Hit Global Kids’ Music Brand KIDZ BOP Will Open For THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS At Select Dates On UK Arena Tour
“They’re set to storm the music world with their pumping tunes and impressive moves... bonafide pop stars!” – ITV1 Good Morning Britain
“The UK finally has it’s very own KIDZ BOP group and they’ve got Britain seriously bopping!” – First News
“5 STARS!” – KidzCoolit
“Are these Britain’s most successful pre-tweens? Mums and Dads should familiarise themselves with this fresh-faced quartet who, if their predecessors’ success is any indication, could be providing the soundtrack to the school run for the foreseeable” – MailOnline
The British KIDZ BOP Kids will be the opening performers for four shows this Spring, including London’s The O2 Arena
KIDZ BOP, the #1 children’s music brand in the US, has announced that the British KIDZ BOP Kids will support the world-famous basketball legends, the Harlem Globetrotters, on the UK leg of their 2018 “Amazing Feats of Basketball” World Tour this May.
The KIDZ BOP Kids will join the Harlem Globetrotters for four dates of their tour of the UK as the opening act, including:
• Friday 25 May: Liverpool Echo Arena
• Saturday 26 May: Manchester Arena
• Sunday 27 May: Bournemouth International Centre
• Monday 28 May: London’s The O2 Arena
The KIDZ BOP Kids will sing several hit songs from their albums, KIDZ BOP 2018 and KIDZ BOP Summer ’18, just before game tip off. Tickets are available to purchase NOW.
Known as the innovators of basketball and entertainment, The Harlem Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet. A star-studded roster that includes Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Cheese Chisholm, Handles Franklin, Dragon Taylor, Beast Douglas, Jumpin Joe Ballard – plus female star Swish Youngs – will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry that thrills fans of all ages.
Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequalled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
This exciting news comes hot on the heels of the KIDZ BOP kids’ latest album, KIDZ BOP Summer ’18, debuting at #8 in this week’s UK Top 40 Official Album Chart, adding to their chart success of previous albums, KIDZ BOP and KIDZ BOP 2018. The third album in the hit music series features family-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop hits, including “New Rules,” “Havana,” “Anywhere,” “Reggaetón Lento” and the first KIDZ BOP UK original song, sung by the British KIDZ BOP Kids, “Make Some Noise!”.
Five new music videos for “Havana,” New Rules,” Anywhere,” “Mama” and “Reggaetón Lento” have been produced and will be released on the UK KIDZ BOP YouTube Channel, adding to the 9.7 million UK YouTube views to date. These videos will also be released across all Sky Kids platforms, as part of Sky TV’s dedicated children channel, over the coming months.
Victor Zaraya, KIDZ BOP President, said “The Harlem Globetrotters put on an incredible show that’s great for the entire family. We’re thrilled that they invited the KIDZ BOP Kids to join them as special guest openers. The KIDZ BOP Kids are looking forward to supporting the Globetrotters and performing songs from their new album, KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18, live for fans at some of the UK’s most iconic venues.”
“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with KIDZ BOP beyond the United States,” said Howard Smith, President of the Harlem Globetrotters. “Having entertained millions of fans in 123 countries around the world, we see so much crossover appeal between our fan base and theirs no matter where we play, and we think our partnership will provide great value to our ticket buyers. We look forward to partnering with them during our UK events.”
KIDZ BOP: The success so far...
* #8 on UK Top 40 Official Album Chart on release week for latest album, KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18
* #7 on UK Top 40 Official Album Chart on release week for the debut album, KIDZ BOP
* 8 weeks on the UK Top 40 Official Album Chart for KIDZ BOP 2018
* 120K total sales since launch
* 10.6M combined streams
* 401k Facebook followers
* 9.7M YouTube views
* KIDZ BOP sold more albums in the UK last year than Miley Cyrus, Kesha and Kelly Clarkson’s new releases combined
About Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts ®, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site and follow them on Twitter @Globies.
About KIDZ BOP
KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” KIDZ BOP has sold over 18 million albums and generated over 1 Billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand— have had more Top 10 albums.
KIDZ BOP is a division of Concord Music.
“KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18” Tracklist:
3. Look What You Made Me Do
4. New Rules
6. What About Us
7. Sorry Not Sorry
10. Reggaetón Lento
11. How Long
12. No Promises
14. ...Ready For It?
15. Mi Gente
16. Crying In The Club
19. Too Good At Goodbyes
22. Make Some Noise