IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE “IHEART80S PARTY,” BRINGING MUSIC ICONS OF THE 80S TOGETHER FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
New Kids on the Block, UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Rick Astley, Starship, Eddie Money, Night Ranger and More to Perform Live at SAP Center in The Bay Area, Hosted by Martha Quinn
New York, N.Y. – November 1, 2016 – iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, announced today the return of its iHeart80s Party hosted by Martha Quinn, when the most beloved music icons of the ‘80s will come together at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on January 28, 2017 to celebrate the unforgettable and influential decade.
The music of the iHeartRadio app’s popular iHeart80s Radio station will once again come to life with live performances from New Kids on the Block, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Rick Astley, Starship, Eddie Money and Night Ranger.
“The music of the 80’s defined a generation in America three decades ago — and it’s still driving pop culture today,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “Last year’s iHeart80s Party sold out in minutes, showing the enduring popularity of 80s artists and their music.”
The 2016 inaugural event in Los Angeles was hosted by Martha Quinn and featured live performances from some of the decade’s biggest music superstars, including Tears For Fears, Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Rick Springfield and Loverboy. The 2016 iHeart80s Party also included special guest presenters Corey Feldman, Kris Jenner, Michael Winslow, Harry Hamlin, iJustine, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jordan Fisher, Serayah, Mario Lopez and more.
The 80s ranks as one of the most important American decades in terms of influencing today’s pop culture, and Millennials, 44 million of whom were born in the ’80s, are increasingly rediscovering the decade. Following the major success of the first iHeart80s Party, which sold out in minutes, iHeartMedia launched iHeart80s in San Francisco in June 2016, a broadcast extension of the popular iHeart80s station on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. The 80s-dedicated broadcast station features music from the decade and iconic MTV personality Martha Quinn as the host of its weekday morning show.
“Launching iHeart80s on one of our FM stations in San Francisco makes the Bay Area the ideal place to host this year’s show,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia. “This year’s incredible roster of performers is a perfect example of why the ‘80s remain so popular, and we can’t wait to bring the iHeart80s Party to the Bay Area in 2017.”
Beginning Monday, December 26, 2016, iHeartRadio will launch a four-week nationwide promotion to give thousands of 80s music fans across the country the opportunity to win a trip to San Jose to attend the iHeart80s Party. The promotion will run across more than 150 iHeartMedia Mainstream AC, Hot AC and Classic Hits stations. Fans who cannot attend the iHeart80s Party will be able to listen live on iHeartMedia’s Mainstream AC, Hot AC, and Adult Hits radio stations across the country or on iHeartRadio.com.
The iHeart80s Party is part of iHeartMedia’s incredibly successful roster of major concert events, which includes the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which features more than 20 A-list artists across every music genre converging in Vegas for two nights, on one stage; the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party; the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina; the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour; the iHeartCountry Festival; and the nationally televised iHeartRadio Music Awards, which this year generated 115 billion social media impressions.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 4, at 10 a.m. PT. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/iHeart80sParty. The iHeart80s Party is an iHeartMedia Production.
Fans who cannot attend the iHeart80s Party will be able to listen live on iHeartMedia Mainstream AC, Hot AC, and Adult Hits radio stations across the country or on iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced soon.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
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About SAP Center at San Jose
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SAP Center at San Jose is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Each year, SAP Center hosts approximately 175 events featuring professional and amateur athletes, Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners, international recording artists, and a variety of performers who appeal to children and families alike. SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. For more information about SAP Center at San Jose and for a list of upcoming events, visit the SAP Center home page at www.sapcenter.com.
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