iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, has announced the first-ever iHeart80s Party. The most beloved music icons of the ‘80s will come together at the Forum in Los Angeles, California on February 20th to celebrate the unforgettable and influential decade.
The music of the iHeartRadio app’s popular iHeart80s Radio station will come to life with live performances from Tears For Fears, Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Rick Springfield and Loverboy, plus can’t miss collaborations and covers from a soon-to-be announced lineup of today’s hottest artists, who have been influenced by these legendary performers.
“The ‘80s brought the United States our second British invasion which also inspired a new generation of American artists to create music that still resonates strong 30 years later,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises. “This one night only event will bring some of the greatest songs ever written to fans who grew up with them as well as those who are just now discovering this era that changed our culture forever.”
The ‘80s ranks as one of the most important decades in terms of influencing today’s pop culture and Millennials, 44 million of whom were born in the ‘80s, are rediscovering the decade.
“From music to fashion to the birth of the millennial generation, the ‘80s are back and hotter than ever,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. “It is the perfect time to recapture the carefree, ‘work hard, play harder’ attitude of the ‘80s with an incredible night bringing together the past and the present of music.”
Beginning January 11th, iHeartRadio will launch a six-week nationwide promotion to give thousands of ‘80s music fans across the country the opportunity to win a trip to Los Angeles to attend the iHeart80s Party. The promotion will run across more than 230 iHeartMedia Mainstream AC, Hot AC, CHR and Classic Hits stations.
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster ranging from $33 to $133 each. Proud partners of the iHeart80s Party include Allstate Insurance Company, Wells Fargo with more to be announced soon. The iHeart80s Party is an iHeartMedia Production.
Fans who cannot attend the iHeart80s Party will be able to listen live on iHeartMedia’s Mainstream AC, Hot AC, and Adult Hits radio stations across the country or on iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced soon.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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