The time draws closer and closer until Taeyang comes to San Francisco and performs his first solo show in America for The Music Experiment 2.0! If you haven’t won tickets from the first round of challenges back in September/October fret not as more are currently taking place now. Go to our event page or musicexperiment.com for more info on how to enter. Due to potential no shows there may be some extra space at the venue. For those who want to chance it, there is a standby list that you can RSVP at http://giantstep.net/TaeyangME. Be aware that the standby list is limited to 1 RSVP per person and doesn’t guarantee access to the event.
MTV Iggy and Intel Present
‘The Music Experiment 2.0’
Taeyang of Big Bang to Headline in San Francisco
on Tuesday, November 26th
at Bimbo’s 365 Club.
Daily Challenges Return From November 19th-25th
to Win Tickets, VIP Passes & Backstage Access to the Show of a Lifetime.
Fans Encouraged to Participate in All White Theme.
MTV Iggy and Intel bring K-pop sensation Taeyang to San Francisco to headline The Music Experiment 2.0 at Bimbo’s 365 Club on November 26th. Doors will open at the venue at 8pm PST with Choice37 DJing. Those in attendance or streaming at home are asked to join in the night’s theme: All White. Just as it sounds, fans are encouraged to wear all white. MTV Iggy has created a Pinterest board (link) that features clothing ideas.
This show, like previous ones in the series featuring Arcade Fire (stream), Empire of the Sun (stream) and Disclosure (stream), will be broadcast live at approximately 10:15pm PST at the ME 2.0 website or via the Music Experiment Windows 8 App and will also air at a later date on the Palladia music channel. Fans can join the live show remotely as part of the Virtual Audience via their webcam and will be projected onto a giant screen at the venue.
The Music Experiment 2.0 is a themed, social-media powered music series that connects passionate fans with their favorite emerging artists. Tickets are awarded to fans that visit the online hub (http://www.musicexperiment.com) and engage the most with the series on Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and Twitter. Social submissions deemed the most creative will be awarded prizes including VIP tickets to the show, a personal meet and greet with the artist and a starring role in their own MTV Iggy-produced music video. With hundreds of entries already received, social media challenges relaunch on November 19th and will end on November 25th.
One of the foremost examples of the K-pop global phenomenon, Taeyang’s debut solo release Solar occupied the #1 and #2 spots on the Canadian and US iTunes R&B/Soul album chart respectively, a first for an Asian artist. His solo career took off having already conquered the world as a member of Asia’s first super group, Big Bang. They have worked with Diplo, Boys Noize, and Flo-Rida and embarked on a 12-country/24-city Live Nation tour that was witnessed by over 800,000 fans throughout the world. The New York Times included their show in the reputable “Best Concerts of 2012” list. Taeyang recently released the music video for his latest single, “Ringa Linga” (stream), a cut from his upcoming sophomore album that has already received over 5 million views.
The Windows app will allow homes users to direct the show themselves from multiple camera angles – zoom in for a close up on their favorite band member, cut back for a wide shot, and save their own edit to share with their friends. The entire experience is in full HD video and can be wirelessly sent to the users TV using Intel’s new WiDi technology while being controlled from their lap.
Taeyang to be Honored by City of San Francisco.
Hundreds of fans are expected to attend MTV Iggy and Intel’s Music Experiment 2.0 show in San Francisco tonight with an exclusive performance by Taeyang of Big Bang. Bimbo’s 365 Club plays host to the K-Pop superstar whose performance will stream live at www.musicexperiment.com at approximately 10:15pm PST.
Mayor Evan Low of Campbell, California is the youngest Asian American Mayor in the nation. Mayor Low will present Taeyang with a certificate of recognition on behalf of Mayor Edwin Lee, the first Asian American mayor in San Francisco’s history. Both mayors continue to promote Asian culture, and they are excited to welcome Taeyang to San Francisco. This special recognition presentation will take place after Taeyang’s Music Experiment performance around 11pm this evening.
Attendees won tickets by participating in daily social media challenges through the Music Experiment 2.0 website. Fans were encouraged to arrive at the show decked out in All White themed clothes with inspiration found at the music series’ Pinterest page.
(Source: Official Press Release)