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A 2016 Presidential Race Concert Experience is coming to a city near you.
Broadway and Hollywood music creatives have collaborated to create this new experience for the political fan. Andrew Lloyd Webber, who brought the world Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera, is launching the nationwide tour (dates below) as the pseudo-composer. The concert is produced by CNN.
The 28-city event is an immersive musical and visual experience that will allow concert-goers to re-experience the entire presidential race, even after Nov. 8th. However, in an exclusive interview with Webber, the composer did mention that if Donald Drumpf wins the visual script will undergo a drastic re-haul to please the business tycoon. Yet, as it stands Webber plans to bring an “honest portrayal of the race events,” starting with the original 12 republican candidates and the two democratic candidates. Sweeping state-of-the-art technology, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take audience members on a journey through the primaries, caucuses, party conventions, vice-president selections, debates, election day, presidential race winner and the oh-so-anticipated controversies that have marred the 2016 election year.
To pull off the live journey through the campaign, the concert will use footage from the show along with images of Wikileak documents and that highly talked about Access Hollywood clip of Drumpf and Billy Bush, yet that video is set to be cut if Drumpf is elected.
Song selections for the concert experience come from highly acclaimed soundtracks that are sure to keep the entire family awake. The Titanic, Jaws and Webber’s own Phantom are slated to be some of the show’s highlights.
“As soon as I heard ‘The Point of No Return’ against the backdrop of Clinton and Drumpf accepting their party nominations I got goose bumps,” Webber said. “The 2016 Presidential Concert Race Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the race’s visuals and my currated compositions. I am more excited for it than anyone.”
The concert will kick off Feb. 14, 2017 in Kansas City and will be competing with the Game of Thrones Concert Experience which is set to begin the day before.
Tickets go on sale at livenation.com starting Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Get your tickets quickly, they are projected to sell fast.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2017: Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center
Friday, Feb. 16, 2017: St. Paul, Minnesota, Xcel Energy Center
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017: Chicago, United Center
Monday, Feb. 19, 2017: Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2017: Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2017: Buffalo, New York, First Niagara Center
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2017: Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2017: Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, February 28, 2017: Washington, DC, Verizon Center
Friday, March 2, 2017: Montreal, Bell Centre
Saturday, March 3, 2017: Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Monday, March 5, 2017: Boston, TD Bank Garden
Tuesday, March 6, 2017: New York, Madison Square Garden
Thursday, March 8, 2017: Charlotte, North Carolina, Time Warner Cable Arena
Saturday, March 10, 2017: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, BB&T Center
Sunday, March 11, 2017: Tampa, Florida, Amalie Arena
Tuesday, March 13, 2017: Atlanta, Philips Arena
Thursday, March 15, 2017: San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
Friday, March 16, 2017: Houston, Toyota Center
Sunday, March 18, 2017: Denver, Pepsi Center
Tuesday, March 20, 2017: Salt Lake City, Maverik Center
Thursday, March 22, 2017: Los Angeles, The Forum
Saturday, March 24, 2017: Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, March 25, 2017: Phoenix, TalkingStick Resort Arena
Wednesday, March 28, 2017: San Jose, California, SAP Center
Friday, March 29, 2017: Seattle, Key Arena
Saturday, March 30, 2017: Vancouver, Rogers Arena.