Limited Edition CD set to be available immediately after shows
NEW YORK 22 FEBRUARY 2010 — Abbey Road Live, the leader and innovator in quality live recording and immediate distribution, today announced that it would be recording The Pixies on their entire New Zealand and Australian “Doolittle Live” tour leg, offering high quality CD sets to fans immediately after each show.
Online pre sales of the limited edition, numbered units are set to begin on February 25th, with details coming soon on how fans can purchase them online. Disc sets will be available at the concerts, and fans may also opt to have the CDs shipped home, regardless of whether they attended the show or not.
In addition, Abbey Road Live announced the immediate availability of a free Pixies mobile app, both for the iPhone and Blackberry platforms, developed exclusively for Abbey Road Live. The apps can be found in the Apple iTunes App Store, and Blackberry’s App World, respectively. The apps give the ability for Pixies fans to share pictures, purchase live content and much more.
Abbey Road Live is an independent operating unit of EMI Music, and had its global launch at the Billboard Touring Conference this past November in New York.
Zach Bair, head of Abbey Road Live in the Americas, said “This is the first time that we have recorded and toured with the Pixies in Australia. We expect these products will sell out very quickly. We are once again excited to be working with the band.”
Bair’s former company DiscLive set the stage with the Pixies in 2004, selling out all 16,000 live discs offered on the band’s groundbreaking warm-up tour in just three weeks time – a first for the industry. And more recently, Abbey Road Live recorded the band for their US leg of the Doolittle Live tour.
Each double disc set will sell for $30 AUD, and will be packaged in high quality DigiPaks. Each set will indicate the city and date where the show took place, and will be individually numbered to commemorate the limited edition nature of the product. Fans not able to attend the show, or those who simply want the CD shipped home can select this option online.
The Pixies commence their New Zealand and Australian tour with a warm-up show at The Powerstation in Auckland, NZ, on March 11, 2010. The tour continues with a sold out show at the 12,000 seat Vector Arena in Auckland the following night, and then on to Australia for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
For more information on where the limited edition CD sets will be sold, fans may go to www.pixiesmusic.com.
ABOUT ABBEY ROAD LIVE
Abbey Road Live brings together the world’s foremost experts in recording live content and making it available immediately after a performance. The leadership team includes Zach Bair, former CEO of DiscLive, the pioneer in “instant” live CDs and other media made available immediately after a show; Paul Franklyn, co-founder of Relentless Records; and Simon Miller, SVP of Live and Product Development for EMI Music. The Abbey Road Live team has over seven years experience in creating an end-to-end solution for artists, labels and fans alike, and is dedicated to creating new and exciting products centered on the live experience.
ABOUT EMI MUSIC
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone, and Virgin.
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