America's Cup Partners with Live Nation to Present 2013 America's Cup Concert Series in San Francisco

Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:00am EST

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America's Cup Pavilion Set to Open on Piers 27/29

SAN FRANCISCO,  Jan. 22, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The America's Cup and Live Nation
are proud to present the America's Cup Concert Series at the America's Cup
Pavilion, located between Piers 27/29.   The America's Cup Pavilion will host
multiple events in the summer of 2013 in  San Francisco's first outdoor,
waterfront concert venue.   


Sting, the multi-Grammy award winning musician is the first headline act to be
announced. Tickets for the concert, part of the critically acclaimed Back to
Bass world tour, will go on sale beginning  Friday, February 22nd  at  10am  at Additional events will be announced throughout the concert
season that runs through October.   

The America's Cup Concert Series is a major live entertainment initiative in
support of the America's Cup Park on the Embarcadero, intended to create a
vibrant, public space with a full range of activities for sailors and
non-sailors alike.  

The new, temporary, 9,000 seat venue will be centered in the America's Cup Park
on Piers 27/29 and will host a wide range of events including concerts, family
shows, community and business events, comedy, as well as America's Cup race
activities and viewing sessions.  

The America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29 on the Embarcadero is the center of event
activities during the 34th America's Cup in  San Francisco. This is where fans
will find team bases, interactive exhibits, food and beverage courts, as well as
shops featuring their favorite team gear. This is also the place to come on race
days for the Dock-In and Dock-Out shows, as well as team and guest hospitality.

The America's Cup Concert Series will run throughout the summer of 2013 and
coincide with the Louis Vuitton Cup (the America's Cup Challenger Series), the
Red Bull Youth America's Cup and the America's Cup Finals.  

"The America's Cup is one of the world's great sporting events and by partnering
with Live Nation we can create a fun atmosphere with both entertainment and
educational opportunities in the family-friendly environment of the America's
Cup Park," said  Stephen Barclay, CEO of the 34th  America's Cup. "San
Francisco's storied music history is part of the fabric of this great community
and we plan to continue to celebrate music and culture as part of the America's

"We're honored to partner with an event as prestigious as the America's Cup to
bring an exciting new entertainment venue to  San Francisco," said  Jodi
Goodman, President of Live Nation Northern California. "An outdoor venue in the 
City of San Francisco  is long overdue.   The America's Cup Park will truly add
to our rich  San Francisco  culture and bring more value to our City and its

The stage and seating on Piers 27/29 will allow America's Cup organizers to host
a range of both ticketed and non-ticketed events. In addition to a full music
line-up, the amphitheatre will offer daytime shows featuring educational topics
themed around the America's Cup and race viewing opportunities on a large

Construction is set to begin in spring of 2013 with the first events anticipated
by  mid-May 2013  and running through  October 2013.  

About the America's Cup  

One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport,
the America's Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics.
The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its

The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013)
and America's Cup Match (September 2013) will be held for the first time in San
Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena where more than one million spectators
are expected.

The 2012-2013 racing season for the America's Cup World Series opened in the
summer of 2012 in  San Francisco  and continues into  Europe  in the spring of

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment
and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live
Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network.  is
the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce
sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts
produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist
Nation is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250
artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of
entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into
the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event
and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

About Sting

Composer, singer, author, actor, activist - Sting was born in  Newcastle,
England  before moving to  London  in 1977 to form The Police with  Stewart
Copeland  and  Andy Summers. The band released five albums, earned six Grammy
awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since
1985, Sting has released 13 solo albums. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of
his solo career,  25 Years, the definitive box set collection and the double
disc,  The Best Of 25 Years  were released. Sting 25, the free iPad app, which
was awarded the prestigious Cannes Lion for Best Design/Aesthetic at the Cannes
Lions International Festival of Creativity, is also now available on iTunes and
features exclusive all-star performances from his 60th  birthday benefit
concert, plus rare interviews, photos, music videos, and more. Sting has sold
nearly 100 million albums from his combined work with the Police and as a solo
artist and has earned an additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy,
and three Oscar nominations.  

For up to date event information, please visit:

SOURCE  Live Nation

Jane Eagleson, Director Live Entertainment and Event Media, America's Cup Event
Authority, +1-201-887-8184,; or Aaron Siuda, Vice
President, Live Nation San Francisco, +1-415-281-9216,

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