Eagles of Death Metal at Hollywood and Highland

October 24, 2008 at 9:24 pm (Hollywood Store) (, , , )

I’m April Windsor, and I manage the regional marketing efforts for our California stores. My favorite part of the job is managing our awesome in-store events with artists from all genres. Check out our latest Hollywood & Highland concert below…..

Tonight we hosted a special live performance & signing with local favorite, Eagles of Death Metal. Eagles of Death Metal played an awesome show – Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland was transformed in to a real live concert venue! Not that this was the first time, but I was really impressed how the event came together tonight. The band proved to be a truly solid rock ‘n’ roll band, and were very personable with their fans, getting them pumped about the music from stage – they had everyone dancing! They started off the night with a 45 minute set, playing to over 150 fans. All of the band members thought the in-store was great and said they would love to come back any time, if we would have them. Very cool!

This event was in conjunction with the new Rock Star Games video game, Midnight Club Los Angeles, which our Hollywood store and Eagles of Death Metal are featured in. Fans had two options: Pre-order the game, receive 2 wristbands, pre-order the upcoming EofDM album, Heart On, and receive 1 wristband. With each pre-order, fans were given an Eagles of Death Metal poster and free 10” vinyl for the signing.

Thanks to everyone who helped put this event together, especially Rock Star Games, the H&H store team, and Fontana and Rocket Science for hopping on the bandwagon and providing the great GWP’s.

April

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PUSSYCATS BRING IN OVER 4000 FANS

October 3, 2008 at 10:00 pm (Hollywood Store) (, )

Hi everyone. Let me introduce Nicolette, one of our team. She helped make Hollywood and Highland THE place to be last week…

Anita

We just wrapped up a great event this past Tuesday with the glamorous Pussycat Dolls who literally took over Hollywood & Highland with a dominating performance in celebration to their newest CD release “Doll Domination”. The beautiful ladies made their grand entrance from Hollywood Blvd. to walk onto a pink carpet leading up to the courtyard onto the stage where hundreds of screaming fans greeted them. Fans followed them up and filled in the entire courtyard area and soon after, Pussycat Dolls gave them an eye catching performance that they wouldn’t soon forget. Every balcony of the Hollywood & Highland complex was filled completely and including the courtyard area. This was definitely the most packed I have ever seen Hollywood & Highland – with roughly 4000 fans in attendance! Following their performance they came into the Virgin Megastore Hollywood to sign CD’s for 600 anticipating fans who were cheering “PCD” while in line. Thanks to everyone at Universal, Matt, Crystal, and all who helped for this event!

Check out more photo’s at http://julieklima.com/pussycatdolls/

Cheers,
Nicolette

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MOTORHEAD AT THE MEGASTORE

October 2, 2008 at 6:30 am (Times Square Store) (, , )

Well…the blog torch has been officially passed along to me, Anita Finifrock, Sr. Marketing Manager. I’ve been part of the team for 5 years and proudly say we hold the best artist events at the Megastores! Our Field Team will be providing their first hand observations, starting with the Motorhead appearance at Times Square from Shane Smith. Feel free and send me questions or comments – I’m happy to hear from one and all. Rock On!

Motörhead fans descended on Times Square on Saturday, September 20th to meet members of the band at 6:00PM. Fans anxiously lined up early in the day after purchasing copies of the band’s latest CD, “Motörizer”. A short time after six god (aka Lemmy), and the rest of the band greeted fans for more than hour on the lower level of the Times Square store. It has been several years since the Times Square store held a Metal band signing and it was great to see the enthusiasm of the fans in attendance. Fans brought a variety of memorabilia, and also presented the band with various gifts including a bottle of Jack Daniels and cigarettes for Lemmy. It was an amazing event and thanks to the band for stopping by the store prior to their performance at Roseland that evening!

Cheers,
Shane

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