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DTS Surrounds Blue Man Group

Releases exclusive surround sound version of The Complex (July 30, 2004)

DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE,) announces a September 14th street date for the 5.1-channel surround sound DVD-A of Blue Man Group's second music release, The Complex. Initially released in stereo in 2003, The Complex features powerful tracks that meld Blue Man Group's signature innovative sound with a traditional rock 'n' roll formula to create a fresh twist on popular music.

The follow-up to the group's Grammy-nominated gold record, Audio (which was also released on DVD-A), The Complex represents a significant departure from Blue Man Group's popular theatrical productions. Aided by some of today's most intriguing vocalists, including Dave Matthews, Tracy Bonham, and Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Blue Man Group has transcended their distinctive instrumental-only approach -- tubes, giant walls of percussion, and other invented instruments -- into a full-on rock 'n' roll presentation.

The Complex DVD-A features many extras, including:

- Exclusive surround re-mixes of all 14 tracks from The Complex
- DVD-A surround sound and stereo
- DTS 96/24 surround and stereo for DVD-Video players
- DVD-A surround sound and stereo for DVD-Audio players
- "Behind the scenes" interviews and tour footage
- Music videos: "Sing Along" featuring Dave Matthews and "Exhibit 13"
- Special "Mix Breakdown" track, "Your Attention"
- On-screen biography and photo gallery

"Blue Man Group is known for creating revolutionary multimedia experiences that completely envelop and engage the audience," said Jeff Skillen, Vice President of DTS Entertainment. "We are pleased to be working with such an innovative group, and it is a natural fit to showcase their unique musical style using DTS technology."

"Considering the number of instruments we pack into one song, DVD-A and 5.1 Surround Sound is an ideal way to experience Blue Man music," added Blue Man Group co-founder Matt Goldman. "After the success of the DVD-A release of our Grammy-nominated album Audio, we plan to release DVD-A mixes of all of our future recording projects."

Founded by long-time friends Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink in 1987, the critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. They are best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. Since winning both the Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for their successful New York-based production, Blue Man Group has opened equally successful productions in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Berlin; the company has expanded to include over 40 Blue Men and 50 musicians, and has grown into a 500-person organization. Blue Man Group reaches beyond the world of theatrical productions, and applies its vision, philosophies and aesthetic to a variety of media, including Blue Man Group Records and Blue Man Merchandising.

While recording The Complex, Blue Man Group simultaneously developed a ground-breaking rock concert experience which became the widely acclaimed Complex Rock Tour. During the summer of 2003, The Complex Rock Tour visited over 70 cities across North America, and was the basis for Blue Man Group's first ever rock concert DVD, The Complex Rock Tour Live. For more information, go to

About DTS Entertainment
DTS Entertainment is an entertainment label that licenses, produces, and markets an expansive series of DVD-Audio and 5.1 Music Discs to millions of DTS Digital Surround enthusiasts. Currently, there are more than 100 DTS Entertainment music titles available covering a wide variety of genres, including pop/rock mega-hits such as the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over and Sting's Brand New Day. For more information, please visit

About DTS
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are 280 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 22,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and China. For further information, please visit


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