iHeartRadio’s First-Ever Ultimate Valentine’s Escape at Paris Las Vegas

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iHeartMedia Celebrates Valentine’s with First-Ever “iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape at Paris Las Vegas  Presented by Hot Tub Time Machine 2” with exclusive concert performance  at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ in Las Vegas

Hosted by iHeartMedia’s on-air personalities Delilah and Valentine the event will feature performances by John Legend and OneRepublic



WHAT:  iHeartMedia today announced the “iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape at Paris Las Vegas Presented by Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” a romance filled weekend featuring live intimate performances by John Legend and OneRepublic at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ in Las Vegas.  The weekend event will be hosted by iHeartMedia’s on-air personalities Delilah and Valentine.


iHeartRadio fans will head to Las Vegas for a weekend of pure romantic luxury, luck and music.  Through a national on-air and online promotion across all hot adult contemporary (AC) and mainstream contemporary hit radio (CHR) stations, listeners will have the chance to win the ultimate escape package, which will include round-trip airfare for two, 3-day 2-night luxury hotel accommodations at ParisLas Vegas, an exclusive welcome party at BLT Steak, admission to the High Roller world’s tallest observation wheel, the Eiffel Tower Experience, tickets to the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape exclusive concert and more.  Plus, one Grand Prize Winner will receive an all-access VIP package for two including first-class departing airfare, a $2,500 shopping spree, $1,000 in chips, VIP access at Las Vegas hot spots and more.


The iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape is the newest of iHeartMedia’s roster of incredibly successful nationally-recognized concert events, following in the footsteps of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the biggest live concert event in radio history which features more than 20 A-list artists across every music genre on one stage, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Country Festival.



Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
The LINQ, 3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109


 Saturday, February 21, 2015
Doors 6 p.m./Show 7 p.m.




Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present “HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2.” When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present, in the sequel from the same team that brought you the original cult hit. The film is produced by Andrew Panay. Written by Josh Heald and directed by Steve Pink.


“HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2” is in theaters February 20, 2015.

Rock in Rio USA Takes Over Times Square; Announces Initial Lineup for 2015 Las Vegas Festival

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Rock in Rio, the legendary music festival, has announced Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, No Doubt (who attended the announcement), Deftones and John Legend as part of the initial lineup for its first stateside edition taking place May 8-9 and May 15-16 in Las Vegas. The announcement was unveiled as Rio de Janeiro and Las Vegas met in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, with an exciting surprise performance from past Rock in Rio artists John Mayer and Sepultura with Les Tambours Du Bronx to celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary and first US edition in 2015. Sepultura and Les Tambour Du Bronx performed in honor of their past Rock in Rio collaboration and guitar hero John Mayer took the stage to bring hits like “No Such Thing” and “Gravity” to the gathered crowd. During the press conference, the organization also launched its Social Project “30 years, Many Dreams”.

Roberta Medina, Executive Vice President of Rock in Rio (and daughter of Founder Roberto Medina), expanded on Rock in Rio’s tremendous background by revealing some of outstanding facts around the global festival’s 30-year history.  With more than 7.4 million people in 14 editions, more than 1270 artists have performed in 85 days of the event. Over the past editions, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide.  The statistics provided an in-depth look at creating a global giant as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new extension in the US.

“From the first Rock in Rio festival in Brazil in 1985 to next year’s anniversary and Las Vegas launch, it’s been an amazing journey with Rock in Rio fans and the artists that have taken part in the festival,” says Roberta Medina.  “We’re thrilled to see the construction of our first U.S. City of Rock and to announce the first artists who will perform in Las Vegas in May 2015.”

Rock in Rio USA & Brazil: Line-up Confirmations 
During the press conference, the organization announced the first artists that will take part of next year’s event in Las Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift and No Doubt, who will all perform on the festival’s Main Stage. Metallica will return to the Rock in Rio stage after six previous performances at the international event.  Appearing on the same day as Metallica, multi-platinum rock group Linkin Park are also returning after previous Rock in Rio performances.

The LA band No Doubt has also been confirmed and made an appearance at the Times Square press conference. The band stated that they are “extremely happy to be taking the stage of Rock in Rio’s first US festival and to be part of such an amazing musical history as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.”

In addition, the organization also announced the first names of the line-up for the Sunset Stage: The Deftones and John Legend. The Sunset Stage has quickly become a phenomenon featuring a line-up filled with special guests and unexpected musical collaborations.

As 2015 will also host the return of Rock in Rio to Brazil, the organization announced some of the performers scheduled for September. Katy Perry will take the Main Stage in Rio for the second time, bringing her spectacular stage show to the Brazilian crowd. John Legend will also take the stage in Brazil and make his debut at the festival headlining at the Sunset Stage.

The City of Rock
Rock in Rio has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue, spread out over 37 acres and have the capacity for 85,000 people per day. It includes six stages, three themed Rock Streets encompassing the culture and music of the U.S., UK and Brazil and a zip line that stretches  64 feet high and 600 feet long in front of Main Stage. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4000 people; an air-conditioned area with a unique view of the City of Rock and an all-inclusive buffet.

LIMITED PRE-SALE: Opening today!
A limited pre-sale for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May is now available at rockinrio.com/tickets with general admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

To secure your spot for next year’s Rock in Rio USA, visit rockinrio.com/tickets and choose preferred section (General Admission or VIP), then select a delivery method to receive your wristband (either Will Call or UPS Delivery). Shipments start approximately 10 weeks before the event.

At this moment you’ll only receive a voucher that can later be redeemed for an event access wristband.  After completing the purchase, a confirmation email will be sent, followed by a voucher number and information on how to redeem the voucher.

Vouchers purchased during pre-sale can be used to select a preferred day or weekend during the January 12 – March 12 redemption period without the risk of tickets selling out. Once attendance date has been selected, wristbands will be delivered via UPS or Will Call. Voucher buyers will be guaranteed entry after March 12, but redemption for a specific date or weekend is subject to availability.

The General Admission and the VIP tickets provide access to more than 10 hours of music and entertainment, as well as all attractions inside the venue. Re-entry is allowed – wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day with a maximum of 5 entrances per day. In addition to general venue access, VIP ticket buyers will also have access to the VIP area, an air-conditioned tent with all-inclusive food and beverages.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to All Ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

Rock in Rio’s global communication campaign

Further gearing up excitement for the US festival and its pre-sale, Rock in Rio has launched a mass-media campaign that will run in the U.S. with an overall investment of 25 million dollars. For the launch of the pre-sale ticket vouchers, the U.S. audience will see an action-packed commercial spot that will run for a 2 weeks period on television and online featuring Donald Sutherland. Featuring Hollywood blockbuster production values, Sutherland has a briefcase stolen and takes all necessary measures to retrieve it. After all, the suitcase contains Rock in Rio tickets!

“30 Years, Many Dreams”
The Times Square Takeover event also kicked off Rock in Rio’s “30 Years, Many Dreams,” this year’s theme for the event’s Social Project that will be granting wishes submitted by Rock in Rio fans. Since 2001, the festival has added a social component to the event and has raised and invested more than $23 million for environmental and social causes.

Rock in Rio was itself born from a dream that could have never been fulfilled had it not been for those people who believed in it.  As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations the organization has decided to pay that gratitude forward by helping to make dreams come true for young people who fight for their causes.  Contenders will upload a short text about their dream at rockinrio.com/usa/dreams, and the most compelling and passionate stories will be chosen.

To illustrate the project, a video campaign will be launched, presenting the first dream that has been fulfilled – 25 year old Brazilian clown Michel de Souza. Michel was born and raised in a small town near São Paulo and worked as a clown in the local circus. He dreamed of learning with the best professionals and taking the stage in a huge circus. His story moved Roberto Medina, and Souza is having the chance to train at Circus du Soleil and learn from the leading circus professionals in the world.

“Coming to the US was always Roberto’s dream and now that it is coming true with May’s festival in Las Vegas, we felt it was the perfect time to make others’ dreams come true with our ‘30 Years, Many Dreams project.’”

Rock in Rio USA: a world of partnerships 

Rock in Rio has become a true entertainment phenomenon and top destination in all of its international locations. In Portugal it had a higher awareness than the 2004 World Cup and in Spain it was bigger than Formula 1. The Festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, has grown to be the largest music festival series in the world and its heritage as unique communication project and fan engagement platform is now coming to America.

Rock in Rio USA’s unrivalled media investment will be magnified by a partnership with industry-leading media companies in order to create a multi-platform communication campaign with scale never seen before by festivalgoers and sponsors. iHeartRadio, Yahoo and NCM Networks are the official media partners which together will deliver a massive consumer reach and impact, generate powerful fan engagement and boost the 12+ million followers Rock in Rio already has on its social media networks.

Rock in Rio powered by iHeartRadio
As part of its partnership, iHeartMedia will launch on-air and digital promotion designed to leverage the company’s powerful properties including more than 245 million on-air monthly listeners and 97 million monthly digital unique visitors.  This campaign will connect Rock in Rio to listeners and fans on more than 150 stations across the U.S., as well as on their industry leading digital radio platform, iHeartRadio – home to the exclusive 24/7 Rock in Rio digital music station. The multi-platform promotion will also include the launch of an Ultimate Contest giving listeners the chance to win an all–inclusive trip to Rock in Rio Brazil, as well as promoting sweepstakes for Rock in Rio USA.

Yahoo and Rock in Rio USA will share exciting news and exclusive features to its global audience leading into the May 2015 event.  Additionally, the entire festival will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live.

Rock in Rio´s partnership with NCM Media Networks, the largest cinema network in the U.S., will extend the campaign into movie theaters nationwide including those owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits.

“We’re thrilled to join Rock in Rio in introducing the United States to the world’s largest music festival by utilizing the national’s largest cinema network,” said Cliff Marks, president of sales and marketing with NCM Media Networks. “The big screen is the perfect medium to promote music and the pageantry of Rock in Rio to millions of moviegoers each week.”

Rock in Rio’s first global partner is edp Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy produce as well as #1 on Dow Jones Sustainability Index.  edp Renewables is sponsoring Rock in Rio USA and Rock in Rio Brazil in 2015 and Rock in Rio Lisbon in 2016. Next year’s event also gathered the support of Las Vegas Events.

For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).  For pre-sale tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit: rockinrio.com/tickets

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About Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has been attended by more than 7.4 million and has showcased more than 1,270 artists in the 14 editions of the festival. Due to Rock in Rio’s efforts, more than 148,000 jobs have been created and more than 1 billion people have watched the concerts worldwide. In 2015, Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas.

Rock in Rio Announces MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle as Partners, Coming to Las Vegas in 2015

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Rock in Rio Announces Entertainment Leaders MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and

Ron Burkle as Partners in the World’s Biggest Music Festival, Coming to Las Vegas in 2015 

Rock in Rio USA’s “City of Rock” Gains New Support from Las Vegas Entertainment Experts

Rock in Rio, the world’s biggest music festival, has joined forces with entertainment giants MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL(NYSE:MGM), Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May 2015. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in a spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.”

 Over the past 30 years, Rock in Rio festivals have brought more than 1,120 performances to 1 billion fans worldwide, and that number will grow next month at Rock in Rio Lisbon (Portugal) where The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Ed Sheeran, among others, are scheduled to perform.

“We are thrilled to welcome MGM Resorts, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle as part of the Rock in Rio USA family,” said Roberto Medina, founder, Rock in Rio. “It’s a testament to the festival’s 30-year history and outstanding reputation to have these entertainment giants on board and, with added power from the partners, our first Rock in Rio USA will be unlike any festival anyone has ever experienced – on the biggest stage in the world in the heart of Las Vegas.”

 Building the City of Rock in Las Vegas
As the premier entertainment company in the world, MGM Resorts’ expertise in developing world-class infrastructure will lay the groundwork to transform 33 acres of prime Las Vegas real estate into the magical City of Rock. The permanent open-air concert venue will be located on The Strip near the corner of Sahara Avenue and have the capacity for 80,000 people per day. The design and layout will be signature Rock in Rio, complete with five stages; themed streets boasting the sights, sounds, and foods of Brazil, the U.S. and the United Kingdom; thrilling rides including a zip line; food courts, shopping areas and other activities. After the festival, the incredible venue will remain for MGM Resorts to host other entertainment experiences for people from around the world.

Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM Resorts International, said, “The entertainment scene has changed dramatically in recent years, as has the way consumers want to experience their entertainment. With our innovative new partners at Rock in Rio and the creative geniuses at Cirque du Soleil, we will introduce Las Vegas to an unprecedented music festival in a setting that will never be replicated.” Hornbuckle continued, “The event will serve as a major tourism driver for Las Vegas, expected to draw well over 300,000 people to our city over the four days of the concert.”

Transforming the Festival Experience
Having hosted resident shows in Las Vegas for more than 20 years, Cirque du Soleil will bring deep knowledge of the market and consumer behavior to the Rock in Rio partnership. This commitment to creating a close and emotional relationship with the public is part of what sets Rock in Rio apart from other music festivals and helps make it the world’s biggest music and entertainment event.

Jerry Nadal, senior vice president, Resident Shows Division, Cirque du Soleil, added, “As a creative live entertainment producer, Cirque du Soleil is uniquely suited to help bring an unforgettable mix of wonder, enjoyment and artistic excellence to Las Vegas with the first-ever Rock in Rio USA experience. Rock in Rio already is a cultural phenomenon around the globe, and we are excited to be part of the festival’s U.S. introduction.”

Rock in Rio, MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil plan to offer hospitality packages for tourists that will guarantee festival-goers an unforgettable and seamless experience not only at Rock in Rio USA but throughout their stay in Las Vegas.

The countdown to Rock in Rio USA also is supported by media partners iHeartRadio and NCM Network. Together, a robust advertising and communications campaign will bring news and announcements to consumers nationwide over the next 12 months.

Tickets for Rock in Rio USA will go on sale to the general public in January 2015, but they can currently be reserved, for a limited period of time – without any payment obligation – on the festival’s official website. For more information, visit www.RockinRio.com. Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/RockInRioUSA) and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/rockinriousa).


About Rock in Rio
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio has been a cultural phenomenon. Launched as a way to return joy and confidence to the people of Brazil at the end of a military regime, Rock in Rio’s inaugural event broke music festival records with 1.38 million attendees – five times larger than Woodstock. Since that monumental concert, 13 Rock in Rio festivals have taken place across three countries with more than 7 million people attending and 1 billion more watching at home around the world. Last year’s festival in Rio sold out all 600,000 tickets in an unprecedented four hours.


About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.


About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,000 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.


In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONETM at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.


About The Yucaipa Companies

The Yucaipa Companies is a premier investment firm that has established a record of fostering economic value through the growth and responsible development of companies. Founded in 1986 by Ron Burkle, the firm has completed mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $40 billion. As an investor, Yucaipa works with management to strategically reposition businesses and implement operational improvements, resulting in value creation for investors.



Drake Joins iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013 Lineup

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WHAT: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced that Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Drake has been added to the line-up for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the two-day music event hosted by Ryan Seacrest at MGM Grand Las Vegas.  Drake joins an extraordinary line-up including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi, plus a rare live appearance by legendary rock band Queen + Adam Lambert, this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, The Summer Set and other special surprise guests to be announced later.

Drake’s performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival comes on the heels of his highly anticipated Sept. 17 release of NOTHING WAS THE SAME.  NOTHING WAS THE SAME follows the critically acclaimed and platinum-selling TAKE CARE (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic), which earned Drake his first Grammy® Award for “Best Rap Album” and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 2011.

This year, the Festival gets even bigger with the addition of the “iHeartRadio Music Festival Village” on Saturday afternoon.  The Festival Village will feature live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists, including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.

WHEN:   iHeartRadio Music Festival takes place Sept. 20 and 21, 2013.  Drake will perform on Saturday evening, Sept. 21.
The iHeartRadio Village will take place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 21.

WHERE:      MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada




iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event, marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its second year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. This year’s extraordinary line-up will include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira with more to be announced in the near future.

Dates: September 21 – 22
Time: 7:30 p.m. nightly
Prices: $630, $420, $262.50, $131.25 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.