The hottest mobile entertainment and innovation festival of the spring and summer is set to kick off in New York City when John Legend and the Salomé Chamber Orchestra headline the star-studded Yahoo! On The Road show on Friday, May 3, at the United Palace Theatre.
Also on tap for this special engagement is R&B and hip-hop artist Ryan Leslie.
How to See the ShowFans can download up to two guaranteed tickets through Ticketmaster while supplies last using the password "YahooNYC" -- head to the Ticketmaster page to enter the password.
If you miss out on the Ticketmaster giveaway, you can still score a voucher for tickets by hanging with the Yahoo! On the Road team on Thursday. Just find the team and check out some of Yahoo!'s newest apps like Flickr or Yahoo! Weather.
Here's where you can catch the crew on Thursday, May 2:
12 p.m.-1 p.m., 16 Handles, East Village location
153 Second Ave. -- between Ninth and 10th streets
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Aroma Espresso Bar, SoHo location
145 Greene St. -- between Prince and Houston streets
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 16 Handles, Greenwich Village location
498 Avenue of the Americas
5 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, Hell's Kitchen location
346 W. 46th St. -- between Ninth and Eighth avenues
6 p.m.-7 p.m., New York Beer Company
321 W. 44th St.
Your voucher may be redeemed for a ticket to see John Legend with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra and Ryan Leslie at the United Palace Theatre on Friday, May 3. Doors open at 7 p.m. Early arrival is strongly suggested, as vouchers will be redeemed for tickets at the venue on a first-come, first-served basis. When the venue is full, no more vouchers will be accepted.
Don't miss a beat. Everyone everywhere can livestream Friday's show, along with many others along the way, online at Yahoo! Music.
What Is On the Road?
Starting in New York on Friday, Yahoo! On the Road will travel across the country through May, bringing top-notch bands, comedians, DJs, and celebrities to cities from coast to coast. The U.S. tour ends in San Francisco on May 31 with fun. and Wylie Gustafson before heading to Europe, where On the Road will start in Berlin and end on July 14 at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London.
John Legend Takes Center Stage
John Legend, a current New York City resident, is a nine-time Grammy Award winning musician, world-renowned performer, philanthropist/social activist, and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
Legend's debut album "Get Lifted," released in 2004, earned him eight Grammy nominations with three wins for best R&B album, best R&B male vocal performance, and best new artist. Other releases include "Once Again" (2006), "Evolver" (2008), and "Wake Up!" (2010), a collaboration with The Roots.
While Legend was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, his New York ties run deep. Besides living in the Big Apple, Legend has given some memorable performances in the New York City area. In 2008, Legend treated fans to a private event at NYC's Highline Ballroom, where he performed songs from "Evolver."
Outside of music, Legend is involved in numerous social and charitable causes that benefit the city's youth. He is vice chairman of the Harlem Village Academies, a New York City organization that runs several charter schools, and was named BET Humanitarian of the Year in 2010.
Salomé Chamber Orchestra
Legend will be performing at Yahoo! On the Road with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, New York City's incredible conductor-less string ensemble.
The Manhattan-based orchestra, formed in 2009, performs everything from Baroque to contemporary tunes, and their talent has been showcased at notable venues across the city over the past few years. The group has worked with Sharon Isbin, among other solo performers, and their set with Legend on Friday is sure to be a great one.
Grammy nominee Ryan Leslie is also no stranger to the bright lights of New York City. Leslie, a 34-year-old multi-instrumentalist, delivered two notable performances on back-to-back nights at Bowery Ballroom in 2010. Three years later, Leslie has even more soulful material to draw from, including selections from his forthcoming "Black Mozart" album.
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