Tyrannian Concert Hall
The Tyrannian Concert Hall, a Stonehenge-like construction, is located on the Plateau in Tyrannia, where it hosts the performances of Neopia's bands. It held the first concert on March 29, 2001 featuring the Sticks N' Stones. The Concert Hall has been estimated to have a capacity of over ten thousand spectators. To enter the Concert Hall, one requires a ticket in order to pass the doorman Grafney from Mynci and Sons Event Security, Inc..
The Tyrannian Concert Hall currently offers performances of fifteen different bands. Each band has one or more standard days to perform on. When a new band is added, a performance day is taken from another band and given to the new band. The bands' animations and concert preloader were updated on November 2, 2005.
The Ticket Booth, located next to the Concert Hall, is responsible for selling the tickets to the daily band, which is booked by the Booth's owner, Skalpo. Tickets always cost 1250 neopoints. While the tickets, being actual items, can be traded by users, the Ticket Booth monopolises these tickets entering the market, with the exception of the Jazzmosis Xmas Special Ticket, which was give out by the Advent Calendar in 2002.
This monopolization results in sometimes extortionate prices, but tickets to the bands still become sold out quite early in the day. In addition to entitling the holder to see the band's performance that day, tickets are usable whenever the band is showing at the Hall. Users also get a random free souvenir of the band when they see them perform. Seeing certain bands perform also unlocks certain avatars.
|Band||Description||Dates of performances|
|2 Gallon Hatz performed for the first time on April 24, 2001. It was the third band to perform in the Concert Hall. 2 Gallon Hatz, a reference to the ten-gallon cowboy hat, comes from Tyrannia and plays country music. The band consists of a Blumaroo playing a guitar, a Poogle on a harmonica (who used to moan and groan in the old band), a Bruce on drums, and a Meerca singing all the vocals. The music of the retired game "Kau Korral" is used for this band.||
|The Blue Kacheek Group, an experimental rock band based on the Blue Man Group, who performed for the first time on (need date). It was the fifth band to perform in the Concert Hall. The band, as the name implies, consists out of three Blue Kacheeks.||
|Chomby and the Fungus Balls performed their disco music for the first time on (need date). It was the fourth band to perform in the Concert Hall. Chomby and the Fungus Balls is composed out of the characters from the game of the same name. The group was announced to give a special seasonal concert on December 9, 2003, much like Jazzmosis a year earlier, but it was cancelled for reasons unknown. The ticket and souvenirs from this concert also were never released, though the Seasonal CATFB Mug was released as an Advent Calendar gift. An avatar, Groovy Chomby, featuring the band was released on March 23, 2004 in honour of (and a day later than) Chomby Day. The band has got its name from the retired game of Chomby and the Fungus Balls.||
|Hailing all the way from Kreludor, Gruundo (originally Gründo - see Heavy Metal umlaut) came down to Neopia on May 21, 2004. It was the thirteenth band to perform at the Concert Hall. Gruundo consists of four Orange Grundos; three guitarists and a drummer.||
|Jazzmosis performed for the first time on August 8, 2001. It was the seventh band to perform at the Concert Hall. Jazzmosis consists out of six "black-and-white" Neopets: a Chia (vocals), a Grarrl (saxophone), a Nimmo (drums), a Kyrii (double bass), a Blumaroo (keyboard) and an Elephante ("trumpet"). They gave a one time-only seasonal concert from December 10, 2002, when the ticket for it was a gift from the Advent Calendar, till December 31. Oddly, two bandmembers, the Grarrl and the Elephante, didn't participate in the special. An avatar, Jazzmosis Elephante, featuring the band was released on January 17, 2005 in honour of Elephante Day.||
|Jub Zambra and the Cobrall Charmers, a group combining the arts of dance, music and Cobrall charming, performed for the first time on March 24, 2006. It was the fourteenth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The group comes from the Lost Desert and is composed out of six members: Jub Zambra (Jubjub, flute), an Aisha (finger cymbals and dance), a Cobrall (dance), a Scorchio (zither), a Lupe (lute) and a Ruki (drums). An avatar, Jub Zambra, featuring the band was released on the day Jub Zambra and the Cobrall Charmers first performed. The avatar was temporarily unavailable starting the day after its release, as another band played on the day Jub Zambra was supposed to perform due to a glitch. The band's animation was used for a Neovision video called The Sounds of Sakhmet. There is a game called Piper Panic as well.||
|M*YNCI, a band based on 'N Sync (sometimes written as *NSYNC), performed for the first time on (need date). It was the sixth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The boy band is completely comprised of Myncies, who combine their music with dance.||
|Playing a lively, traditional sea shanty on the deck of a ship, the Mellow Marauders had their first concert on September 14, 2006, Tyrannian Rock-Fest day. It was the fifteenth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The group is comprised of six Pirates or pirate look-alikes, likely from either Krawk Island or Scurvy Island. The band members are: a Tonu (lute), an Ixi (shaker), a Nimmo (fiddle), a Lutari (drums), a Gelert (flute) and a Skeith (accordion).||
|A punk band comprised of three Moehogs (guitar, guitar synthesizer and drums) wearing mohawks, Moehawk first performed on August 7, 2002. It was the ninth band to perform at the Concert Hall.||
|Debuting on January 22, 2004, the Neopian Philharmonic brought classical music to Tyrannia. It was the eleventh band to perform at the Concert Hall. It is composed out of a Lenny (conducting), a Kyrii (trumpet), a Lupe (double bass), a Grarrl (flute), a Zafara (harp) and a Meerca (triangle).||
|Sticks N' Stones, a band based on Guns N' Roses, performed for the first time on March 29, 2001. It was the first band to perform at the Concert Hall. The band members are Axle Roo (Blumaroo, vocals, based on Axl Rose), Sludge (Nimmo, lead guitar, based on Slash), Gruff (Lupe, bass guitar, based on Duff McKagan) and Grizley (Grarrl, drums, based on Izzy Stradlin). An avatar, I Love My Rock, associated with the band was released on December 16, 2003.||
|Straight from Mystery Island, The Hikalakas performed for the first time on April 23, 2004. It was the twelfth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The group consists of three Island pets: a Techo and Acara (playing steelpan drums) and a Wocky (shaker). While a ticket for their performances has been created and can be found in the image database, it has never been released. Instead, the The Hikalakas Bottles Of Sand item is used as "ticket". The music in the band comes from Berry Bash.||
|The only all-girl band, Twisted Roses made their loud and angsty debut on November 14, 2003. It was the tenth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The members of the band are an Ixi (guitar), a Zafara (keyboard) and a Shoyru (vocals).||
|Wock Til You Drop, possibly named after Status Quo's CD Rock 'Til You Drop, performed for the first time on June 17, 2002. It was the eighth band to perform at the Concert Hall. The heavy metal band is composed out of three Tyrannian Wockies. One plays the guitar, one the drums and the third one is frozen.||
|Neopia's all Shoyru band, Yes Boy Ice Cream performed for the first time on April 3, 2001. It was the second band to perform at the Concert Hall. An avatar, Yes Boy Ice-Cream, featuring the group's Yellow Shoyru was released on April 3, 2006.||
- M*YNCI and 2 Gallon Hatz used to have their own Neopedia articles, but they were replaced with a Sophie article and an Armin article respectively.
- September 14, 2006's theme was Tyrannian Rock-Fest.
- Behind the Grarrl doorman in the preloader, pictures of three different performances can be seen. One of the Neopian Philharmonic, one of Gruundo and one of Jazzmosis. Oddly, the Jazzmosis Grarrl visible on the picture seems to wearing a Santa hat, even though he was one of the two band members not present in the Xmas special.
- The Neopedia article for the Concert Hall was released on April 4, 2001.
- The Concert Hall preloader was updated on November 2, 2005.
- There is a Random Event related to the Concert Hall:
|Tyrannian Random Event!!!|
|A group of excited fans rush past you shouting '(today's band)' are playing tonight!!!|
- Location: Ticket Booth, Concert Hall
- Band Movies:
- 2 Gallon Hatz (old), 2 Gallon Hatz (new)
- Blue Kacheek Group (old), Blue Kacheek Group (new)
- Chomby and the Fungus Balls (old), Chomby and the Fungus Balls (new) Chomby and the Fungus Balls Xmas Special
- Gruundo (old), Gruundo (new)
- Jazzmosis (old), Jazzmosis (new), Jazzmosis Xmas Special
- Jub Zambra and the Cobrall Charmers
- M*YNCI (old), M*YNCI (new)
- Mellow Marauders
- Moehawk (old), Moehawk (new)
- Neopian Philharmonic (old), Neopian Philharmonic (new)
- Sticks N' Stones (old), Sticks N' Stones (new)
- The Hikalakas (old), The Hikalakas (new)
- Twisted Roses (old), Twisted roses (new)
- Wock Til You Drop (old), Wock Til You Drop (new)
- Yes Boy Ice Cream (old), Yes Boy Ice Cream (new)
- Neopedia: Concert Hall, Sticks N Stones
- NeoDeck: 2 Gallon Hatz, Chomby and the Fungus Balls, M*ynci, Moehawk, Sticks and Stones, Wock Til You Drop
- Caption Competition: #364, #405, #691, #695, #704
- Editorial: 15, 34, 70, 71, 120, 142, 212, 244
- PetPage: Guide to the Concerts of Neopia, Rockin' Reviews