Disney’s Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will bring their In a Big Warehouse concert tour to Orleans Arena on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will play their most popular songs and bring the magic of the Imagination Movers television series’ Idea Warehouse to life. Concertgoers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse Mouse and other characters from the TV series.
“Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock n’ roll with the help of thousands of great fans,” says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rich). “We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs. Including the grownups – and especially us!”
Since signing to Walt Disney Records, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards and earned critical praise from the Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly, among many others. Their newest release, In a Big Warehouse, the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts this fall, debuting at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart and bowing at No. 3 on Billboard’s Children’s Chart.
In addition, the Movers have recently shared their story and music with viewers across the nation appearing on The View, Live with Regis & Kelly and Good Morning America. Their unique brand of smart, high-energy pop was described in The New York Times as “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
The Imagination Movers television series, which features the blue-suited band as brainstormers working hard to solve “Idea Emergencies” in their Idea Warehouse, is a hit with audiences around the world, airing in over 55 countries/territories and in 12 languages since September 2008. The Movers are currently filming the third season of the series and recently filmed a concert in their hometown of New Orleans with some very special guests. Season three of the series and the concert special will air in 2011. Imagination Movers airs daily during Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney.
The Imagination Movers are Collins, a former journalist and father of five; Scott Durbin, a teacher and father of two; Dave Poche, an architect and father of two; and Scott “Smitty” Smith, a New Orleans firefighter who was part of the Hurricane Katrina search and rescue effort.
Seating is reserved and tickets are priced at $20, $32.50, $40 and the $120 Mini Movers package. All prices include tax. Tickets can be purchased at the Orleans Arena Box Office by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.