David Garrett Launches 1st Musician Campaign on Geocaching
Superstar rock n’ roll violinist David Garrett has begun a Geocaching campaign serving fans of his music and Geocaching alike in both his native Germany and the United States. Geocaching is an entertaining outdoor adventure akin to a modern scavenger hunt where participants use GPS to find hidden containers called geocaches that are hidden by other accomplices. This marks the first occasion where Geocaching has been utilized by a musician.
Artist: David Garrett
Title: Rock Symphonies
Release date: Unknown
Label: Primary Wave Music
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Garrett has created unique trackable items in the form of 2”x2” metal tags on a keychain with a photo of Garrett and a unique code. Approximately 1,500 trackables have been hidden across the United States and Germany to be moved around and hidden for participants in all locales. When a trackable is found, the unique code must be entered on Garrett’s official Facebook page to log its movements, and then move it on to the next cache for other enthusiasts to enjoy.
“I’m so excited that I can bring my fans something new and innovative for them to enjoy. I’m really looking forward to seeing my fans around the world come together for a mutual goal; enjoying great music,” says Garrett.
Additionally, Garrett recently brought his talents for audiences to enjoy on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” on April 11 and 12, as well as “Live with Regis and Kelly” on April 13 (http://www.dadt.com/live/special/livestage/).
German-born rock violinist David Garrett’s has quickly shot to international stardom, with chart-topping albums and gold and platinum selling discs across Europe, in the UK and the Far East. Garrett has experienced huge success with American audiences as well, being named Billboard’s best-selling new classical music artist of 2009, as well as the # 9 overall New Artist across all genres. His debut album for Decca Records, David Garrett, debuted at No. 1 on the Classical Crossover chart, and maintained its presence there for 31 solid weeks. Garrett has toured the U.S. extensively with sold-out dates nationwide, with another tour to begin in February of this year. His latest album, Rock Symphonies, released in the summer of 2010, brings together two of this violinist’s two great loves: classical music and the rock music of his generation including Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”, Guns N Roses’ “November Rain” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Garrett recently filmed a flash mob video at NYC’s Eataly, where he performed Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” with the help of The Street Beat Group’s breakdancers to stunned onlookers.