Free concert to take place on The Stage at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2013
Fans will soon be able to hear country hit “Downtown” live while in downtown Chicago, thanks to AT&T* U-verse®. U-verse is bringing Grammy award-winning country group Lady Antebellum to Millennium Park on May 31 to celebrate the release of their new album, GOLDEN.
“Millennium Park in Chicago is a fitting setting for an event with Lady Antebellum as we celebrate their #1 single ‘Downtown’ and their new album,” said Tom Lord, Vice President, Marketing, UMG Nashville. “We are proud to work with AT&T U-verse on the event and to help celebrate the new music from Lady A.”
“We’re excited to bring Lady Antebellum to Chicago in celebration of their new album release,” said Dave Fine, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Illinois and Wisconsin. “AT&T U-verse is all about bringing the latest in entertainment to our customers, so we’re thrilled to bring fans closer to the artists and content they love.”
Lady Antebellum and AT&T U-verse will also give fans who can’t attend the concert a chance to interact with Lady A during a live Twitter Party on May 31st! Followers of @Uverse and @LadyAntebellum will get insider access to the country music band, by taking questions from tweets using the hashtag #LadyAonUverse.
On the heels of their multi-week chart-topping lead single "Downtown," Lady Antebellum also just released their new single “Goodbye Town” as the second single off their fourth studio album GOLDEN. The result of a session between Haywood, Kelley, Scott and Josh Kear, “Goodbye Town” was written backstage during the trio’s OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR.
AT&T launched U-verse TV in Chicago in January 2008. Since then, AT&T has launched dozens of advanced features and made content available across devices and screens for Chicago U-verse TV customers. Across its 22-state footprint, AT&T U-verse provides country fans with high-quality music programming, special events, multiscreen experiences and exciting upcoming apps.
Since 2009, AT&T U-verse added more TV subscribers in total than any of the major TV providers reported** and is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider.
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About Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum’s new album GOLDEN was released May 7 and was figuratively and literally born on the move. During the band’s 2012 Own The Night World Tour, Lady Antebellum made a point of experimenting with its road band as the miles of travel piled up. That behind-the-scenes interaction inspired much of the music on GOLDEN, an instantly infectious project in which Lady Antebellum discovered new edge for its already-successful foundation. “Downtown,” the album’s funky lead single, shows a new direction as it quickly became the fastest chart-topping single in the band’s career. Since their 2006 inception, the group had risen quickly to become country music’s most influential group. Lady Antebellum won the Vocal Group of the Year honor from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music three times in a row. Nine of the band’s singles went Gold, with four surpassing the Platinum mark. “Need You Now” went on to sell over seven million downloads, according to the RIAA. Additionally, “Need You Now” claimed five of the trio’s seven career Grammy wins in 2011, including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” For more information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
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