LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Emmy-winning “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will perform live at CLUB NOKIA with a 36-piece orchestra Saturday, March 26. Grammy nominated artist, Sara Bareilles, will join MacFarlane and the band to perform their duet “Love Won’t Let You Get Away.” Tickets for this Club Nokia show go on sale Saturday, February 26 at 10 AM.
The album, titled Music Is Better Than Words, is a crisp sounding orchestral/ big band record that features MacFarlane singing some of the hidden musical gems of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Introducing this rich sound and classic integrity to a new audience, the album features duets with beloved artists Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, and was arranged, conducted, and produced by accomplished film and television composer Joel McNeely, who will conduct the orchestra at the event. Universal Republic Records, who signed MacFarlane in 2010, will release the album in stores and online platforms in September 2011.
MacFarlane has been a fan of music from this era for as long as he can remember, and has even trained with vocal coaches Lee, Sally, and Steve Sweetland. Lee and Sally coached many great singers throughout their careers, including Frank Sinatra. MacFarlane has featured countless musical numbers on his television shows, and has garnered multiple Emmy nominations as well as a win for Outstanding Music and Lyrics on "Family Guy."
Recorded at the legendary Capitol Records, the album was made with MacFarlane singing live in the same room as the orchestra, just as they did in 50’s. Additionally, Frank Sinatra’s original microphone “nicknamed The Frank”, on loan from the Smithsonian, was used to record the album. All songs were recorded to analog tape, to match the warm sound of the historic records of that era.
MacFarlane’s voice has been celebrated for it’s perfect phrasing, richness, and consistency. He is an experienced live performer, having played to sold out audiences at London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.
This performance will be recorded by Network LIVE in high definition and multi track audio for the HDTV, online, mobile and cinema release in September 2011.
Reserved Floor tickets for this Club Nokia show are $153.50. VIP Balcony tickets are $78.50 and General admission tickets are $28.50. All tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM).
About Seth MacFarlane: Seth MacFarlane is the creative force behind “Family Guy,” “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show.” “Family Guy” has garnered four Emmys and seven Emmy nominations, including one in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. MacFarlane is in pre-production on his directorial feature film debut, TED, which he co-wrote with “Family Guy” writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
About Club Nokia: Club Nokia, a multi-use music, entertainment and concert venue--located in the heart of the acclaimed L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district--accommodates over 2,300 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics designed for live entertainment, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. The theatre brings the latest technology to music enthusiasts including an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. This interactive experience allows users to scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events and interact with pictures, video and text messages submitted by fellow concert fans. Club Nokia was awarded “Best New Major Concert Venue” in 2009 at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and won “Nightclub of the Year” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
About Network LIVE: Network LIVE is the division of AEG LIVE responsible for creating, marketing and distributing digital programming on broadband, cinema, wireless, television, DVD and other platforms worldwide. AEG Network LIVE has completed successful tour & CD launch campaigns for AEG Live clients including Bon Jovi, Usher, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner & Prince. Network LIVE has produced the world’s largest 3-D concert library and is focused on producing live, multi-media branded entertainment for 3-D, broadband, digital cinema, cable/satellite, VOD, mobile and HDTV. Network LIVE connects brands with consumers anytime, anywhere on any device.