Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Live Nation to book for Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella

Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world’s largest live music company, has announced an exclusive agreement to book talent at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. This marks Live Nation’s entry into the Palm Springs area, a growing live entertainment destination that draws patrons from the state as well as from across the country.

Spotlight 29 Casino is home to a 2,200 capacity theater, the Spotlight Showroom, which features concerts by acts including Juanes, Smokey Robinson and Lonestar, plus comedy sets by Lisa Lampanelli, Bill Engvall and D.L. Hughley.

“We are thrilled to join the Palm Springs market and work with Spotlight 29 Casino,” Live Nation, So-Cal/Music President Nick Masters said. “Combining their first-rate facilities with our extensive industry relationships will create a hotspot for premiere live entertainment.”

An October 6th concert by classic rock icon and TV star Rick Springfield will mark the first show under this agreement. More events will be announced soon.

About Spotlight 29 Casino:
Put the spotlight on headliner entertainment at Spotlight 29 Casino, the Coachella Valley’s most exciting place to play. Spotlight 29 Casino is a business venture of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. Turn it on at www.Spotlight29.com

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, The Police, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay.
Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® and Fillmore® music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

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