This summer, you'll be able to experience the season-opening excitement of the 2015 Drum Corps International Tour as it happens from movie theaters across the country.
DCI will return to the big screen for two very special must-see cinema events, both of which will be broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The 2015 "DCI Tour Premiere" on Wednesday, June 17, at press time will be shown in 535 movie theaters in 47 states, with additional theater locations expected to be added in the coming weeks. The program will feature the debut performances of the Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Cadets, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers and Madison Scouts, as well as a preview of the summer season ahead.
"It's very exciting for us to have the 2015 DCI Tour bookended by events at Lucas Oil Stadium," DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson said. "Kicking things off with the ?˜Tour Premiere' in June and then with our 12th annual broadcast of the World Championship Prelims in August, these are great opportunities to take advantage of if you can't make it to the stadium."
Tickets for the June 17 "DCI Tour Premiere" are scheduled to go on sale via FathomEvents.com this Friday, April 17. Some theaters do sell out and spectators are encouraged to pre-order online.
Come August, Drum Corps International's "Big, Loud & Live 12" will feature the live performances of the top 15 corps at the DCI World Championship Prelims in their entirety along with highlights of groups that performed earlier in the day.
Theater attendance continues to grow since the very first "Big, loud & Live" program debuted in 2004. In 2014, 49,168 people witnessed the first day of World Championship competition in Indianapolis from 634 movie theaters across the country.
Tickets for "Big, Loud & Live 12" can be pre-ordered beginning Wednesday, June 17.
2015 Drum Corps at the Cinema Lineup
2015 DCI Tour Premiere
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
Length: 2 hours
Suggested ticket price: $15 (on sale beginning Friday, April 17)
Performing corps: Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Cadets, Carolina Crown, Cavaliers, Madison Scouts
Big, Loud & Live 12
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Length: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Suggested ticket price: $18 (on sale beginning Wednesday, June 17)
Performing corps: Top 15 as determined by standings heading into the final week of the season
Learn more at FathomEvents.com.
Movie theater event shows more than a decade of attendance growth