(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. Brandon Boyd & Mike Einziger of 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 for an Isleta Amphitheater show 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 visitwww.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 Hilton@Play – 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 atwww.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.
For tickets and more information, visit www.livenation.com
ISLETA AMPHITHEATER SHOWS
May 27: Train with The Fray & Matt Nathanson
June 4: Luke Bryan with Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch
June 19: Tim McGraw with Billy Currington & Chase Bryant
June 24: Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys
June 30: Nickelback with Lifehouse
July 4: Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah and more!
July 12: Lady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt
July 15: Steely Dan with Elvis Costello & The Imposters
July 18: Darius Rucker with Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne & A Thousand Horses
July 21: J. Cole featuring Big Sean with YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz & Omen
July 28: Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa with Hoodie Allen & DJ Drama
August 14: Dierks Bentley with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, and Canaan Smith
August 25: Sublime with Rome with Rebelution, Pepper & Mickey Avalon
August 27: Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix & Eric Hutchinson
August 30: Slipknot with Lamb of God, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White
Sept. 17: Brad Paisley with Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton
Sept. 25: Def Leppard with Styx & Tesla
Sept. 27: Foo Fighters with Gary Clark Jr
Oct 1: Rascal Flatts w/ Scotty McCreery & RaeLynn
Oct 9: Florida Georgia Line w/ Thomas Rhett & Frankie Ballard
Oct 7: Zac Brown Band
Oct 20: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band
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.