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Baby Shark Live! Heads to the Des Moines Civic Center on Oct. 29!Tuesday, July 9, 2019
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the children’s musical sensation Baby Shark Live! is coming to the Civic Center Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. on the initial leg of their first North American tour. Single tickets will be available Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.
Sharks must always keep moving, so Pinkfong’s viral song and dance sensation will come to life in over 30 cities over six weeks this fall. The one-of-a-kind concert experience begins in Spartanburg, SC, and travels to markets including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Jose, with two performances scheduled for Chicago and Boston. The fall tour leg wraps Sunday, Nov. 10, in Philadelphia.
Additional shows will be announced at a future date. Baby Shark Live! is slated to visit more than 100 U.S. and Canadian markets through 2020.
The live show is based on Pinkfong’s viral earworm and global dance phenomenon, Baby Shark. Fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to take an adventure into the sea, singing and dancing through new and classic songs including Five Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Jungle Boogie, Monkey Banana Dance and of course, Baby Shark!
Baby Shark, Pinkfong’s global hit song about a family of sharks, has climbed the charts and connected with fans around the globe. After entering the Billboard Hot 100 at #32, the song has had a 17-week streak in the Top 50 while topping the Kids Digital Song Sales Chart. The Baby Shark Dance video has over 3 billion views, making it the 8th most viewed video in the history of YouTube.
“We’re thrilled to bring Baby Shark Live to families across the country,” says the Stephen Shaw (the tour’s producer and co-president of Round Room Live). “There’s something incredibly special about Baby Shark and it’s exciting to create a show that not only includes singing and dancing but an education component as well.”
Pinkfong is a global entertainment brand that creates award-winning kids’ content for families around the world. Pinkfong has over 4,000 songs and stories within its vast library of children’s content, which can be accessed on the App Store and Google Play, as well as on YouTube and Amazon Video. Pinkfong’s accolades include the Amazon Video Direct Star, YouTube’s Diamond Play Button and Google Play’s Best Family App of 2014-2017.
About Round Room Live, an Entertainment One company:
Round Room is a live entertainment company that specializes in the production and promotion of live family entertainment, arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. In 2018, Round Room was acquired by global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), industry leaders across the family and brand space. Over the last 10 years and now under eOne, the senior management of Round Room have served as the Tour Producer for Bodies: The Exhibition; Lead Producer of Rock of Ages, Executive Producer of Fuerza Bruta; Tour Promotor for An Evening with Oprah Winfrey and An Evening with Al Pacino; Jurassic World: The Exhibition; and most recently, Executive Producer of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, all while producing and promoting some of the biggest kids tours to date, including Yo Gabba Gabba Live and PJ Masks Live. Current projects include PJ Masks Live! Save the Day Tour, Thank You Canada Tour, Rock the Rink Tour, which launches in October 2019 and Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which launched in London in February of 2019.
About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.