Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring heavy metal, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups. Lollapalooza has featured a diverse range of bands and has helped expose and popularize alternative rock groups such as Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Jane”s Addiction, Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Strokes, Green Day and Depeche Mode.
Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane”s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell ?????? ???????? tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, but poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.
EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, is proud to announce that The Black Eyed Peas’ highly anticipated sold out concert tour, “The E.N.D. World Tour 2010” will make its world television premiere on May 15 at 10 pm EDT on EPIX. The concert will play in SD and HD on the EPIX television channel, video on demand service, online at www.EpixHD.com and EPIX Event Theatre, a special online interactive community experience where over 1000 fans can share, comment and react to the concert together.
Filmed at two sold-out shows in the band’s hometown at L.A.’s Staples Center on March 29th and 30th, the Peas performed their biggest hits and transformed the arena into a massive club party proving The Energy Never Dies with state of the art lasers, staging, lights, HD visuals, flying stunts and six world class dancers that will be a visual assault on the senses for EPIX viewers. The six time Grammy award winning artists kicked off ”The E.N.D. World Tour 2010 presented by BlackBerry® with Bacardi™ as the Official Spirit” in Japan in September in support of the band’s latest multiplatinum #1 album, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies). Entertainment Weekly.com raved, “Any act that can fill a stadium with that much glee deserves respect.” Spin.com added, “They push the boundaries of what it means to be one of the top-selling acts in music today.”
“The E.N.D. is not just about a new Black Eyed Peas sound – it’s a celebration that change is happening” explained will.i.am, the group’s leader and creative engine. “It signifies the end of the usual ways of receiving information and also the beginning of a whole new cultural birth.”
“We are proud to present the world class talent of The Black Eyed Peas” said EPIX President & CEO Mark Greenberg, “and we embrace the celebration of change as EPIX is redefining the entertainment experience for our audience, harnessing all emerging platforms to engage the next generation of premium viewers.”
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three-day annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The event features many genres of make money online casino music including alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously.
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Phish 3D, a 3D concert experience, is opening nationwide on Friday, April 30th for an exclusive one week run. The movie features never before seen cover songs, and intimate footage of the band backstage and in rehearsals. Filmed in October 2009 at the band’s Festival 8, more than 40,000 devoted fans watched as Phish combined two of their most beloved traditions — the multi-day festival and the Halloween album “costume.” The band’s highly anticipated “musical costumes” are concerts involving the performance of an entire album by another artist—in this case, Phish covered the Rolling Stones’ album Exile on Main St. Phish 3D also features songs from the band’s first ever full-length acoustic set, as well as performances taken from the six additional sets.
The more than two hour movie, presented by Action 3D Productions in association with Network LIVE and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., highlights Phish’s Festival 8, a three-day, eight-set, 16-hour concert in the Southern California desert.
Filmed by inconcert3d utilizing digital technology that can only be viewed in theaters, and distributed by Cinedigm, this one week event will allow fans to experience a stunning 360 view of each live performance. The film opens with the internationally acclaimed Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello at All Points West Music casino uk & Arts Festival in New Jersey, followed by Grammy-award winning artist Ben Harper and Relentless7 at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver. Dave Matthews Band-the highest-grossing American act of all time—then takes center stage with a fun-filled, dance in your seat, set of songs filmed at the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival in Austin, Texas’ Zilker Park. The Festival brings together more than 130 bands on eight stages, including rock, country, folk, indie, Americana, hip-hop, reggae, and bluegrass, and attracts a crowd of more than 65,000 visitors each day. Named after thelegendary PBS concert series, the festival is produced by C3 Presents, who also co-produce the Lollapalooza festival.
The recording of ‘We Are The World 25 For Haiti’ embodies the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Through the contributions of the new voices to this rendition of ‘We Are The World,’ and with the help of our partners, the We Are The World Foundation will be committed to transparency and will help further the spirit of activism that was at the heart of the original song and movement.
The service was broadcast live around the world, from the U.S. to Slovakia to parts of Asia, with an estimated one billion viewers. Public screenings were held in 37 cinemas across the U.S., as well as in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Gothenburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malmö, Oslo, Paris, Milan, Seville, Stockholm, and Tallinn. There was also a live broadcast at 3am in Melbourne, Australia at Federation Square. According to Nielsen, 31.1 million Americans watched the service live on television; an amount comparable to the 35.1 million that watched the state funeral of former president Ronald Reagan in 2004, and the 33.1 million Americans who watched the 1997 public funeral for Princess Diana.
Also in comparison to other big non-funeral related events, the inauguration of President Barack Obama garnered about 38 million viewers, and the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics garnered about 34.2 million viewers in the U.S. alone, The memorial service was one of the most watched events in online streaming history. CNN’s webcast drew at least 9.7 million streams; their feed on Ustream, 4.6 million streams; and MSNBC’s feed via Justin.tv drew three million.
The Mile High Music Festival is an annual two-day concert held in Commerce City, Colorado, first done on July 19 and 20, 2008. The festival was sponsored by flash memory company Sandisk and featured John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Black Crowes and Spoon as headliners. The concert was originally scheduled to be held at City Park in Denver (near the Denver Zoo), but changed because of opposition from zoo officials. iClips.net provided a Web cast for select artists. The 2009 festival was held July 18 and 19.
Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Will.I.Am., David Guetta, Deadmau5, Z-Trip, Maynard James Keenan, Jane’s Addiction, Chris Cornell, N.E.R.D., and Rhea all came out to perform at Activision’s E3 preview event at the STAPLES center in Los Angeles.
Z-Trip opened the event to celebrate “DJ Hero 2’s” track listing that features live sets from all-star DJs and in-game playable characters (Grammy winner and multi-platinum selling artist David Guetta, along with progressive house producer Deadmau5).
Tony Hawk even showed up to do a live skate demo with larger than life jumps and over-the-top tricks to celebrate the release of his latest video game, “Tony Hawk: SHRED.” To launch “Guitar Hero: Warrior of Rock,” Jane’s Addiction played “Mountain Song” and “Been Caught Stealing,” while Soundgarden played their hit “Black Hole Sun.”
N.E.R.D. performed “Hot-N-Fun” and “Lapdance”to celebrate Pharrell’s contribution to the soundtrack of “True Crime: Hong Kong.”
However, one of the highlights of the night was when Eminem closed the event with songs “Lose Yourself,” “Not Afraid,” and the world premiere of “Won’t Back Down.” Drummer Travis Barker joined him on stage for the memorable performance.