Forever young fans of Euro-pop, 80’s music masters, Alphaville, unite!
The German synthpop and new wave band which rocketed to popularity in the 1980s will make its Los Angeles concert debut this month of August, 2017 thanks to our friends at L.A. Concert Group, responsible for bringing the international music sensation to our sunny and exciting city.
At Ian Media marketing our team was asked to help launch a regional Cable TV advertising campaign announcing this special concert event in Southern California. The 30-seconds TV commercial aired on powerful networks such as: E!, AMC, Comedy Central, CNN, Fox News, and FX .
The Origins of Alphaville, the European hit making group behind hit singles “Big in Japan,” Forever Young.”
The founding members of the band were lead singer Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, and Frank Mertens.
Alphaville formed in early 1982, in Münster, Germany when Marian Gold and Bernhard Lloyd met at the music project Nelson Community. Months later, Frank Mertens joined the project. Together, the three wrote the monster-hit “Forever Young” which until this day plays on AC and pop radio worldwide, and has been covered by numerous rock and pop stars like Tiffany, The Killers, in addition to up-and-coming musicians on YouTube.
In 1984, the group released their debut single, “Big in Japan”, which Gold wrote in 1979 after hearing the music of Holly Johnson’s band Big in Japan. The song was another huge hit for Alphaville, promising music coming from a band with strong lyrics, memorable riffs and its own sophisticated stamp.
Following their success with more hit singles like “Sounds Like a Melody,” Jet Set,” Dance with Me” cemented the band’s place in music history, with a lasting effect on generations long after the original release of each song.
The latest Alphaville album, Strange Attractor, was released on April 7, 2017. The band has been touring extensively since their 1980s beginning. These days, fans in United States are particularly happy hearing about the band’s recent concert dates in selected cities across the country.
Marian Gold (Alphaville) and Band Come to Los Angeles for a Special Concert Event
With the help of L.A. Concert Group fans in Los Angeles area will finally see their beloved Alphaville live. Diehard fans and lovers of 80s synth-pop will witness frontman Marian Gold take the stage, on August 12, 2017, under the stars, at the beautiful Starlight Bowl amphitheater in Burbank, CA. See the TV commercial below.
Don’t miss your chance to experience an amazing night of music while sharing old memories and forming new ones with an army of loyal fans.
Trivia: Did you know that the band was at first named FOREVER YOUNG before changing its name to ALPHAVILLE?
About Ian Media: Based in Southern California, in Glendale, our team prides itself on planning and launching countless TV and social media marketing campaigns for a variety of domestic and national clients. Through the years, our video production team has produced a variety of award winning visual content for domestic, and international clients, both on television and online.
Additional music, prior to the main event will be served by DJ BPM, in addition to a live performance by original the lead vocalist of Information Society, Christopher Anton, with his band, the Jonses.
Alphaville’s current band members are
- Marian Gold – Vocals (1982–present)
- David Goodes – Guitars (2003–present)
- Jakob Kiersch – Drums (2003–present)
- Carsten Brocker – Keyboards & Machines (2014–present)
- Alexandra Merl – Bass (2016–present)
For more info on Alphaville & concert tickets CLICK HERE.
Alphaville’s official website: http://www.alphaville.info
Watch the official U.S. concert TV commercial below.
In June, Chico & the Gypsies rocked L.A. and at Ian Media, we were happy to receive the call to help with the TV marketing of this exciting, one-of-a-kind concert finally making their way to satisfy fans on the west coast.
Chico & the Gypsies the French musical sensation famous for their effortless mixing of rumba catalana, flamenco, and Latin pop, and rock tunes were making their American (and in our case, Los Angeles debut).
Led by Chico Bouchikhi, one of the founders of the Gipsy Kings, this new energetic big band of masterful players were formed in 1992, and they cemented their place in the music world as Chico and the Gypsies.
Thanks to L.A. Concert Group, music lovers, and fans of the group were treated to an evening of authentic Rumba, Gypsy Flamenco mixed with Latin Pop favorites as Chico and band took the stage on Sunday, June 25, 2016, under the stars, at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, California.
The night of the event was nothing short of magic with everyone up on their feet, dancing and cheering. Fans danced the night away. And in front of the stage, at the Starlight Bowl, there was an open area for doing just that. A great idea by the organizers to allow fans to get closer to the stars and have the space to dance and party.
Our mission at Ian Media was to help sell tickets for the concert by getting the attention of the Spanish speaking Cable TV viewers in Southern California. Of course once we realized which concert we are preparing a TV campaign for, our job became easier and exciting. Chico & the Gypsies! Done!
Can you imagine the powerful, high-energy sound produced live, by such top musicians? Guitar and vocal harmonies created by this amazing band are the stuff of legends.
18 musicians took the stage for what Chico called a “Gypsy party” performing big hits from the Gypsy Kings days and their own hit songs: Baila Me, Bamboleo, Andalusia, Historia de un Amor, Volare, Djobi Djora, Ben Ben Maria, La Bohemia, , Pharaon, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Ya Rayah to name a few.
Language barriers were irrelevant. Music was what pierces through the hearts of these fans and made fans out of new disciples. The night’s music truly touched the soul.
Another group of talented musicians who caught the eyes and ears of the attendees was the California based Vahagni, a genre bending acoustic ensemble, with a sophisticated, jazz infused, flamenco sound (or is it the other way around?), peppered with other influences from what we simply know as world music. The band’s complex yet soulful sounds made an impression on the spectators, prompting visits to the table where CDs of the band were being sold.
We thank L.A. Concert Group for calling on us to do our small share in promoting the event and loved seeing these legendary artists perform such amazing songs.
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The city of Burbank played host to an 80s pop music icon, and an internationally loved entertainer, during his visit to Los Angeles, for two nights of sold out performances.
On Saturday August 15, and Sunday August 16th Thomas Anders took the stage at the Starlight Bowl to sing a list of his classic pop songs while performing newer tunes from his solo career now spanning over 3 decades, keeping him touring and recording most of the time.
Here at Ian Media, we were thrilled to play a role in launching the TV advertising leg of the concert campaign, in Los Angeles, and to contribute to this very special concert. Viewers reacted enthusiastically after seeing the 30-second TV commercials featuring the iconic Anders and the news of him performing in their city.
Known as The Gentleman of Music, Anders is the original voice of the 80s super-duo Modern Talking originating from Germany. The group rose to international stardom with songs: “You’re My heart, You’re My Soul,” “Cheri, Cheri Lady,” and “Brother Louie” to name a few, all recorded in English.
The event was presented by LA Concert Group in collaboration with Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series. Along with supporters and sponsors such as: City of Burbank Park & Recreation Department, Pacific BMW, Downtown-Burbank, Visit Burbank, Burbank Recycle Center, Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Association, Noor Banquet Hall.
The show was a rare treat for the fans on the west coast bringing 10,000 of them to see and hear the man and the music they admired for years.
Opening the show were 80s tribute band PopGun Rerun followed by the main event, featuring Anders backed by Modern Talking Band and special guest Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, a keyboard player, producer and composer who has collaborated with the singer since 2011.
Starlight Bowl is an outdoor amphitheater where guests can bring their own wine, beer and picnic baskets. Blankets or lawn chairs can be used for grass area. The bench seats are all assigned seating.
Trivia: Thomas Anders is the only international star to have performed a record of 11 times at the Kremlin in Moscow, the equivalent of Royal Albert Hall, in London.
See more photos from the concert on our Facebook page. Click Here.
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