LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Venetian® Las Vegas, SPI Entertainment and Las Vegas headliners HUMAN NATURE are delighted to announce a forthcoming three-year residency with the brand new show "JUKEBOX," specially crafted for its home at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian.
Australia's HUMAN NATURE, one of the world's greatest vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story, has set the Strip on fire and kept sold-out audiences dazzled and dancing during their internationally celebrated "MOTOWN Show," which premiered at The Venetian in 2013.
"JUKEBOX" will see HUMAN NATURE'S foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, backed by a dynamic six-piece band and world-class dancers, as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown ... and even some "Uptown Funk." "JUKEBOX" is not only a playlist of the group's influences, but some of the most-loved hit songs from the best vocal artists and groups of all time, including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Stand By Me," "Unchained Melody," "Dance To The Music" and "Under The Boardwalk."
"We're incredibly excited to be doing this brand new show," said Andrew Tierney. "We were looking for a new creative challenge and, when we presented our ideas to The Venetian they embraced it."
"Over the past three years, Andrew, Mike, Toby and Phil have become wonderful additions to The Venetian family. We couldn't be more thrilled about HUMAN NATURE 'JUKEBOX'. Their talents extend further than simply Motown and we can't wait for guests to experience this new show," said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Convention Center.
HUMAN NATURE'S "JUKEBOX" will explode with not only the Motown hits they have famously reinterpreted such as "Dancing In The Street," but also soul standards like "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," plus old and new pop hits in "Twist And Shout" to today's chart toppers such as "All About That Bass" and "Shake It Off." They show that this "JUKEBOX" plays everything from The Temptations to Taylor Swift, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.
The "JUKEBOX" concept was inspired by HUMAN NATURE'S Australian platinum selling album of the same name, which will be released in North America in 2016. The album was executive produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Michael Bublé/Metallica) and was co-produced by David Pierce (Michael Bublé /Robbie Williams). Pierce joins HUMAN NATURE at The Venetian as a musical collaborator for the "JUKEBOX" experience.
One of the world's seminal "Boy Bands," HUMAN NATURE will include hits from their own music catalog, as well as a host of fan favorites, while still paying homage to past pop masters. Audience members can expect to hear the songs from Backstreet Boys and the Bee Gees alongside The Beach Boys and Boyz II Men, among others.
"We've always been incredibly focused on HUMAN NATURE and on our live shows and how we are represented as artists," explains Phil Burton. "We pinch ourselves as four Australians to be so heartily embraced by American music fans. To have such incredible support from The Venetian and the US music industry is humbling and it motivates us to bring our best five nights a week. We'll be playing music from all eras, and we'll throw in some Motown and some music from our pop career and the 'boy band' days. We'll be highlighting what 'boy bands' have been like through the ages - not only a guilty pleasure of great songs, but a jukebox unto themselves."
SPI Entertainment will produce the new show with HUMAN NATURE. "We have been proud to be partners with HUMAN NATURE since we first brought them to the USA over six years ago," said SPI Founder & CEO Adam Steck. "They are the embodiment of what it means to be entertainers and we cannot wait for Las Vegas audiences to experience our new show with them. HUMAN NATURE never disappoints."
The "JUKEBOX" residency is another high for a group that has been together since school days and are now celebrating their 26th year together. HUMAN NATURE has previously hit the top of the charts in Australia and the UK and have a staggering 25 platinum awards to their credit. Career highlights include playing to a global audience at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. HUMAN NATURE was handpicked to travel the world opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion and have collaborated frequently with the likes of American icon Smokey Robinson. "The members of Human Nature are extraordinary vocalists who truly know how to entertain," said Smokey Robinson. "If you haven't seen them perform you need to, it's a real treat."
HUMAN NATURE "JUKEBOX" will be performed Tuesday through Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning, Tuesday, March 29. Tickets, on sale Friday, Jan. 29, start at $49.50 + taxes and fees and VIP options are available. Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo box office or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469. Tickets are also available at HumanNatureLive.com or Venetian.com.
About The Venetian Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino; The Strip's largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).
ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT:
SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Human Nature - "Jukebox," Boyz II Men, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia's Thunder From Down Under, Divas - Starring Frank Marino, RockTellz and Cocktails, and The Australian Bee Gees Show. www.SPIentertainment.com
ABOUT HUMAN NATURE:
HUMAN NATURE are one of Australia's greatest musical success stories and exports. The foursome which features brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney together with high school friends Toby Allen and Phil Burton have sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned 25 platinum awards, 17 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide. They have performed sell out shows around the globe since they signed with Sony Music Australia over two decades ago, a partnership that continues today. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 2009 to commence an unprecedented residency for an Australian act, the pop-vocal group has garnered international critical acclaim. The group are a resident act at the prestigious The Venetian Las Vegas, where they are launching their new show JUKEBOX. JUKEBOX follows the highly successful "Smokey Robinson presents HUMAN NATURE: The Motown Show" which clocked up over 1200 performances over a six year period. JUKEBOX, the album, is a collection of '50s and '60s pop standards (together with an original song) produced by Dave Pierce & Executive Produced by Bob Rock. It will be released in North America during 2016. The band's twelfth album, JUKEBOX closed 2014 as the No. 3 best–selling Australian album of the year with double platinum sales and a #2 ARIA chart position. Highlights in Human Nature's career to date include performing to a global audience at Sydney 2000, opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at concerts around the world and, appearing on television in the USA on shows including The Talk, The Chew, Oprah and Dancing With The Stars, as well as their own PBS Special: Human Nature Sings Motown. For further information, visit: http://www.humannaturelive.com
Photos & B-roll Available at: http://bit.ly/1Ud0qNU
For HUMAN NATURE:
For The Venetian|The Palazzo Las Vegas:
SOURCE HUMAN NATURE