Live Nation and Dennis Publishing’s Blender Magazine Announce Affiliation in Newly Opened Music Venue in the Heart of New York City

Acclaimed Rock Band Wolfmother to Headline First Date at the Renamed Blender Theatre at Gramercy

NEW YORK, April 24, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Live Nation and Blender Magazine announced today an important new affiliation in one of New York City’s hottest new clubs. Beginning on April 26, 2007 the Gramercy Theatre will be known as the BLENDER THEATRE AT GRAMERCY. The 600 person Blender Theatre at Gramercy will launch with a kickoff party on Thursday April 26th. Wolfmother will be among the bands performing.


Live Nation’s BLENDER THEATRE AT GRAMERCY will host more than 250 live music performances annually, booked directly by Live Nation. Like the eclectic music style that New York is famous for, BLENDER THEATRE AT GRAMERCY performances will be a celebration of the rock, soul, hip-hop, folk and alternative music from the world’s brightest stars. Performances scheduled at the BLENDER THEATRE AT GRAMERCY feature an array of talent that already includes Rufus Wainwright, Grant Lee Phillips, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Knitters, Lacuna Coil, Bebel Gilberto and Jedi Mind Tricks.

“To align New York City’s hippest new music venue with one of the coolest music magazines around, makes perfect sense for us,” said Bruce Eskowitz, Live Nation’s Chief Executive Officer of North American Music. “We look forward to a long affiliation with Blender as we continue to bring live music’s hottest acts to the city in an incredible new music venue.”

“We are delighted to enter into this unique relationship with Live Nation,” said Stephen Colvin, Chief Executive Officer of Dennis Publishing. “It provides us the opportunity to bring to life that which, in just 5 short years, has established Blender as the ‘must read’ music magazine — a passion for new and emerging artists across all modern music genres.”

The opening evening at THE BLENDER THEATRE AT GRAMERCY, exclusive to NYC tastemakers and press, will kick off at 8:30 p.m., featuring rock icon David Johansen of the New York Dolls as the evening’s DJ, leading up to a blow out performance from Wolfmother.

About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at

About Dennis Publishing

Dennis Publishing, Inc. is a media company that publishes the two most successful modern men’s lifestyle magazines in America — Maxim (2.5 million rate base) and Stuff (1.3 million rate base) — along with general interest music magazine Blender (Advertising Age’s Launch of the Year and Adweek’s Hot List), and The Week, a compilation of the week’s most important domestic and international news (Advertising Age’s A-List). Maxim, Stuff, Blender and The Week are registered trademarks of Felix Dennis.

SOURCE Live Nation

John Vlautin, +1-310-867-7127, [email protected], or Jaime Roberts,
+1-917-421-5130, [email protected], both of Live Nation