The Phenomenal Blue Man Group Announces New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 20 October 2015

The Phenomenal Blue Man Group Announces New Zealand Tour

The international entertainment phenomenon, Blue Man Group is pleased to announce that their wildly popular, award-winning production will be visiting New Zealand for the first time as part of a new world tour from May to July 2016. The acclaimed stage show, best known and recognised for its trio of bald and blue performers, will tour to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. The Blue Man Group theatrical tour showcases classic Blue Man favourites, along with brand new content. Now approaching their 25thyear of creativity, this artistic group is continually updating and refreshing Blue Man shows with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. 

Co-founder Chris Wink says “When we first began creating performances centred around this innocent, curious character called Blue Man, we never dreamt where he would lead us. We are so honoured to be able to share our show with the people of New Zealand and beyond.  We believe the Blue Man’s universal message of joyful exuberance and euphoric celebration resonates within all of us.” 

Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall said “I have been trying to get this cooler-than-cool show to New Zealand since I first saw it x years ago, and am so excited that we have finally succeeded! Blue Man Group is hugely popular around the world – first time audiences leave the theatre so exhilarated by the show that it has one of the highest return businesses of any theatrical event. I know it will be the talk of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch when audiences finally get to experience this innovative, playful, colourful spectacle.” 

Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization, taking the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning, culminating in the trademark Blue Man Group finale in a blissful party atmosphere.

Blue Man Group is accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax.

Having performed their first show almost 25 years ago, to date, over 35 million people across 15 countries have seen one of the various Blue Man Group productions.

Blue Man Group was founded by three close friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in New York in 1991, and has grown to include permanent shows in Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Boston, Chicago and Berlin, as well as a touring production in North America. In 2016, the Blue Man Group theatrical tour will embark on a World Tour. Beyond the stage show, Blue Man Group has toured the globe with the ‘Megastar World Tour’ rock concert parody, produced five albums, including the Grammy-nominated Audio, and contributed to numerous film and TV scores. They’ve also appeared in several commercials and hit TV shows.

Mr Cundall adds, “With no spoken language Blue Man Group is perfect for all ages, languages and cultures. It gives everyone the freedom to reconnect with their inner child, to re-experience mischievousness and sheer joy, and see what fun three guys can have with 30 litres of paint and 55 mashed-up bananas in the space of an hour and a half!”

Blue Man Group is brought to New Zealand by Blue Man Productions Ltd, and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Ltd.

Blue Man Group – it’s not just a show, it’s a state of mind.