THE WANTED RETURN STATESIDE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE TO AIR LIVE ON FUSE
"FUSE PRESENTS: THE WANTED LIVE FROM THE BEACON THEATRE" PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA WILL AIR LIVE JUNE 14th AT 8PM ET
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 2 AT 9AM ET
New York, NY (June 1, 2012) - Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today that pop vocal sensations, The Wanted, will return to the U.S. for a special performance at the Beacon Theatre on June 14th at 8 pm ET. For fans who can't make the show, Fuse is bringing The Wanted live and in HD to TV screens across the nation. "Fuse Presents: The Wanted Live from the Beacon Theatre" will feature songs from the band's US self-titled debut EP, including the hit singles "Glad You Came" and "Chasing the Sun."
Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 2nd at 9am ET at select Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster phone charge, beacontheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D0048B9E4406494 and at the Beacon Theatre box office. For the latest on "Fuse Presents: The Wanted Live from the Beacon Theatre," visit Fuse.tv or follow Fuse on Twitter (@fusetv) and Facebook (facebook.com/Fuse). Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #LiveOnFuse.
"The ability to exclusively showcase a hugely relevant band from one of America's most storied venues is something unique to Fuse," said Mike Bair, president, MSG Media. "Following The Wanted's incredibly successful live stream appearance on Fuse.tv in April, Fuse is now broadcasting the band's first full-length television concert. We are committed to connecting music fans to their favorite artists and we look forward to continuing to bring our viewers top notch performances that only Fuse can deliver."
Since 2009, The Wanted - Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes - have become front-page news with their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms. After the release of their debut #1 single two years ago, "All Time Low" (from their self-titled debut album of 2010), they have become a sensation in the UK, Ireland, South East Asia, and across Europe, piling up a string of five Top 3 singles in the UK. Success has come quickly in the US for The Wanted, first with a sold out headlining show at New York's Gramercy Theater, followed by their sold out three week, ten city promotion and performance tour of the U.S., and a sold-out UK arena tour, which included a stop at London's O2 Arena. In the wake of the tour, the group's premiere U.S. single "Glad You Came" blasted into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 10, vaulting 23*-5* with top Digital Gainer honors, jumped 19*-3* on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs Chart , and hit #1 on the Top 40 Airplay chart.
"MSG Entertainment is proud to welcome The Wanted for their first performance at the Beacon Theatre," said Melissa Ormond, president, MSG Entertainment. "We are always looking for ways to engage fans by providing them with unprecedented access to their favorite artists at our renowned venues and are thrilled to share The Wanted's first Beacon Theatre concert live on Fuse."
Coca-Cola, a signature partner of The Madison Square Garden Company, is the presenting sponsor of the "Fuse Presents" concert series. The series includes branded telecasts on Fuse from Madison Square Garden venues, including Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, providing Coca-Cola brands with extensive presence on Fuse, Fuse.tv, and in-venue brand exposure.
The unique relationship between Fuse, MSG Entertainment and Coca-Cola offers fans distinct access to The Wanted. Fuse and MSGE provide a one-of-a-kind experience with access to legendary venues and national television exposure to garner attention from an expansive network of music lovers. The Wanted will join a distinguished lineup of performers who have taken part in the "Fuse Presents" series in the past, including Florence + The Machine, Linkin Park, Drake, Elton John and Leon Russell, Maroon 5, JAY-Z, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West and Fall Out Boy.
Tickets are available at select Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster phone charge 1-866-858-0008
Online: beacontheatre.com and ticketmaster.com.
At the Beacon Theatre box office beginning Saturday, June 2 at 9am
Artists and line-up subject to change without notice.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company digital initiatives. MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq: MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to more than 70 million people in 88 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually, including concerts, special events, and family attractions.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.