Press Release #165 (6/28/13)
iN DEMAND ROCKS INTO SUMMER WITH TWO PAY-PER-VIEW MUSIC EVENTS
Powerhouse Jam Band Widespread Panic and R&B/Hip-Hop Phenom Mindless Behavior To Headline Upcoming Events
New York - June 27, 2013 - Two popular bands will be featured in Pay-Per-View events this summer. Renowned rock powerhouse jam band Widespread Panic, from Athens Ga., headlines their first LIVE televised Pay-Per-View (PPV) show with a four-hour concert on Friday, June 28, 2013. Widespread Panic: Live From Red Rocks airs from 9:00pm - 1:00am ET, followed by an immediate replay, with encores throughout July. Then, on July 9, 2013 from 8:00 - 9:30pm ET, teen R&B/Pop sensation Mindless Behavior will be featured in Mindless Behavior: All Around The World, a high energy performance-driven movie/documentary which follows the group as they travel across the U.S. on their first major headlining tour. It is being released on PPV and Video On Demand (VOD) the same day it comes out on DVD. Both concerts are available in both SD and HD and are distributed to cable nationally by iN DEMAND.
Widespread Panic is a major force among national touring bands, with a fanatical following that has helped them sustain a position for the past decade in Pollstar's Top 50 Tours of the Year, and they hold numerous attendance records at major venues. This PPV concert celebrates the band's 40th consecutive sold out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Golden, CO, which is the current record for that venue. Often compared to the Grateful Dead, they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Go to: www.widespreadpanic.com
The live Widespread Panic concert and PPV replays are $24.99 (SRP). For channel information, replay schedule and short video, go to: http://indemand.com/product/view/390468
Mindless Behavior released their full-length debut album #1 Girl in September 2011 to critical acclaim. The album debuted in the Top Ten on the Billboard Top 200 chart, sold over 290,000 copies, 5.5 million ringtones, and over 845,000 singles while racking up over 160 million views on YouTube and amassing millions of adoring fans around the world. They have been crowned "the princes of social media" by Teen Vogue and have also had six #1 videos on BET's "106 & Park." They took home the Viewer's Choice Award at the 2012 BET Awards; the group beat out Chris Brown, Beyoncé, the Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z), Drake, and Wale, for the fan-voted category. The quartet has seen much success, including that of their recently released sophomore album, All Around the World, which reached #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Chart. The group performed at the Kids' Inaugural Ball, hosted by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in addition to participating in the Move Your Body Campaign. Go to www.mindlessbehavior.com
The PPV/VOD Mindless Behavior special is $4.99 (SRP) on either platform. For channel information and to view a short video, go to: http://indemand.com/product/view/396740
About the productions:
Widespread Panic: Live From Red Rocks is from MultiVision Media. It is widely available on U.S. PPV cable channels iN1 & HDPPV. TV-PG
Mindless Behavior: All Around The World is from Millennium Entertainment, LLC. It is widely available on U.S.PPV cable channels iN1, HDPPV as well as on VOD via the Events On Demand channel. TV-G
About iN DEMAND: iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. It also supplies marketing support, production services and transport for the industry. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company's VOD products include first-run and library movies, plus subscription movie and entertainment services. Content is delivered in SD, HD and 3D. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at business.indemand.com.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT: Formed in 2010 and led by CEO Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment is a leading independent supplier that acquires and distributes feature films. The company most recently released director Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans and What Maisie Knew from directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel and starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan and introducing Onata Aprile as Maisie. Up next for Millennium is Josh Boone's directorial debut Stuck in Love starring Lily Collins, Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell. Other releases include Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniel's The Paperboy starring Nicole Kidman (who garnered both a Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild Award nominations for her role as a sultry, death-row groupie), Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and Macy Grey and Richard Linklater's critically acclaimed Bernie, starring Jack Black (for which he earned Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations), Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.
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