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
Liquid Blue’s newest members, Jena Devan and Jessica Manning, will take the stage at Agua Caliente in Palm Springs Jan 24-26 in their first public performances with the band. The “NewGirls” will accompany the group in South America Feb thru April as well. Layla, Kristen and Nikki are still members of the band and the girls will rotate as the band uses 3 girls for each show.
Recently back from China, Liquid Blue’s Supernova tour will be presented in two intimate San Diego venues in February: Hot Monkey Love Cafe on Feb 8th and Avalon on Feb 15th. These all-original music shows will feature Rama Douglas on sitar and the band’s two new BlueGirls, Jessica and Jena, along with the core cast of Nikki, Layla, Michael, Angelo and Scott. Twelve of the
Liquid Blue has won Gigmaster’s Rising Star award for Top Live Band in 2007. This award is given to the band who has the highest revenue through Gigmasters during the year. There were 4,344 active members in Gigmasters at the end of 2007. Gigmasters distributed a nationwide press release on Tuesday, 2/12/2008.
Liquid Blue will spend two and a half months in South America starting Feb 19th aboard the Star Princess. This is only the 2nd time Liquid Blue has ventured into South America, the last time being 2002 with USO in Ecuador. Much of the time will be spent in Argentina and Chili but the trip also includes Peru, Uruguay, Falkland Island and the continent of Antarctica.
For the third time, Liquid Blue has been the subject of a cover story in a major trade publication. The six page feature in American Entertainment Magazine contains 6 photos including the cover shot from the band’s recent performance in Beijing to kick off the 2008 Olympic year for China.
Liquid Blue is likely the first and only band ever to travel to all seven continents. While there are no “land gigs” on the frozen continent, the band performed aboard the Star Princess cruise liner after making the request for the itinerary that included Antarctica. Liquid Blue band leader Scott Stephens went on a landing expedition to King George Island on March 13th. The band
The band’s 2nd tour to South America (the 1st was a USO tour in 2001 to Ecuador) included a side trip to one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu in Peru. The tour also included the capitals cities of Buenos Aires-Argentina, Santiago-Chile, Montevideo-Uruguay, Lima-Peru and Stanley-Falkland Islands. The tour was extended in May to Central America including Panama City-
Back from a three month tour of South America, Liquid Blue was home for only one day before hopping on a jet for Gulfport, Mississippi for four shows at the Island View Casino. The area was hit hard by hurricane Katrina but is slowly recovering.
For the third time in the past four years, Liquid Blue headlined one of San Diego’s biggest July 4th events; the Lake Murray Music Fest. This year the event drew a huge crowd and featured five opening acts including local favorite Rockola. Liquid Blue performed from 6:00-9:00, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. There were over 6000 in attendance.