updated 01:15 pm EDT, Thu March 15, 2007
Live from Vegas at iTunes
The Palms Casino Resort today announced that it has teamed up with Apple's iTunes to offer music fans "Live from Las Vegas" performances including exclusive audio and video on the iTunes Store. The new $80 million concert theater is set to make its grand debut with a performance by Evanescence on March 17th, and "Evanescence: Live from Las Vegas" will be available exclusively on iTunes in the coming weeks with extended song lists and behind-the-scenes interviews for purchase and download. "We are thrilled to offer live performances from GRAMMY-winning artists such as Evanescence at The Pearl on the iTunes Store," said Palms owner George Maloof. "Not only is The Pearl the most stunning concert venue in the country, but it's the first major live music venue to be built from the ground up with iTunes in mind."
The Pearl boasts accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders and features a state-of-the-art system for digitally capturing live performances. The casino promises to capture and present live "epic performances" and rare behind-the-scenes footage from within the Live from Las Vegas area on iTunes.
The concert series will regularly feature extended song lists and special behind-the-scenes video including candid interviews and even recording sessions in Studio at the Palms, the casino-resort's state-of-the-art recording facility.
"iTunes is the world's most popular online music store and we strive to bring music fans great exclusive content," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "The 'Live from Las Vegas' series has already proven to be a hit and we look forward to many more stellar performances at The Pearl."
The upcoming "Evanescence: Live from Las Vegas" performance joins a performance and interview with GRAMMY-winning artist John Legend from inside Studio at The Palms, and Australian rockers Wolfmother from The Lounge at The Palms.