YouTube music sensation The Piano Guys to make Buffalo premiereby jmaloni
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes The Piano Guys on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $32 general admission and $22 students, go on sale Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m.
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made more than 35 since joining forces a little more than a year ago, including an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" that, to date, has more than 21 million views on YouTube. But it's the Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that brought them to their major label debut album, "The Piano Guys," released on Sony Masterworks last fall.
The album features more of the imaginative mash-up arrangements that The Piano Guys are already famous for, including sources ranging from Michael Jackson to Mozart, "The Bourne Identity" to David Guetta. It also includes an original song and innovative takes on hits by Adele and Christina Perri.
Their next album, "The Piano Guys 2," was released on May 7.
For more information on the group, visit www.thepianoguys.com