We’re going to Gabbaland! For those hardcore Yo Gabba Gabba fans, you have probably already heard that Yo Gabba Gabba is hitting the road for the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There’s a Party In My City tour. But if you haven’t, check out all the details below or on the official site. This isn’t your ordinary traveling kids’ show. Think music you can actually tolerate and dance to, hipster surprise guests at every stop and like-minded parents ready to have an unabashed good time. We are heading to the Gilford, NH show at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion and hope to see you there!

Lance Rock Live

YO GABBA GABBA! Announces 60 City North American Tour and Solidifies YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! Partnership With Habitat for Humanity

YO GABBA GABBA! Announces 60 City North American Tour and Solidifies YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! Partnership With Habitat for Humanity

Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour debut, a headlining performance at The White House, a critically-acclaimed, chart-topping album, and an appearance at Coachella that garnered rave reviews from spectators and media alike, DJ Lance Rock and the cast of YO GABBA GABBA! are heading back on the road with YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! to play to enthusiastic fans on a 60-city tour across North America. Today’s hottest live show for families will make stops at top theaters, arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America, starting August 27 in Bethel, NY and ending in Dallas, TX on December 12. YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with Wildbrain Entertainment and The Magic Store.

Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba Gang will participate in various service projects aimed at building homes and hope in the cities they visit during their four month journey across North America. In addition, $1 from every ticket sold during the 2010 YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY North American tour will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity local affiliate in each tour city to further their homebuilding efforts.

Pre-sale tickets are available to American Express Cardmembers starting Thursday, May 20. A special GabbaTix pre-sale offer for members of the Gabba community will begin on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets will also be available. For complete tour, ticket, and VIP package information, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com. Children under one year of age will be admitted free to sit on a parent’s lap.

To celebrate the North American tour and partnership, DJ Lance Rock and friends are inviting fans and Habitat for Humanity families to a dance party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday May, 20.

The state-of-the-art production features music, singing, dancing and animation. The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend Biz Markie to teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day”. Special guests will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments.

Released in October, 2009, YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 1 topped kids and overall music charts at iTunes (#1 kids album), Amazon (top 5 kids album) and Target sales, which reached more than 40,000 copies in only 6 months since its release. YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME was picked as one of 2009′s top holiday gifts for toddlers by both PARENTS magazine and the popular Mom web destination MomLogic.com. YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 2 will be released on iTunes and will hit shelves nationwide this September.

Check out the cool promo reel, as well. (Much-welcome Sarah Silverman cameo included.)

My hometown’s own Club Passim is becoming quite the hot spot for family music. Gustafer Yellowgold (soft) rocked the house back in March, and again this past weekend. Meanwhile, we were recently overjoyed to hear our new family favorite Charlie Hope would be stopping in for an all-ages show on July 3.

For those who have been had the chance to check out her music, Charlie serves up breezy singer-songwriter style pop tunes for families. Her vocals are reminiscent of The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler (minus the English accent) while her songwriting style has its own trademark heart-filled sound. Her latest album is I’m Me! A Collection of Songs for Children, and is a pure delight from start to finish. Our car, house, and backyard get a little bit sunnier every time Charlie’s voice comes on and sings a family favorite like “Train Song,” “Naptime,” “I’m Me!” and “Shadow.” Charlie is a musician who can write little musical gems and do them justice in the studio – hence, the Juno nomination and Independent Music Award win.

Boston folks: I strongly encourage you to check Charlie Hope out at Club Passim on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:30 am. Buy tickets here and see you at the show!

Check out Charlie Hope’s official website for samples of her music.

Charlie Hope
Charlie Hope sings summery indie tunes for the little ones