youngest comedian to ever perform on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and was a semi-finalist on the seventh and final season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
Emily West is a musical maverick in the masquerade of pin-up perfection. Musically captivating and innovative, she knows she has been a hard case for the industry to define. “I'm a Jessica Rabbit/Tom Waits kinda-something. I love hearing beautiful melodies telling me horrible things. I wear my heart on my sleeve. Judy, Barbara, Patsy, Rufus Wainwright, Antony & the Johnson's. I love to interpret a song. I love to sing stories.” In 2014, she made the decision to try out for “America’s Got Talent”. “I thought maybe if I audition in front of the world, I could save time and see where it takes me. “ It was a wise decision. West excelled on the National stage and came in second in the renowned competition- a result she hopes will allow her to play to the breadth of audience she’s always wanted, and to take them with her on this exciting journey. Emily’s debut album will be released on August 14.
The KriStef Brothers
The KriStef Brothers (Kristofer and Stefan) placed among the top 12 finalists on season 8 of “America’s Got Talent”. They have been performing acrobatics together since childhood, both coming from generations of circus families and performance talents. Taught by various family members, they grew up learning Hand to Hand, acrobatic skills, ballet training, jazz training, and clowning skills, often in their own backyard. The KriStef Brothers began performing for audiences by the age of 10, and have continued to develop new talents and tricks, adding to their act over the years. The Brothers have performed worldwide, with major appearances including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Today Show”.
Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on “America’s Got Talent” in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly”, “The Today Show”, “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition.
Blue Journey is an innovative dance duet created by choreographer David Middendorp. The act combines video projection, animation, music and dance to immerse the viewer in a new and surreal world. By using equal parts multimedia and choreography in a way that creatively supports both halves, the result is a beautiful dance journey worthy enough to be named the "greatest act in America."
Tomas De la Cruz, also known as Smoothini, is the quintessential magic man. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Tomas began performing at the age of eight and perfected the skills of misdirection and manipulation on street corners and subways. After completing a tour of service in the United States Marine Corps, he now makes a living with his unique style of magic by touring colleges, comedy clubs, casinos, conventions, bars and restaurants all over the world. Currently living in Las Vegas, he takes magic to a new level of astonishment, and he looks forward to bringing his interactive, comedic magic act to the America's Got Talent stage.
America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! is a Faculty production in association with FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
“America’s Got Talent” airs on NBC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. This year’s finals will take place September 16.
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), Celebrity Name Game (SYN), American Gods (STARZ), among others.
ABOUT SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
Syco Entertainment, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global TV and music franchises and is the world’s most successful producer of international talent. Syco Music was named the UK’s number 1 record label for both A&R and sales in 2014 and is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 300 million records to date. Syco is the record label home to Labrinth, One Direction, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, IL Divo, Fifth Harmony, and Ella Henderson amongst others. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Around the world, The X Factor airs in 168 countries and is watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the format have sold more than 180 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the “Worlds Most Successful Reality TV Format,” having been commissioned in an impressive 68 territories worldwide. America’s Got Talent airs in 186 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the past decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit " One Direction: This Is Us,” a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have recently partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.
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