THE WALL MAKES ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA ON APRIL 27TH WITH 41 SHOWS
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Roger Waters’ extraordinary production of The Wall has smashed attendance records in South America with a record breaking 15 open-air stadiums shows in Chile, Brazil and Argentina, playing to over 750,000 fans. This is the largest number of stadium shows ever played in South America by an international artist on one tour. The South American leg included a record breaking 9 sold out shows in Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium, exceeding the previous record of 5 nights, held by the Rolling Stones (see link below to photos of The Wall in River Plate Stadium).
The Wall, an aural and visual masterpiece, has so far played 150 shows for a gross of US $218M in 27 countries. Due to overwhelming popular demand, The Wall returns to North America in 2012 kicking off this weekend, April 27 and 28th, at the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico for a historic run of 41 performances at stadiums and arenas. The U.S. and Canadian leg begins on May 1st at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX with dates through July 14th at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA, including 2 nights at New York’s prestigious Yankee Stadium and 1 once-in-a-lifetime night at the world-famous Los Angeles Coliseum, for a total of 9 stadium shows. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
The Pollstar Music Industry Awards, as voted by the music industry, has honored Roger Waters and The Wall Live with two of the highest accolades – the coveted “Major Tour of the Year” and “Most Creative Stage Production” of 2010. The Wall also won the “Most Creative Stage Production” for a second consecutive year in 2011.
“The best arena show ever. Period.” New York Post
“The Wall Live is flawless. Everyone should see it once before they die.” Philadelphia Inquirer
|April 27||Mexico City, MX||Foro Sol|
|April 28||Mexico City, MX||Foro Sol|
|May 1||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|May 3||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|May 5||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|May 7||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|May 11||San Francisco, CA||AT&T Park|
|May 13||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|May 15||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center|
|May 19||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles Coliseum|
|May 22||Portland, OR||Rose Garden|
|May 24||Seattle, WA||Key Arena|
|May 26||Vancouver, BC||BC Place|
|May 28||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|May 31||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|June 1||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|June 3||St Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|June 5||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|June 6||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|June 8||Chicago, IL||Wrigley Field|
|June 10||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|June 11||Indianapolis, IN||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|June 13||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|June 15||Ft Lauderdale, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|June 16||Orlando, FL||Amway Center|
|June 19||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|June 21||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center|
|June 23||Toronto, ON||Rogers Centre|
|June 25||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place|
|June 26||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|June 28||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|
|June 29||Hartford, CT||XL Center|
|July 1||Boston, MA||Fenway Park|
|July 3||Pittsburgh, PA||Consol Energy Center|
|July 6||New York, NY||Yankee Stadium|
|July 7||New York, NY||Yankee Stadium|
|July 9||Raleigh, NC||RBC Center|
|July 10||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|July 12||Washington DC||Verizon Center|
|July 14||Philadelphia, PA||Citizens Bank Park|
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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Categories: Entertainment Tags: Artists, digital, LiveNation, Major Tour of the Year, Masterpiece, Most Creative Stage Production, North America, Pollstar Music Industry Awards, production, Roger Waters, Rolling Stones, The Wall, Ticketmaster
BillingTree RockBlock Returns to Phoenix Nov. 5th; Multi-Platinum Classic Rock Headliner REO Speedwagon, Plus Fran Cosmo-Former Lead Singer of BOSTON-and Hollywood Band “Rossmore”
Downtown Phoenix CityScape Venue Expands Event’s Capacity in 3rd Year
A Community-Giving Event Presented by BillingTree, The Arizona Republic, 12 News & azcentral.com
BIG Ticket Values: $20 GA includes all 3 bands!…$100 VIP includes Dinner, Drinks & More
100% of Ticket Funds goes to Season For Sharing
Tickets on Sale Sept. 19 at MyBillingTree.com/RockBlock
PHOENIX, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BillingTree® RockBlock™ returns to Phoenix Sat., Nov. 5, 5:30 pm, bringing a high energy lineup of classic rock favorites REO Speedwagon, the voice of BOSTON Fran Cosmo and Rossmore, who are led by a powerhouse of movie moguls including Bill Fay whose credits range from Independence Day to the Hangover movies. ( www.MyBillingTree.com/RockBlock ).
CityScape, downtown Phoenix, Central Avenue from Washington to Jefferson takes over as the new venue for this annual charity rock festival, presented by Phoenix-based BillingTree, The Arizona Republic, 12 News and azcentral.com to kick-off the “Season For Sharing” campaign. R Entertainment is again producing this high profile community event. Plus, fans will get satisfaction knowing 100% of ALL ticket monies (the entire $20 or $100 ticket amount) goes to local Valley charities through the “Season For Sharing” annual fund raising drive.
“This is the third BillingTree RockBlock and our first time as the kick-off event for Arizona Republic and 12 News annual holiday fundraising drive – Season For Sharing, and at the fantastic new CityScape venue,” said Dan Willis of Phoenix-based BillingTree’s Board of Directors. “The concert and festival atmosphere has grown every year and we couldn’t be happier to have legendary acts whose music resonates across generations. At BillingTree, we love music, we love to give, and we love to have a good time – we will continue to host and grow BillingTree RockBlock because as our slogan says We Give A Jam.“
BIG TICKET VALUES. BillingTree RockBlock tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 19 at http://www.MyBillingTree.com/RockBlock or call 1.866.977.6849. General admission is $20 or $25 the day of at the gate. The $100 VIP ticket is a complete package that includes admission in the skyboxes above Central Avenue, dinner and drinks. Doors open at 5:30pm.
PARKING. CityScape has plenty of underground parking available to the public. Parking can be accessed on Washington, Jefferson or First Avenue and in addition has Light Rail stops nearby.
About BillingTree – The proven leader in on-demand payment processing, BillingTree empowers customers with competitive advantage through a simplification of the billing and receivables process. By delivering the most innovative technology while making it as easy and inexpensive as possible to accept payments, BillingTree has revolutionized the payments landscape. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) model delivers industry-leading payment solutions, proven integration, and point-and-click simplicity. BillingTree’s focus on innovation has allowed us to help more than 1,800 customers eliminate manual processes and automate their payment cycles. BillingTree – Growth is our Business. For more information, visit www.mybillingtree.com or call 877.4.BILLTREE.
About R Entertainment Company – R Entertainment Company is a national concert and events booking, marketing and production company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that manages 200 dates a year, including Award Winning Devoured Culinary Classic; AZ Centennial Copper Chopper, Wildhorse Pass Ovations Showroom, Pepsi Amphitheater in Flagstaff, Talking stick Stadium special events, private corporate events such as the American Express Chairman’s event, as well as major touring acts such Sheryl Crow, Steve Martin, Jose Carreras, Kathy Griffin Sinbad, Joe Walsh, BB King, and many, many others. www.R-Entertainment.com
About Season For Sharing - Season for Sharing is The Arizona Republic and 12 News annual holiday fundraising drive. Through an eight-week news, editorial, direct mail and ad campaign, readers and viewers are encouraged to donate to Season for Sharing to help health and human service agencies in Arizona. Donations are matched through the Gannett Foundation and 100% of donations, plus the match, are distributed to local agencies that help at-risk children and families, improve educational skills, help domestic-violence victims and serve the elderly.
Last year, 137 agencies received $2.66 million, more than $46 million since the program began in 1993. In addition to creating community resources, the program increases awareness about social issues. Many of the agencies experience an influx of volunteers and donated goods during the campaign. Visit http://www.azcentral.com/season/index.html
BillingTree RockBlock Musical Lineup: REO Speedwagon, Fran Cosmo & Rossmore
About REO Speedwagon: REO Speedwagon Formed in 1967, signed in 1971 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has – for decades – been a confounding blend of consistency and change.
They rode in station wagons, going from tiny gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get the REO name out in the early days. Later they rode the top of the charts with a RIAA certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles. The 9-times certified Hi Infidelity remains a high-water mark for rock bands.
Make all the “Ridin’ The Storm Out” or “Roll With The Changes” cracks you want, but that’s exactly what the band has done. REO Speedwagon has that Midwest work ethic.
The band has gone onstage and in the studio and done the work, year after year – dozens of albums, hundreds (or thousands?) of concerts, infinite radio spins. The eyes have always been on the future and on the road – not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn’t perform live, thrilling fans with hits like “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”
By the early ’70s the band’s unrelenting drive, non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for 1980′s explosive Hi Infidelity.
The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact Hi Infidelity had on music and the culture of rock ‘n’ roll. Its 9 million in sales was fueled by huge hit singles in “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” High Infidelity spent months in the #1 slot, a feat simply unattainable in music today. The strong run continued with hits like “Can’t Fight This Feeling” up through the new “Can’t Stop Rockin’.”
When the talk turns to benefit concerts the names that come to mind are George Harrison, U2 and Bob Geldof. REO has quietly done its share, sans self-serving promotional tours, from appearing at the Live Aid concert in 1985, to a benefit for port authority workers after 9/11 and recent MusiCares shows, along with a “Ridin’ The Storm Out” benefit concert that raised more than a half-million dollars for Iowa flood relief in 2008.
Today it’s all about what it has always been – taking good care of the band’s legacy while keeping the focus on the future. That may be even more important these days, Cronin believes.
About Fran Cosmo : Fran Cosmo, the former lead singer of the band BOSTON, is touring and performing with Anthony Cosmo, former guitarist and songwriter of the band BOSTON, performing all the greatest hits as well as new hits. Night after night show rooms and festivals are packed with standing room only crowds. With ticket sales in the tens of thousands Fran Cosmo is a MUST see in the world of live Rock and Roll shows.
About Rossmore: What does a producer of hit movies, The Hangover 1 & 2, Independence Day, Patriot, Superman, 300, Clash of the Titans, Dark Knight Returns, Town to name a few who’s also the father of three teenage girls, do to relax and relieve stress? He gathers fellow dads from his kids’ school; they form a band and take it on the road.
Fay and five other musicians – Jed Daly, producer and film financier; Bill Birrell, founder, Sony Pictures Imageworks and writer/director; Rick Benoit, musician and visual FX pro; Ernie Scarborough, concert tour veteran musician and now music teacher; Steve Weeks, international mortgage banking — comprise Rossmore, a Classic Rock Band named after the street where his girls go to school.
About CityScape: CityScape is a mixed-use urban project located at the core of Downtown Phoenix and is the focal point for community activity. The downtown Phoenix resurgence includes completion of the 20 mile Light Rail Transit System, expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center, the growth of the Phoenix Biomedical Center, and the opening of the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and the University of Arizona Medical School.
Visitors to CityScape are welcome at the first ever Gold’s Gym Elite (with it’s one of kind Cardio Cinema), CVS pharmacy, Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, Designer District, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Urban Outfitters, Oakville Grocery, Stand-Up Live Comedy, Vitamin T, Charming Charlie, and Republic of Couture, Par Exsolance, Jimmy John’s, The arrogant Butcher, Tilted Kilt and Yogurtini open to the public. This broad retail mix and the accompanying day and night list of activities and concerts in the destinations renovated Patriot’s Square, compliment the diverse downtown population which includes event attendees, conventioneers, residents, office workers, and out of town visitors. Everyone at CityScape can experience something uniquely Phoenix and sample the energy and excitement of a destination worthy of the zero zero address for the entire metropolitan valley.
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Music production company HillTop Records announced the winners of its First Annual Online Music Festival for Songwriters over Labor Day Weekend. Eight songwriters are to receive cash prizes, and a second festival is in the works for next year.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
HillTop Records officially closed its First Annual Online Music Festival for Songwriters to new songs on August 31, 2011 and announced its prize winners on Labor Day. Eight songwriters will be receiving cash prizes for their new music, and one—Chris Blackmore, whose song “As My New Life Begins” took home The HillTop Award—will have his award-winning song professionally arranged and recorded by HillTop. The first festival proved to be a major success, and a second one is already being planned for next summer.
Up-and-coming songwriters can enter to win at HillTop Record’s next Online Music Festival, in the hopes of following in the footsteps of this year’s big winners. Chris Blackmore actually won two prizes for “As My New Life Begins”: The HillTop Award and The People’s Choice Award, worth $500. His song won the second award for collecting the most “like” votes from listeners over the course of the entire festival. Joseph A. Data’s song “All the King’s Horses” won $250 for being the most liked song in June, and Steve Euto-Mullis won a similar prize for “The Master of the Sky” for the month of July. These songwriters took full advantage of the networking and publicity opportunities that the festival provided by linking their personal websites, Twitter and Facebook accounts to their competing songs—and it paid off.
Another top music prize went to G. Milton Luttrell, whose song “Hilltop Rock” won the Best of Genre award in the Rock category. “Full Moon” by Chuong Duong and Hai Pham took the top prize in the Pop category, “I Give It Back To You” by Marx Clark won for Gospel, and “Mystical Lady” by Perle Oliver was the winner of the Urban/R&B category. The Best of Country award went to Euto-Mullis’ “The Master of the Sky,” which also took home the Festival Blue Ribbon and the Grand Prize of $1000 for the Best Song of the Festival.
In light of the First Annual Online Music Festival for Songwriters’ recent success, HillTop Records is planning to hold a second contest next year. Like the first, it will be free to enter. Changes and improvements will be made to make the second festival even better than the first. Suggestions from previous attendees and songwriters are welcome.
HillTop Records is constantly on the lookout for new avenues for songwriters. The company maintains a strong online presence, and songwriters under contract often benefit from having a Unique Songwriter Page that can be used for promotional purposes. Euto-Mullis called HillTop “the label that records America’s songs and the company that truly is all about the songwriter.”
To find out more about HillTop Records’ services, including how to win cash prizes at the next Music Festival, visit http://www.hilltoprecords.com. You can also follow on Twitter @HillTop Records, or catch up on the latest music industry news on HillTop Records’ official blog.
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U.S. tarps supplier, Tarps Plus, will donate tarps to movie about homeless.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The leading U.S. tarps supplier, Tarps Plus, has signed on to support the independent feature film, The Guitar Player. The film is about a homeless man. Tarps will be donated by Tarps Plus to supply the feature film for “tarp drives.” The tarp drives will be held at homeless shelters across the country. The film production intends on holding these tarp drives as an incentive for people to help fund the film as well as bring awareness to homeless causes, which is the focal point of the film.
The Guitar Player film production is raising the funds for the film to be made publicly and plans to donate half of the profits of the film to homeless causes. They have so many uses, and tarps are truly universal. We typically see tarps in emergency kits in the house and in the car. Most recently, tarps are playing an important role in helping the people in places like Joplin due to the tornado, or Japan who suffered from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Again, they are patching houses and in some cases, making up the walls and/or roof of temporary shelters. Literally hundreds of thousands are being used there.
The poly tarps being supplied by Tarps Plus for the film production will also be used for any production needs the film crew might have. The G.M. of Tarps Plus Angelina Urquardt stated, “We are proud to supply tarps to this film with a great cause.”
The tarp drives that are being held are part of a ten thousand dollar pledge package the film production is offering. The package includes: one thousand tarps to be donated to a homeless shelter chosen by the donator, a screening of the film at a movie theater, an associate producer credit in the film, the film’s merchandise and a business promo package involving the donator promotion at all the film premieres.
For more information about the production, please visit: http://www.theguitarplayermovie.com
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