Rovio Entertainment Corp. has partnered with the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons to launch “Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons,” a free in-game event playable in Angry Birds Match now through Sept. 25, 2018. The event benefits the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping families cope financially and emotionally with paediatric cancer.
Imagine Dragons commented:-
"The Tyler Robinson Foundation is a cause very close to our hearts. These kids and their families should never have to suffer financial despair when they're already battling cancer together, and it's an honour to help them out any way we can. We jumped at the chance to join with Angry Birds to bring more awareness and support to TRF and these kids."
In “Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons,” adorable baby Angry Birds, a.k.a. the Hatchlings, need a hand as they get ready to rock out in support of TRF. Take part in special challenges, collect VIP passes, and help the Hatchlings set the stage for the biggest concert ever. The in-game event features an exciting new location, the Las Vegas Concert Arena, and three new characters with nine exclusive outfits, including rockstar gear and dragon wings. Additionally, Imagine Dragons’ newest single “Natural” provides the perfect soundtrack for the event.
Kim Gradisher, Tyler Robinson Foundation Executive Director, said:-
“We are incredibly grateful to Imagine Dragons and Rovio Entertainment for using this compelling brand pairing to support TRF and the many families battling paediatric cancer. By using their considerable public platform and reach to draw awareness and encourage giving, Imagine Dragons and the creators of Angry Birds have helped to make a deep impact in the lives of TRF families. Every day, but particularly in September during childhood cancer awareness month, it’s so important to let these families know they do not face their battle alone.”
“Angry Birds x Imagine Dragons” coincides with childhood cancer awareness month and is one of many initiatives TRF supports during September to expand its mission. The Angry Birds Match game will also be featured during the Foundation’s annual “Rise Up” charity gala held on Friday, Sept. 14, in Las Vegas. Integrated placements in the game will link to the campaign’s landing page at trf.org/angrybirds, where players can read more about the cause and take action by donating.
Ville Heijari, CMO, Rovio Entertainment, commented:-
“It’s an honour to team up with Imagine Dragons to support all the good the Tyler Robinson Foundation does for children and families battling this life-threatening disease. It’s our hope Angry Birds Match will help raise awareness around the world about this very important mission and inspire fans everywhere to join the cause.”
Imagine Dragons fans can give back to TRF and catch the band perform an exclusive acoustic set during the “Rise Up” gala by visiting Facebook.com/ImagineDragons on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. PT. For more information on TRF and “Rise Up’’ gala visit http://www.trf.org/.
Angry Birds Match stars the Hatchlings, adorable fuzz balls from The Angry Birds Movie. Arrange toys, stars and other items to pop the piggies and help the Hatchlings with different challenges. Angry Birds Match is free to download with in-app purchases on iOS devices through the App Store and Android devices via Google Play.
Pvris has released the live acoustic video for their hit single, “Heaven,” which appears on their sophomore full-length studio album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (August 2017, BMG/Rise). The record hit #5 on Billboard’s Rock Chart, #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and has been praised in the press by the likes of Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME, and more. Watch the video HERE.
After headlining shows worldwide, touring alongside Fall Out Boy, Muse, and Thirty Seconds to Mars, and performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Pvris is back on the road on a new leg of North American headline dates.
Pvris is also confirmed to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 13th and 20th, along with additional summer performances at Forecastle Festival (Louisville, KY), Sloss Festival (Birmingham, AL), and Panorama Festival (New York, NY). The three-piece also recently announced a headline show at The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 12th before returning to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival in May.
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Tonight Alive is celebrating the release of their album Underworld today. Full of unique melodies, heavy hitting rock sounds and the undeniable vocal magic of singer Jenna McDougall, this album marks a turning point for the band both sonically and personally. It is full of moments that pushed the band to express the best and worst parts of themselves and features guest vocals from Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour.) Already heralded by press as some of the band's best work to date, Underworld is available today on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. Physical albums and merchandise bundles are available at http://smarturl.it/TAUWmerch.
On the release, McDougall shares "Underworld is a record about meeting and making peace with your dark side. Writing it required a journey into the uncharted territory of the Shadow Self; all that has been neglected and abandoned. It's essence says that ultimately our deepest healing happens in the most painful periods of our life."
The band's latest single, "Disappear" premiered last week as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. The super-charged track joins previously released singles "Crack My Heart" and "Temple." All three tracks have been seeing incredible streaming success with adds to Spotify's Rock This, Femme Fatale, The Scene, Pop Punk's Not Dead and Crash Course Playlists in the US, coveted New Music Friday adds in Thailand, Mexico and Italy, an appearance on Google Play's Today's Top Alternative Hits chart, as well as spots on Apple Music's Best of the Week and A-List: Rock Playlists in the UK.
Tonight Alive, the now 4 piece since departure of guitarist & writer Whakaio Taahi is composed of vocalist Jenna McDougall, rhythm guitarist Jake Hardy, bassist Cameron Adler and drummer Matt Best. After self-releasing the EP's All Shapes & Disguises and Consider This in 2010, Tonight Alive released What Are You So Scared Of? in 2011/2012. In 2013 the band released The Other Side. The band also contributed the song "The Edge" to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack before releasing their third full length album, Limitless in 2016.
Annie Lennox will share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery on 4th March at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
All proceeds from the evening ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organisation she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.
The evening is supported by Gucci, whose Chime for Change Campaign has been championing Girls' and women's empowerment since its inception in 2013.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Sunday 4th March 2018 will go on sale on at 10am on 10th November 2017. They will be available to purchase online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
As demand for tickets will be high, The Circle have partnered with Charitystars to launch a sweepstake competition offering the opportunity for one lucky fan and their guest the chance to be flown to London from anywhere in the world, spend some time with Annie during the rehearsal for the show on the Sunday afternoon and then attend the event as a VIP. In addition, as part of the competition there will be a fantastic range of unique rewards, including a red brocade Gucci suit worn by Annie, signed albums and handwritten lyrics for those wishing to enter multiple times. To find out more and to enter go to www.charitystars.com/Annie.
As a truly special event, ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation’ offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to see Annie Lennox perform, but also to hear her share fascinating stories from her life and career.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox – An Evening of Music and Conversation’ will be available to purchase from 10am on 10th November 2017 online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
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