DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: Studio ’94 TOUR Coming to Tropicana Atlantic City Saturday, February 8
For Immediate ReleaseMon, Dec 16, 2019
Tickets to see DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: Studio ’94 TOUR including performances by CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Robin S, Quad City DJ’s, Crystal Waters and Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman go on sale to the public Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m.
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 16, 2019) – DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: Studio ’94 TOUR is coming to the Tropicana Atlantic City Showroom Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
With 30 Billboard Top 10 Dance hits and 200 MILLION records sold combined, the DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: Studio ’94 TOUR features the most iconic dance artists of the 90’s such as CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Robin S, Quad City DJ’s, Crystal Waters and Reel 2 Real Featuring The Mad Stuntman. This hot dance tour is guaranteed to have the audience out of their seats and movin’ their feets!
Tickets to see DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: Studio ’94 TOUR at Tropicana Atlantic City begin at $30 plus tax and fees. Tickets are available beginning Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or at the Tropicana Box Office.
CeCe Peniston elevated as a true artist in 1991 when a Phoenix based record producer, Felipe “DJ Wax Dawg” Delgado, asked her to record back-up vocals for a female rapper slated to release an album on A&M Records. Soon after, Peniston showed her willingness to make her own individual mark in the business and landed her solo project commissioned by then A&M Records music executive, Manny Lehman. CeCe’s hit single known today as “Finally” was born.
During the 1990’s, CeCe became an international sensation and was considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts. She scored five major number one hits within three years. Her signature dance hit “Finally” was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on the U.K. Top 75. It became one of the biggest dance records in history, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. Ultimately, the song won two awards and three of her singles released in 1992 would be listed within the Top 100 songs of the Billboard Year-End chart.
In 1992, CeCe received several awards for her achievements in the music industry including a Billboard Music Award for Best New Artist – Dance and three awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), including Song of the Year, Pop Songwriter of the Year, and Most Performed Song of the Year. She received three additional awards as Best New Dance Artist, Best Dance Solo Artist and Best 12” Dance Record at the Annual Winter Music Conference as well as the BMI Urban Award of Achievement. The album itself was nominated on a Soul Train Music Award ’93 in the Best R&B/Soul Album – Female category. CeCe was named No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Artist in 1993.
C+C Music Factory
With over 8 million units sold, “Everybody Dance Now” is a song heard around the world. As the front man and co-founder of the international multi-platinum selling group C+C Music Factory, Freedom Williams has performed around the world and has yet to meet a crowd he couldn't captivate.
Freedom's first commercially successful single “Rise to Freedom” with independent label Nu-Groove Records was produced by the seven-member house music supergroup Total Science and featured Underground Network founder Barbara Tucker. Freedom's second single, “Get-Dumb,” was distributed by Vendetta/A&M Records and co-produced by Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez. The single was on the B-side of the hit song “You're my One And Only (True Love)” by Seduction, mega-hit producers Clivilles and Cole.
Shortly thereafter, Freedom, Cole and Clivilles formed C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams. Collectively the group has five number one hits, including “Gonna Make You Sweat” (Everybody Dance Now), “Rock N Roll,” Things That Make You Go Hmmm, ” “Just a Touch of Love” and “Do You Wanna Get Funky.”
Freedom’s recent single “Mindbounce” with newcomers Speakerbox peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Dance chart. Simultaneously, “Party Time” was making noise on the overseas charts. Freedom was also featured on the hit single “Underlying Feeling” with the Sylvia Tosun. Most recently in 2013, he collaborated with Stranger Candy and the internationally acclaimed DJ/Production team “Audio Junkies” to bring you the New Millennium “Everybody Dance!” in addition to a new album of hot material.
Robin S is an American house music singer and song writer. She made her debut into the industry with Top Ten hit "Show Me Love" and was later signed by Big Beat Records in 1993. The single, which climbed the charts during 1994, led to her first album also titled “Show Me Love.”
After focusing on songwriting for several years, she began working on her second album with producers Eric “E-Smoove” Miller and Todd Terry. Released in 1997 on Atlantic, “From Now On” reflected broader interests for Robin S., encompassing gospel and ballads in addition to hi-NRG dancefloor material.
Quad City DJ’s
The production team of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan) had interest in the bottom-heavy sound of Miami bass and began ultimately began producing. The duo worked with Icy J and Three Grand before creating the most popular bass anthem of all time, “Whoot (There It Is).”
Quad City DJ’s single “95 South” went platinum three times in 1993 and led to work with dIS-N-dAT and 69 Boyz double-platinum single "Tootsee Roll.” As producers of "Tootsee Roll" and the subsequent album by 69 Boyz, C.C. and Jay Ski picked up an award for Billboard's Best Rap Single of 1994 and placed in the top ten producers of that year.
In 1995, the duo united as Quad City DJ's and produced another platinum hit "C'Mon N' Ride It.” The following album, Get on Up and Dance, hit the Top 40 and was certified gold. In 1996, Quad City DJ's were commissioned to compose the theme song for the Warner Brothers movie "Space Jam" featuring Bugs Bunny & Michael Jordan.
Pioneer, innovator and dance music legend Crystal Waters was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the most successful dance music artists in the history of the Billboard Dance Music Chart. With 10 #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits and 11 top ten songs, Crystal is currently rising to the top of the chart again with her European hit “Testify,” chosen as the power pick for the second week in a row. DJs around the world continually choose Crystal’s music as a go to, sure to excite any crowd.
She is best known for “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless),” “100% Pure Love” and the #1 European hit “Destination Calabria” with Alex Gaudino. Her accolades include 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards, three American Music Award nominations, an MTV Video Music Award nod and four Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, “Le Bump” (Yolanda Be Cool) added another #1 on the Beatport House Chart. With DJ Chris Cox in 2013, the #1 Billboard Dance Chart Hit “Mama Hey“ was listed as one of Billboard’s “Top 50 Dance Songs of 2013″.
In November 2015, Crystal released “Synergy” and in October 2016 she released “Believe.” Both songs quickly rose to the # 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart garnering Crystal 10 #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits and 11 top 10 hits. Her new single in 2017 with Hifi Sean, “Testify,” went straight to the A-List on BBC Radio and will be released by Defected Records July 21st worldwide.
Reel 2 Real Featuring The Man Stuntman
The Mad Stuntman is a high voltage musical lightning rod from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago who has created a unique and powerful style of music focusing on rhythm and seductive groove. Dominating domestic and international charts and garnering record sales, the Mad Stuntman’s eclectic style fuses together the essential elements of his roots - reggae, soca, dance music and R & B.
The Mad Stuntman's overnight success and chart domination was largely due to his 1994 blockbuster single, “I Like To Move It,” on the Strictly Rhythm/EMI label under the brand name of Reel 2 Real. The hit first made its mark in the United Kingdom and then it clawed its way up the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Dance Club Play charts. It became a #1 record in Belgium, Canada, France and The Netherlands, and was certified gold in France, Germany and The Netherlands.
In less than a month the record had sold 1.5 million units. Some described the song as a House jam, others called it Reggae Fusion and music lovers on the other side of the Atlantic referred to it as Eurodance. Whatever it was called, the song was incendiary. The Mad Stuntman had found his groove and his monster hit was burning up radio stations and dance floors everywhere, from Brooklyn to Brussels.
“I Like To Move It” was used in the eternally popular film “Madagascar” by DreamWorks, featuring prominently as the theme song not just on the initial release but the song was included in both sequels as well. In addition, the single was included in the motion picture 'Saving Silverman' and as the theme for the video game 'Miami Nights: Singles In The City'.
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