CARTEL are sealing themselves inside a huge transparent bubble on Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in NYC, where they'll eat, sleep and breathe while writing and recording a new album live for all the world to see. Lending new meaning to the term "up close and personal," Band in a Bubble presented by Dr Pepper is a groundbreaking interactive multimedia event that will offer fans an unprecedented real-time look into the ups and downs of the creative process as Cartel shapes the highly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough debut, CHROMA.Dave said, "Their first album rocked. Although it sounds like a lot of pressure to make an album in 20 days while on a reality show." This does sound like a pretty cool idea, and it'll be interesting to see what happens. If I were them, I'd hope it's a big bubble. With a bathroom.
Cartel will enter the bubble during a live MTV broadcast on May 24 and live there with no escape until the bubble "bursts" on June 12, when they will perform new material in a concert event on the pier.
Web cams will stream live on www.drpepperbubble.com and the event will air as a special reality series with four 30-minute episodes on MTV, which will also be available on-demand at MTV.com.
"This is huge for us," says Cartel frontman Will Pugh. "Making an album is a very personal and emotional experience, and in the past we've never wanted anyone around when writing or recording. But given that this is probably the biggest opportunity we'll ever have to show the world what we're made of, we can't wait to invite the fans into both the studio and our lives."