Robin Thicke at Universal Studios® Mardi Gras Grand Celebration
Select Nights • Now – May 31
The spirit of Mardi Gras isn’t bound to the Big Easy; the connection sparks as the parade rolls by, as the beads fill the air, when the music swells as the stage lights rise. And now you can be a part of it all at Universal Studios Mardi Gras Grand Celebration.
Come join the party with a dazzling parade, beads by the handful, and the most amazing concert line-up ever, featuring some of the biggest names in pop, rock, R&B, country, and hip-hop performing live in the Universal Music Plaza Stage.
Bring friends and family for the colorful costumes, festive performers, and spectacular floats. Plus, the air will be filled with the spicy aroma of authentic Cajun food* and the sweet sounds of real New Orleans musicians playing in the French Quarter Courtyard.
And when the show’s over, the party just keeps goin’! Head to Universal CityWalk®—the official Mardi Gras After-Party location—for more live music, food and fun.
There’s a rhythm inside you, and your song starts at Universal Studios Mardi Gras Grand Celebration.
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MARDI GRAS CONCERT LINEUP:
• Feb. 8 – Daughtry
• Feb. 15 – Barenaked Ladies
• Feb. 16 – Thomas Rhett
• Feb. 22 – Robin Thicke
• Mar. 1 – Collective Soul
• Mar. 8 – Prince Royce
• Mar. 14 – Cody Simpson
• Mar. 15 – Foreigner
• Mar. 21 – A Great Big World
• Mar. 22 – Gavin DeGraw
• Mar. 28 – Kelly Rowland
• Mar. 29 – Weezer
• Apr. 5 – Skillet
• Apr. 12 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Apr. 19 – Kool & the Gang
• May 3 – Nelly
• May 10 – The Wanted
• May 17 – The Roots
• May 24 – Cher Lloyd
• May 31 – Huey Lewis and The News
With this intention, Robin created “Lost Without U,” the infectious sleeper hit of the spring. An instant classic, this song is based on a true life experience of missing his woman. This song has taken on a life of its own and has already propelled the album to platinum status, and into the Top 10 of Billboard magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart and R&B Album Chart. “Lost Without U” was the #1 R&B song on the Billboard chart for 11 weeks and was #1 for 16 weeks at the Urban AC. In addition Robin has been nominated for 2 BET Awards, Best Male R&B Artist and Viewer’s Choice. His recent tours with Keyshia Cole, India Arie and John Legend have solidified his reputation as one of R&B’s premier live singers. Robin recently performed his hit song “Lost Without U” on the Oprah Show, and he captivated the Oprah audience so much that she asked him to come back for a second show two weeks later. After that, the album jumped over 100% in sales. Coming up, Robin will perform in Amsterdam on June 19th at the Paradiso and in Paris on July 3rd at the Bataclan. Following these performances is his highly anticipated tour with Beyonce’.
The album shows Robin’s range as a singer, and as a songwriter. From the plaintive plea of “2 The Sky” to the laidback groove of “Got 2 Be Down” (featuring Faith Evans), from the pain of “Lonely World” to the unabashed hope and encouragement of “Can U Believe,” The Evolution of Robin Thicke reveals all sides of the man.
Robin taught himself to play piano at the age of twelve and by the age of fourteen, he could play anything he heard on the radio. At sixteen, with no formal training, Robin began professionally writing and producing music for recording artists like Brandy and Brian McKnight. As a songwriter and producer, he has amassed dozens of gold and platinum records with artists including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera and has won a recording award for his participation on Usher’s Confessions Album…but now it is Robin’s turn to show what he can do as a singer, as his own man. Last year Pharrell Williams signed Robin to his label, Star Trak Records, and recorded the single “Wanna Love You Girl,” which immediately became a club hit and attracted the attention of radio and club DJs across the country.
Reflective, redemptive, passionate and etched with undeniable soul, The Evolution of Robin Thicke is an imaginative and heartfelt album that announces the arrival of the next triple threat in music.