Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2010
Celebrity entertainers Matthew & Gunnar Nelson announced the kick off of the Ricky Nelson Remembered 25th Anniversary Tour in the Los Angeles area March 4-6 with 3 special engagement shows at the BriXton South Bay, The Canyon, and The Coach House.
“Ricky Nelson Remembered” is a unique multi media tribute show featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man”, “Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America’s original ‘Teen Idol’. This year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Rick Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year’s Eve plane crash.
“Ricky Nelson may have been a rock icon but to us he was just our ‘Pop’,” said Gunnar Nelson. “Matthew and I still miss him immensely. It’s hard to believe he’s been gone twenty-five years. He was our inspiration and we want to keep his sweet memory alive through his wonderful music.”
"Our Pop (Ricky Nelson) was our best friend and performing his music always makes Gunnar and I feel closer to him,” adds Matthew Nelson. “We feel it’s our duty and an honor to carry on and keep his legacy alive. It’s only fitting we should kick off the 25th anniversary tour in our family’s backyard of Los Angeles.”
“Ricky Nelson Remembered” stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson. When Matthew & Gunnar hit #1 on the Billboard with their rock band Nelson with their self-penned #1 mega hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection" it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 Hitmakers! With their rock band Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar have (5) Five Top 40 Billboard hits, (4) Four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide!
Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson
*25th Anniversary Tour featuring the Stone Canyon Band*
March 4th – BriXton South Bay in Redondo Beach, CA
March 5th – The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA
March 6th – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com.
About Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson has been inducted into the Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fames and has been honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a number one song "Poor Little Fool”, number one movie "Rio Bravo" and a number one TV show "Ozzie & Harriet" all in same week. Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man" music performance montage on TV's longest running sitcom "Ozzie & Harriet" is recognized as the first conceptual music video.
Rick Nelson is credited with co-founding Country-Rock music, and has sold over 100 million lifetime record sales (verified by RIAA). As a singer-songwriter, Rick Nelson’s biggest hit was “Garden Party” which was recently honored in the Nashville Music Garden. For more information on the Ricky Nelson Remembered Tour, visit http://www.RickyNelsonRemembered.com or contact Obi Steinman at JHFP@aol.com.
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