Jewel and her record company Big Machine Label Group have signed on with Pittsburgh’s Velocity Broadcasting and the company’s “First Spin” concept, which is sort of a mashup of a record release party, a Q&A session, a concert, a satellite broadcast, a video conference call and a documentary.
The singer will launch her new album, Sweet and Wild, on June 7 with a ticketed interactive concert that will be broadcast to “Velocity HD Digital Suites” in some of the country’s top clubs and restaurants (including Morton’s Steakhouse and Maggiano’s Little Italy), as well as movie theatres in more than 75 cities across the U.S. and Australia.
Fans will be able to interact completely with Jewel, requesting songs, asking questions and even becoming part of the show thanks to HD cameras that will be distibuted to attendees for use at each venue.
Twenty high-definition cameras broadcasting in 1080i HD and 7.2 surround sound will capture not only a full concert, but a live, backstage perspective of the singer preparing for the show.
And when fans leave the event, they’ll have not only memories of taking part in a unique experience, they’ll also be able to take home an autographed copy of Sweet and Wild – a full day before it hits stores.
Fans who opt for shows at Morton’s, Maggiano’s or ClubCorp’s private club locations will also get dinner, which is included in the price of their tickets.
Autographed copies of Sweet and Wild will be available as part of a deluxe ticket package.
For complete information on Jewel’s innovative album launch party, including a list of cities and venues participating, visit VelocityBoxOffice.com.
Tuesday, May 18
James Taylor, Carole King – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Jo Koy, Dov Davidoff, Christina Pazsitzky – “Chelsea Lately”
Common – “Lopez Tonight”
Janelle Monae – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Joe Nichols – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Dirty Heads – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Jakob Dylan – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
B.o.B. – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Wednesday, May 19
Adam Lambert – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Josh Wolf, Brad Wollack, Whitney Cummings – “Chelsea Lately”
Allison Iraheta – “Lopez Tonight”
Russell Brand, Stone Temple Pilots – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Eddie Murphy, Damian Marley with Nas – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Reflection Eternal with Estelle – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Jerry Seinfeld, Mumford and Sons – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Never Shout Never – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Thursday, May 20
George Lopez – “The View”
Weezer – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Natasha Leggero, Ross Mathews, Brody Stevens – “Chelsea Lately”
Band of Horses – “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Chelsea Handler, Sarah McLachlan – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Slayer – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Vampire Weekend – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
V.V. Brown, She & Him – “Carson Daly”
Friday, May 21
Eddie Murphy – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Ross Mathews, Natasha Leggero, Guy Branum – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Adam Lambert – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Massive Attack – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Robbie Dupree – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Court Yard Hounds – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Puppet Up – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Saturday, May 22
Dave Matthews Band – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Justin Bieber – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun