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article imageUs The Duo join Oprah Winfrey on her #LifeYouWantTour

By Earl Dittman     Sep 5, 2014 in Music
The hubby and wife pop-folk team of Us The Duo (Michael and Carissa Alvarado) not only have a new album, 'No Matter Where You Are,' but one of their tunes will featured in a major film and they've scored a coveted spot on Oprah's current U.S. tour.
"No Matter Where You Are," the breakout hit single from the pop-folk duo of Michael and Carissa Alvarado aka Us The Duo will be part of the soundtrack the upcoming motion picture The Book of Life — scheduled to open in North American theaters on October 17. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, Hollywood stars Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Ice Cube are prominently featured in this tale of Manolo and his amazing trek through life. In The Book Of Life, Manolo is a young man who must decide whether to live his life by the standards set by his family or choose to follow his own heart.
Much like the film itself, the story of Us The Duo is one of love at first sight. Three years ago, Michael and Carissa met on the set of a music video shoot. After falling for each other, they maintained a long distance romance fueled (and kept afloat) by the various platforms of social media. Within a year of their first meeting, the pair wed. Their unique, modern-day love story and extraordinarily insightful music made them a perfect fit for Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend tour.
Us The Duo gave their very first performance on  Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend” inside the O Tow...
Us The Duo gave their very first performance on 'Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend” inside the O Town pop-up town square at Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Unbeknownst to husband and wife music-making team Michael and Carissa Alvarado, Oprah arrived to surprise the pair during their performance.
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“It’s amazing how both The Book of Life and Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend capture the entire essence of life, love and family," the pair commented. "Our music and lyrics express the exact same thing, so working together with Fox and Oprah was naturally a perfect fit”
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Of course, the U.S. arena tour features superstar Oprah Winfrey, talking to audiences about her incredible life and rise to the top as the Queen of All Media. Additionally, she is joined onstage by such media personalities as Deepak Chopra, bestselling authors Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), Rob Bell (Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God), and Iyanla Vanzant (Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything). Dancing With the Stars finalist Amy Purdy is also part of the show. Musically, Us The Duo are the headliners of O Town, a pop-up town square that takes place throughout the weekend event. Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend kicks off September 5-6 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA and wraps up November 14-15 at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
Michael and Carissa of Us The Duo taking a selfie onstage in Salt Lake City  Utah
Michael and Carissa of Us The Duo taking a selfie onstage in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Michael and Carissa/Us The Duo are scheduled to be in a city near you as part of the Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend tour, in support of their second album, No Matter Where You Are.
Us The Duo live
Us The Duo live
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Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour Dates:
9/5-6 — Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena
9/12-13 — Auburn Hills, MI — The Palace at Auburn Hills
9/19-20 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
9/26-27 — Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
9/28 — New York, NY— Hammerstein Ballroom*
10/17-18 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
10/24-25 — Miami, FL — American Airlines Arena
11/7-8 — Seattle, WA — Key Arena
11/14-15 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center
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