NBC's SING-OFF Winners Home Free to Headline SING-OFF LIVE TOUR and Play LVH, 4/24
A popular Midwest touring attraction playing an average of 200 shows a year since the early 2000s, a capella sensation Home Free (www.homefreevocalband.com) is in a whole new kind of career overdrive since winning Season 4 of NBC's "The Sing-Off" in December 2013 with their dynamic version of Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy."
Currently headlining the first ever Sing-Off Live Tour, a 32-city jaunt across the country that features previous show contestants Voiceplay and The Philharmonic, the five piece Minnesota based country vocal group - who released their major label debut Crazy Life on Columbia Records February 24 - is set to perform their first-ever Las Vegas showroom date April 24 at the LVH Theatre at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
Tickets are on sale now and priced between $49-100 plus tax and service charge at http://www.thelvh.com/calendar/298-jeff-tracta-home-free--together-1-night-only. Premium seats ($100 tickets) include a VIP meet and greet with a CD giveaway.
Home Free will be co-headlining with master impressionist Jeff Tracta (www.jefftracta.com), who will be performing his cutting edge multi-media show "A Journey Through Pop Culture." A comedian and vocalist who wows crowds across the globe, Jeff takes his audience on a high-energy journey through pop culture creating over a 100 spot on impressions of your favorite celebrities from TV, film and music. Jeff's unique talent has taken the art of entertainment to a whole new level, as his show is an amazing, interactive, multi-media extravaganza with mass appeal ... a once in-a-lifetime experience.
Those who became fans of Home Free during "The Sing-Off" will be treated to some things the camera didn't show, including their quick-witted rapport and comic routines between musical numbers.
While Home Free has done a special showcase performance in Las Vegas in the past their showroom debut with Tracta was arranged via a business relationship that the group's bass vocalist Tim Foust had with the show's producer John McEntee,President and Founder of TEI Entertainment, who is one of the nation's leading talent buyers and producers. In addition to co-creating and producing Tracta's show, McEntee negotiated and secured a 5-year contract (with options) for America's Got Talent winner, musical ventriloquist Terry Fator, to perform at the Mirage.
Baritone Chris Rupp, who founded Home Free with his beatboxer brother Adamand three other original members in Mankato, MN in 2000 says, "We're looking forward to a fun show with Jeff and we're all really excited about it. There will be a lot of Vegas people and we would all love to make a semi-regular gig playing there. Even moreso than Branson, it's become another great destination for so many of the world's top performers. Though we have played hundreds of shows over the years at theatres, festivals and fairs, about 80 percent of those have been in a ten state region throughout the Midwest and on about ten cruise ships every year. So it's wonderful to now have an opportunity to perform for people beyond our traditional spots. This will definitely be a new experience."
"Since we won 'The Sing-Off,' people ask us all the time if this is our dream, and we tell them, no our dream was already happening last year, when we were making a good living playing 200 shows. So being able to perform even more and for new audiences all the time that's a new level of the dream for us!"
Home Free's current lineup includes Austin Brown (lead tenor) and Rob Lundquist (tenor harmony). Crazy Life features five original tunes and covers of six songs, including "Wake Me Up" (Avicii), "Your Man" (Josh Turner), "Little Bit of Everything" (Keith Urban), "Ring of Fire" and a Hunter Hayes medley that includes "I Want Crazy."