Eight-City T-Mobile All Access ’05 Concert Series Presented by Samsung Debuts Aug. 1; Top Sweepstakes Prize Recipients to Meet Kelly Clarkson; All-Access Wireless Content Available on T-Mobile Devices
Bellevue, Wash. — Jul. 27, 2005
T-Mobile USA, Inc. is helping passionate music fans and its customers get closer than ever to today’s hottest music artists and Get More® from their T-Mobile wireless service. The company today is announcing the launch of a summer music promotion, highlighted by an eight-city concert series called the T-Mobile All Access ’05 Concert Series Presented by Samsung. Top musical talent will perform across the country at eight of America’s most intimate and historic venues, bringing audiences up close and personal with today’s hottest stars.
In addition, beginning Aug. 1, T-Mobile customers and the general public will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to receive one of eight Ultimate VIP Trips to New York City, which will include a backstage pass to visit with recording artist Kelly Clarkson, who will headline the finale of the concert series.
“I’m excited to be participating in the T-Mobile All Access program,” said Clarkson. “I can’t wait to hook up with some of my fans and hang out backstage. Performing in New York City is always special, and I am really excited to play at the Hammerstein Ballroom.”
The presently scheduled dates, cities, artists and venues for the T-Mobile All Access ’05 Concert Series Presented by Samsung are listed here:
Artists Scheduled to Perform
(Tickets Go On Sale)
San Jose Civic Auditorium
Ciara and Common
The Electric Factory
T-Mobile also will offer, for a limited time, free wallpaper depicting artists performing in the concert series (for use on supported T-Mobile devices) and a variety of additional content for purchase, including All Access ’05 Concert artist MegaTones® and HiFi Ringers™ (ring tones) and CallerTunes™ (ring-back tones). All will be available for T-Mobile customers via t-zones on their handset device, and on the My T-Mobile Web site at https://my.t-mobile.com.
“Great music and great entertainment are a galvanizing force for many T-Mobile customers,” said Jim Goodwin, vice president of Integrated Marketing at T-Mobile USA. “That’s why we continue to deliver unique promotions, content, features and technology that excite people, and are relevant to their lives.”
Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president at Samsung, said, “By partnering with T-Mobile to present the All Access ’05 Concert tour, Samsung is helping give music fans an intimate and exclusive experience like no other. Our customers are rewarded with the concerts in addition to special content for their phones from today’s hottest music artists, available only through T-Mobile.”
New and existing T-Mobile customers, as well as the general public, may be eligible to get concert tickets through numerous methods, including these:
– Making a qualifying purchase of a Samsung e335, a T-Mobile® Sidekick® II or a T-Mobile To Go (prepaid service) offering at select T-Mobile retail stores in concert cities (beginning approximately four weeks before each concert date).
– Purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster (beginning approximately three weeks before each concert date).
– Sending a text message to a T-Mobile promotional text-message short code. Customers can check http://t-mobileallaccess.com for market-specific text-message short codes.
– Participating in local-market radio station promotions.
Details on how to register for the Ultimate VIP Trips to New York City and visit with Kelly Clarkson will be announced Aug. 1 on http://t-mobileallaccess.com.
Additional information and official sweepstakes rules can be found online at http://t-mobileallaccess.com, or at a local T-Mobile retail outlet.
T-Mobile USA Media Relations
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
About the Artists
J Records’ Gavin DeGraw broke out in 2003 when his hit “I Don’t Want to Be” was featured as the theme son for the WB’s One Tree Hill. Since then, DeGraw’s debut album, Chariot, has been holding steady on the Billboard charts. Kent-born British soul singer Joss Stone hit No. 1 in the U.K. and U.S. with her 2004 release, Mind, Body & Soul – a feat achieved at the young age of 18. Canadian punk rockers Simple Plan debuted in 1997 and most recently went platinum in the U.S. with Still Not Getting Any, the follow-up to the band’s 2002 No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls multi-platinum release. Fo’ Shizzle, it’s Mr. Dizzle: Snoop Dogg, the West Coast rapper who exploded onto the scene with Dr. Dre’s and his 1992 smash The Chronic, has toured the world and sold millions of records on his own, most recently scoring a No. 1 U.S. hit with “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Frontmen and brothers Joel and Benji Madded started Good Charlotte in 1996 and began scoring major mainstream success with the release of their 2000 self-entitled Epic release, Good Charlotte. A South Side Chicago native, Common released his first album in 1997 and is credited with keeping jazz-rap alive, differentiating himself at a time when gangsta-style music dominated the scene. Dubbed the “First Lady of Crunk” by wildman and producer Lil Jon, Ciara has loaned her voice to such hits as “Goodies” and Petey Pablo’s “Freek-a-Leek.” Formed in 1993 by vocalist/guitarist Isaac Brock, bassist Eric Judy and drummer Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse started their ascent to Top 40 recognition with 2004’s Good News for People Who Love Bad News. Making her ascent to fame in 2002, Kelly Clarkson catapulted to mega-star status, recording two top-selling albums including Breakaway and her current No. 1 collection, Thankful.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, see STA’s website at www.samsungusa.com/wireless. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com