Kings of Leon Pledge Proceeds from Upcoming Show at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Nashville’s Music Cares Fund in Support of Recent Las Vegas Tragedy, Oct. 6

 

 

 

 

 

KINGS OF LEON PLEDGE PROCEEDS FROM THIS FRIDAY’S LAS VEGAS TOUR DATE TO NASHVILLE’S

MUSIC CITY CARES FUND

DONATION FROM OCTOBER 6 SHOW AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO VIA THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE WILL FURTHER NASHVILLE’S SUPPORT TO LAS VEGAS

 

In light of the horrific tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Kings of Leon has pledged unwavering support for Las Vegas.  The band has announced that all net proceeds from their Oct. 6 Las Vegas tour date at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be donated to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Music City Cares Fund. The donation to the CFMT fund will be directed to support Las Vegas nonprofits helping with immediate and long-term needs of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victims.

 

“Following the horrific events of this past weekend in Las Vegas, which have touched so many here and beyond, including members of our own Hard Rock Las Vegas family, we are honored to help the victims, their families and first responders for their heroic efforts,” said Jody Lake, chief operating officer at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

 

Tickets to the October 6 WALLS tour date show – featuring opener Dawes – at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com

4th-Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival Sells Out Months In Advance!

 

LAS VEGAS’ ROUTE 91 HARVEST POWERED BY SIRIUSXM OFFICIALLY SELLS OUT MONTHS IN ADVANCE
Jason Aldean, Eric Church And Sam Hunt Will Headline 3-Day Neon Sleepover Taking Place At Las Vegas Village September 29 – October 1


Passes to the fourth-annual Route 91 Harvest Powered By SiriusXM have sold-out in advance of the three-day, two-stage festival set to take place at the Las Vegas Village September 29 – October 1. Previously announced country music superstars, including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sam Hunt and more, will perform to the mammoth crowd with the backdrop of the infamous Las Vegas Strip.

Having sold-out in advance the past two consecutive years, Route 91 Harvest continues “living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years” (Rolling Stone.) In addition to a world-class lineup, attendees have the option to enjoy the festival Sin-City style with the many upgrade opportunities, contributing to the festival’s fast climb on the global map as a premier destination festival.

“Three years is not long when it comes to growth of a festival, but this festival had a life of its own from the get-go,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. “Las Vegas and country music has always had a special relationship and I think the runaway success of Route 91 Harvest is a product of that, in addition to the artists that continue to come on board and the fans traveling from all over the world to make this festival what it is.”

For more information on Route 91 Harvest, follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/Route91Harvest and join the conversation on Twitter using #Rt91Harvest.

ABOUT LIVE NATION:
Live Nation’s premier family of country music festivals shot out of the gate only five short years ago when Watershed was born at The Gorge, WA. With a history of selling out in minutes and a reputation for hosting the genre’s biggest superstar acts, the establishment of three additional three-day, two-stage destination festivals shortly followed including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV and Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL. All unique in their approach, but with the common theme of fan-enjoyment at the forefront of priorities, the sister festivals have each built a reputation through the artist community as a must-play festival of the touring year. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com.

Sold-Out 3rd Annual Route 91 Harvest Is “A Winner” with Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town & More

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THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST DECLARED ‘A WINNER,’
SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS VILLAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and More Led Special Weekend As Fans Relished Phenomenal Performances and Surprise Collaborations Set Against An Unrivaled Backdrop



The third annual Route 91 Harvest firmly plotted its pin on the global map as a destination festival this past weekend as the infamous Las Vegas Strip played host to a sold-out audience for the second year in a row. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “a winner, living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years,” the festival boasted a superstar lineup including Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and more as the high-energy weekend illustrated the festival’s staying power as it thrived in its third year.

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The first day of the three-day neon sleepover saw Toby Keith take the stage, bringing “a patriotic party to the center of The Strip with his songs ‘American Ride,’ ‘Made In America’ and many others, which brought on a chant of “USA” from the passionate audience.” (Sounds Like Nashville)

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Showcasing the collaborative nature of the genre, artists across the weekend invited guests to join them on stage during their set, including Saturday’s headliner Brad Paisley who brought fellow guitarist and main stage performer Lindsay Ell back up for a guitar-off to rival all others. Dan + Shay continued the cheer-inducing trend on Sunday as they harmonized with R & B vocal group Boyz II Men on their smash-hit “I’ll Make Love To You.”
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Sunday’s superstar headliner Luke Bryan took things up another gear as Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town took the stage with him for an electrifying rendition of their chart-topping duet “Home Alone Tonight.” As the unforgettable final night continued, the pair were then joined by Fairchild’s bandmates for a heartfelt version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” mashed up with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” followed by a collaboration with Bryan and Dustin Lynch. The pair teamed up for a rowdy version of Brooks & Dunn’s infamous and appropriate “Play Somethin’ Country.”

“Selling out for a second year in a row already is crazy,” said Brian O’Connell, President Of Country Touring at Live Nation. “There were some really special moments throughout the weekend and I don’’t think the fans took a breath. We have an amazing partner in MGM Resorts, who really understand our vision for Route 91 Harvest and we are excited to be able to let fans know when we’ll be back in 2017!”

Engaging closely with fans across social media platforms since its establishment just two short years ago, Route 91 Harvest continues to tailor the festival experience to those new and returning. Standout fan opportunities this year included House Of Blues Experience where NFL fans could enjoy the festival, but also not miss those all-important games. Additionally, spirited attendees were able to partake in “Silent Disco Line Dancing” that saw many flock to join in.

The festival’s second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” furthered its status as it shone throughout the weekend with a laundry list of the genre’s most buzzed about artists captivated new audiences. Fans can also plan to return in 2017 as it was announced last night that Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. For further information and details as they are announced, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

Jason Aldean Shares Ultimate Experience With Superfan

JASON ALDEAN SURPRISES FAN IN NEW YORK CITY TODAY WITH ULTIMATE FLYWAY
TO THE LIVE NATION COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF WINNER’S CHOICE

Aldean To Appear on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow

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As RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean continues to sit at the top of the all-genre iTunes album chart since Friday’s release of his seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW (Broken Bow Records), Aldean and Music Choice surprised superfan Monica McNeill with an experience of a lifetime. While in New York City today (9/12), McNeill was in shock after Aldean stepped into the studio to surprise her with round trip accommodations for two to the Live Nation’s Country music festival of her choice in 2017, a copy of the new album, a pair of Justin Boots and his signature Resistol hat.

 

Aldean continues his trek through New York City tomorrow on Good Morning America (ABC at 8:30A ET on 9/13) where he’ll discuss the new music and offer a behind-the-scenes look at this past weekend’s two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park with over 60,000 fans, before performing his new single “A Little More Summertime” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (9/13 at 11:35P ET on NBC). Aldean has “earned his spot at the top of Country music over 11 years of hard touring and hard rocking,” (Rolling Stone) as each album released has earned PLATINUM or better tallying more than 14 million album sales and 17 No. one hits. His SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR continues to “live up to his hype and record success” (Kansas City Star) as the “successful summer tour of some of the nation’s largest venues” (USA Today) continues to host sold-out crowds.

Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals shot out of the gate just five short years ago, when Watershed was born at The Gorge, WA. With a history of selling out in minutes and a reputation for hosting the genre’s biggest superstar acts, Watershed became the first country festival to host two back-to-back weekends this year. The establishment of three further destination festivals shortly followed, including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV and Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL. All unique in their approach, but with the common theme of fan-enjoyment at the forefront of priorities, the sister festivals have built a reputation through the artist community as a must-play festival of the touring year. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com.

For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup!

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MEGASTARS LUKE BRYAN, TOBY KEITH AND BRAD PAISLEY NAVIGATE
THE WAY TO THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST
IN LAS VEGAS SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2

Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village 
– Passes On Sale Jan. 29
Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com
 
Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.  Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more. 
 
“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”   
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest.  This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.  Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend.  This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
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For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest. 

Route 91 Harvest Reveals Official Schedule, 2nd Stage Lineup & More!

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SECOND ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST RELEASES FULL SCHEDULE AND “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE SIRIUSXM HIGHWAY FINDS STAGE” LINEUP

Tickets On Sale Now For Three-Day Neon Sleepover Returning To Las Vegas, NV Oct 2-4 

 

As the second annual Route 91 Harvest approaches, the full artist schedule for the weekend was revealed today. Set to take place Oct 2-4 at Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and headed up by superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and more, the lineup for the festival’s “Next From Nashville SiriusXM Highway Finds Stage” was also announced. Performers on the festival’s second stage will include Seth Alley, Tucker Beathard, Caleche Ryder, Ruthie Collins, David Fanning, Haley & Michaels, JT Hodges, Joey Hyde, Levon, Logan Mize, Native Run, Dallas Smith, Sundy Best, The Railers, Waterloo Revival and “Late Night From Nashville” sets from DeeJay Silver.

For the full lineup, schedule and ticket info visit www.rt91harvest.com.

This year Route 91 Harvest will be bringing festival fashion to the Las Vegas strip with onsite vendors including The Giving Keys, Tribe Kelley, Down N’ Dirty Hats, Flower Crowns by Crown Bloom Co, The Dry House, Pretty Hunter, Wallet Buckle and more. The festival will also continue the traditions of its sister festivals (FarmBorough, Faster Horses, Watershed and more) and offer thrill seekers the opportunity to take advantage of the onsite Vertigo Swing as well as offering some refreshment at the custom-built Malibu Rum Beach House and Bud Light Beer Garden.

Route 91 Harvest’s first year saw over 20,000 fans in attendance and was heralded as “country’s arrival in Vegas” (Las Vegas Review Journal) with Rolling Stone praising the festival’s unrivaled setting, as “there were some of Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay.” For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter:twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

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Route 91 Harvest Festival Launches in Las Vegas October 3 – 5

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INAUGURAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST TAKES ROOT AMONG
THE NEON AS FIRST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER TO LAUNCH IN LAS VEGAS

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and More Place Their Bets on October 3 – 5  

Live Nation, the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed and Faster Horses, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, today revealed its newest music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music festival takes its name from the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard. The festival, scheduled October 3 – 5, will boast a gathering of true high-roller performers including Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.

Set to take place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino, country music fans will get an exclusive music experience in true Sin City-style. Three-day passes for the party of the fall start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. PST. For more information, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

Additional artists confirmed include Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC’s hit show “Nashville,” Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver.

The festival will provide fans with the opportunity to upgrade their tickets and enjoy the festivities, Vegas-style, with special amenities including exclusive bar access, elevated stage views, lounge seating and massage services, among many other VIP services. Additionally, Route 91 Harvest attendees will enjoy special room rates at all MGM Resorts International properties.

“Las Vegas and country music are synonymous with over the top events, and we know that Route 91 Harvest will deliver the latest, greatest experience for fans from all over the world,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “After launching Watershed and Faster Horses, this festival is the next step in the evolution of Live Nation’s fan and artist friendly festival family. We’re thrilled to have it land in MGM Resorts International’s newest venue, The Lot.”

Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition. With an amazing line-up of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.”

Follow further Route 91 Harvest updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: http://instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

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About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of 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.comL.