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The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, The National and Spiritualized Headline Five Nights of Concerts to Celebrate SPIN's 25th Anniversary
Jun 11, 2010 (11:06 AM EDT)


As Presenting Sponsor, ZYNC(SM) from American Express Is Offering Exclusive Ticketing, Live Streaming via Facebook.com/ZYNC and the Chance to Win a Trip to NYC to Document the Concert Series

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SPIN today announced the headliners for its SPIN25 concert series, to be held from July 26 – 30. The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, The National, and Spiritualized will headline each night, all of which will combine for a total of 25 hours of amazing live music over the five nights. Shows from July 26 through July 29 will be at the Bowery Presents venue Terminal 5, while Spiritualized will perform at Radio City Music Hall on the 30th. ZYNC(SM) from American Express is the Presenting Sponsor of the SPIN25 concert series and will provide live streaming of the entire event. ZYNC Cardmembers and other American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets from June 11 at 12 noon ET until June 13 at 10 p.m. by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/tjvzdw. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 14 at 11 a.m. ET by visiting Facebook.com/ZYNC. Dates and venues for each headliner are below:

July 26 - The Smashing Pumpkins at Terminal 5

July 27 - The Flaming Lips at Terminal 5

July 28 - The Black Keys at Terminal 5

July 29 - The National at Terminal 5

July 30 - Spiritualized at Radio City Music Hall

For their set, Spiritualized will be staging a single performance of the seminal 1997 album Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. The performance will feature the Spiritualized live band plus a choir, 8 piece string section and horns. This will be the only North American show and the last performance of its kind.

ZYNC from American Express also will be holding a unique contest where fans can go to www.facebook.com/zync to enter to win a trip to New York City and document the entire concert series. The winner and a guest will be given exclusive access to all the shows, including back stage passes, VIP seating and opportunities to interview the bands, which they will capture with their new Flip™ camera. Following the event, their footage will be featured on SPIN.com, www.facebook.com/zync and the American Express YouTube channel.

SPIN and American Express fans who cannot attend the shows will have the opportunity to see these exciting performances streamed live on the ZYNC Facebook page, as well as on SPIN.com and through select sites within the SPIN Network. The feed, provided by Livestream.com, will only be made available to fans who have "liked" the ZYNC Card on Facebook. Fans will be able to interact during the live stream through Facebook and Twitter.

"ZYNC from American Express is the ideal partner to help us celebrate SPIN's 25th year. Over the years, we have seen the industry grow and change in immeasurable ways," said Malcolm Campbell, SPIN's publisher. "This concert series is the best of both the old and the new world. Not only are we helping to produce incredible live music, the cornerstone of SPIN since its inception, but we're able to broadcast it to fans all over the world with our partners at American Express on the Web."

"SPIN has its finger on the pulse of music, continuously evolving in unique ways to engage new generations of music lovers," said Mary Hines, vice president, ZYNC Product Management, American Express. "Music has always been at the core of how American Express connects with its Cardmembers and this partnership is a natural extension of that innovation. ZYNC was designed with music lovers in mind, giving ZYNC Cardmembers unique music-related experiences that they can then share with their network of family and friends."

About ZYNC from American Express

ZYNC from American Express is the newest pay-in-full Charge Card. Cardmembers can customize the ZYNC Card by adding optional bundles of benefits called Packs, which offer rewards and benefits in specific lifestyle areas, such as music, giving back, fashion, food, travel and more. The ZYNC Card is available for an annual fee of $25 and Packs vary in price from no additional cost to $25 per year. ZYNC Cardmembers are enrolled in the Membership Rewards Express® program get one Membership Rewards point for every eligible dollar of spending, valuable retail and travel protections, and award-winning customer service. For more information, please visit www.zynccard.com.  

About SPIN  

Since 1985, SPIN magazine has been known for giving the first national exposure to many of history's most important recording artists. The publication has since expanded to be a monthly resource for all things prominent in music. Its leading web presence offers daily unique content and breaking news for readers and listeners through SPIN.com. SPIN celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2010.  

About Livestream

Livestream (www.livestream.com) - formerly Mogulus provides everything needed to easily webcast live, build an engaged audience and monetize these efforts. Founded in 2007, the company is based in New York and includes Gannett Co. as a minority shareholder and investor.

About The Bowery Presents

The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City.  With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the best venues and to provide a great concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices.  Over the years, Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross-section of some of the most talented performing artists, including established names such as Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, John Prine, Ringo Starr and Joe Jackson and new artists like LCD Soundsystem, Kings of Leon, Muse, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather, Band of Horses, John Mayer, Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups, The National, The Flaming Lips, Guster, Bright Eyes, MIA, Passion Pit, and Deadmau5.  The company's activities center on programming live music in the venues that it owns and operates including several New York and New Jersey music venues, such as Terminal 5, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ.  The Bowery Presents also presents shows at other venues in New York City such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and the Beacon Theater, and across the Northeast such as the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Art Center located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. The company recently launched The Bowery Presents: Boston, an extension of the company with an office headquartered in Boston at the Royale, and will re-open the State Theatre in Portland, Maine this fall and program all its music. Michael Swier and John Moore of The Bowery Presents have presented music at the Mercury Lounge, the Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall over the past 15 years.  Jim Glancy, former president of the New York division of Live Nation, joined the company as partner in 2006.  For further information go to www.bowerypresents.com

SOURCE SPIN