Band Announces Massive 60-City Co-Headlining North American Tour with Journey, Includes Two Canadian Dates
19 JANUARY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Beginning today at 12:01am local time around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard debut their full recording catalogue worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands.
Said Joe Elliott, “It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we’re now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it’s as exciting as the original releases were.”
Added Rick Savage, “Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support.”
Phil Collen also said, “We felt we’d been left out of the digital party but it’s a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say ‘yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets’.”
As a cornerstone of rock and roll’s history, Def Leppard’s substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit “Wasted” — to their radio and MTV staples “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”, “Photograph”, “Rock of Ages”, “Too Late”, “Animal”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Rocket”, and “Let’s Get Rocked.” Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria” and “Foolin’.”  The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including “Two Steps Behind” from the film Last Action Hero, “No Matter What”/”Waterloo Sunset” and “Nine Lives” with Tim McGraw as well as straight ahead Def Leppard hits “When Love and Hate Collide”, “Slang”, “Work It Out”, “Promises” and “Now.” Finally, all of Def Leppard’s awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the band’s eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.
In conjunction with the release of their catalogue, Def Leppard also announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the US and Canada, the 60-city run includes dates in Toronto (June 1) and Vancouver (October 1), with full tour details at defleppard.com.
DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
  • The Def Leppard EP (1979)
  • On Through The Night (1980)
  • High ‘N’ Dry (1981)
  • Pyromania (1983)
  • Hysteria (1987)
  • Adrenalize (1992)
  • Retro Active (1993)
  • Vault (1995)
  • Slang (1996)
  • Euphoria (1999)
  • X (2002)
  • Yeah! (2006)
  • Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
  • Mirror Ball – Live & More (2011)
  • Def Leppard (2015)
Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.
Jumanji: The VR Adventure, Co-Produced by MWM Immersive, to be Available Through Survios’s Global Network of VR Arcades and In-Home via PlayStation®VR

JANUARY 18, 2018 – CULVER CITY, CA – On the heels of the global blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle having taken in over $650M at the box office worldwide, including its #1 release in China this past weekend, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) today announced a deal with Survios, a global leader in virtual reality (VR), to bring Jumanji’s VR experience to new audiences in Asia and throughout the world.
Under the agreement, Survios will expand distribution of Jumanji: The VR Adventure to its global network of VR arcades reaching more than 36 countries on six continents. Known for its best-selling, breakthrough title Raw Data and upcoming adrenaline platformer Sprint Vector, Survios has quickly built the largest network of location-based VR arcade partners in the world. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Survios is distributing VR titles such as SPVR’s Jumanji: The VR Adventure to its VR arcade network.
Audiences will experience what it is like to enter a magical, fully interactive 3D jungle in Jumanji: The VR Adventure. In the VR experience, which was co-produced by MWM Immersive (formerly Madison Wells Media’s Reality One), fans control their favorite movie characters as they build a team and set out to lift the curse of Jumanji while outwitting evil henchmen and evading dangerous wildlife.
"SPVR is leading the way to build a new, multi-tiered distribution model for virtual reality. For the first time, with Jumanji: The VR Adventure, we are enabling audiences around the world to experience VR in locations and in-home on a variety of channels that are accessible to them," said Jake Zim, senior vice president, virtual reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
"We found a great partner in Sony which shares our vision of expanding VR’s global reach through great content and experiences," says Seth Gerson, Survios Chief Business Officer. "Jumanji is a beloved film that’s perfectly set in virtual reality, and we’re excited to bring the experience into our distribution network, that gives the franchise access to the largest location-based VR audience."
"We’re thrilled the success of Jumanji is translating into more demand for the virtual reality experience around the world. We are in the business of taking great IP like Jumanji to attract more fans to immersive content and excited to expand the reach of our work to a wider audience and continue to grow the reach of this new storytelling medium," said Executive Producer of MWM Immersive Ethan Stearns
Jumanji: The VR Adventure will also be available in-home on Steam and at the Oculus Store this month, followed by PlayStation®VR in February.
To coincide with the film’s US release last month, Jumanji: The VR Adventure debuted at 50 VRX Networks virtual reality kiosks in movie theaters and shopping malls across the United States and UK. This relationship with Survios is the latest in a series of deals to bring fully immersive content based on SPE’s unique intellectual property to new audiences. In 2016, SVPR announced their partnership with MWM Immersive (then Reality One) to develop VR experiences based off SPE’s slate of motion pictures and franchises leading with the release of Passengers: Awakening VR Experience. SPVR also teamed up with THE VOID in 2016 to launch Ghostbusters: Dimension in which fans got to battle against supernatural foes. In 2017, SPVR released Can You Walk The Walk through IMAX VR locations. In June, the studio unveiled Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, a multi-platform VR experience in which players don the superhero’s costume and test their web-slinging skills.
In the motion picture Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. To win, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever… Directed by Jake Kasdan, the screenplay is by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner with a screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html .
ABOUT SURVIOS
Founded in 2013, Survios is a Los Angeles-based virtual reality studio focused on building connected VR experiences with emergent interactivity, social multiplayer, and visceral play. At Survios, gaming is seen as an art form, and we don’t just want to make games more immersive—we strive to make them more human. Our mission is to expand the human experience and unlock our creative potential through the power of virtual reality. For more information, visit www.survios.com.
ABOUT MWM IMMERSIVE
Founded in 2015 by Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker, MWM Immersive (formerly Reality One) is a premium immersive media content company dedicated to producing and distributing the highest quality VR and AR experiences created by the world’s best storytellers. The company is based in Los Angeles, California and is a subsidiary of MWM, a diversified premium content company.
Contact:
Lisa Broock
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Lisa_Broock@spe.sony.com
310-244-4148
Maria Gonima
Survios
maria.gonima@survios.com
Jonesworks
MWM Immersive
MWM@Jonesworks.com
18 JANUARY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a two hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.
It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.
“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”
The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA).  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.
“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”
For more official Keith Urban news and information go to keithurban.net
THE GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018 CANADIAN DATES:
Fri Jun 29                                Toronto, ON                                            Budweiser Stage
Sat Jun 30                               Toronto, ON                                            Budweiser Stage
Fri Sept 14                              Ottawa, ON                                              Canadian Tire Centre
Sat Sept 15                             London, ON                                             Budweiser Gardens
Wed Sept 19                          Winnipeg, MB                                        Bell MTS Place
Fri Sept 21                              Saskatoon, SK                                         SaskTel Centre
Sat Sept 22                             Edmonton, AB                                        Rogers Place
Sun Sept 23                            Calgary, AB                                               ScotiaBank Saddledome
Tue Sept 25                            Vancouver, BC                                        Rogers Arena

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