Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit it a sticky-floored ampitheater, watching in terror as an army of moppets scream out the lyrics to Smashmouth’s “All Star” at the top of their lungs? Then you’ll be happy to know that the Kidz Bop franchise is set to hit the road this year, with a live-show tour that will play in more than 80 markets. According to a press release:
Designed as an introduction to a real live rock show experience – in the same kind of kid-friendly environment KIDZ BOP is known for providing – the KIDZ BOP WORLD TOUR features a full band, with vocal duties shared by adults and kids alike. Like the KIDZ BOP brand itself, the KIDZ BOP WORLD TOUR encourages kids to get up and sing and dance along. With local participants, dance contests, video screens and song voting, kids will be the biggest part of the show.
Playing in theaters and small arenas nationwide (full tour schedule to be announced), this is KIDZ BOP’s first full-scale venture into the world of live family entertainment. “There have been few live events geared toward that elusive 6-11-year-old market,” observed Chenfeld and Balsam. “This demo loves the KIDZ BOP CDs, and we are confident that they will embrace this exciting new show.”
Thank goodness that the “6-11-year-old market” will finally get served–those lazy little rugrats were spending too much skipping rope and daydreaming, and not enough time buying merch. We just can’t wait until the Smoking Gun unearths the tour rider, which is sure to stipulate a quarter-keg full of Ssips and “Two (2) alligator-shaped kazoos” per stop.