YORK (Verizon Wireless) - Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's
most reliable wireless network, is sponsoring a Mexican regional music
concert series that will not only delight fans of this popular music
genre but will also serve as a vehicle to collect used wireless phones
and accessories for HopeLine, the company's signature domestic violence
Top Mexican regional music bands like Los
Tucanes de Tijuana, Conjunto Primavera, and Los Tigres del Norte will
bring their pulsating music to 12 venues throughout the West and
Southwest areas of the country.
Fans attending the concerts will
have the opportunity to drop off used wireless phones in specially
marked HopeLine collection boxes prior to each performance.
stars say they welcomed the opportunity to join with fans in making a
difference on a problem estimated to affect 30 percent of women during
"We are proud to use our participation in this
event as a way to raise awareness about this issue and more
importantly, to help make a difference," said Tony Melendez, lead
singer of Conjunto Primavera. "We encourage all our fans to bring
phones, chargers and headsets they no longer need to the concert and
donate them to help people affected by this problem."
Quintero, lead singer of Los Tucanes de Tijuana, said: "It's really a
terrific idea to use the concert series to conduct the phone collection
drive and call attention to this issue. This gives us the opportunity
to do something positive for the community."
The concert series
is the first music event to launch under the new "Musicanisimo de
Verizon Wireless" signature brand, the company's new Latino
program created to celebrate the richness and variety of all Latin
music genres. The word "Musicanisimo" is a fusion of two words "Musica
(music) and "Buenisimo," a superlative that means "extremely good."
are thrilled to launch our first 'Musicanisimo de Verizon Wireless'
concert series and to increase awareness about the issue of domestic
violence at the same time," said Robert Miller, Verizon Wireless' vice
president-marketing. "We are grateful the artists wanted to add their
support to use the concert series to raise awareness and to help to
send the message that donating used wireless equipment is a simple but
highly effective way to aid domestic violence prevention efforts and
Verizon Wireless and its media partners are offering
fans a limited number of free tickets though a variety of promotions.
For each concert, 10 lucky fans and their guests will win tickets to
the event. Five of those winners, and their guests, will also win
backstage concert passes to meet the music artists in person.
add to the fun, during the concerts, Verizon Wireless customers will
have the opportunity to send TXT messages that are posted on a giant
screen next to the stage.
In keeping with the celebration of Latin music, Get It Now, Verizon Wireless' virtual store, offers:
exclusive suite of applications such as "Melodias" featuring constantly
updated polyphonic ringtones from hot Latin artists like Los Tucanes de
Tijuana, Daddy Yankee
and Julieta Venegas.
Garage" adds to the variety of polyphonic ringtones available with its
compilation based on songs from artists like Vicente Fernandez, Mana
and Elvis Crespo.
The 2005 Mexican regional music "Musicanisimo de Verizon Wireless" concert series will visit the following cities:
4/16/05 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Conjunto Primavera
4/22/05 El Paso, TX Coliseum Juan Gabriel
4/23/05 San Jose, CA Convention Center Los Tucanes de Tijuana
5/5/05 El Paso, TX Coliseum Los Lonely Boys
5/20/05 Ventura, CA Ventura Fairgrounds Ramon
5/27/05 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheatre Banda El Recodo
5/28/05 Anaheim, CA Convention Center Los Tigres Del Norte
5/28/05 San Diego, CA Convention Center Los Temerarios
5/28/05 Phoenix, AZ Park and Swap Banda El Recodo
5/29/05 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
Banda El Recodo
6/11/05 San Jose, CA Convention Center Conjunto Primavera
7/2/05 Ontario, CA Convention Center Intocable/Ramon Ayala
7/2/05 El Paso, TX Coliseum Los Tigres Del Norte
7/2/05 Pasco, WA Trac de Pasco Banda El Recodo,
7/16/05 Anaheim, CA Convention Center Los Tucanes de Tijuana
7/23/05 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheatre Banda Cuisillos/Palomo
8/6/05 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
Los Tigres Del Norte
8/7/05 Fresno, CA Fresno
Fairgrounds Los Tigres Del Norte
8/12/05 Indio, CA Indio Fairgrounds Los Tucanes de Tijuana
8/13/05 San Diego, CA Convention Center Los Tucanes de Tijuana
8/12/05 San Jose, CA Convention Center Los Tigres Del Norte
9/4/05 Reno, NV Convention Center Intocable/Ramon Ayala
9/24/05 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Banda El Recodo
10/22/05 Anaheim, CA Convention Center Los Temerarios