RockmaniaLive! Begins Crowdfunding Campaign For Live, Multimedia Recreations Of Classic Rock Albums
September 30, 2016 at 12:01 PM (PT)
Former ARISTA, MTV, MAVERICK and HOLLYWOOD RECORDS executive ABBEY KONOWITCH, GRAMMY-winning producer ROB CAVALLO and veteran creative director TOMMY TALLARICO have launched a crowdfunding campaign for ROCKMANIA LIVE, unique global music franchise that will bring classic rock albums to life with live, multimedia presentations including a full symphony orchestra.
The project are offering an opportunity for rock fans to become equity investors beginning today at startengine.com/startup/rockmanialive.
ROCKMANIALIVE! began by creating compositions of iconic classic rock songs with arrangements from CAVALLO and world-renowned composer, DAVID CAMPBELL (BECK's dad). The presentation features state-of-the-art visual elements, with music composed and recorded from such legendary classic rock artists as LED ZEPPELIN, THE WHO and PINK FLOYD. Rehearsals, production, and full build-out of the show will occur in DECEMBER with the first, live shows scheduled for 2017.
Commented ROB CAVALLO: "What makes this such a dynamic experience is that we’re actually replicating the technical aspects of the sound of the original bands by using similar equipment, such as amps, instruments, mixing boards and more. The multimedia atmosphere and technical aspects of the sound will offer a genuine experience for generations of rock fans.” Similar to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL or BLUE MAN GROUP, ROCKMANIALIVE! is a scalable brand and production platform that supports simultaneous performances across multiple venues.
Added KONOWITCH: “Classic Rock-era artists, music and albums have become global cultural brands, built the largest touring business in history, and have generated billions of dollars in merchandise, ticket and album sales. ROCKMANIALIVE! is an opportunity for Classic Rock fans to continue to experience the ‘soundtrack of their lives’ and share it with their whole family in a unique and visceral way.”
Said legendary KISS, BON JOVI and MOTLEY CRUE manager DOC McGHEE: “The time is right for a concept like ROCKMANIALIVE!, which has pulled together a team of the top people who can create the best possible music arrangements and experience. Plus, the music of these classic rock artists is timeless -- I look forward to seeing it.”
The crowdfunding campaign will be hosted on StartEngine.com for an estimated duration of 60 days. Read today's WALL STREET JOURNAL story here.