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Yahoo! On the Road Announces Entertainment Lineup, May 3 Kick Off in New York City

Today, we’re excited to release the full lineup for Yahoo! On the Road, the world’s first mobile entertainment and innovation festival announced in March. Yahoo! On the Road is kicking off on May 3 in New York City with John Legend & the Salomé Chamber Orchestra. The tour will also feature many of Yahoo!’s newly-reimagined products and experiences including Weather, Mail, Flickr, Yahoo! Music, and more.

Driving cross-country from New York to San Francisco, Yahoo! On the Road will be stopping in a different city every day. The tour will then jump the pond to Europe, starting in Berlin on June 11 and ending at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London on July 14. Musical performances will be streamed live for Yahoo! users everywhere at the Yahoo! On the Road site (http://ontheroad.yahoo.com).

“We’re excited to hit the road and engage with Yahoo! fans around the U.S. and Europe,” said Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!. “Our mission is to make the world’s daily habits entertaining and inspiring; and nothing brings that to life more than surprising and delighting our users in their daily routines with some of the most popular names in music and entertainment.”

Guided by entertainment reporter Ben Lyons, the Yahoo! On the Road tour will bring some of the world's hottest bands, comedians, and surprise guests to inject surprise and entertainment into Yahoo! users’ day. Whether it’s PEEPLES star Craig Robinson surprising patrons at a New York City restaurant, or one-of-a-kind performances by John Legend, Fall Out Boy, fun., Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, and Empire of the Sun, Yahoo! will make everyday activities anything but ordinary.

Ticket information: For each concert, Yahoo! will be giving away tickets to fans who show off their Yahoo! pride at the designated bus stop in each city (while supplies last). Getting a ticket will be as easy as uploading a photo with Flickr or downloading the new Yahoo! Weather app.

Yahoo! is working with Spotify to enhance the digital music experience for users. Spotify will be integrated into editorial content throughout the Yahoo! On the Road site, with select content featured using the Spotify Play Bar, a custom music player built for Yahoo! using the Spotify API.

Below are highlights of the upcoming events.

DATE     CITY     PERFORMANCE/EVENT
May 3 New York City, NY

John Legend & Salomé Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Leslie

Comedian, Craig Robinson

DJ Jonny Famous

May 7 Cincinnati, OH

Kendrick Lamar

RaVaughn

Comedian, Julian McCullogh

DJ Jonny Famous

May 12 Milwaukee, WI Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Skylar Grey

DJ Clinton Sparks

May 13 Madison, WI Fall Out Boy

Comedian, Sarah Tiana

DJ Clinton Sparks

May 15 St. Louis, MO Imagine Dragons

Owl City

DJ Clinton Sparks

May 20 Dallas, TX Empire of the Sun

Gold Fields

Comedian, Nick Rutherford

DJ Mr. Best

May 26 Seattle, WA Gossip

Capital Cities

Twenty-One Pilots

Willy Moon

DJ Michelle Pesce

May 28 Boise, ID The Lumineers

Dispatch

Comedian, Adam Ray

Chef, Fabio Viviani

DJ Michelle Pesce

May 31 San Francisco, CA fun.

DJ Michelle Pesce

 

Fans can find the complete entertainment line up, get ticket information or simply be a tour “roadie” by visiting Yahoo! On the Road online or going to our Flickr, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company's blog (yodel.yahoo.com).

Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Yahoo!, Yahoo! On the Road and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

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