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Mardi Gras Concerts – Universal Studios March and April 2011
This series of concerts takes place in Universal Studios, Orlando as part of the Mardi Gras celebrations.
This American rock band was formed in Jacksonville Florida in 1964, and they became prominent in 1973. Sadly, three members of the band died in a ‘plane crash in 1977, and the band did not reform until 1987.
This British/American rock band was originally founded in 1976 by English musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald. They have sold over 70 million albums worldwide, and their one and only number 1 hit was in 1985 with ‘I Want to Know What Love Is. ’
This rock band from Provo, Utah was formed in 2005, but didn’t receive nationwide exposure until 2008, when they opened for several of The Killers North American tours. All four members of the band are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their first single, ‘Animal’ was very popular and reached number 13.
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This band is from Colorado Springs and was formed in 2002. It has achieved success on MySpace, and has had a number of record successes, including ‘Apologize’ and ‘Stop and Stare. ’
Although he was born in Miami, Florida on February 3rd, 1990, he attended Ocho Rios High School in Jamacia. His grandfather was a noted Jamaican reggae producer so it is little surprise that Sean became a rapper.
Born Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. This pop and R & B singer is better known as Ne-Yo. He also writes songs and is a record producer and actor. He has had five top ten songs, and has written numerous chart-topping songs for other artists. Not one to be missed.
This alternative American band from Los Angeles had their first maintstream hit in 2001 with ‘Hanging by a Moment. ’ They have had several top 40 hits in the USA, and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Who cannot have heard of the Beach Boys? This American rock band, formed in 1961 in California, which initially comprised three brothers and their cousin, plus a friend, was iconic – almost as iconic as the Beatles. Their close vocal harmonies were very popular and their songs reflected the Southern Californian youth culture. Their songs evoke memories of surfing, cars and romance. Remember ‘Good Vibrations, ’ or ‘Wouldn’t it be Nice’ or ‘God Only Knows’ or ‘Sloop John B? ’ I only have to hear one of these to be whisked away to the California beaches, with rolling surf breaking on golden sands, and blue skies overhead.
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Formed in 1998 this American Rock band originated in Los Angeles. They have produced several albums and are very popular.
What a great line-up of bands – and all free!
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