Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 Presents: Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Bush & Chevelle, The Avett Brothers and More
Samsung's Concert Tour Delivers Nine of Today's Hottest Artists to Nine Major Cities For Unique Music Experiences In the Coolest Locations!
Portions of Performances from LUKE BRYAN and THE BAND PERRY Will Be Broadcast on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2011 -- Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced additional acts for the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series, an exclusive tour featuring nine well-known musical acts performing intimate one-night-only concerts, designed to provide attendees with a chance to hear some of their favorite bands and the opportunity to experience the Samsung Infuse™ 4G exclusively at AT&T. Portions of select performances will air exclusively on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Previous participants in the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush tour include Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Gavin Rossdale, Good Charlotte, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly, Smashing Pumpkins, Maxwell, Nas, Ludacris, Plain White T's, Daughtry, The Offspring, Darius Rucker, The Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Dierks Bentley, The All-American Rejects and T-Pain, to name a few.
Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 kicked off on July 20 with chart-topping Country artist, Luke Bryan in Nashville for a special FREE concert, open to the public, at The Grand Ole Opry House with portions airing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 11. 2011 ACM New Artist of the Year, The Band Perry will continue the tour with a special FREE performance at Gilley's inDallas on August 8, with portions of their performance airing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 17. Next up, Bush will take to the stage at the Congress Theater in Chicago on August 18 with special opening performance by Chevelle. Then, just in time to celebrate his new album release, Lenny Kravitz will treat the Big Apple to a highly-anticipated performance at New York City's Terminal 5 on August 31. Rounding things out with some brotherly harmony in Atlanta, The Avett Brothers will perform for free at The Tabernacle on September 9.
Lasting through mid-September, the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series also features an opportunity for new, up-and-coming unsigned musicians to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as the opening act for the highly-anticipated Samsung AT&T Summer Krush grand finale concert event in Seattle, WA. The winners of the 'Opening Act' contest will see their dreams come true as they take the stage in front of a national television audience and millions of fans across the country. The winning band will also receive transportation to and accommodations in Seattle, and the illustrious title of "Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Opening Act." To enter, beginning on July 18, bands may submit their live performance videos to the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 website at www.samsungsummerkrush2011.com where visitors can preview and vote for their favorite entries, and also keep track of the highest-ranking performers throughout the entry period.
Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 Presents:
Tickets are available via radio promotions, street teams, and online registration. Each Samsung AT&T Summer Krush event features a one-hour, high-energy performance by a chart-topping musical artist. Other highlights of the night include an interactive iron-on T-shirt station, an area where guests can take photos with the featured phone for inclusion in the moving photo/twitter mosaic displayed on the stage draping. Additional opportunities will allow guests to experience the interactive elements that are preloaded on the device. Consumers will also be able to play for Samsung and AT&T prizes, and compete for a grand prize of a Samsung Infuse™ 4G Exclusively at AT&T or a branded Samsung AT&T Summer Krush guitar.
"Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 is an incredible way for us to thank our customers and also give them a chance to learn more about the Infuse 4G," said Paul Golden, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. "We're also excited to provide our customers and their friends and families with a fun and free and certainly entertaining activity to participate in during the summer months."
For more information on the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 series as well as the Samsung Infuse™, please visit www.samsungsummerkrush2011.com.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at MIDNIGHT EST/PST on ABC.
Notes to Editors
About the performers:
LUKE BRYAN– Performing in Nashville, TN at the Grand Ole Opry House (7/20/11)
Country superstar Luke Bryan is set to release his third studio album, Tailgates & Tanlines on August 9th. This project is the follow up to his GOLD-certified album Doin' My Thing, which produced three back-to-back #1 singles- "Do I," "Rain Is A Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby." The lead single off the forth-coming project is "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" which is his fastest rising single to date. The song debuted at #1 in U.S. country digital singles sales with 105,498 downloads its first week, and is now GOLD-certified. In 2010, Luke was honored with two trophies at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards where he was named Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist. He has toured with Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and most recently Tim McGraw. Luke is on the road this summer with Tim McGraw's "Emotional Traffic Tour," and will be headlining the "CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines" this fall. For more information, please visitwww.lukebryan.com.
THE BAND PERRY– Performing in Dallas, TX at Gilley's (8/8/11)
The self-titled debut album by The Band Perry was released in October 2010 by Republic Nashville and just four months later, it was certified Gold. The trio's "modern throwback" style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is distinct and rounded out by the rare magic of perfect three-part harmonies. Their first single, the up-tempo "Hip To My Heart" was a Top 20 hit, followed by the inspiring, reflective "If I Die Young," which earned a Grammy nomination, reached #1, was certified Double Platinum and has racked up over 27 million views on YouTube. Their third single, "You Lie," is a sassy anthem of a woman scorned features wordplay that proves the pen is mightier than the sword. As their fastest-climbing radio single to date, "You Lie," catapulted into the Top 5 on Country Charts. Having previously garnered Grammy, CMA, CMT and ACA nominations, The Band Perry recently earned two TEEN CHOICE 2012 nominations forChoice Country Group and Choice Country Single ("If I Die Young"). Earlier this year, they won their first CMT Music Award forUSAWEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year as well as ACM Awards for New Duo or Group of the Year and the covetedNew Artist of the Year. Currently, they are on Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic Tour and will join Keith Urban on the road inSeptember and Reba McEntire in October. For more information, please visit www.thebandperry.com.
BUSH & CHEVELLE– Performing in Chicago, IL at the Congress Theater (8/18/11)
Multi-platinum rock band BUSH has announced a September 13th release for their highly anticipated new album The Sea of Memories. Recorded with producer Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and featuring lead single "The Sound of Winter," The Sea of Memories is the first BUSH album to be released via their own imprint, Zuma Rock Records. Over the course of their remarkable career, Bush has sold more than 16 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone. They've also compiled an amazing string of 14 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including ten that hit the Top 5. Four of these became No. 1 hits: "Comedown," "Glycerine," "Swallowed" and "The Chemicals Between Us." For more information, please visit www.bushofficial.com.
Formed in 1995, multi-platinum Epic Records recording artists Chevelle has remained a staple in the rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs "Send the Pain Below" and "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" as well as fan favorites, "The Red" and "The Clincher." The Chicago-based band is comprised of brothers Pete (vocals, guitars) and Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass), with an aggressive, heavy sound that is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. The alternative metal trio's most recent album, Sci-Fi Crimes is the follow-up to their 2007 smash album Vena Sera, and will soon be joined by another album, set to release later this year. For more information, please visit www.chevelleonline.net.
LENNY KRAVITZ– Performing in New York, NY at Terminal 5 (8/31/11)
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. Lenny Kravitz is a four time GRAMMY Award winner and has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. The artist's multiple talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through eight studio albums into a timeless catalog. Lenny Kravitz will release a new album, Black and White America, on August 30, 2011. Marking his first release of new material in three years, Black and White America is a rich rock and funk-infused collection filled with Lenny's signature guitar riffs, compelling melodies and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that has been his trademark over the course of his 20-year career. In addition to the release of his new album, Kravitz will kick off a world tour in support of the new collection this fall. For more information, please visit www.lennykravitz.com.
THE AVETT BROTHERS– Performing in Atlanta, GA at The Tabernacle (9/9/11)
There is no harmony like brotherly harmony, and The Avett Brothers are a testament to that truth! Scott and Seth Avett – plus bassist Bob Crawford, better known as the Avett Brothers, released their big-label debut I and Love and You in 2009, featuring 13 songs that are delivered in a style that has been described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop – with a smattering of punk-style dynamics here and there. Over the years, the Avett Brothers have built up a sizable following based on their rowdy, infectious stage shows. In concert, the high-flying ensemble tears through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo and guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping singalongs among audiences that appear to know every word. They have opened selected dates for the Dave Matthews Band, filled a 9,000-seat arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, sold out the 9200-capacity Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and sold out O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London! This much is for certain: the Avett Brothers are a grassroots phenomenon, built from the ground up. I and Love and You marks the point at which they're poised, with perfect timing, to break through to a broader audience. For more information, please visit www.theavettbrothers.com.
About the Samsung Infuse™ 4G
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About "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
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