The Auto-Tuned Oscars montage isn't the only proof that Antoine Dodson's 15 minutes are over; the Gregory Brothers ARE ACTUALLY TOURING THE REAL WORLD AND PERFORMING LIVE. Known throughout the Interwebz as the guys behind Auto-Tune the News, they're hitting the real stage with a bunch of big-deal-on-the-Internet acts and heading to the GalaxyConcertTheatre on April 14.
The first YouTube tour also includes musicians
Dave Days, David Choi and Mystery Guitar Man, as well as rapper DeStorm. Combined, they have 1 billion video hits and more than 6 million fans.
What's happening here? Will audiences really peel their butts off their computer
chairs and catch a show in person at the Galaxy, instead of
hitting that "like" button? Do these artists have a future beyond novelty pixelated videos shared online? Does anyone care?
The Gregory Brothers have been the most successful at parlaying their Internet fame into real work; last Sunday, the Academy Awards aired a montage they created of Auto-Tuned movie clips from Twilight, Toy Story 3 and The Social Network.
The song, "OMG! This Girl is Sooo Hot!" features dancing barbie dolls and a stuffed animal. It has over 44 million hits. David Choi
A cover of "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley (333,000 hits)
"Back In The 90s" reminds us of the good old days when Jurassic Park and Kid 'n Play ruled. (3,124,968 hits)
the Gregory Brothers
You've seen this for sure--we just wanted to make sure you know it's had 73,752,990 hits.