Saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair will soon be having a worldwide CD release party unlike any you’ve heard of before. On May 1, Abair will be streaming a live, interactive show while previewing songs from her upcoming CD Stars thanks to deeprockdrive.com, which bills itself as the world’s first live interactive entertainment service.
Abair will be performing for a crowd of 5,000 people at Deep Rock Drive’s soundstage in Las Vegas. The concert is fully interactive and will allow those who stream it to vote for the songs they want to hear. Fans can also choose and adjust camera angles and even chat with everyone else attending as well as with Abair during the show. To take part in the experience, go to deeprockdrive.com and sign up. The show begins at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
"We’ve never done anything like this," says Abair. "And I have to say when it presented itself, I just sat there kind of wide-eyed. And I said, that is the coolest idea I’ve ever heard in my life. I mean, it’s so interactive it’s just ridiculous. And you’re there right in the room, via the Internet, with us."
Abair's new CD, Stars, will be released on May 6.Posted by Brian Soergel at April 17, 2008 10:36 PM