Yo Gabba Gabba! and REVERB Kick Off Their Live Tour Partnership on the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! Tour with a School Garden Service Project

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DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will join REVERB at the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on September 30th to help students with projects to improve their school garden program. Special Guests including Maroon 5’s James Valentine will join DJ Lance Rock and the characters on Tuesday, September 30 at the Los Angeles-Based kick off event.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome! tour celebrates REVERB partnership with service event on September 30th

Making environmentalism fun and accessible for all is always what we strive for, and working with the very youngest fans allows us to really have fun with it.

DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will join REVERB at the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on September 30th to help students with projects to improve their school garden program.

The project is launching the partnership between REVERB and Yo Gabba Gabba! on the upcoming Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour. As young fans across the country attend the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! show, kids and parents will also be able to participate in fun and engaging environmental activities in the lobby. VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets with the characters are available for purchase. For complete tour updates, ticket, and VIP package information, visit http://www.yogabbagabbalive.com. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! is presented by DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children.

“We have always received unanimous support from friends of Yo Gabba Gabba! when it comes to the pro-social initiatives that Yo Gabba Gabba! champions. Working with an organization that is also deeply rooted in music is sure to spark spirited enthusiasm about important environmental initiatives and activate communities nationwide to support sustainability. Launching our partnership with REVERB with a school-based event in Los Angeles is our way of connecting with people in our community by doing something positive together.”

The project at Westside Global Awareness Magnet School will see characters from the show joining the kindergarten through second graders along with celebrity supporters of REVERB to work on the school’s garden service project. Special guests include James Valentine, lead guitarist from the band Maroon 5.

This fall’s tour will offer kids the chance to play games that impart healthy eating habits and encourage thinking about our planet, while parents are given info about what they can do to make the healthiest choices for their families.

“We are very excited to be working with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! this fall because reaching young fans and their families is incredibly important,” explained REVERB Co-Founder and Co-Director Lauren Sullivan. Her husband, REVERB Co-Director and Guster guitarist Adam Gardner added, “Making environmentalism fun and accessible for all is always what we strive for, and working with the very youngest fans allows us to really have fun with it.”

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show that revolves around the adventures of DJ Lance Rock and five colorful characters who come to life when they hear the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!” The series launched in 2007 and its unconventional formula has since created a quadruple-stacked fan base, making it a popular entertainment property among preschoolers, their parents, indie-music lovers and celebrities alike.

Film star Brad Pitt once dressed up as DJ Lance Rock for Halloween. Celebrities Fred Armisen, Jason Bateman, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Tony Hawk, Metta World Peace, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Elijah Wood and others have appeared on the television series. Numerous musical guest stars have also appeared, singing original songs composed by Yo Gabba Gabba! musicians. These include MGMT with their paint-spattered performance of the psychedelic pop tune “Art Is Everywhere”; The Flaming Lips, who perform their own hit “I Can Be a Frog”; The Killers, who take us on a “Spaceship Adventure”; The Roots, whose Questlove and company perform “Lovely Love My Family”; The Shins, who remind us “It’s OK, Try Again”; The Ting Tings, the British duo who cover Altered Images 1981 new-wave classic “Happy Birthday” and Weezer who dress in bug costumes and sing a kind-hearted, insect-loving tune called “All My Friends Are Insects.”

Demonstrating the brand’s pop culture appeal, Yo Gabba Gabba’s one-eyed Muno has been seen hawking cars to the over-16 set in a national KIA Sorento commercial that debuted nationally when it was televised during the Super Bowl. Brobee, the little green one, was featured in the nationally televised pistachios campaign commercials. Cupcake bakers on an episode of the hit series “Cupcake Wars” even competed for a place at a Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! VIP party during a Yo Gabba Gabba! themed episode.

Yo Gabba Gabba! launched their first live stage performance tour with a float in the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and they have performed live for President Obama’s daughters at The White House. Their first live tour had multiple sold-out gigs and the colorful on-stage extravaganza attracted surprise guests including Arrested Development, Dinosaur Jr., Snoop Dogg, Dave Grohl, Jon Heder, The Aquabats and more, while Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Gwen Stefani enjoyed the live stage show with their families. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! has also become a fan favorite at major music festivals such as Coachella in the U.S., where DJ Lance Rock and fans, both big and small, were heard chanting “everybody wash your hands.” Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! also appeared at the popular Dark MoFo Festival in Australia in June 2014.

The state-of-the-art live show production features music, singing, dancing and animation. Fan favorite Leslie Hall will join the cast on stage along with hip-hop legend Biz Markie who will teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day.” Special guests are invited to join the party on stage in each city for the “Dancey Dance” and “Super Music Friends Show” segments. All new performances of show favorites including the veggie friendly “Party in My Tummy,” along with collaborations and medleys that will instantly remind us to jump and dance but “Don’t Bite Your Friends!” will be a fun family experience for all.

Champions on the stage and in the community, the Yo Gabba Gabba! gang will participate in various service projects in the cities they visit during their 55-day journey with REVERB, the non-profit environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. $1 from every ticket sold goes to support environmental efforts and education.

About REVERB:
Deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, REVERB is a 501(c)(3) environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. Founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner, REVERB has greened more than 150 major tours including Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, Linkin Park and Jason Mraz. http://www.reverb.org

TOUR DATES

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014    Minneapolis, MN State Theater
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Saturday, October 18th, 2014    Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Theatre
Sunday, October 19th, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Detroit, MI    Fox Theatre Detroit
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Toronto, Canada Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014    Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre - Boston
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tower Theatre
Saturday, November 1st, 2014 New York, New York The Theater at MSG
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Friday, November 7th, 2014 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 Raleigh, NC Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 9th, 2014    Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014    St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Kansas City, MO    Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Denver, CO    Paramount Theater
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 Seattle , WA    Paramount Theatre- Seattle
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014    Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Friday, November 21st, 2014    San Jose, CA    City National Civic
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 Los Angeles, CA    Shrine Auditorium
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 Phoenix, AZ    Comerica Theatre
Friday, November 28th, 2014    Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 San Antonio, TX    Laurie Auditorium
Sunday, November 30th, 2014 Houston, TX    Bayou Music Center
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014    Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre
Friday, December 5th, 2014 Clearwater, FL    Ruth Eckerd Hall
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, December 7th, 2014    Sunrise, FL Sawgrass Live Theatre at BB&T Center

http://www.reverb.org/            
http://www.yogabbagabbalive.com

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Contact for REVERB:
Lara Seaver
lara(at)reverb(dot)org
207.615.3260

Contact for Yo Gabba Gabba!:
Kelly Kimball
k2(at)kkimballpr(dot)com
310.701.7773

About DHX Media Ltd.

DHX Media Ltd. (http://www.dhxmedia.com), a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children’s television channel in Canada, as well as Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker DHX.

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