FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/TODD BRODGINSKI/LATHUM NELSON
THE ULTIMATE FAN'S DREAM:
FANS WHO PURCHASE THE BLACK CROWES'
NEW ALBUM 'LIONS'
WILL HAVE ACCESS TO UPCOMING SHOWS
VIA A SECURE WEBSITE;
BIG BUZZ BEHIND THE 'TOUR OF BROTHERLY LOVE'
Call it the ultimate fan's dream. And it's now about to become a reality, thanks to a ground-breaking promotion by THE BLACK CROWES and their new label V2 Records, with the aid of digital distribution services from Reciprocal.
While gearing up for the mighty "TOUR OF BROTHERLY LOVE" with co-headliners OASIS, THE BLACK CROWES have announced that fans who purchase their Don Was-produced album LIONS-due May 8 on V2 Records-will have access to many of the band's upcoming shows through a secure website.
This pioneering online effort will enable fans to hear an audio stream of an array of THE BLACK CROWES' performances through Labor Day on a website that will be accessible only to those with the band's new LIONS CD in their ROM drive. In addition, THE BLACK CROWES' secure website will make one live track available each week for download, giving fans the capacity to burn their own live compilation disc. Plus, fans can listen over and over to the shows, which will be posted via stream, and download one show in its entirety before Labor Day.
Meanwhile, tickets are going fast for what promises to be the year's greatest live rock 'n roll experience, the "TOUR OF BROTHERLY LOVE," kicking off May 11 in Las Vegas. Venues for the special trek, uniting the best of American and British rock, have already sold out in New York, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara. In fact, three shows scheduled for New York's Radio City Music Hall–June 7, 8 and 9–sold out the very day tickets went on sale, while a second Greek Theatre show has been added in Los Angeles to keep up with demand (May 14 and 15).