Redfoo and Sky Blu of LMFAO are about to start the party in Vernon when play the Rock House Thursday

LMFAO bring the party to Vernon

American electro dance band LMFAO is making its way to Vernon and play local night club The Rockhouse Thursday, Dec. 22.

  • Dec. 1, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Get ready to wiggle when party rock band LMFAO is in the house.

Yes, the American electro dance band is making its way to Vernon on its current North American tour, and plays local night club The Rockhouse Thursday, Dec. 22.

Flipside Entertainment, which is presenting LMFAO in Vernon and recently held the Fright Night DJ event at the Wesbild Centre, announced the concert today,with pre-sale tickets already selling out. However, the next block of tickets go on sale Saturday at noon, said Justin Pandos, with Flipside Entertainment.

This year, the entire world has been shuffling to LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem. So far, the unstoppable track from the Los Angeles-based duo has topped iTunes charts in seven countries, and spent weeks atop the English pop charts in April and May, when the duo kept artists such as Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez from reaching the number one slot across the pond. As further testament to the global love for the song, the vibrant music video passed 20 million views on Vevo in under two months

Party Rock Anthem (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) is just the opening round of Redfoo and Sky Blu’s forthcoming full-length album, Sorry For Party Rocking.

Sorry for Party Rocking is a party person’s excuse for having fun,” said Redfoo, LMFAO’s member known for his gravity-defying afro, in a press release.

“It’s the excuse you give when someone complains. Let’s say your parents say ‘stop shuffling upstairs you’re waking me up!’ You can now just say ‘Sorry for party rocking, Mom, sorry for having fun.’”

Redfoo’s nephew, Sky Blu, echoes the sentiment, minus the apology. “We rock the party and lead by example.”

The duo is without question having fun in 2011, celebrating their successes by partying to the seriously infectious dance songs they have created, which prove as irresistible to radio as they do to DJs in clubs worldwide.

“We make all kinds of records, and we’re serious about what we do,” said Sky Blu.

According to Redfoo, the duo are more than dance/pop music creators, they are scientific spinsters of a carefully crafted soundtrack for a new generation of global party people. With LMFAO’s debut and Grammy nominated full-length record, 2009’s Party Rock, Redfoo showcased a new breed of music that now appeals to radio programmers worldwide.

“We’re music designers,” said Redfoo, who is the son of Motown legend Berry Gordy.

“If music is a way to communicate with people, we’re almost like scientists. Some people make software applications. Drama movie writers write a story that can make you cry. We’re designing something for use in the clubs for DJs and we know exactly what we built it for.”

Sky Blu agrees with his cohort, adding that the group boasts skills only hinted at so far in their career, which began in earnest five years ago after their now club staple anthem I’m In Miami, Bitch bubbled up from the underground club scene and caught the attention of Interscope Records via the Black Eyed Peas’ (Redfoo and are childhood friends, and Foo produced the Pea’s first demo in his home studio!)

But no one can say LMFAO’s success was accidental. Both men have been driven for years, and passionate about music since their early teens.

Prior to a set at Las Vegas’ Surrender nightclub (Blu holds down a monthly DJ residency at the Wynn, while Redfoo is a monthly resident at Marquee Las Vegas inside the new Cosmopolitan), Sky said, “I’m a real DJ. But I’m also a rapper. I grew up listening to Tupac, Mos Def and Eminem.”

To that end, Foo and Sky have created an entire record of rap-infused party rock anthems for their forthcoming Insterscope album, which will likely ignite dance floors from Sydney to Stockholm and all points between come summer.

LMFAO take the stage at Vernon’s Rockhouse Dec. 22. Special guests are to be announced. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $30 to $40 (plus service charges) and go on sale Saturday at noon at, the Downtown Internet Lounge and Dunas Skate and Snow in Vernon, as well as Hemp City and Your Gym Bag in Kelowna. (General admission/19-plus only.)

Just Posted

Memorial remembers Vernon’s most marginalized

Prayers and flowers for those who have died on the streets

One year later: Vernon pot stores look back at legalization

Edibles made legal on first anniversary of recreational cannabis

Vernon RCMP seek assistance in locating vehicle involved in hit and run

Vernon RCMP are searching for a grey sedan that struck a motorcycle on Oct. 8 at 48 Ave. and 24 St.

Great Vernon Pumpkin Race to star in South Korean documentary

Pumpkin Classic event to kick off this weekend with gourd weigh-ins

Okanagan College nursing students to make history in Thailand

Students to take on Vernon-born practicum overseas

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Letter: Small actions of North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates speak volumes

Writer commends Salmon Arm high school students for helping at all-candidates meeting

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Okanagan candidates’ signs headed to dump

Dozens of signs were picked up for not complying with bylaws, according to the city

Salmon Arm arena told to upgrade ice chilling system in 2020 or face closure

Fatal ammonia leak in Fernie prompts Technical Safety BC to order 20-year-old chillers replacement

Police search Kelowna home, arrest 6 and seize 2000 marijuana plants

Police seized $1400 in cash, 95 pounds of dried marijuana bud and nearly 2000 plants

Most Read