Live Nation Announces May 5, 2015 As First-Ever National Concert Day

NEW YORK, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 2015 summer concert season is here and some of your favorite music artists are hitting the road to perform their biggest hits for you… LIVE! To celebrate the greatest summer of live music ever, Live Nation announced today that
May 5, 2015
will be the first ever National Concert Day – a day to recognize not only fans but also music artists, live music industry leaders, tour managers and their teams as well as all the hard working employees at venues across the country that work tirelessly to produce the incredible music experiences that will be seen this summer. As part of the celebration, Live Nation will host the 2015 Summer Spotlight presented by Hilton – a massive live concert and media event on May 5 at New York City’s famed concert hall, Irving Plaza, featuring performances by Kid Rock and
Florida Georgia Line
and special appearances by some of this summer’s hottest touring artists including
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
Brandon Boyd & Mike Einziger of Incubus
Jason Wade & Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse
Kip Moore
, Metric,
Mick Jones of Foreigner
, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and
Wiz Khalifa
along with host of the event,
Hoda Kotb of The TODAY Show

A global leader in entertainment, Live Nation will bring fans worldwide yet another epic summer packed with incredible music from nearly 60 of the biggest stars including U2, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Bette Midler to name just a few. Fans will be able to experience even more artists at one of Live Nation’s nearly 30 summer festivals including EDC Vegas (Insomniac), HARD Summer (HARD Events), Sasquatch! Festival, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Big Guava, the first-ever FarmBorough, the Budweiser Made In America Festival and more.

Official sponsors of Live Nation’s 2015 Summer Spotlight include Hilton, Malibu Rum, Citi and Pepsi. Hilton has teamed up with Live Nation to offer its guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences with some of the biggest names in music through Hilton@Play – a movement designed to inspire guests to stop, take a hard-earned vacation and reclaim playtime. Malibu is ensuring the Best Summer Ever by bringing a custom-built Malibu Rum Beach House to select festivals and concerts where fans will enjoy live music and specialty cocktails; additional details can be found at Citi is the official credit card of Live Nation, offering Citi cardmembers access to preferred tickets for select tours throughout the summer through Citi’s Private Pass Program; details at Pepsi’s “Out of the Blue” platform delivers on uniting fans around unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime music experiences that they can only get from Pepsi; bringing them closer to the artists they love at the biggest Live Nation music events across the country this summer.

Live Nation operates leading live music venues across the country including Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (New York), Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas), The Gorge Amphitheatre (Seattle) as well as the brand new Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville) opening this summer and the recently re-opened Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Miami). These venues offer the best amenities in live entertainment. Now, 34 Live Nation venues across the country will not only be known for offering the hottest entertainment in the coolest outdoor venues in the country, but they will have amazing food and beverage to elevate the music lovers experience in 2015. This year’s menu reflects the unparalleled variety of culinary choices and includes specialty dishes crafted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, along with our own chef rock stars. Dishes you have to make sure to taste are: the new Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Gourmet Chicken Sausages, Black Bean Vegetable Burger and the Vegetarian Nachos. The in-seat menus now feature hand-crafted sandwiches and wraps, roasted vegetable quesadillas and more to name a few. Our commitment to serving Humanely Raised proteins and locally harvested produce is unprecedented in the sports and entertainment industry, as fans will be able to experience the freshest food possible in general concessions and all VIP areas.

Summertime is what music memories are made of. From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater with the family, taking your best friends to see world class artists perform at arenas around the country or heading out on a road trip to one of the many music festivals featuring dozens of artists on the line-up, summer 2015 will bring millions of music fans together. From Country, Indie & Alternative Music, Classic Rock, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, Comedy and Pop – there will be something for everyone.


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5 Seconds of Summer


Ariana Grande

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Bette Midler

Boys of Zummer: Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa

Brad Paisley

Bryan Adams

Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire

Counting Crows

Darius Rucker

Dave Matthews Band

Def Leppard

Dierks Bentley


Fifth Harmony

Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello

Florida Georgia Line

Foo Fighters


Go HARD Tour

Idina Menzel

Imagine Dragons

Incubus and Deftones

J Cole

Jason Aldean

Joe Bonamassa

Josh Groban

Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix

Kevin Hart

Kid Rock with Foreigner

Lady Antebellum

Lana Del Rey

Lewis Black

Luke Bryan

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Meghan Trainor

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper

Neil Diamond

Nickelback with Lifehouse

Nicki Minaj special guests Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe & Dej Loaf

New Kids on the Block with TLC & Nelly

One Direction


Outcry Tour


Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions 

Rascal Flatts

Ricky Martin

Rise Against


Sublime with Rome

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson

Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional

Tim McGraw

Toby Keith


Van Halen

Vans Warped Tour

Zac Brown Band


Austin City Limits

Beyond Wonderland Southern California

Big Guava Music Festival

Blaze N Glory

Budweiser Made In America

Delaware Junction Festival

Digital Dreams

Downtown Hoedown

EDC Las Vegas

EDC New York

FarmBorough Festival

Faster Horses Festival

Field Trip

Fvded In The Park

HARD Summer

Jamboree In The Hills


Music Midtown

Nocturnal Wonderland

Paradiso Festival

Peach Music Festival

Route 91 Harvest Festival

Sasquatch! Festival

Squamish Valley Music Festival

Watershed Festival

Windy City LakeShake Festival

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For Live Nation Touring and the 2015 Summer Spotlight event, contact: Victor Trevino, [email protected]; For Live Nation Investor Relations, contact: Maili Bergman, [email protected]