NEW YORK, NY - August 31, 2015 - Citi and American Airlines are partnering with Live Nation Entertainment to deliver a special performance by Grammy® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons. Exclusively for Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers, the show will take place at the iconic Hollywood Palladium on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on September 28.
Tickets to this private performance will be available for purchase with a Citi®/ AAdvantage® credit card beginning September 1 at 10am PT. Please visit www.citiprivatepass.com for more information on how to purchase tickets.
"We are thrilled to team up with Imagine Dragons to offer Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers access to this incredible show in such an intimate venue," said David Parkes, Managing Director and Head of the Citi® / AAdvantage® portfolio at Citi Cards. "Together with American Airlines, we are able to show our appreciation and reward our loyal customers with truly memorable and exceptional experiences like this one."
"There are so many benefits to having a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card; your card can take you anywhere in the world, including exciting destinations like Los Angeles where there are exclusive events for cardholders," said Rick Elieson, Managing Director, Global Partner Marketing at American Airlines. "We're proud and excited to partner with Citi and Imagine Dragons to give our customers opportunities to see the world like never before."
Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers can also enjoy other special events in Los Angeles this fall, including the opportunity for VIP access to performances at The Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium.
"Live Nation Entertainment couldn't be happier to work with Citi, American Airlines and Imagine Dragons to present this intimate concert experience at our premiere Los Angeles venue, the Hollywood Palladium," said Darin Wolf, executive vice president, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. "Together with Citi and American Airlines, Live Nation has a history of creating once-in-a-lifetime, up-close-and-personal concert performances featuring the biggest names in music."
Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single "It's Time." Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and become the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions' second single, the 9x-platinum "Radioactive," hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for "Best Rock Performance." It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, "Demons," hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide. Their latest release, Smoke + Mirrors debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
Citi and American have been working together for more than 25 years to offer meaningful benefits to customers. Through Private Pass®, the bank's entertainment access program, Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers enjoy access to thousands of events annually as part of their card benefits. In 2014 alone, Citi offered cardmembers access to more than 6,000 music events, ranging from preferred tickets to presale tickets to top concert tours and curated special events with Grammy® award-winners and VIP experiences plus pre-show performances and Q&A.
More information including how to purchase tickets for these experiences with Citi® / AAdvantage® cards can be found on www.citiprivatepass.com. Additional information on Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cards, including how to apply, can be found on www.citicards.com.
American provides nearly 200 daily departures to 54 destinations in seven countries/territories from LAX. American's most elite and First Class customers can enjoy Flagship® Check-In, the first private, dedicated VIP check-in facility at LAX. After checking in, customers can breeze through airport security with TSA PreCheck and head to one of American's three lounges for personalized service and exceptional amenities before their flights. American's top customers at LAX with tight transfer times may be treated to a luxury airport transfer program that escorts customers to their next gate of departure in a Cadillac CTS, SRX or Escalade.
About Citi®: Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found atwww.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/citi
About American Airlines Group: American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with regional partners, operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock was added to the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com.