Yahoo, Live Nation Set Artist Lineup For Yahoo Screen
July 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM (PT)
YAHOO and LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT have set the initial artist lineup for the new LIVE NATION CHANNEL on YAHOO SCREEN, which will present a new live concert every day, all year long. The live concert streams will kick off on JULY 15th with "A Very Special Evening with DAVE MATTHEWS BAND" at the JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA.
Additional artists confirmed for the new channel include: USHER, GAVIN DEGRAW, COMMON, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, MKTO, THE KOOKS, AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, THREE DAYS GRACE, THE FRAY and more. The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen will also feature special performances including:
* KISS, streaming live from their 40th Anniversary Tour;
* JOHN LEGEND performing MARVIN GAYE's classic album, "What's Going On" in its entirety, with SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS and the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC live from the HOLLYWOOD BOWL; and
* JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and the TENNESSEE KIDS performing their first-ever concert in REYKJAVIK, ICELAND.
“Live moments are the most memorable -- whether it’s your favorite band’s performance of a lifetime, that amazing last-second goal that crowns the world champion, or an unforgettable acceptance speech that goes viral. And in today’s on-demand entertainment environment, live experiences are the only ones that we all share together, at the same time,” YAHOO CMO KATHY SAVITT said. “Together with LIVE NATION, we are excited to bring millions of fans together to share these moments through the new YAHOO LIVE experience.”
"LIVE NATION produces more than 23,000 annual shows for 60 million fans globally. With the LIVE NATION CHANNEL on YAHOO we are bringing these amazing artists with great production to the 800 million monthly YAHOO fans," LIVE NATION CEO MICHAEL RAPINO said. "This channel will create a powerful new way for artists to continue to grow their global fan base."