Wednesday 3 May 2017

Stacey Solomon and performing arts charity Chickenshed present a nationwide karaoke bus tour

3 May 2017, London – Illumination, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and performing arts charity Chickenshed are proud to announce a spectacular nationwide karaoke bus tour to mark the release of this year’s biggest animation, SING, which is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD from 22nd May.

The wheels of this year’s most entertaining singing initiative will be set in motion when the SING karaoke bus drives into London on Sunday 21 May with singer and TV presenter Stacey Solomon, and parks up at Westfield London. The bus will then embark on a nationwide tour with further stops in Bristol (22 May), Birmingham (23 May) and Manchester (24 May).

Visitors to the bus will have the opportunity to sing along to any of 42 hit tracks from the film, win spot prizes or a private recording session, and learn more about how Chickenshed uses the performing arts to help young people fulfil their potential. Those at the Westfield London launch could also be in with the chance to sing along with Stacey herself!

TV host and singer Stacey Solomon said, “From karaoke queens to wannabe pop stars, I can’t wait to meet everyone at the SING karaoke bus tour! My kids and I absolutely love the film and to collaborate on this wonderful campaign for such an amazing cause is just fantastic. I got my foot in the door through the music industry so I really can’t wait to meet budding musicians!”

Kevin Metchear, a spokesperson from Chickenshed added, “We are delighted to hop on board the SING karaoke bus tour to raise funds for our pioneering musical theatre charity. We hope that this campaign will bring children and young people one step closer to achieving their full potential while having a great deal of fun in the process.  We are so privileged to be a part of this campaign and having Stacey Solomon launch the event with us is just perfect. Stacey is someone who knows just how uplifting, therapeutic and confidence building singing can be for young people.”

SING arrives on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on 22nd May, 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

SING’S KARAOKE BUS TOUR will stop at each of the following locations:
·         Sunday 21st May - Westfield London – 10AM – 6PM
o   Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF
·         Monday 22nd May – Bristol: Brislington Tesco Extra – 10AM – 6PM
o   Callington Rd, Bristol, BS4 5AY
·         Tuesday 23rd May – Birmingham: Redditch Tesco Extra - 10AM – 6PM
o   Coldfield Dr, Oakenshaw, Redditch B98 7RU
·         Wednesday  24th May – Manchester: Stockport Tesco Extra  - 10AM – 6PM
o   Tiviot Way Portwood, Stockport SK1 2BT

About SING
From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING stars Academy Award® winner† Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award® winner†† Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. SING is the musical comedy event of the year!