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The Apocalyptour was the second musical tour taken by Team StarKid, consisting of 24 performances in 21 cities across North America between May 9th and June 10th in 2012. It took place only six months after their first tour, the SPACE Tour.

It visited the following cities:

  • Chicago (May 9th & 10th)
  • Indianapolis (May 11th)
  • Nashville (May 13th)
  • New Orleans (May 14th)
  • Houston (May 15th)
  • Austin (May 16th)
  • Anaheim (May 19th)
  • San Diego (May 20th)
  • Los Angeles (May 22nd, 23rd & 24th)
  • San Francisco (May 25th)
  • Portland (May 27th)
  • Seattle (May 28th)
  • Vancouver (May 29th)
  • Denver (May 31st)
  • Kansas City (June 1st)
  • St. Louis (June 2nd)
  • Ann Arbor (June 4th)
  • Philadelphia (June 5th)
  • Silver Spring (June 7th)
  • Boston (June 9th)
  • New York City (June 10)

Plot and Set List[]

The Apocalyptour took a slightly different format to the SPACE Tour. Rather than being simply a concert, it had a plot, centered around saving the world from the 2012 apocalypse, written by Brian Holden, Matt Lang and Nick Lang. After deciding to give up singing and dancing, the StarKids are pursuing their new hobby of excavating ancient Mayan ruins when they accidentally summon Ma'au Guurit, the Mayan God of Chaos and Death (played by Jim Povolo). Since Ma'au Guurit also happens to be the god of musical theatre, the StarKids pick up the microphone once more to appease the Mayan deity and prevent the end of the world. In the process though, they realise that perhaps they shouldn't have put it down in the first place.

The set list consisted of various songs and medleys from all of the StarKid shows up to that point (A Very Potter Musical, Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship and Holy Musical B@man!) plus the pre-StarKid webseries Little White Lie, arranged by Clark Baxtresser.

Cast[]

The cast was the same as that of the SPACE Tour (Jaime Lyn Beatty, Brian Holden, Lauren Lopez, Joey Richter, Dylan Saunders, Meredith Stepien and Joseph Walker), with the addition of Brian Rosenthal and Jim Povolo. As in the SPACE Tour, Darren Criss also joined the cast as a guest, this time for two performances: one in LA, and one in NYC. All of the cast appeared as themselves, with the exception of Jim Povolo.

Band[]

  • Charlene Kaye - guitar
  • Clark Baxtresser - keyboards
  • Megan Cox - keyboards, violin
  • Dave Scalia - drums
  • Tomek Miernowski - bass guitar

Crew[]

(as above) written by: Brian Holden, Matt Lang, Nick Lang

  • Julia Albain - tour director
  • Corey Lubowich - production designer, production manager, camera operator
  • Liam White - film director, cinematography, film editing, camera operator
  • June Saito - costume designer
  • Kevin DeKimpe - sound recordist
  • Mark Swiderski - sound designer
  • Sarah Petty - lighting director
  • Katie Spelman - choreographer
  • Clark Baxtresser - music director, music arranger
  • Ricky Winowiecki - merchandise director
  • Lisa Chau - merchandise assistant
  • Emily Grubman - merchandise assistant
  • Merch Matt - merchandise assistant

IMDb even lists the names of the drivers: Mike Bakal and Paul Hamer.

Recording[]

The Apocalyptour Live Album was recorded at one of the three Los Angeles shows, though not the one for which Darren Criss was present. It was released on October 2nd, 2012 - digitally through iTunes and Amazon, and as a CD through the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company. It can still be purchased on iTunes and Amazon but it is no longer available on the StarKid store (run by the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company).

The Apocalyptour Concert DVD, recorded at the same show as the album, was released on October 30th, 2012. It is available as a DVD or a digital download on the StarKid store.

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