LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS, a leading ticketing and digital media platform is set to launch AXS Patio Sessions, a new video and live event series. Providing live music fans with exclusive, up-close access to the bands and musicians they love, the Patio Sessions will also be coupled with a Facebook live stream and a casual interview session. Rock sensation The Struts will kick things off on Sept. 7 at 6:00 pm PST with a live performance streamed on the AXS Facebook page, and an exclusive invite-only event in Los Angeles hosted by Patrón.
The Struts Patio Sessions will take place on the patio of the historic Desmond Building in downtown Los Angeles. Overlooking the iconic Los Angeles skyline and nestled a few blocks from L.A. LIVE, the Desmond Building operates as the homebase of AXS, Goldenvoice, and AEG Live. The end result of the Patio Sessions will be a new immersive experience for AXS users and fans of live events.
"It's a great way for music fans to discover new favorites, and get up close and personal to acts they are passionate about," said Ashish Kapur, head of digital media for AXS. "In front of a handpicked audience of fans, tastemakers, and music industry professionals, The Patio Sessions will deliver unique performances and interviews from up-and-coming bands and musicians that will capture the artists from all angles."
Hailing from the U.K., The Struts descend from a long, rich and distinctly British lineage of operatic glam rock, with an updated feel. The band's debut album, Everybody Wants, swerves away from the sounds that currently dominate radio and the charts, delivering arena-ready anthems that are unabashedly reminiscent of rock 'n' roll's hedonistic glory days. Currently on tour, The Struts will be back in Los Angeles on Nov. 3 at the Fonda Theatre, tickets available here.
"We are thrilled to have The Struts as our first act," said Justin Jimenez, VP of Content for AXS. "Lead singer Luke Spiller evokes frontmen from a different time. There's a little of Bowie, a little Bolan, a lot of Mercury and a hint of Jagger. But he's undeniably a talent on his own and his vocal range and aesthetic mark him as the next great rock 'n' roll leading man."
In addition to the live stream, a produced interview and subsequent behind the scenes moments will be captured and published on AXS.
Additional acts confirmed for the Patio Sessions include Disney sensation Olivia Holt on Sept. 14, Gothic Tropic on Oct 12, and Magic Giant on Oct 20 — with many more to come.
Owned and operated by a partnership between Cirque du Soleil and AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, AXS is a new event technology platform that venues, promoters and sports teams. AXS provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface. AXS serves all phases of the event life-cycle beyond just ticketing, through its consumer facing website, AXS.com and the AXS App, as well as its portfolio of investment companies, including Carbonhouse, a leading developer of websites and mobile apps for venues, AXS Advantage, a proprietary "big data" consumer marketing platform for venues and teams, and stakes in Gimbal, the world's leader in proximity services and Bypass, the venue industry's leading supplier of cloud-based food and beverage point-of-sale systems. For more information on AXS, please visit AXS.com.
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