Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 Presents: An Evening With Coldplay
Live Concert To Benefit The GRAMMY Foundation
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA
Portions Of The Performance To Air That Evening on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that Coldplay will headline the Los Angeles concert for the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 series, with proceeds from the event benefitting the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools (www.grammyintheschools.com) music education programs for high school students. As well, select songs from the Coldplay performance will air the same evening on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
The concert will serve as the Los Angeles portion of The Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series, featuring today's hottest artists participating in unique summer music experiences in major cities and offers attendees a chance to experience the new Samsung Infuse™ 4G(1) exclusively at AT&T! The series has established itself as a can't-miss concert experience and with Coldplay headlining this year's show, it is guaranteed to be a memorable event. More information can be found at www.samsungsummerkrush2011.com.
Designed to provide attendees with private concerts and the opportunity to experience the Samsung Infuse™ 4G exclusively at AT&T, the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series begins in mid-July and lasts through mid-September, and features nine one-night-only music events that give attendees a chance to hear some of their favorite bands performing intimate concerts in some of the hippest locations. Each event features a one-hour, high-energy performance by a chart-topping musical artist along with interactive activities for attendees and opportunities to win a number of prizes including the Samsung Infuse™ 4G Exclusively at AT&T and a branded Samsung AT&T Summer Krush guitar.
The net proceeds from the event will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation's®-GRAMMY in the Schools® (www.grammyintheschools.com) music education programs for high school students. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.
Tickets, priced from $45 to $150, go on sale on Friday, July 15 at 10:00 AM PST at www.ticketmaster.com and through Ticketmaster outlets. In addition, a limited number of tickets will be available to fans through Samsung and AT&T. For more information on the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 as well as the Samsung Infuse™ 4G, please visitwww.samsungsummerkrush2011.com.
Notes to Editors
Comprising Guy Berryman (bass), Jonny Buckland (lead guitar), Will Champion (drums) and Chris Martin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) – has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including seven GRAMMY® Awards, six Brit Awards and four MTV Video Music Awards. Viva La Vida, the band's fourth full-length studio album, was released in June 2008 and went on to chart at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, and become the top-selling global album of 2008 according to IFPI. EW.com hailed "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay's latest single, as "another epic inspirational cut from the quartet" while The Washington Post found it "hard to resist." For more information, please visit www.coldplay.com
About the Samsung Infuse™ 4G
The Samsung Infuse 4G exclusively at AT&T is a premium Android smartphone that delivers an unmatched entertainment experience through a 4.5-inch screen using Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus display which features 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability. This yields deeper and richer color brilliance so that every image and movie is more true to life than other leading smartphones.
About Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of (US) $116.7 billion. Employing approximately 157,700 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT- LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
About The GRAMMY Foundation
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell's Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools® programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.
About "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy's childhood best friend, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The recipient of a 2010 Clio award for innovative media, each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue and has welcomed such notables Clint Eastwood, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Spacey, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Zach Galifianakis, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Diane Sawyer, Sylvester Stallone, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Bill Cosby, Gabourey Sidibe, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mel Gibson, Josh Groban, Diddy, Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson and many more including Matt Damon… well, almost Matt Damon.
Kimmel has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences by closing down Hollywood Blvd. for musical events with Jay-Z, Coldplay and Depeche Mode as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Drake, Phoenix, MGMT, Ke$ha, Tim McGraw, Foo Fighters, The Killers, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Shakira, Pink, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning "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 www.jimmykimmellive.net.
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(1) 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. 4G used in connection with the Samsung Infuse product name refers to the fact that the Infuse is capable of operating on AT&T's HSPA+ network with enhanced backhaul.
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