IHEARTMEDIA BRINGS MUSIC ICONS OF THE ’80S TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST-EVER “IHEART80S PARTY”
Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Rick Springfield
Loverboy, and More to Perform Live at the
Forum in Los Angeles
New York, N.Y. December 15, 2015 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 first-ever iHeart80s Party. The most beloved music icons of the ’80s will come together at the Forum in Los Angeles, Calif. on February 20, 2016 to celebrate the unforgettable and influential decade.
The music of the iHeartRadio app’s popular iHeart80s Radio station will come to life with live performances from Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Rick Springfield and Loverboy, plus can’t miss collaborations and covers from a soon-to-be announced lineup of today’s hottest artists, who have been influenced by these legendary performers.
“The ’80s brought the United States our second British invasion which also inspired a new generation of American artists to create music that still resonates strong 30 years later,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “This one night only event will bring some of the greatest songs ever written to fans who grew up with them as well as those who are just now discovering this era that changed our culture forever.”
The ’80s ranks as one of the most important decades in terms of influencing today’s pop culture and Millennials, 44 million of whom were born in the ’80s, are rediscovering the decade.
“From music to fashion to the birth of the millennial generation, the ’80s are back and hotter than ever,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. “It is the perfect time to recapture the carefree, ‘work hard, play harder’ attitude of the ’80s with an incredible night bringing together the past and the present of music.”
Beginning January 11, 2016, iHeartRadio will launch a six-week nationwide promotion to give thousands of ’80s music fans across the country the opportunity to win a trip to Los Angeles to attend the iHeart80s Party. The promotion will run across more than 230 iHeartMedia Mainstream AC, Hot AC, CHR and Classic Hits stations.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 18, at 10 a.m. PT. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/iHeart80sParty. Proud partners of the iHeart80s Party include Allstate Insurance Company, Wells Fargo with more to be announced soon. The iHeart80s Party is an iHeartMedia Production.
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. Streaming details will be announced soon.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 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 and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.