Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Myspace Scheduled to Launch Concert Series: Jimmy
Kimmel Live Stream to Audiences Everywhere
Series Kicks Off When Empire of the Sun Takes The Stage June 18
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Late night powerhouse Jimmy Kimmel
Live! and the recently launched Myspace collide to bring fans an eclectic mix
of live musical performances with the Jimmy Kimmel Live Stream concert series.
Part of a yearlong initiative, Myspace and Jimmy Kimmel Live! will extend the
reach of each performance beyond the stage and even beyond the broadcast by
giving online viewers a front-row seat to the shows. Beginning June 18, select
artists on Jimmy Kimmel Live! will perform an extended set in front of fans at
the show's Hollywood Blvd Studio. Starting June 18, directly following the
televised broadcast, each concert in the series will be livestreamed in HD on
Myspace, giving fans unable to get to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! concert backlot a
chance to see their favorite bands live both on Myspace and on ABC.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live! has a rich, eleven-season history of broadcasting
innovative music performances by today's top artists.With the newly launched
Myspace as a collaborative partner, we're looking forward to broadening the
scope of what we can offer to an even broader audience," said Scott Igoe,
Jimmy Kimmel Live! music producer and booker.
"As the go-to destination for the best music on late night, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
has a great track record of recognizing new and emerging talent," said
Christian Parkes, vice president of global marketing at Myspace. "Now that the
new Myspace has launched to empower artists and promote discovery, we're
joining forces to extend the reach of these incredible performances across
broadcast and digital channels to reach an even bigger audience."
As part of its Music First campaign, Bud Light is the exclusive sponsor of the
three concerts during summer, kicking off the first show on June 18 when
Empire of the Sun takes the stage to perform songs from their first album in
nearly five years, Ice On The Dune. Wherever they are, fans can go to a
dedicated Jimmy Kimmel Live! hub at https://myspace.com/jimmykimmellive to
watch the concert live. The entire performance series will be archived and
available on Myspace for later viewing as well.
Empire of the Sun will be the first artist featured in the series, also
marking the Australian duo's US television debut as their first album in
almost five years, Ice On The Dune, hits stores. The critically acclaimed band
is hitting the road this summer with a limited number of shows, and Myspace
and Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be one of the first places fans can catch the
group perform live since 2009. Myspace is also featuring an interview with
Luke Steele who discusses the latest album and the band's major influences. In
the interview, Luke reveals the band's approach to writing great pop songs and
how they're dealing with fame. Fans can read the article and learn more about
Empire of the Sun on Myspace here.
The band will also perform as part of the Bud Light Music First "50/50/1"
concert event on August 1, a never-before-seen live music event that will see
Bud Light present one concert in each of the 50 states on a single day.
Details for 50/50/1 are available on the interactive Bud Light Music First
Myspace hub: https://myspace.com/budlightmusicfirst.
To watch the livestream of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Concerts After the Show, visit:
https://myspace.com/jimmykimmellive, and tune in directly following the
broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Viewers can check local listings to find out
exactly what time the broadcast airs in their area.
Myspace (myspace.com) is a place where people come to connect, discover, and
share. Showcasing artists and their work, the site gives people access to 53
million tracks and videos—the world's largest digital music library. With
roots in music and social, the platform is built to empower all artists—from
musicians and designers to writers and photographers—helping them connect with
audiences, collaborators, and partners to achieve their goals. Through an open
design, compelling editorial features, and analytics-based recommendations,
Myspace creates a creative community of people who connect around mutual
affinity and inspiration for the purpose of shaping, sharing, and discovering
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47.6percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews
Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world's largest-selling beers.
Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading
aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues
to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit
About "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" (weeknights, 11:35 p.m., ET):
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated
"Jimmy Kimmel Live," the ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in
its tenth season, "JKL" is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a
diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians
and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his
up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's
events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny
Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell,
Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer
Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben
Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie
Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell
Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live," broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater, located on
Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel
showcases this illustrious location's unique character throughout his show by
regularly interacting with the local "Super Heroes" parading along the
boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He
has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down
Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with
artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as
special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin
Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum,
Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and
Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift,
Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel
Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole
Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to
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