Recycled Percussion Lights Up the Holidays

The hometown band is seeking a world record




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Recycled Percussion knows a thing or two about how to stage a spectacle. After gaining global fame as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” the band went on to success in Las Vegas with the strip’s only resident headline rock ‘n’ roll show.

They return home regularly to play to packed houses, often filled with fans who discovered them as kids and now bring their own kids along for the fun. But even for these guys, this holiday will be a marathon with a jaw-dropping schedule of 16 shows planned for the Granite State from Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017.

The shows will take place in Manchester (Palace Theatre), Keene (Colonial Theatre), Rochester (Opera House), Lebanon (Opera House) and Plymouth (Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center). Check our our calendar for more information on the various performances.

But this Christmas season, the band is adding a new — and potentially record-breaking — element: They will attempt to set a world record by using the most Christmas lights ever used in a live, onstage performance. Just how many lights will that take? More than 10 miles, says founder and Goffstown native Justin Spencer.

“We felt that it was time to do something beyond incredible,” he adds. “We want that curtain to rise up and the fans to witness an incredible sight. Imagine a stage blanketed in lights, mixed with the epic stage performance we have become known for. You now have something remarkable”.

They’ve been working on this spectacle since September, but this isn’t the first time they’ve tried something new and unexpected. Last winter, for instance, they popped up at Home Depot in Manchester to play a surprise free show to thank their hometown fans. You can see a video of the performance on YouTube here.

Spencer and his bandmates have staged some 5,000 shows since the band’s New Hampshire founding back in 1995 and still continuously invent new ideas to keep the show fresh and exciting for their many fans. Hopefully, they can add world-record holders to their string of accomplishments.

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