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Creator James Mason had a vision of an incredible musical voice that had never
before been realized. A form of performance in combination with a new kind of
virtuoso musician that the world had never before encountered. It was that
vision that drove the amazing and unstoppable engine that has resulted in one
of the most unique, beloved and enduring forms of new entertainment. At this
writing, Blast, with over a decades worth of notable performances, tours,
awards and television presentations, is still considered new and innovative
by every single person who is exposed to it for the first time. The phenomenon
is staggering. Each person who sees Blast for the first time live, is rendered
speechless. No matter how thrilled, it is almost impossible for them to articulate what they
have just experienced. Phase two- they return again and again with a larger group of friends
in tow each time.

Blast has won a Tony Award, an Emmy Award, keys to cities and countless other awards. The following
should give you a sense of the power of the incomparable force that is Blast.

1998
August - James Mason creates Blast! Funded by the Cook Group Companies,
the concept is born and work begins to deliver Blast! to the London stage.

1999
December 14th - Blast! world premiere at the
London Apollo, Hammersmith, leading to night after
night of sold out performances and wild standing
ovations and a 6-month run.

2000
Blast! is nominated and wins the Grapevine Award (the leading trade publication for the performing
arts Industry) in London as "Top Performance of the Year" their highest award!

August 5th - PBS launches hour-long special dedicated to Blast! with a thirty minute additional
program entitled "The Making of Blast!" is shown on national PBSnetwork affiliates.

RCA Victor signs recording deal with Blast! CD released August 22nd.

Blast! United States tour premiere at Boston's Wang Center, August 23rd. The tour ends
in December at the Kennedy Center.

2001
Blast! Performs at Carnegie Hall to honor Dudley Moore.

April 17th, Blast! opens on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on 52nd at Broadway.

Blast! WINNER 2001 Tony Award
for "Best Special Theatrical Event."
This is the first time this Tony
has ever been awarded and was
actually created to honor
and recognize Blast's
contribution to Broadway!

Blast! is nominated for a Tony Award
for "Best Choreography".

Blast! is featured at the NBA All Star Game.

The Blast! first National Tour opens in Saint Louis, Missouri on September 7th to rave reviews
and record-setting ticket sales.

Blast! is honored with an Emmy Award for "Best Choreography" for Primetime Television.

Blast! is a featured attraction in Disney World at Epcot's American Garden Theater for their
summer season.

Blast! performs the opening ceremony for the US Open Tennis Championships.

911- The Blast! cast and crew are at ground zero.
As they are still performing their Broadway run, individual members
of the company participate in many different fund and supply
raising events. Blast! give special performances for the families,
police and firemen affected by this tragedy.

November Blast! opens a year run
at the Hyperion Theater in Disney's
California Adventure Theme Park.


2002
Blast! is nominated for
"Best Touring Musical".

James Mason is nominated for
"Best Director of a Touring Musical".

Jim Moore, George Pinney and Jon Vanderkolff
are nominated for "Best Choreography of a Touring Musical".

Blast! US tour continues.

Blast! Performs for Wetten Das Television Show in Switzerland.

Blast! Performs at the Kennedy Honors.

Blast! Performs for the Royal Family in London.

2003
Blast! US tours continues.

Blast! Opens the Detroit Auto Show for Mercedes Benz.

Blast! Tours Japan.















2004
Blast! US tour continues.

Blast! Tours Japan.

Blast! Performs at Wetten Das for the second time.

2005
Mason Entertainment Group (MEG) is formed.

Blast! US tours continues.

Blast! Tours Japan.

2006
Blast! US tours continues.

Blast II (M.I.X)Tours Japan.

Blast! Is featured at the
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Theme Park.

Blast! Wins the coveted IAAPA Award.

2007
Blast! Tours Japan.

2008
Blast II Tours Japan.

2009
Blast! Tours Japan.

2010
Mason Entertainment Group and the orignal creators of Blast!
return to their roots as part of a "giving back" working with
youth music programs.

2011
Blast! Tours US.

2012
Blast! Tours US.

Blast! opens the World Expo in Yoesu, Korea with a 10 show run in a beautiful
ocean front theater in front of tens of thousands.












Blast! Tours Japan and becomes the first touring group ever to perform in all 47 of Japan's
prefectures! 10 free shows were also performed as a contribution towards the
Tsunami/Earthquake relief. Thank you Japan for inviting us to share in this amazing
experience and a special thanks to KTI & Mr. Yamazaki for our wonderful tours of Japan!














2014
BLAST! WILL BE TOURING JAPAN FOR THE 10TH TIME!!!!