2Cellos, (Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser) a duo from England who play, you guessed it, cellos, recently became a worldwide YouTube sensation with their rock dueling cellos in their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, and their brilliant cover of Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle. Their debut album, set to be released on July 19, 2011 is an amazing collection of Rock and Pop songs from U2, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Muse, and other greats. The album also includes the aforementioned MJ and GnR tunes. Commenting on their music, Stjepan says: “Both Luka and I love classical music and have studied it for years, but we are really excited to put our own take on classics by some of our favorite pop and rock artists.” We are too.
This is some seriously great cello work, and you two are rock stars in my eyes. Apparently, also in Sir Elton’s eyes, since they were asked to join him on his Summer European tour this year. Oh how I wish this tour would visit Los Angeles!
If you haven’t yet heard them, enjoy the below videos. I know you will. Click here to Pre-Order this terrific album. I already got mine.