Who/What:Los Tigres del Norte, the famed Norteño performers, will sign autographs for fans at an appearance at the Verizon Wireless store in Las Vegas that is part of the tour “Verizon Presenta Los Tigres del Norte.”
Fans will also have the opportunity to star in a music video with the five-time GRAMMY® and five-time LATIN GRAMMY®-award winning group by way of green screen virtual technology. Video clips will be sent directly to participants on their wireless phones.
Additionally fans can text Tigres to 8903 or go to www.verizonwireless.com/lostigres to enter Verizon Wireless’ text-to-win sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Houston to celebrate the opening of the tournament and watch the first match where Mexico takes on South Africa on June 11. Winners will be treated to a private concert featuring Los Tigres del Norte immediately following the match.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes starts 2/11/10 and ends 5/11/10. Must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years or older to enter. Void outside the U.S and where prohibited by law. Message and data rates may apply. For official rules, go to www.verizonwireless.com/lostigres.
When:Saturday, March 273:00 p.m. – Media check-in3:30 p.m. – Media interviews with Los Tigres – arranged in advance3:45 p.m. – Autograph signing
Where:Verizon Wireless2225 Civic Center Dr., Suite 120North Las Vegas, NV 89030
More:Only with V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless can customers stream live Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa later this year. Verizon Wireless will also bring the World Cup to customers with wallpapers, ringtones, game alerts, commentary and more. V CAST Video on Demand from Verizon Wireless is available on select devices for a monthly subscription of $10.00, added to their Verizon Wireless service plans. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Los Tigres del NorteThe New York Times hails Los Tigres del Norte as “[Regional Mexican] music’s greatest statesmen… Los Tigres sell millions of records, regularly top Billboard's Latin charts and draw tens of thousands of fans to stadiums… In short, they are among the most popular acts in Latin music today”. In fact, with more than 500 recorded songs to their credit, Los Tigres del Norte have sold over 35 Million albums worldwide - while notching 21 #1 albums and more than 50 #1 singles. Originally hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico and comprised of brothers Jorge, Hernán, Edurado, and Luis Hernandez, plus cousin Oscar Lara, the band has continually chronicled the real-life stories of love and hardship experienced by the immigrant community – with many of the tales passed on directly by their fans. Their gritty realism and plain-spokenness led Billboard magazine to call Los Tigres the world’s “most influential Regional Mexican band - widely viewed as the voice of the people.” Los Tigres del Norte has received multiple GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY awards, and was awarded the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Demonstrating their continued standing at the forefront of the genre, Los Tigres has actually won the last four consecutive GRAMMY Awards for Best Norteno Album, while both their most recent album “La Granja” and its title track/first single again topped the charts at #1.