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THE IRIDIUM SHOWS – NYC – DETAILS

RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL
THE IRIDIUM
New York, NY
JULY 22 – 23, 2014

 

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

THERE IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW & SOME INFORMATION HAS CHANGED SINCE THE DATES WERE FIRST ANNOUNCED/PLACED ON SALE.

For those of you lucky enough to secured tickets to the upcoming shows at The Iridium this week, there are a few important points that you all should know.
Please, share these online and pass them among fans who are attending:

First and foremost, the point of these three concerts are to create a television program. These shows are for FRONT & CENTER. A production crew will be filming Richie’s performances and editing them into an episode that will air on public television this fall (specific date TBA.) By entering the venue you are consenting to be filmed. Signs indicating this will be visibly posted in and around the venue.

As it’s a filming, we ask those attending to please be respectful and follow the direction of the IRIDIUM STAFF, the FRONT & CENTER crew, and the RICHIE SAMBORA TEAM on sight.

On TUESDAY, JULY 22nd, the DOORS open at 6:00pm
There will be full bar & restaurant service until 7:55pm… limited service once the show beings.

On WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd, the DOORS open at 6:00pm for the EARLY SHOW.
There will be full bar & restaurant service until 7:55pm.
Food & Drink service will stop during the filming.

On WEDNESDAY, JULY 23d, the DOORS for the LATE SHOW are slated to open at 9:45PM (please be patient; late show attendees will be permitted to enter once the concert goers from the early show empty the venue.)
There will be very limited food/drink service for the late show as filming beings right away.

** If you’ve purchased a VIP TICKET Package which includes a t-shirt, signed poster, a premium seat and a MEET & GREET with RICHIE, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions on how the MEET & GREET will work for each show directly from The Iridium. They have your email addresses; emails will be going out shortly.

Please note, as this is a television production and being filmed for later broadcast,
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO PERMITTED AT ANY OF THESE SHOWS.   Not on JULY 22.  Not on JULY 23.
NO EXCEPTIONS. 
No professional cameras, no personal cameras, no cellphones or iPads.
If you have a phone, it must be turned off & stored away during the performance.
SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT and HAWKEYED.
Anyone caught filming, recording or photographing during the show will be escorted from the building (no refunds.)

The FRONT & CENTER PRODUCTION is adamant that NOTHING from these shows be shared prior to the program’s fall airing and all measures are being taken to ensure the sanctity of these shows.  We realize some folks may be disappointed but we appreciate your help in ensuring that nothing is leaked.

**SAMBORA STAFF will try to grab a few photos to share on social media

There will be a limited amount of COMMEMORATIVE MERCHANDISE available for purchase.
The current tour t-shirt (winged guitar tattoo artwork) has been changed so that the sole tour dates are the Iridium shows.
The current tour poster (winged guitar tattoo artwork) has also been changed so that the only dates listed are the Iridium shows.
There will be a limited number of autographed posters available as well.
PRICES are TBA at this time.
All proceeds will go to the LES PAUL FOUNDATION.
Sales will be CASH ONLY (please come prepared.)
NO CREDIT CARDS. NO CHECKS. NO ATM CARDS.

These are shows that a lot of people have dedicated a lot of time to preparing.
Please help us create a memorable time for all those in attendance and a very special show for all those who witness the final project by following these instructions and listening to the folks on sight when you attend the shows.

Most of all — you’re in for something really special.

UPCOMING SHOWS in EUROPE & THE UK

RICHIE SAMBORA is currently on a short run of concerts dates in the UK and EUROPE.

There are still a handful of shows left on the tour itinerary and a handful of tickets available in some markets.

Tuesday, JUNE 24 at E-WERK in COLOGNE, GERMANY

Thursday, JUNE 26 at LE BATACLAN in PARIS, FRANCE

Saturday, JUNE 28 at THE CALLING FESTIVAL on CLAPHAM COMMON in LONDON, ENGLAND **

Monday, JUNE 30 at OLYMPIA THEATRE in DUBLIN, IRELAND

Tuesday, JUL 1 at ULSTER HALL in BELFAST, NORTH IRELAND

Thursday, JULY 3 at 02 ABC in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

ORIANTHI will be performing with RICHIE at all of these shows.

All of these shows are dates where RICHIE SAMBORA is the headliner.

**Except LONDON on JUNE 28 – THE CALLING is a multi-artist festival.  RICHIE is on in the afternoon (approximately 4pm)

 

 

update: RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL – TICKET ON-SALE DETAILS

So, here’s the scoop regarding the RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL shows.
Hopefully, we’ll help answer some questions have and alleviate any confusion.

RICHIE SAMBORA has announced three shows in NYC.
All three shows are at THE IRIDIUM.
All three performances are tied into the FRONT AND CENTER Public Television series; RICHIE will be taping an episode to run this fall.

The TUESDAY, JULY 22 show goes on sale tomorrow morning, JUNE 12 at 10:00am NY Local Time exclusively through TICKETWEB.


In order to ensure that SAMBORA fans had best access to tickets, you must use the CODE that was TWEETED by RICHIE.


First come, first served. When the tickets are gone, they’re gone.


If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the JULY 22 show, you’ll have a previous of what the tapings will entail. Bonus: you’ll be able to bring cameras and take photos like you would a regular show.

There are two (2) shows RICHIE is doing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23.
An early show (at 8:30pm) and a late show (after 10:00pm) — these are both being taped for FRONT AND CENTER.
Tickets to these shows are open to the public and go on sale via TICKETWEB at 10:00am Friday morning, JUNE 13. No code is necessary. For these tapings, please note you may not take any photos.

 

  • There will be a commemorative t-shirt available for sale.
  • There will be a commemorative poster for sale.
  • All proceeds will go to the LES PAUL FOUNDATION.


The Iridium. It’s small. Really intimate. And it’s set up like a caberet (long tables.) Needless to say, this will be a hard ticket to come by. More tickets are available to the July 22 show; fewer tickets are available to each of the shows on July 23 doing to the space that TV cameras will take up. We don’t want to damper excitement; we just want fans to understand just how intimate a venue this is and how unique a show.

The seats furthest in the back are priced at $85.00 each.

The majority of seats are priced at $105.

For this event, there are a limited number of VIP SEATS for $215.00 each. The VIP Package includes a seat down in front right by the lip of the stage. Each ticket also includes a commemorative poster (the same that is for sale) signed by Richie Sambora. And, each VIP ticket also includes a MEET & GREET with RICHIE (yes, photos are welcome.) For the VIP Packages, on July 22, the Meet & Greet would take place AFTER the concert. On July 23, the Meet & Greets for the EARLY show will take place BEFORE the performance. The Meet & Greets for the LATE show will take place AFTER the performance. (This helps the production crew doing the taping and moving the first crowd out while moving the next audience in.)

This is the best up-to-date info we have for you now.
Good luck tomorrow morning.
We know many more people will want to come to the shows than the club can accommodate… but we know that we’ll be able to share it come autumn with the FRONT & CENTER TV Special.

Thanks for being so passionate and patient.

For more information, please visit www.theiridium.com and click on the CALENDAR, then click on the dates (july 22 and july 23) that have Richie shows listed.

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RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL

Breaking News / Official Press Release Just Issued

RICHIE SAMBORA HONORS LES PAUL
Three Special Live Shows July 22 & 23 at The Iridium in New York City

Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today for an exclusive fan code for the July 22nd show!
Tickets available beginning June 12th

July 23rd performances being taped for Public Television’s Front and Center

(June 9, 2014 – New York, NY) To mark the great Les Paul’s birthday today, Richie Sambora has just announced three very special live performances in celebration of the icon’s pioneering legacy. Richie Sambora Honors Les Paul will take place July 22nd (one performance) & July 23rd (two performances) at The Iridium, the famed club where Paul performed weekly for 12 years until his passing in 2009. These not-to-be missed shows promise to be impressive nights of authentic rock ‘n’ roll, celebrating the electric guitar sounds and versatility made possible by Paul’s inventive mind. For fans that are not able to see these incredible performances in person, the July 23rd show will air this fall on Public Television’s Front and Center. All merchandise will benefit The Les Paul Foundation.

Tune in to Richie’s Twitter today (@TheRealSambora) to grab an exclusive fan code for tickets to the July 22nd show at Iridium NYC. Tickets for the July 22nd show go on sale June 12th. Tickets for the Front and Center live tapings on July 23rd go on sale June 13th. VIP and standard packages will be available. Stay tuned to www.richiesambora.com for all ticketing details.

 

ABOUT RICHIE SAMBORA

Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora has become known throughout his remarkable 30-year career for his raw vocals, indelible songwriting and world-class guitar playing. As both a celebrated solo artist and a founding member of multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning band Bon Jovi, Richie has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to his work with Bon Jovi, he has released three acclaimed solo albums that have highlighted a more personal and intimate side to Richie’s songwriting: 1991’s Stranger in This Town,, and 1998’s Undiscovered Soul and 2012’s Aftermath of the Lowdown, which spawned the powerful single “Every Road Leads Home To You.” Richie is continuously lending his vocals and support to important causes and organizations that resonate deeply with him, whether it be the Hurricane Sandy relief effort affecting his home state of New Jersey or issues regarding the environment, homelessness, illness, hunger and music education.

ABOUT THE LES PAUL FOUNDATION
Les Paul formed his foundation as a means to encourage young people to pursue their curiosity and innovation about music, sound and engineering. Recent grants from the Les Paul Foundation include funding to multiple music education programs and to museums that tell the Les Paul story. The foundation’s comprehensive website at www.lespaulfoundation.org connects viewers to numerous resources. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation is based in New York.

The Les Paul Foundation on the Web:

http://www.lespaulfoundation.org

ABOUT THE IRIDIUM
Deemed “hallowed ground” by legendary guitarist Steve Miller, The Iridium stage has played a part in launching the careers of countless artists, though it may be known best as The Home of Les Paul. Called “The Father of the Electric Guitar,” Paul performed at The Iridium weekly for more than 12 years until his passing in 2009. Today, the club continues to celebrate his legacy, showcasing the diversity of the electric guitar with world-class special guests that have included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones’ Mick Taylor, Steve Miller, and Robert Randolph among others. Guitar World called it “the city’s–if not the country’s–new home of the guitar,” the New York Times dubbed it a “guitar shrine,” and the Wall Street Journal described it as “the small club that welcomes millions” for its regular HD webcasts and recordings for its IridiumLive label.

The Iridium on the Web:

http://www.theiridium.com