OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandora (NYSE:P), the world's most powerful music discovery platform, has teamed up with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope band X Ambassadors to announce the band’s VHS 2.0 tour. Pandora is the exclusive external partner for ticket pre-sales and will offer listeners a mixtape curated by the band that features songs they’ll listen to while on tour: http://pdora.co/VHSTour. X Ambassadors’ songs have over 130 million spins on Pandora and the band’s single “Renegades” - recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - has 88 million spins since it was added on Pandora in May. The VHS 2.0 tour kicks off in March, after the band’s opening slot for Muse. General public on sale will be Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit www.xambassadors.com for more info.
Ithaca, N.Y. natives X Ambassadors released their debut album VHS, which includes the No. 1 hit “Renegades,” on June 30 on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. It debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set is produced by Grammy winner Alex Da Kid, owner of KIDinaKORNER Records. X Ambassadors hit the festival circuit earlier this year. This summer, they toured with Milky Chance before kicking off their sold-out X Ambassadors - VHS Headline tour in October. X Ambassadors’ newest single “Unsteady” is currently climbing up the alternative radio chart. Check out their performance of “Renegades” at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas here: http://vevo.ly/DvzJr0.
This year, Pandora successfully partnered with ODESZA, Migos, The Rolling Stones and George Strait for tour announcements and ticket pre-sales. The Pandora allotment of tickets for various ODESZA shows sold-out in minutes, prompting the band to add tour stops. Pandora pre-sales also accounted for nine percent of the tickets sold for The Rolling Stones’ recent Zip Code tour.
“We’re excited to work with X Ambassadors to tap into their large and growing Pandora audience and help turn listeners into ticket buyers,” said Lars Murray, senior vice president, Music Makers Group, Pandora. “X Ambassadors’ talent, coupled with Pandora’s demonstrated ability to directly reach fans where they are hearing their music, creates a winning combination.”
|TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:|
|11 Atlanta, GA||Tabernacle|
|12 Charlotte, NC||Fillmore|
|13 Carrboro, NC||Cat’s Cradle|
|15 St. Louis, MO||Pageant|
|17 Kansas City, MO||KC Live! Power and Light District|
|22 Tucson, AZ||Rialto Theatre|
|25 Los Angeles, CA||Wiltern Theatre|
|26 Las Vegas, NV||
NVSLS - The Foundry Room
|27 San Francisco, CA||Masonic|
|29 Portland, OR||Crystal Ballroom|
|30 Boise, ID||Knitting Factory|
|1 Laramie, WY||University of Wyoming|
|2 Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|4 Minneapolis, MN||Myth|
|5 Madison, WI||Orpheum|
|8 Columbia, MO||
University of Missouri
|9 Columbus, OH||Newport Music Hall|
|10 Indianapolis, IN||Egyptian Room|
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