- View SourceEntertainment legend XRPan a cappella group composed of four former
Rockapella membersannounced it would make its first major appearance
in 20 years on August 23 at A Cappellastock in Ogden, UT. A
Cappellastock, celebrating its fifth anniversary, is the world's
premier, one-night a cappella music event.
XRP's members, considered by many to be the kings of contemporary a
cappella music, have released award-winning albums and performed
concerts around the world, and were featured by Spike Lee in a highly
acclaimed documentary on a cappella music. Rockapella is remembered
for their work for Folgers, Almond Joy and the hit program Where In
The World Is Carmen San Diego. This is XRP's last scheduled
"We're excited about performing together again. This quartet was
my 'dream team'a group that started a movement of awareness and
appreciation for a cappella music that is still growing, and A
Cappellastock is the proof of that. We may never sing together again,
but it's gonna be one heckuva show!" said Barry Carl, XRP bassist,
who emceed A Cappellastock 2007 and was recently recognized by the
Contemporary A Cappella Society of America as the "the most
influential bass singer of the last 30 years."
"We can't wait to hit that stage. A Cappellastock does it right.
This is a major league rock show with all the trimmings, and it's the
biggest and best a cappella concert this side of the Rockies," Carl
said. "Purely vocal music appeals to all ages. It's inspirational and
deeply powerfulit just goes straight to the heart. It lifts you up
instead of beating you down. Like the A Capellastock ad says, who
In addition to XRP, A Cappellastock'08 will offer fans the
opportunity to experience the vocal stylings of T Minus 5, Hi-
Fidelity, Tonic Sol Fa and the Saltaires. These groups, leaders in
the a cappella community, will come together for one night only to
provide a true vocal adventureand a good time for music lovers of
"Because of what we've created with A Cappellastockthe quality, the
reputationwe've attracted one of the greatest reunions of all time,"
said Jeff Peterson from T Minus 5, the conceptual and inspirational
force behind A Cappellastock. "XRP's involvement has created buzz,
excitement and a lot of electricity, even inspiring people from Japan
to come to Utah for the show."
More than 4,000 peopleXRP fans, a cappella enthusiasts and
entertainment loverswill attend this year's event. Tickets have
already been sold in Japan and nearly 10 states.
Tickets for the show start at $10 and are available at
www.acappellastock.com or by calling 801-452-1481. For the second
year, the concert also features a VIP ticket, which includes premium
seating, dinner on Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden, a private
meet-and-greet with the artists and complimentary concessions.
A Cappellastock will be held at the Ogden Amphitheater, an outdoor
venue located in the Historic Municipal Gardens on the corner of 25th
Street and Washington Boulevard in Ogden, UT. In case of inclement
weather, the event will be held at Ogden High School.
ABOUT A CAPPELLASTOCK
Now in its fifth year, A Cappellastock is the world's premier one-
night a cappella adventure, and magically presents the power of the
human voice. Each year, A Cappellastock draws award-winning a
cappella artists and music fans from around the globe.
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