Olympic Kickoff Show in Beijing Features Liquid Blue -
Liquid Blue performed at perhaps the
bands biggest show ever (in terms of international exposure) on New
Year's Eve in Beijing China in the first televised event for CCTV's
new All-Olympics channel, CCTV-5. The sold-out concert featured many
of China's biggest stars and was held at the 8200 seat China
Agricultural University Sports Arena in Beijing, which will host the
Wrestling competition at the 2008 Summer Games. The event was
televised not only on CCTV-5 but also CCTV 1, 3 and 9 as well and
seen by millions of viewers. See
35,000 Witness Liquid Blue Perform in Haikou, China -
Liquid Blue performed at sold-out Hainan
University Stadium in Haikou City, China, on Dec 28th. The concert
featured many of China's hottest pop stars and was televised on
Christmas Eve Performance, Manger Square Bethlehem -
Liquid Blue founders Michael Vangerov
and Scott Stephens (Two from Blue) performed Christmas Eve day in
Manger Square in Bethlehem. The event was televised by PNN
(Palestinian News Network).
100th Country Reached at Unity Concert in Bethlehem -
Liquid Blue members Scott Stephens and
Michael Vangerov (Two From Blue) will perform an acoustic
concert at the Bethlehem Peace
Center on December 23rd. The concert marks the 100th country
Liquid Blue has visited. Bethlehem Peace Center is a
Cultural Center located in the City of Bethlehem next to Manger
Square between the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar.
Liquid Blue holds the official world record for "Worlds Most
Traveled Band". See Photos.
"Making Up" Concert in World's Holiest City, Jerusalem -
Two From Blue will perform an acoustic
concert at the "The Daila Cultural Center" in Jerusalem during the
Christmas holidays on December 21st. The concert takes place in
Israel which marks the 99th country Liquid Blue (and its
subsidiaries) have visited. The
concert has been organized by
Holy Land Trust in cooperation with Peace Center.
2nd Place at International Music Awards for Best Band -
For the 2nd year in a row Liquid Blue has been awarded "runner-up"
in the Best Band category of the International Music Awards
sponsored by The Music Aid Organization, in association with the United Nations UNV program. Winners
were selected from thousands of artists in over 29 countries.
Singer Kevin DuBrow Dead; The Quiet Riot Connection -
Kevin DuBrow, longtime lead
singer of the band Quiet Riot, was found dead at his home in
Las Vegas over the weekend from a cocaine overdose. DuBrow was one of the greatest rock
singers ever to come out of Los Angeles and will be sorely missed.
Quiet Riot made the seen in Hollywood in the late 1970's with the
also now deceased Randy Rhoads on guitar. A few years later
they scored a big hit with the song "Cum On Feel the Noize". Liquid
Blue founders Scott Stephens and Michael Vangerov had
a long and interesting history with Quiet Riot in Los Angeles.
Vangerov and Stephens played together as teenagers in a Los Angeles
band called Electric Warrior and once opened for Quiet Riot
when Randy was still in the band. During this time Stephens was
editor of "Raw Power", a heavy metal / punk rock magazine (still
in business today as RPMC) that featured Quiet Riot on the cover of
their 2nd issue. The Raw Power magazine cover may have been the
first cover story for Quiet Riot. Stephens and Vangerov often
attended Quiet Riot shows at the Starwood in Hollywood and Randy
Rhoads guitar playing has influenced Michael Vangerov ever since. In
1979 Raw Power interviewed Ozzy Osbourne who had recently
been expelled from Black Sabbath and was looking for a new
guitar player. During the interview the writers from Raw Power
(Stephens, Robert Olshever and Murray Schwartz) suggested Randy
Rhoades might be a perfect fit. Ozzy auditioned Randy soon after and
the rest is history. Kevin DuBrow was bitter and never forgave Raw
Power for being involved in the loss of his key guitar player.
Electric Warrior opening for Quiet Riot, Star Baby Night Club, Hollywood, 1979. Scott (center), Michael (Right)
Performance at Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Rodeo Drive -
Liquid Blue performed a show at the legendary
Beverly Wilshire Hotel at Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd on Saturday,
November 17th, the official start of the holiday shopping season.
The Christmas tree and all the traditional lighting decorations were
lit by the mayor of Beverly Hills. Sharon Stone was on hand to speak
at the nationally televised event.
BlueGirls Perform For Lakers at Staples Center -
The BlueGirls sang the National Anthem
as the Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons on Friday, November 16th at
Staples Center. The BlueGirls were also scheduled to sing at the
Lakers pre-season game in San Diego but the game was cancelled due to the
wildfires. After the girls finished the anthem, Glenn Frey of the
Eagles strolled over and told them "great singing". Photo below: BlueGirls with
Maroon Five lead vocalist Adam Levine at Staples Nov 16th.
Liquid Blue Packs Vault 350 in Long Beach -
Vault 350, Long Beach's hottest club,
was packed to capacity for Liquid Blue's performance on Thursday,
Two From Blue Perform at 11,000 Feet in Tibet -
Two From Blue (acoustic duo) performed
three shows in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet (an autonomous region
of China). The duo packed Lhasa's number one venue, the Tang Club,
all three nights. See
Liquid Blue Returns To China In November -
Liquid Blue will make their sixth trip
to China in the past six years. The band was in China earlier this
year for Chinese New Year (Feb). This trip takes the group to
Zhongshan City in Guangdong province. Previously the band has
performed in Shanghai, Dalian, Sanya, Hong Kong and Macau.
Band Exceeds 100 Corporate Clients -
Liquid Blue has now performed for more
than 100 corporations. The number of actual corporate shows is much
higher as many are repeat clients. Roughly 25% of the over 100
companies qualify for the Fortune 500 list (Includes Fortune
1000, Fortune Global 500 and Forbes "America's Largest Private
Companies"). 2007 has been the bands best year yet for corporate
Liquid Blue Wins MAMA Award -
Liquid Blue has
just now been notified that the band was the 1st place winner in the
2006 "Wish You Were Here" contest sponsored by the Madison Area
Music Awards and Broadjam. This particular category is for acts
outside the Wisconsin Area that local music fans like so much they
wish they were in the area. The award had been mailed to the band
early in 2006 but returned so we are just now finding out about it!
Headlining Imperial Beach Concert at Veterans Park -
The City of Imperial
Beach is hosting a free end of summer concert at Veterans park on
Saturday, Sept 30th. Highlights include a laser light show and a
headline appearance by Liquid Blue. This is an all ages show
starting at 5:00.
DJ / BlueGirl Layla Loxa has teamed up
with five of the worlds biggest and best DJ companies;
UDG. RANE is the maker of
the leading professional DJ Mixer and Serato produces the leading
professional DJ software, "Scratch Live". Layla uses Rane and Serato
exclusively on stage and when mixing in the studio. She has also
recently been endorsed by UDG (Ultimate DJ Gear), maker of the finest DJ carry bags on
the market and AKG, maker of precision headphones. Last but not
least, Layla is sponsored by Hercules Stands as well. Visit
Petco Park Performance to Follow Padres Game -
Liquid Blue will hit the stage at the
Park at the Park immediately following the Padres / Giants game at
Petco Park on Sept 14th. The band will do a one-hour post game concert of 90's
music to coincide with the Padres "90's Retro Night". The game will
feature new home run king Barry Bonds and a San Diego team that is
making a run for the playoffs. Over 40,000 are expected to attend.
Also, the BlueGirls will sing the National Anthem at game time.
Padres Rally Monday Event from 2006 featuring Liquid Blue at Petco Park
Hercules Stands Teams Up With Liquid Blue -
Hercules Stands is Liquid Blue's newest
sponsor. The band will use Hercules mic stands, guitar stands,
lighting stands and speaker stands, exclusively. Hercules makes the
most innovative stands on the market.
BlueGirls Appear at David Beckham's U.S. Soccer Debut -
The BlueGirls have been
chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner for the biggest soccer game
in Major League Soccer history. David Beckham will make his MLS/ Los
Angeles Galaxy debut on July 21st and the BlueGirls will sing the
National Anthem to kick-off the historic game. The team recently signed
the English superstar Beckham, who is by far the most recognizable soccer star ever
to play for a U.S. team.
At over $250 million, Beckham's contract is one of the largest in
sports history. He is married to former Spice Girl and model
Victoria Beckham, who will be in attendance. The game is expected to
sell out and will be televised internationally. The BlueGirls also
performed the anthem for the Galaxy's opening game in 2006.
Band Heads to Northern Europe For Five Weeks -
Photo From 2006 European Performance.
Europe has become one of
the band's favorite destinations and this summer the band will spend
5 weeks in the Baltic region as well as the British Isles. Countries
include England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Norway, Belgium
and Denmark. There will be stop in Paris and London. The band has
visited all of these countries on previous tours and have now
visited 48 of Europe's 53 countries.
Europe touring history and photos.
"Two From Blue" is Listen Local SD "Artist of the Week" -
Liquid Blue founding
members Michael Vangerov and Scott Stephens, who occasionally
perform as an acoustic duo under the nickname "Two
From Blue", have been selected as "Artist of the Week" by
Listen Local San Diego. Two From Blue appears tonight at Desi n
Friends in Point Loma.
"America's Best Dance Band" at National Music Awards -
Liquid Blue has been named "America's
Best Dance Band" for 2007. There were a total of seven winners
selected. The band also won the award in 2001.
Headlining San Diego Independence Day Festival -
Once again, Liquid Blue will appear at
the Windmill Farms / Lake Murray 4th of July Festival. The band also
headlined the 2005 event, which drew almost 10,000 fans. Bands will
perform throughout the afternoon. Liquid Blue will take the stage at
6:00 and perform until the fireworks at 9:00.
Band Rocks Chocolate Capital of Hershey, Pennsylvania -
On Saturday Liquid Blue
appeared in Hershey PA, the home of Hershey's Chocolate,
the Hershey theme park and Chocolate World. The band performed at
the historic Hershey Hotel and rocked the appreciative crowd. This
was the band's second trip to Pennsylvania. Last year's schedule
included a stop in the capital city of Harrisburg.
Liquid Blue Supports Troops Touring Middle East Bases -
Armed Forces Entertainment will host
Liquid Blue on the bands 8th military tour, running May 4th through
May 24th. The band will perform for and visit with U.S. troops
stationed on bases in Afghanistan, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar and
Kyrgyzstan. The band has visited troops around the world on
seven previous AFE tours, the last one back in 2002. When the 9/11
attacks occurred, Liquid Blue was on a military base in Honduras and
watched the events on television with soldiers stationed there.
Liquid Blue has performed on all six AFE tour circuits.
"Two From Blue" Duo on 20 Day Tour Of Eastern Europe -
A scaled down version of Liquid Blue
heads to Eastern Europe for a three-week tour which includes 10
countries. The duo, featuring original members Michael Vangerov and
Scott Stephens, successfully toured Central Europe in November of
2006. Tour stops include Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia and Moldova.
With Jane Zhang For Near Capacity Pasadena Civic -
Chinese Idol, known as "Supergirl" in
China made a tour stop in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Civic
Auditorium on Sat, March 31st. Liquid Blue performed on the bill
which will also included Chinese Superstar Zhang Lian Yin (Jane Zhang), who was third in the 2005 Chinese Supergirl and
one of the most famous of all the Supergirls, much like Kelly Clarkson in
the USA. She has recorded with Madonna, Celine Dion and Mariah
Another World Record For Most Traveled Band -
Sell-Out Crowd at Cow Palace in San Francisco -
Liquid Blue performed to a capacity
crowd (13,000) at the world famous Cow
Palace on Sat, March 3rd. The Cow Palace has played host to the
Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead and many others. It was the
former home of the NBA Golden State Warriors, NHL San Jose Sharks
and Bay City Bombers of Roller Derby. The concert was televised
on CCTV-3 and available on satellite broadcast in the United
States and China. The show is called "Same Song Global Music
Television Schedule: CCTV-3 Airing Times for "Same Song" concert featuring Liquid Blue
Friday, March 9th, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 10th, 9:44 pm
Sunday, March 11th, 12:26 pm
Note: CCTV-3 is broadcast in the United States via satellite.
Note: CCTV-1 will also carry the show on Saturday, March 10th at 10:38 pm and March 11th at 2:10am but this is only available in China.
"Rhythm of Love" Nominated for Golden Kayak Award -
Rhythm of Love has captured another
honor as the song was nominated for the 2007 Golden Kayak Award by
Independent Artists Company. The song was also the VH1 Song of the
Year for Aug 2004 in the dance category.
Established World Record For Most Traveled Band -
Open Record Book has certified that
Liquid Blue has performed in more countries (89 to date) than any
other band in history. The record was set several years ago when
Liquid Blue passed the Rolling Stones, who, at the time, had visited
Performance For Chinese New Year in Sanya, China -
Liquid Blue made another trip to China in February during Chinese
New Year / Spring Festival. The band performed at the opening
ceremony of the Sanya Music Festival on Hainan Island in the city of Sanya on February 17th. The
concert was carried live by CCTV, China's #1 network and was viewed by
millions. This is the third trip to China for Liquid Blue, who first performed in
Dalian, China in 2002. The band also performed in Shanghai in 2005.
from Sanya Concert.
Liquid Blue To Perform in Dipolog City, Philippines -
In February, Liquid Blue returned to
the Philippines for the first time since 1997. The band performed
a sold-out concert at 6000 seat Andres Bonifacio College in Dipolog City.
Several songs from Supernova received heavy airplay in Dipolog. The city of Dipolog is
hosted the event and will presented a parade with a motorcade in the
bands honor the day of the concert. This was a historic moment for the city of Dipolog (pop. 100,000), as this
was the first time a band from outside the Philippines has performed there. The city was plastered
with billboards and posters advertising the event. Several local radio
stations including DXFL-FM 88.9, hosted interviews with the band on Feb 8th
and 9th. The band was mobbed by friendly fans prior to and at the
concert. BlueGirl Layla Loxa grew up on nearby Aliguay
Island the Dapitan region and had a large entourage
of family and friends attending the event.
Scott Stephens Training With Bay Bombers Roller Derby -
Liquid Blue lead vocalist Scott Stephens
has been helping to train new skaters and training himself
with the World Champion Bay Bombers. The Bombers will take on the
San Diego Firebirds in the 2007 ARSD season opener in Escondido,
although Scott will be unable to skate due to a Liquid Blue
performance the same night. Scott skated four years in Roller Games with the
Los Angeles Thunderbirds, many
years ago. The Bay Bombers have been around since 1954. A quote from
Wikipedia: "In 1954, the Derby established the most fabled team in
the history of the sport, the longtime champion
San Francisco Bay Bombers.
Stars on this team included
Joanie Weston, and
Ann Calvello" Tickets for the game are available at Up's &
Downs Roller Rink in Escondido (760) 745-5966. Be sure to check out
Stephens Roller Derby Page.
Band Performs For San Diego Chargers Playoff Game -
The San Diego Chargers just completed
their best season ever at 14-2 and take on the New England Patriots
on Sunday, Jan 14th at Qualcomm Stadium. Game time is 1:30. Liquid
Blue will hit the stage at 10 AM and perform until 1 PM, section F2.
The Chargers will also hold a playoff rally on Wednesday, Jan 10th
featuring the band P.O.D., who will perform on the same stage as
Liquid Blue. Go Chargers! Note: Chargers classic blue & gold logo
(left) was used 1961 to 1973.
Liquid Blue Receives Gold Record For Hit Single "Real" -
The International Music Awards has
presented Liquid Blue and producer David DeVore a gold record for
the song REAL. The song won "Best Production" at the IMA and Liquid
Blue won a Top-5 award for BEST BAND.
Mark Schulman on Pink Tour at San Diego Sports Arena -
Mark Schulman, one of rock's premiere
drummers, is on tour with Pink and will make a San Diego stop on
January 8th. Mark co-wrote "Arms of Love" with Scott Stephens and
recorded the drums for "Making Up", both for the Supernova album.
During the Supernova sessions, Mark was Cher's drummer. He later
joined Velvet Revolver and now is Pink's drummer. He has also
performed with Destiny's Child, Sheryl Crow, Billy Idol and many
http://www.myspace.com/markydrumz for more information.