R.U.N: First Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil Will Premiere at Luxor in Las Vegas in Fall 2019
LAS VEGAS, April 30, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is excited to announce R.U.N – a groundbreaking new show and the entertainment group's first live action thriller, premiering at Luxor this fall. R.U.N is an unprecedented entertainment experience, using live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts.
Audiences will be plunged into a sensory experience where special effects collide with human performance, pushing viewers to the edge of their seats. Chapter by chapter, guests will be taken through a gritty, cinematic story featuring bold, rebellious and fearless characters. The show will follow two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said, "R.U.N is very different from the other shows within the Cirque du Soleil portfolio. With R.U.N, we will reinvent the concept of a thriller, drawing inspiration from action movies and graphic novels. This action-packed live performance happening in front of and around the audience, will offer a new form of entertainment to a more diversified Las Vegas guest. We are really excited to bring this unique and edgy concept to Luxor."
An innovative and distinctive show that will push the limits of a live entertainment experience, R.U.N is the 10th partnership between Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International.
"Throughout MGM Resorts' more than 25-year relationship with the creative geniuses at Cirque du Soleil, we have watched them deliver spectacle after spectacle, wowing guests from around the world and giving them new reasons to visit," said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts' President of Entertainment & Sports. "This fall, the launch of R.U.N at Luxor, a show that represents a complete departure from anything Cirque du Soleil has created before, will mark a new and exciting phase of this very successful partnership."
R.U.N will begin performances on October 24, 2019 and play in the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $69 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting RUNLASVEGAS.com, by calling (702) 352-0221, or (855) 706-5433 as of May 1, or in-person at the R.U.N Theater box office.
PATHWATER Launches 'Fish in a Bottle' Earth Day Campaign to Petition the Phasing Out of Single-use PET Plastic Bottles in California
It's time that the Beverage Industry takes responsibility to help Reduce, Reuse, and truly Recycle
FREMONT, Calif., April 22, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, you might come across some apocalyptic images of a fish in a single-use plastic water bottle with the hashtag #OurPath2050. The hashtag refers to a report by the World Economic Forum that stated by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. This image will be displayed on biodegradable paper in 5,000 locations throughout the cities of San Francisco, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica.
The purpose for PATHWATER's Earth Day Fish in the Bottle Campaign is to bring awareness to the plastic pollution that comes from single-use packaging and also to collect signatures to amend the CA State Assembly Bill AB 1080 to include single-use PET plastic bottles in the state's phase-out of single-use plastics legislation. Currently, the bill, if passed in its current form, would open the floodgates for PET and HDPE plastics manufacturers to make more plastic packaging. The bill lists PET as a closed-loop recycling system, which we know is not true because PET is most often downcycled.
The PATHWATER's Earth Day Fish in the Bottle Campaign is meant for everyone to join and share the message that we need to elevate the conversation and our policies around single-use plastic waste to include PET. You can learn more about the campaign here.
"As a bottled water company that has introduced true reusability to help solve single-use plastic waste, we believe it's our responsibility to campaign against the beverage industry's reliance on PET plastic. We'll start in California by addressing legislation that responsibly includes one of the biggest plastic pollution problems -- single-use PET plastics," said PATHWATER's Co-founder & CEO, Shadi Bakour. "If we don't do something about our plastic crisis, there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans by 2050. It motivates us to bring awareness about how we can get rid of ALL single-use PET plastic bottles in California, and ultimately, worldwide."
AUGUSTA, Ga., April 15, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- With one of the most packed leaderboards in the history of The Masters Championship, Tiger Woods completed what will go down as one of the greatest comeback journeys of all time, winning his 5th Masters Championship.
A key step in the journey back with Tiger posting that he was progressing nicely with a video he posted of a swing he had taken on the Full Swing Pro 2 Series Simulator. Woods had installed it in his home so that he could work whenever he wanted, with industry leading software showing real ball flight in real-time with no delay. "The technology allows me to shape my shots like no other simulator," Woods said, "Rain or shine, day or night, I can get my practice in."
Full Swing CEO Ryan Dotters, said, "The day that Tiger joined our team, our company received golf's most important seal of approval that our technology is the best on the market" he continued "Being part of his journey back to this latest Masters Championship, where he was able to first hit full shots again in his home on his Full Swing Simulator, it has been amazing."
Woods has been a part of Team Full Swing since 2015 and will continue to support the brand through various marketing initiatives and accompanies Full Swing Simulator's all-star roster of professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and LPGA.
About Full Swing
Full Swing Simulators revolutionized the golf simulator in 1986 and now is the largest US-based producer of multi-sport simulators. Patented dual-tracking technology, combining high-speed cameras and infrared light wave technology provide unmatched swing data and real-time ball feedback, has made Full Swing the official simulator partner of Golf Channel & Top golf SwingSuites. Users can dynamically experience more than 13 sports including golf, which features 84 Championship Golf Courses. Team Full Swing boasts PGA TOUR Players Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Aaron Wise, Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk and the LPGA's Brooke Henderson & the NBA's Steph Curry.
Head to fullswinggolf.com for the latest product offerings and news.
Five Finger Death Punch, Brian May Of Queen, Brantley Gilbert & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Release Mainstream Country Rock Single "Blue On Black" Worldwide Today
THE BIGGEST NAMES IN ROCK AND COUNTRY JOIN FORCES FOR THE COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
WATCH AND SHARE THE VIDEO FOR "BLUE ON BLACK"
ARTISTS AND LABELS TO DONATE ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SONG TO: THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF FIRST RESPONDER
LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The multi-platinum rock group FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with the legendary BRIAN MAY of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, BRANTLEY GILBERT and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD to record a special version of the song "Blue On Black" mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed). Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by SHEPHERD. Taking Country Rock to the next level, "Blue On Black" is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The song is available HERE and the artists also premiered an official music video HERE for "Blue On Black" showing the creation of the song.
The artists and their respective labels are donating all proceeds from the collaboration version of "Blue On Black" to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY states: "To raise awareness for and support First Responders is a cause that's always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they'll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes."
"Blue on Black is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years... songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them," says BRANTLEY GILBERT. "It's always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform. When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger's version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May ofQueen, I jumped at the chance... Who wouldn't?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly."
GARY SINISE, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor and Founder of the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION expresses his gratitude to the artists saying: "I want to send my thanks to Five Finger Death Punch, Brian May of Queen, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd for their support of The Gary Sinise Foundation and our efforts to give back to our Nation's First Responders. I'm so grateful to have all of these incredible artists from different genres coming together to support our mission with this great song, "Blue On Black". I believe while we can never do enough to show our appreciation and gratitude to our Nation's defenders and the families who sacrifice right alongside them we can always do a little more. And you all are doing just that. So I salute you, and I thank you all. God bless." Watch Gary Sinise speak about "Blue On Black" HERE.
Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: "When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of "Blue On Black", I was thrilled to do it. When they told me Brantley Gilbert andBrian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share, and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do."
Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Street Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch's manager for close to a decade adds: "From Johnny Cash's 'I Walk The Line' and The Rolling Stones' 'Honky Tonk Woman' to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared an audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It's time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let's tear down the walls!"
"We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch," adds John Bowen, General Manager of Prospect Park, the band's North American label. "We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved. We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don't think so."
Big Machine Label Group -- home of country superstar BRANTLEY GILBERT and one of the biggest labels in country music -- is also fully supportive of the country-rock single. Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta offers: "Maybe you didn't see this coming… or maybe you did… Two American super-powers come together to create a megaton track that will have both the Brantley Gilbert Nation & Five Finger Death Punch Fans screaming for more. Unleash the beast."
Brian May of QUEEN loved the song "Blue On Black" and set up a special recording session and video shoot to be featured on it all in between his work as a producer and executive music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography film Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian and Roger are responsible for one of the highest grossing films of all time ($900,000,000+) across the world and the winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Brian May will perform with QUEEN + Adam Lambert throughout 2019 and 2020.
Additionally, Five Finger Death Punch's original cover version of "Blue On Black" has already generated over 50 million on-demand streams in the US, and is one of the most-consumed songs on the band's current album (averaging over 1 million US streams per week). The song features distorted guitars, pummeling percussion and a swaggering chant that marks a surprising outlier on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's current and seventh studio album, AND JUSTICE FOR NONE. In the US alone, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have sold 4.5 million albums, 10 million digital songs and over 3 billion streams total.
"Blue On Black"
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – lead vocals, guitars, bass, drums (original cover version taken from the album AND JUSTICE FOR NONE)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD - original songwriter, guest vocals and guitar
BRANTLEY GILBERT - guest vocal
BRIAN MAY - guest guitar
ASHTON SANDERS IS JOINED BY JOHN GOODMAN, JONATHAN MAJORS AND VERA FARMIGA IN THE COMPELLING SCI-FI ACTION FILM
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL JUNE 11, 2019
"AN AUDACIOUS AND SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER" - JOE LEYDON, VARIETY
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 11, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- In the aftermath of a global alien invasion, one young man must choose whether to rebel against The Legislature and ignite a war to save humanity in the thrilling, CAPTIVE STATE,arriving on Blu-rayTM, DVD, Digital, and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE, as well as On Demand on June 11, 2019 from Participant Media and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, the sci-fi thriller stars Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) alongside an out-of-this-world supporting cast including John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Jonathon Majors (Hostiles) and Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel").
A decade since an extraterrestrial force has occupied our planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago Police Officer William Mulligan (Goodman) is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel (Sanders); the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan's ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: Collaborate… or fight back. Also starring Vera Farmiga, CAPTIVE STATE is unlike any future world ever imagined.
Filled with unexpected twists and shocking revelations, CAPTIVE STATE on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital feature exclusive insight from cast and filmmakers, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, taking fans deeper into the world of this "impressively suspenseful" (Joe Leydon, Variety) sci-fi adventure.
BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES: