January 28, 2010
NEW YORK CITY WINS RYAN SEACREST'S "IDOLS ROCK MY TOWN" COMPETITION ON EVENTFUL
FANS GET A FREE CONCERT FEATURING AMERICAN IDOL WINNERS Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta
Listeners of on Air with Ryan Seacrest and WHTZ (Z100) can win Free Tickets FOR February 12th Invite-Only Concert at the Highline Ballroom
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 28, 2010- Ryan Seacrest, the "American Idol" host, successful television producer and host of the most popular syndicated radio show in the country, On Air with Ryan Seacrest along with Eventful, the leading digital media company for promoting live entertainment, movies and local events and 19 Entertainment, one of the world's leading entertainment companies, announced that more than 57,000 fans from cities across the country participated in the "Idols Rock My Town" competition hoping to win a free concert in their hometown featuring "American Idol" winners Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta. New York City was the winning city, and eligible participants will be invited to the concert to take place on February 12, 2010 at the Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St, New York, NY 10011, at 7 p.m.
Free tickets will also be given away to listeners on Seacrest's award winning, nationally syndicated radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and WHTZ (Z100) in New York. Listeners can register to win at ryanseacrest.com. Open to legal contiguous U.S./D.C. residents, 13 years and older. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00am January 30, 2010. One entry per person. A grand total of four trips for two will be awarded including air travel courtesy of Orbitz and hotel courtesy of W Hotels.
Fans will be wowed with the lineup starting with the winner of "American Idol" Season 8, Allen won the hearts of America each week by adding his signature pop-rock sound to each performance he gave. Allen who hails from Conway, Arkansas is a pianist and self-taught guitar player. Allen released his debut self-titled album through 19 Recordings/Jive Records in November 2009. His first single from the album, "Live Like We're Dying," received rave reviews and is currently climbing the U.S. radio charts.
Lambert, also captured the nation's imagination when he competed on the eighth season of "American Idol." During his "Idol" journey, he sang songs from many different genres and impressed the judges every week with his "out there" performances and tremendous vocals. Lambert has already conquered the Billboard charts, with multiple debuts on the Hot 100 and the Hot Digital Songs charts. His highly anticipated debut album, For Your Entertainment, on 19 Recordings/RCA, was released in November 2009. He also recorded "Time for Miracles", an original score, produced by Rob Cavallo, for the upcoming soundtrack of the motion picture "2012."
Iraheta, the vibrantly red-haired "American Idol" rocker, was the youngest contestant in the shows history (age 16) to make it past the top 12. With her powerful, raspy voice, spunky personality and captivating, weekly performances, Iraheta made it through to the season's Top 4. Her debut album, Just Like You, on 19 Recordings/Jive Records, is set for release on December 1st.
The "Idols Rock My Town" concert is being produced by AEG Live.
About Ryan Seacrest Productions
Seacrest's RSP banner has established itself as a full fledged production entity with numerous pilots, series, and concert specials in production and development. RSP recently wrapped production on their new reality show for ABC titled "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" with famed British chef, Jamie Oliver. The show centers around Oliver who will touch down in America's unhealthiest cities and give its residents good-food makeovers using local resources. The show will premiere on March 26th, 2010 on ABC. RSP has also recently aired the third season of their hit E! series "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." The series, which follows the lives of Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian and her outrageous blended family, continues to be one of the highest rated series on the network. RSP's "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" debuted on E! in August 2009 and follows sisters, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian as they move to Miami to seek a fresh start. This show also boasts some of the network's highest ratings.
About Eventful, Inc.
San Diego-based Eventful, Inc. provides the leading service for discovering, sharing, promoting and creating local events throughout the world. Eventful's community of users enjoys the world's largest selection of local events, from concerts and sports to singles events and kids' activities. Eventful provides multi-platform services to its users via www.eventful.com, e-mail programs, mobile applications and content distributed through widgets and apps. Eventful's unique Demand it! service empowers consumers to influence the location and content of events and entertainment including concerts, movie releases and broadcast radio and television content. Over one hundred thousand performers use Eventful Demand to connect with their fans and determine where to tour. Visit Eventful at http://www.eventful.com.
About 19 Entertainment
19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, is one of the most successful entertainment organizations in the world having created and produced hit television properties including American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, and with its relationships and partnerships with some of the biggest names in sports, music and fashion, including David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Roland Mouret and the recently added tennis superstar, Andy Murray.
Meredith O'Sullivan; Meredith.O'Sullivan@42west.net; 424.901.8720
Catherine Lieu; Cat@eventful.com; 858.461.3769
For 19 Entertainment:
Roger Widynowski; Rogerw@19entertainment.com; (310) 461-1788
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