Based out of the Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, the Flying Ivories having taken the northeast by
storm. Now they are bringing their
Dueling Pianos show to the Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Convention and
Athletic Complex on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for general admission seating and go on sale Monday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at
IUPtix.com, by phone at 1-800-514-3849, or at the KCAC Box Office. Add on the Dueling Pre-show Package for an additional
$16. The Package includes admission into the preshow party that includes
heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
For additional information,
please visit the newly redesigned Kovalchick Convention and
Athletic Complex website.
In fall 2001, Brad Alexander launched the first ever Dueling Piano show
in NYC. Every Friday and Saturday night, in the basement of O’Flaherty’s Ale
House on Manhattan’s Restaurant Row, Brad and a small group of piano players
faced off on two electric pianos for a four-hour sing-along with an audience
that grew from 10 to far beyond legal capacity.
From there the show moved through
several incarnations and locales over the course of a decade and eventually
landed back in NYC, where Brad and fellow performer James Barr formed the Flying Ivories. Now with a rotating roster of 30 performers, the Flying Ivories
play Wednesday through Saturday night at Bar Nine in Hell’s Kitchen and at private
events and bar shows throughout the northeast.
A Dueling Piano show is an
all-request, rock and roll sing-along that blends music, comedy, and
improvisation to create a totally
interactive experience for any type of
event. No two shows are ever the same, because the crowd decides the set list.
Write down your song on a request slip, put it on the piano, and they’ll play it.
If you’re celebrating a birthday, a bachelorette party, a retirement, an office
party, an anniversary, or even a wedding, you’ll be
invited to the stage for some friendly fun.