TODAY IS THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL CONCERT DAY
LIVE NATION IS CELEBRATING THE SUMMER CONCERT SEASON WITH
THE 2015 SUMMER SPOTLIGHT EVENT PRESENTED BY HILTON
SPECIAL LIVE CONCERT & MEDIA EVENT TODAY IN NEW YORK CITY,
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY KID ROCK AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE,
AND APPEARANCES BY BILLY CORGAN OF THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, WIZ KHALIFA, INCUBUS, RAE SREMMURD, TINASHE, KIP MOORE, MICK JONES OF FOREIGNER, METRIC, JASON WADE & BRYCE SODERBERG OF LIFEHOUSE, AND HOSTED BY HODA KOTB OF THE TODAY SHOW
PURCHASE TWO TICKETS AND RECEIVE $30 IN LIVE NATION CONCERT CASH!
NEW YORK (MAY 5, 2015) – Today, Tuesday, May 5, is the first-ever National Concert Day! Announced by Live Nation, the global leader in entertainment, this spectacular day celebrates not only fans, but also music artists, live music industry leaders, tour managers and their teams, as well as all the hard working employees at venues across the country that work tirelessly to produce the incredible music experiences that will be seen this summer.
As part of the celebration, Live Nation will host the 2015 Summer Spotlight presented by Hilton — a massive live concert and media event today, May 5, at New York City’s famed concert hall, Irving Plaza. There will be thrilling performances by Kid Rock and Florida Georgia Line, and special appearances on stage by some of this summer’s hottest touring artists including Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Rae Sremmurd and Tinashe and along with host of the event, Hoda Kotb of The TODAY Show. Incubus, Jason Wade & Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse, Kip Moore and Wiz Khalifa also made appearances during a special pre-event at Irving Plaza. Live Nation offices throughout the country are also commemorating National Concert Day with various events, special promotions and media programs of their own.
Also as part of the celebration and as a way to thank fans for their tireless enthusiasm and excitement about the summer concert season, Live Nation is offering a very special ticket promotion starting today until Saturday, May 9: anyone who purchases at least two concert tickets will receive $30 in Live Nation concert cash good for use towards their next purchase for tickets to a show of their choice. To learn more, fans should visit www.livenation.com/concertday15.
Expect yet another epic summer brought to you by Live Nation, packed with incredible music from nearly 60 of the biggest stars, including: U2, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Bette Midler to name just a few. Experience even more artists at one of Live Nation’s nearly 30 summer festivals including EDC Vegas (Insomniac), HARD Summer (HARD Events), Sasquatch! Festival, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Big Guava, the first-ever FarmBorough, the Budweiser Made In America Festival and more.
Official sponsors of Live Nation’s 2015 Summer Spotlight include Hilton, Malibu Rum, Citi and Pepsi. Hilton has teamed up with Live Nation to offer its guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences with some of the biggest names in music through [email protected] – a movement designed to inspire guests to stop, take a hard-earned vacation and reclaim playtime. Malibu is ensuring the Best Summer Ever by bringing a custom-built Malibu Rum Beach House to select festivals and concerts where fans will enjoy live music and specialty cocktails; additional details can be found at www.malibubestsummerever.com. Citi is the official credit card of Live Nation, offering Citi cardmembers access to preferred tickets for select tours throughout the summer through Citi’s Private Pass Program; details at www.citiprivatepass.com. Pepsi’s “Out of the Blue” platform delivers on uniting fans around unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime music experiences that they can only get from Pepsi; bringing them closer to the artists they love at the biggest Live Nation music events across the country this summer.
Live Nation operates leading live music venues across the country including Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (New York), Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas), The Gorge Amphitheatre (Seattle) as well as the brand new Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville) opening this summer and the recently re-opened Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Miami). These venues offer the best amenities in live entertainment. Now, 34 Live Nation venues across the country will not only be known for offering the hottest entertainment in the coolest outdoor venues in the country, but they will have amazing food and beverage to elevate the music lovers experience in 2015. This year’s menu reflects the unparalleled variety of culinary choices and includes specialty dishes crafted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, along with our own chef rock stars. Dishes you have to make sure to taste are: the new Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Gourmet Chicken Sausages, Black Bean Vegetable Burger and the Vegetarian Nachos. The in-seat menus now feature hand-crafted sandwiches and wraps, roasted vegetable quesadillas and more to name a few. Our commitment to serving Humanely Raised proteins and locally harvested produce is unprecedented in the sports and entertainment industry, as fans will be able to experience the freshest food possible in general concessions and all VIP areas.
Summertime is what music memories are made of. From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater with the family, taking your best friends to see world class artists perform at arenas around the country or heading out on a road trip to one of the many music festivals featuring dozens of artists on the line-up, summer 2015 will bring millions of music fans together. From Country, Indie & Alternative Music, Classic Rock, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, Comedy and Pop – there will be something for everyone.
LIVE NATION’S 2015 SUMMER TOURS AND FESTIVALS
For tickets and more information, visit www.livenation.com
2015 SUMMER TOURS
|5 Seconds of Summer|
|The Australian Pink Floyd Show|
|Boys of Zummer: Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa|
|Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire|
|Dave Matthews Band|
|Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello|
|Florida Georgia Line|
|Go HARD Tour|
|Imagine Dragons with Metric|
|Incubus and Deftones|
|Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix|
|Kid Rock with Foreigner|
|Lana Del Rey|
|Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival|
|Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper|
|Nickelback with Lifehouse|
|Nicki Minaj with special guests Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe & Dej Loaf|
|New Kids on the Block with TLC & Nelly|
|Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions|
|Sublime with Rome|
|The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson|
|Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional|
|Vans Warped Tour|
|Zac Brown Band|
SUMMER 2015 FESTIVALS
|Austin City Limits|
|Beyond Wonderland Southern California|
|Big Guava Music Festival|
|Blaze N Glory|
|Budweiser Made In America|
|Delaware Junction Festival|
|EDC Las Vegas|
|EDC New York|
|Faster Horses Festival|
|Fvded In The Park|
|Jamboree In The Hills|
|Peach Music Festival|
|Route 91 Harvest Festival|
|Squamish Valley Music Festival|
|Windy City LakeShake Festival|
For photos and videos from today’s 2015 Summer Spotlight presented by Hilton concert and media event to celebrate National Concert Day at Irving Plaza in New York City, visit this link, starting Wednesday, May 6: http://bit.ly/1F2fbjw.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Follow us @twitter.com/LiveNationInc
SOURCE: Live Nation Entertainment