|New York, NY (June 28, 2019) – On Thursday, June 27, Artists Den, the critically acclaimed television and music series best known for presenting intimate concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional settings, hosted a special WorldPride NYC edition of the Live from the Artists Den series at a surprise venue with platinum-selling, multi-talented pop futurist Charli XCX.
Charli XCX: Live from the Artists Den WorldPride taped from The Rooftop at Pier 17, an award-winning venue in NYC’s Seaport District, and will air at a later date on American Public Television. The exclusive concert event, supported by TV partner Colgate and its Smile With Pride campaign, celebrated the LGBTQIA+ community and the importance of diversity and equal rights. This episode completes Artists Den’s 10th anniversary on American Public Television.
The event marked the first time that Charli XCX performed new music since the announcement of her upcoming third studio album titled “Charli.” Prior to performing, the British artist also participated in an intimate conversation with Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos.
Artists Den events are free and invitation-only. General Admission audience members were randomly selected through ticket sweepstakes, available exclusively via the Artists Den mailing list. Unlike other televised music series, Live from the Artists Den breaks away from the confines of a conventional studio set by unveiling new, unexpected venues for each concert, with the venue serving as the co-star alongside each featured artist. Audience members were surprised with the reveal of The Rooftop at Pier 17 as the venue one day prior to the event.
VIP influencers in attendance included Travis Wall, Edward Granger, RJ King, Moti Ankari, Tessa Barton, Christian Bendek, Matt Bernstein, Ty French, Pieter Henket, Roger Inniss, Justin Livingston, Taylor Phillips, Kale Teter, Lisa Marie Thalhammer and more.
- Charli XCX took the stage in New York City, performing new, unreleased tracks off her upcoming album as well as crowd-pleasing hits for the intimate crowd. Songs performed included “1999,” “Boys,” “Boom Clap,” and many more.
- Prior to taking the stage, Charli XCX spoke on why supporting WorldPride is important, sharing “Supporting WorldPride is important because…the LGBTQ community alone is kind of the reason why I even have a career, so I owe everything to that community…so to me every month of the year is WorldPride, but June in particular is a real month of celebration.”
- The event featured unique activations including commissioned mural by Lisa Marie Thalhammer that will be displayed in public and donated to a charity, along with a custom built rainbow arch overlooking the city and more fan interactive elements.
For more information, visit ArtistsDen.com. To join the Artists Den mailing list for a chance to win tickets to future Live from the Artists Den tapings, fans can visit ArtistsDen.com/join.
About the Artists Den
The Artists Den is a critically acclaimed television and digital music series best known for presenting intimate, secret concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings for the TV show Live from the Artists Den. The show connects fans with a unique and intimate musical experience for some of the industry’s finest acts. Featured artists include John Legend, alt-j, Alabama Shakes, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, The Killers, Zac Brown Band, and Shawn Mendes.
Our artists have performed in a variety of extraordinary venues, including Graceland, a Masonic temple, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, a former archdiocese cathedral, The New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a repurposed window factory in Brooklyn. The Artists Den has filmed 70 episodes and is broadcast around the world in the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and across Latin America.
About Charli XCX
The multi-award-winning and chart-topping Charli has accrued two Billboard Music Awards, a YouTube Music Award, two Sesac ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Awards, plus nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. As the trailblazer behind the multi-platinum and global No.1’s “Fancy”, “I Love It” and the hit “Boom Clap”, Charli has also released the critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’, released her prolific summer crush anthem “Boys” and “1999 featuring Troye Sivan”. This year Charli attended the Met Gala as a special guest of Vogue and performed for the amFAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival. Charli’s transatlantic headline tour Charli LIVE will open on September 20th for an impressive 21 dates in the US prior to kicking off 19 dates throughout Europe.
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