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[04/16/13 - 08:12 AM]
Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band Hits the Road Again on Nationwide Concert Tour Kicking Off This Fall
Plus: The Fresh Beat Band's first-ever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21 at 7:00/6:00c on Nick Jr.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

NICKELODEON'S THE FRESH BEAT BAND HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON NATIONWIDE CONCERT TOUR KICKING OFF THIS FALL

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon Will Hit 50 Cities Including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta; Tickets On-Sale April 20

The Fresh Beat Band's First-Ever Concert Special Premieres in Primetime Sunday, April 21, at 7PM (ET) on Nick Jr.

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 - The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are giving fans one more chance to see them live as they hit the road again for 60 performances on their nationwide concert tour. The wildly popular The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour will resume on Nov. 12, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. The band will travel to theaters in new markets and revisit places including New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles' Nokia Theater L.A. Live. In 2012, more than 400,000 fans saw the concert making it one of the year's most successful music tours.

Pre-sale tickets along with Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet and greets will be available at www.freshbeatbandlive.com beginning April 16 and at www.ticketmaster.com beginning April 17. Citi(R) card members through Citi's Private Pass Program at www.CitiPrivatePass.com will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning April 16. The general public on-sale will take place on April 20.

"The Fresh Beat Band is back by popular demand," said Doug Cohn, SVP, Music, Nickelodeon. "The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour has been so successful because it provides 90 minutes of family bonding time where kids and parents can laugh, sing and dance along with the fantastic Fresh Beats."

The Fresh Beat Band's first-ever primetime concert special will premiere on Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. The 30-minute special gives viewers an all-access pass to The Fresh Beat Band concert with behind-the-scenes footage and more. Fans can watch an exclusive sneak peek of the concert special at www.nickjr.com.

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) and Shout (Thomas Hobson), performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation. Songs performed include "Here We Go, "A Friend Like You," "Bananas" and "Just Like A Rockstar," among others. The Fresh Beat Band soundtracks - The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show and The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From The Hit TV Show Vol 2.0 - are currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere. The album features catchy, preschool-friendly tracks culled from three seasons of the TV series.

The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on Nickelodeon. The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends - Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout- in a band who love to sing and dance. In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges. Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other's differences. Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, and Sarah Chalke have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and additional celebrity guests will appear in season three.

Check out the tour website -- http://www.freshbeatbandlive.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/freshbeatband and for more Fresh Beat activities and fun go to http://www.nickjr.com/the-fresh-beat-band/.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

2013/2014 The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Dates:

11/12/13 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
11/13/13 Austin, TX ACL Live - Moody Theatre
11/14/13 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
11/15/13 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
11/16/13 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
11/18/13 St. Paul, MN O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
11/19/13 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
11/21/13 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
11/22/13 Cleveland, OH State Theater
11/23/13 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre (2 Shows)
11/24/13 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
11/26/13 Lowell, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena
11/27/13 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
11/29-30/13 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden (4 Shows)
12/1/13 West Long Branch, NJ Monmouth University - MAC Center (2 Shows)
12/4/13 Hershey, PA Giant Center
12/5/13 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
12/6/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
12/7/13 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre (2 Shows)
12/8/13 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
12/10/13 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
12/11/13 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
12/12/13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/14/13 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
12/15/13 Orlando, FL Amway Center
1/9/14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
1/11/14 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
1/12/14 Chattanooga, TN Memorial Auditorium
1/14/14 Columbus, OH The Palace
1/15/14 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
1/16/14 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
1/17/14 Norfolk, VA Old Dominion University - Constant Convocation Center
1/18/14 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
1/19/14 Indiana, PA Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex
1/22/14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
1/23/14 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Center
1/24/14 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
1/25/14 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
1/28/14 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
1/30/14 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
1/31/14 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theatre
2/1/14 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State University
2/4/14 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena
2/5/14 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
2/7/14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
2/9/14 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (2 Shows)





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