Anthony De Lucia, Jr. | www.alive75.com
Following their debut success this past November, Alive! ’75 has plans to take their production across the northeast this year, with their first stop being the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA on March 28th…
“We are very excited to kick-off 2015 at the Sherman” says Anthony De Lucia, Jr., the shows creator and producer. “They were one of the first theaters to show an interest in the hosting show and they have been absolutely fantastic to work with. This is a great big venue with a fantastic sound system and excellent sight-lines. More importantly it’s a classic theater with a very cool vibe that will totally add to the overall Alive! ’75 experience!”
And the “experience” is what an Alive! ’75 performance is all about. Alive! ’75 is a live, classic KISS tribute concert that brings the KISS Alive! album to life within a period-specific 1975 atmosphere. So much more than guys dressed as KISS playing KISS songs, the overall experience is completely immersive and is designed to take you back to 1975, to see, hear and FEEL what a 1975-era KISS performance was really like.
After their successful pilot-performances, the group decided this was too good a show – and way too much fun – to be just a “ once and done” production. “The response to our initial production was phenomenal and the feedback since then has been overwhelming! Our Facebook page was inundated with questions about where we were playing next and requests to bring the show to one city or another. So many people were digging the concept, we just knew we were on to something and decided to take the show as far as we can.”
The group decided they would play any theaters or large rock-clubs within a days drive from their home-base of northern New Jersey. In addition to their Stroudsburg, PA show in March they’ve already booked or are actively in the process of booking additional dates in PA, as well as NY, NJ, MD, RI, MA and CT. “We basically threw the question out to the thousands of our Facebook Fans, asking them to recommend the venues they would like to see us in. The response was incredible and we’ve run down every lead provided.”
“We are self managed and promoted, and it’s a lot of work to go knocking on all these doors trying to get talent buyers who have never heard of us give us the time of day. Even so, we’ve been pleasantly surprised to find a good number of the venues genuinely excited about the show and eager to have us perform. We’re confident that as more folks become exposed to the show the demand will only continue to grow.”
Taking the show on the road meant some additional, significant investment. Anthony continues: “We rented a large portion of the equipment for our initial performance, including the entire backline. We weren’t thinking at that time that there would be additional shows. Now we’re investing in all of the equipment and infrastructure necessary to easily and repeatedly deliver a great performance anywhere we can drive to!”
That investment includes the purchase of a tow-vehicle and new 14’ trailer that carries everything necessary to deliver the show, including their custom-built, elevating drum riser. “It’s been a little intimidating, considering all that is involved to deliver a production such as ours. It’s an incredible amount of equipment - over 4,000 lbs. of gear, and it can be a logistical nightmare for a small production crew such as ours to organize. We’re looking forward to the challenges and excited to put it all to the test!”
With so many KISS-tribute bands in the marketplace, Alive! ’75 – A Tribute to KISS looks to be different by providing a complete package, including the period-specific 1975 experience. For die-hard classic KISS fans (those who appreciate their early works), as well as general fans of rock ’n roll niostalgia, this is definitely an experience not to be missed!
Tickets are now on sale for their Stroudsburg, PA, performance on March 28th. Complete details on this one-of-a-kind experience may be found at www.alive75.com. Contact ‘email@example.com‘ for more information.