Imagination Movers -- Live! To BringRock-O-Matic Tour 2012 to UB

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: March 5, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Imagination Movers -- Live! on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

The Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers return to the Center for the Arts with their brand new "Rock-O-Matic" concert tour. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will play their most popular songs and bring the magic of the Imagination Movers television series to the stage in an exciting live concert. Their unique brand of smart, contemporary pop was described in the New York Times as "prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers."

"Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock 'n roll with the help of thousands of great fans," says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rick). "We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs -- including the grown-ups, and especially us!"

The Imagination Movers television series, which features the blue-suited band as brainstormers working hard to solve "Idea Emergencies" in their Idea Warehouse, is a hit with audiences around the world, airing in over 55 countries/territories and in 12 languages since September 2008. Since signing to Walt Disney Records, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards, and earned critical praise from the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets.

The Imagination Movers released their newest CD/DVD, Rock-O-Matic, on Feb. 14, featuring some of the band's most irresistible songs to date. The DVD features live-action and animated music videos as well as high-energy skits that the Movers are famous for. New episodes of the Imagination Movers will debut on Disney Jr. during "Movers Week" in April.

Tickets for Imagination Movers -- Live! are $36.50 and $26.50 general admission, and $33.50 for groups. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information, call 716-645-2787.