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Legendary HOUSE OF BLUES Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration Today

House of Blues, the country's pre-eminent live music venues are set to kick off a 20th Anniversary extravaganza to commemorate 20 years of music and over 20,000 amazing live music performances at their world-famous venues. The 20-month long celebration commences today, December 4 at its renowned Sunset Strip location featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and legendary rock band ZZ Top.

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebration featuring major sponsors Citi and Hertz, House of Blues tours are being scheduled throughout the U.S featuring bands such as Flogging Molly.

International House of Blues Foundation, dedicated to bringing the arts to schools and communities through its "Action For The Arts" program that promotes cultural understanding and encourages creative expression, will be offering numerous HOB 20th Anniversary activities.

For every ticket sold for HOB's 20th Anniversary concerts, $1 will go towards supporting "Action For The Arts."

House of Blues celebrity chef, Aaron Sanchez (Food Network's "Heat Seekers" and "Chopped"), will be dishing up items from his newly-created menu during a pre-show reception at Crossroads at House of Blues as well as host a 3-course fine dining experience in Foundation Room during the December 4th event.

The first House of Blues was established in Harvard Square and in the ensuing 20 years House of Blues has accumulated countless musical highlights including producing the Super Bowl XXXI Halftime Show, presenting the first-ever live-music, broadband-pay-per-view event on the Internet and forever changing the landscape of the world-famous Sunset Strip when House of Blues Los Angeles opened to a star-studded crowd featuring Dan Aykroyd , Jim BelushiBruce Springsteen , Steven Spielberg , JAmes Brown amongst many others.

Performers like Eric Clapton , Aerosmith, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin , Elton John , Deadmau5, Mary J. Blige , Kanye West , Stevie Wonder , Foo Fighters, John Mayer , Prince, Rihanna, D'Angelo, Elvis Costello , Duran Duran , Carlos Santana , Beastie Boys, Eminem, Justin Timberlake , B.B. King , Brad Paisley , Ozzy Osborne , Tupac and countless others have given legendary performances at House Of Blues.

House of Blues Chief Executive Officer Ron Bension said, "For two decades House of Blues has been a special home for fans and performers to share musical moments and memories unlike any others.  As we head in to our next 20 years and the next 20,000 performances, we wanted to make sure we celebrate in the way we know best:  Showcasing the greatest music of today and tomorrow."

For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Citi is the official credit card of the December 4 20th Anniversary concert. 

Mark P. Frissora , Hertz Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said,  "Hertz is also excited to be one of the sponsors of the House of Blues' 20th Anniversary.  Since its inception, the House of Blues has been instrumental in celebrating diversity and brotherhood of world culture, values Hertz cherishes as a global organization with locations in more than 160 countries worldwide.  Hertz and House of Blues both value music and fun, educational experiences and we're pleased to be part of this year long celebration."

About The House Of Blues 
With 38 owned/operated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of LiveNation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country's pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.

About The Hertz Corporation 
Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,650 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 119 major airports in Europe.  Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was named by the magazine's readers' as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S.  Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and The Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through The Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.

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