WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

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WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by lanza218 » July 25th, 2016, 10:48 am

WWE® SummerSlam® Concert Featuring Flo Rida to Benefit Connor’s Cure
With Special Invited Guest Jason Derulo

Concert on Thursday, August 18 at Barclays Center With Additional Performances by Daya and Jordan Hollywood; Appearances by WWE Superstars

July 25, 2016 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
STAMFORD, Conn. & BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WWE®, Barclays Center and iHeartMedia today announced that the first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert will take place Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm ET at Barclays Center, with proceeds benefiting Connor’s Cure, a fund to help further pediatric cancer research.

“The first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert will offer fans another opportunity to participate in SummerSlam Week while raising much-needed awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research.”
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Tickets for the concert, headlined by hip hop recording artist Flo Rida and international pop superstar Jason Derulo, will go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 12 pm ET at Ticketmaster.com. The concert is part of WWE’s week-long lineup of events, including interactive fan experiences and community outreach programs, culminating with SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21 at 7 pm ET from a sold-out Barclays Center and live on WWE Network around the world.

The WWE SummerSlam Concert will also include performances by recording artist Daya and emerging hip hop recording artist Jordan Hollywood, as well as appearances by WWE Superstars Stephanie McMahon, Paul “Triple H” Levesque and more.

A portion of proceeds from the concert will benefit Connor’s Cure and be distributed to leading research centers and hospitals nationwide. In 2014, Connor’s Cure was created by McMahon and Levesque as a fund within Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support pediatric brain and spinal cord cancer research. Earlier this year, WWE and The V Foundation announced a partnership to expand Connor’s Cure outside of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and support cancer research nationally.

"I’m definitely honored to be a part of this spectacular event with my WWE family,” said Flo Rida. “They have been there from day one and I truly appreciate the opportunity to perform for all my WWE fans."

“We are proud to bring together some of the biggest names in music and entertainment for one night to support Connor’s Cure,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “The first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert will offer fans another opportunity to participate in SummerSlam Week while raising much-needed awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research.”

“Partnering with WWE is a very heartfelt experience,” said Susan Braun, CEO, The V Foundation. “The V Foundation is honored to work side by side with Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, and the entire WWE team to increase the amount of research devoted to children’s cancers. Our world-class scientific advisory committee, who oversees the highly competitive V Foundation Grant process, ensures that the most important work is being funded – research that will lead to saving children’s lives.”

“We’re excited to bring the first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert to Barclays Center through our Brooklyn Direct programming division,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “We’re in our second year of a sold-out SummerSlam Weekend and are proud to bring a new element of entertainment to this great series of events.”

Connor’s Cure was established in honor of 8-year-old WWE fan Connor Michalek, a patient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC who battled medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. To date, Connor’s Cure has raised more than $1 million and assisted more than 100 families around the world.

Grammy nominated Flo Rida is one of the best-selling music artists, having sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Part of the WWE family, Flo Rida has performed at WrestleMania®, hosted Monday Night Raw® and participated in WWE’s Tribute to the Troops®. Originally from Carol City, Florida, his 2008 breakout single "Low" was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release. His 2014 single, “My House”, became his tenth top 10 hit in the United States. His catalog also includes the international hit singles "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry" and "G.D.F.R.".

International pop superstar Jason Derulo is one of the most successful and sought-after artists in the industry today. In the six years since ascending to superstardom, Derulo has sold more than 55 million singles worldwide, all of which have been co-written by the artist himself. His music has been streamed more than six billion times on Spotify, and his singles have aired on radio to an audience of over 17 billion since his debut single “Whatcha Say.” His four acclaimed studio albums have accumulated 11 Top 10 singles.

Platinum recording artist, Daya, drives pop music down a different path as an independent artist scaling the pop charts. Her single "Hide Away" went platinum in January, 2016, just one month after being certified gold. With more than 50 million streams on Spotify, a Top 10 iTunes Pop sales chart placement and #7 on Shazam's Top 100, "Hide Away" reached a new BillBoard Hot 100 high at #24 earlier this year. Daya follows "Hide Away" with her second single, "Sit Still, Look Pretty", and a full album to be released later this year.

South Florida rapper and songwriter Jordan Hollywood is blowing up the charts. His critically acclaimed mixtape, "Sorry For This", received the highest praise from all of the major blogs and has more than 4 million streams across his social platforms. Hollywood's "Trill" has been chosen as the song of the month for the iHeartRadio Digital Artist Integration Program. His single "The Truth" is quickly becoming the hottest song in Miami winning the 99 Jamz Battle Jamz nine times consecutively, and counting. Hollywood is also a noted writer and has co-written songs for Jason Derulo and French Montana.


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Re: WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by djknightrida » July 26th, 2016, 8:52 am

Sounds right up Mr. & Mrs. Knob's alley
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Re: WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by mrira » July 26th, 2016, 5:49 pm

djknightrida wrote:Sounds right up Mr. & Mrs. Knob's alley
Not sure why, there is a VIP package being listed for the show, if that looks promising for meeting some of the wrestlers then I'll go, but otherwise couldn't care less.

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Re: WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by lanza218 » July 27th, 2016, 5:35 pm

The first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert is coming to Barclays Center on Thursday, August 18, partnered with Z100. Featuring Flo Rida with special guest Jason Derulo, the show will benefit Connor’s Cure, a fund to help further pediatric cancer research. The concert will also include performances by Daya and Jordan Hollywood, as well as appearances by WWE Superstars.*

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at 12PM and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets can be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, July 30 at 12PM while supplies last.

VIP Packages are available now and include great seats and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Click here to purchase at Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Connor’s Row Package Includes:
1 Front Row Floor Ticket
1 commemorative WWE SummerSlam Chair
Dedicated VIP entrance at Barclays Center
100% of Net Proceeds to be donated to Connor's Cure

WWE VIP Welcome Party Package Includes:
1 Premium Lower Level Ticket
Dinner on Brooklyn Nets Practice Court at Barclays Center (1 hour buffet style)
Special welcoming remarks by a WWE Superstar
Dedicated VIP Entrance at Barclays Center

Meet & Greet with Flo Rida Package Includes:
1 VIP ticket within the first 10 rows on the floor
1 Meet and Greet with Flo Rida
1 Autographed photo from Flo Rida

WWE Preshow Party Package Includes:
1 VIP ticket within the first 15 rows on the floor
Access to the official pre-show party in the Calvin Klein Courtside Club (Cash Bar) at Barclays Center
1 pre-signed autographed photo from a WWE Superstar

*Artists, special guests and Superstars are subject to change.

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Re: WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by mrira » August 12th, 2016, 3:56 pm

I guess ticket sales sucked for this because they cancelled it


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Re: WWE Announces Summslam Concert for 8/18 at Barclays

Post by lanza218 » August 13th, 2016, 7:47 pm

What?!?!?!?!?!


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