Coming off his awesome Grammy performance with Gwyneth Paltrow, Cee Lo Green will take his talents to Las Vegas on March 12 for Red Bull Soundclash, a totally unique clash of sounds, styles and creativity.
Along for the ride are The Ting Tings, a band that offers one of the most unique sounds in the music industry.
The event will be held outdoors at the MGM Resorts International property across from the Luxor on Las Vegas Blvd., and the tickets will be $15 at the door.
If you don’t already know, Red Bull Soundclash features two bands that collaborate to create an innovative live music performance, with different music styles (e.g., Hip Hop vs. Electronic). The two bands will face off on two stages positioned on opposite ends of the venue with the audience in the middle.
In a series of four rounds, the bands perform various tasks, some rehearsed, and some improvised, to showcase the array of their musical abilities.
The Red Bull Soundclash format takes each band through a series of collaborative challenges that makes it less of a battle and more of a musical conversation. In round one (the cover), both bands play their own version of the same cover song. Round two (the takeover), begins with the first band playing one of its original songs and mid-way through the other band takes over, seamlessly finishing the song in their own style.
The third round (the clash), highlights each band’s musical versatility by having them perform songs in three different styles – for example: country, reggae and techno/dance. The fourth and final round is full of surprises, as each act is allowed to bring on a special guest to join their performance.
Cee Lo Green
Rapper, songwriter, and record producer, Cee Lo Green originally came to prominence as a member of the southern Hip-Hop group Goodie Mob.
He later launched a critically acclaimed solo career enticing audiences across the country. Immediately to follow, he merged into a dynamic duo pronounced Gnarls Barkley with DJ/producer Danger Mouse and the odd couple swiftly received international acclaim for multiple hit songs including “Crazy.”
Fast forward to this year, Cee Lo is nominated for a total of four Grammys including Record of the Year for his current smash hit “Fu** You” which may also be noted as the most controversial, most blogged-about and most listened-to song of the year.
When asked what attendees can expect from him at the Red Bull Soundclash, Cee Lo Green said, “The experience will be an extension of energy and atmosphere that is positive to people that come to party. Enjoying that experience is a promise I can make.”
The Ting Tings
Grammy nominated, DIY pop-art titans --The Ting Tings is that rarest of pop phenomena: a globally successful pop band with the heart of art-school punk.
The dynamic duo made up of Jules De Martino (drums, loop pedals, bass, piano, keyboards, songs, backing vocals) and Katie White (vocals, bass drum, guitar, cowbell, lyrics, melodies) struck gold with the singles 'That's Not My Name' and 'Shut Up and Let Me Go' from their critically acclaimed first album, ‘We Started Nothing.’ They are currently working on their follow up release due later this year.
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