Fall Out Boy, Paramore & More Set for This Summer's MONUMENTOUR
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) in conjunction with JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand, announced today an alliance with super groups FALL OUT BOY and PARAMORE in support of their MONUMENTOUR, by providing enough carbon offsets to make their entire nationwide tour carbon neutral.
"It's so rad that the MONUMENTOUR will be a carbon neutral tour this summer, thanks to Just Energy and Live Nation," said Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.
Through their Live Nation relationship, JustGreen is conducting an all-encompassing energy emissions audit of the MONUMENTOUR to completely carbon neutralize the tour's carbon footprint.
Live Nation and JustGreen will also run an exclusive consumer promotion that will deliver a unique, eco-friendly experience for one lucky winner and guest. They will be provided with a carbon neutral trip to Tampa, Fla. on July 26 to take part in an exclusive eco-friendly experience with both co-headlining bands, followed by VIP treatment to the show.
"We have a responsibility and a desire to be on tour...a lot. So it's really great to work with forward-thinking people to help make our touring business as sustainable and eco-conscious as we can," added Haley Williams of Paramore.
Beginning May 19, fans can enter to win the national sweepstakes online at: www.tuneinwithjustgreen.com. No purchase necessary. Legal U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Begins May 19 and ends June 13. Void where prohibited. See www.tuneinwithjustgreen.com for official rules and details. Sponsor: JustGreen.
Live Nation is also making it easier for eco-conscious fans to get involved and help "green" the concert experience. Fans can contribute $2 or more to the cause when they purchase tickets to Live Nation owned and operated venues at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. JustGreen provides further incentive, as they will match all contributions with equivalent carbon offsets via the Live Nation online purchase path. All contributions and carbon offsets will be applied to the Live Nation venue's emissions to help carbon neutralize the total footprint. This will provide Live Nation with more than 55,000 tons of carbon offsets annually, which is the equivalent to removing close to 11,000 cars' emissions off the road!
"We are thrilled to be able to work with Fall Out Boy and Paramore to 'green' their MONUMENTOUR," says GP Manalac, EVP of JustGreen. "Being able to work with talented artists to help educate fans and lead by example will hopefully motivate the public as well, to start making greener lifestyle choices."
Since March of 2013, JustGreen has been Live Nation's exclusive carbon offset provider for consumable energies in their owned and operated venues, purchasing enough carbon credits to offset the emissions created at 85 Live Nation clubs and amphitheaters across the United States. This green alliance promotes Just Energy's carbon offsetting products to music lovers all across the United States and by the end of 2014, will have provided Live Nation with more than 110,000 tons of carbon offsets.
"We're thrilled about continuing our partnership with Just Energy and are even more excited about the opportunity to give back to the environment through the MONUMENTOUR," said Russell Wallach, president of media and sponsorship at Live Nation. "There's something very special about creating green programs like this, because in addition to benefitting the companies involved, we're also able to engage like-minded artists and fans."
The 30-plus city MONUMENTOUR, produced by Live Nation, kicks off June 19 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn. VIP packages are available atwww.falloutboy.com and www.paramore.net. MONUMENTOUR tickets can be purchased at www.livenation.com or the Live Nation mobile app.
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About Fall Out Boy
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" and the new hit "Alone Together." SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April. This is the band's second #1 debut; Platinum selling "Infinity On High" topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album "From Under The Cork Tree" released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy-Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)-has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America's Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. The wrapped up 2013 with an appearance with Taylor Swift at the Victoria Secrets fashion show in December following their second sold out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of SAVE ROCK AND ROLL. More information can be found at www.falloutboy.com.