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19 October 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces the release of his MTV Unplugged live album on November 3 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The live album was recorded during Shawn’s intimate set at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, where he kicked off the reboot of MTV’s iconic “Unplugged” series. In addition to stripped-down versions of fan favourites such as “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, “Mercy”, and “Stitches”, the album also features a cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” into “Treat You Better” (see below for full track listing). MTV Unplugged is available for pre-order now via https://lnk.to/ShawnMTVUnplugged, and fans will instantly receive “Don’t Be A Fool” upon purchase. Watch Shawn’s “MTV Unplugged” performance of “Don’t Be A Fool” below.
Don’t Be A Fool (MTV Unplugged) by Shawn Mendes on VEVO.
The past year has been full of milestones for Shawn, who achieved his second #1 album with Platinum-certified Illuminate. Shawn earned his second #1 at Top 40 Radio with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, which topped both the Top 40 Radio and Billboard’s Pop Songs charts for two consecutive weeks. The single also earned Shawn his third #1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs chart, making him the first artist under 20 to top the chart three times.
Shawn recently wrapped up the sold-out North American leg of his first-ever arena world tour, and will continue the Illuminate World Tour with dates in Australia and Asia through the end of 2017.
MTV Unplugged tracklisting:
  1. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
  2. Ruin
  3. Stitches
  4. Three Empty Words
  5. Patience
  6. Bad Reputation
  7. Don’t Be A Fool
  8. Roses
  9. Mercy
  10. Never Be Alone
  11. Use Somebody/ Treat You Better

TitletownTech will bring world-class digital innovations and expertise to Green Bay.

Mark Murphy, president & CEO, Green Bay Packers; Ed Policy, vice president & general counsel, Green Bay Packers; and Brad Smith, president, Microsoft, [pictured left-to-right] in Green Bay’s Titletown District, adjacent Lambeau Field, to announce TitletownTech. Mark Murphy, president & CEO, Green Bay Packers; Ed Policy, vice president & general counsel, Green Bay Packers; and Brad Smith, president, Microsoft, [pictured left-to-right] in Green Bay’s Titletown District, adjacent Lambeau Field, to announce TitletownTech. GREEN BAY, Wis. — Oct. 19, 2017 The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of TitletownTech, a one-of-a kind partnership between the two organizations aimed at boosting economic expansion in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley and beyond by bringing world-class digital innovations and expertise to Green Bay. Operating from a state-of-the-art work space in the Titletown development next to Lambeau Field, TitletownTech will help the region’s emerging and existing businesses define and build new digital products, transform their operations through technology and, in some cases, provide capital to launch new ventures.
TitletownTech will initially focus on three areas:
  • TitletownTech Accelerator. The Accelerator will work with startups and young companies to incubate or accelerate and bring to market new digital technology products and services. The employees of participating companies will spend 18 weeks working at TitletownTech and with its advisors and mentors on technology and business development projects.
  • TitletownTech Venture Capital Fund. The Venture Capital Fund will invest in and provide capital to help launch new companies that participate in the TitletownTech Accelerator. The Packers and Microsoft are the first two entities to commit investments to this fund, with an opportunity for participation by additional investors.
  • TitletownTech Labs. The Labs will enable established businesses to send employee teams to work at TitletownTech for 18 weeks to develop new digital technology products and services. These employee teams will also work with TitletownTech’s advisors and mentors. The Labs will create new opportunities for local firms involved in manufacturing, the paper industry, agriculture, sports, healthcare, insurance, and other parts of the regional economy to develop innovative technology solutions they can take back into their own enterprises.
“Titletown has gained a tremendously impactful partner in Microsoft,” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of the Packers. “Economic development is the key to our region’s future, and Microsoft, with its array of tools and expertise will help grow new businesses as well as assist our existing companies to use technology to realize greater success.”
“The latest digital tools, technology expertise and capital are critical to starting and running a successful business in the 21st century,” said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft. “By combining the Green Bay Packers’ deep engagement in this community and our expertise in helping businesses digitally transform, we believe TitletownTech will be a valuable resource for Wisconsin and a model for fostering economic development in other parts of the country.”
New digital technologies create significant opportunities for startups and young businesses, which according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison account for 50 percent of the job creation in the state. These younger businesses often need venture funding and additional technical and consulting support to establish themselves. Digital technology also creates significant opportunities for existing businesses in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare by reshaping how they engage with customers, enter new markets, empower employees and develop new products.
Microsoft and the Packers are each planning to commit $5 million in TitletownTech over the next five years and have pledged to donate all profits and capital returns from the Venture Capital Fund to philanthropy and economic development.
In addition, Microsoft is creating a new TitletownTech Mentorship Program that will enable its employees in the Seattle area and elsewhere to volunteer and serve as mentors working with the companies participating in the TitletownTech Accelerator and Labs programs. These mentors will include engineering and technical experts as well as employees from other business fields. They will work with the participating companies via high-speed video connections and can spend time volunteering in person at TitletownTech.
The new building that will house TitletownTech will open next fall. The Packers and Microsoft are collaborating on the design of the facility, bringing the latest advances in technology development facilities globally. The Titletown District is a major new development intended to spur additional regional economic growth and complement the Greater Green Bay area’s draw as a prime location to live and work.
Microsoft’s participation in TitletownTech is part of the company’s TechSpark program, which is developing new digital initiatives in six local U.S. communities outside major metropolitan cities to foster job creation and economic growth. Microsoft TechSpark Wisconsin is focused on northeastern Wisconsin and will be based at TitletownTech.

About the Green Bay Packers
The historic Green Bay Packers, established in 1919, are the NFL’s only community-owned team with more than 360,000 shareholders. With a tradition of excellence, the Packers have captured an NFL-record 13 world championships, including four Super Bowls, and have 24 individuals enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lambeau Field, the Packers’ venerable home, is the longest-tenured stadium in the NFL and recognized by many as having the top gameday experience in professional sports.
 About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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Includes two new songs; new single I Love You But I’m Lost & Stay
Band Play Royal Albert Hall October 27
13 OCTOBER 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Following a sold-out summer arena tour highlighted by their triumphant UK return in front of 65,000-plus fans as special guests of The Killers during British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park, Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Curt Smith [vocals, bass, keyboards] – close out 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, Rule The World. The collection arrives everywhere November 10 on Virgin/EMI/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. It’s available for pre-order at the band’s official site now.
Not only does Rule The World feature classics such as Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout, Mad World, Head Over Heels, Woman In Chains, and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004. This year, they recorded two new tracks—I Love You But I’m Lost and Stay—for inclusion on the collection. The single I Love You But I’m Lost bristles with the enigmatic energy of classic Tears For Fears, while the subtle acoustic Stay ranks among their most emotional fare. Both fit comfortably alongside the anthems that have defined three generations.
For a glimpse of what to expect, listen to “I Love You But I’m Lost” HERE.
Live, Tears For Fears play London’s Royal Albert Hall October 27 following a special BBC Radio 2 in concert event October 26. It’s just the beginning though. The new music hints at very big plans for 2018 and beyond.
TRACKLISTING:
  1. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  2. Shout
  3. I Love You But I’m Lost*
  4. Mad World
  5. Sowing The Seeds Of Love
  6. Advice For The Young At Heart
  7. Head Over Heels
  8. Woman In Chains
  9. Change
  10. Stay*
  11. Pale Shelter
  12. Mothers Talk
  13. Break It Down Again
  14. I Believe
  15. Raoul And The Kings Of Spain
  16. Closest Thing To Heaven
*/new for 2017
Beyond selling 30 million albums worldwide, performing to countless sold out audiences, and winning various awards, the DNA of Tears For Fears — Roland Orzabal [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Curt Smith [vocals, bass, keyboards] — remains embedded within three generations of artists.  Quietly casting a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie, and beyond, their music has been sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Drake, and more, while getting covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Gary Jules, and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from The Wire and Donnie Darko to Straight Outta Compton and Mr. Robot.
Representing an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognizant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new wave innovation, their catalog spans a string of classic album, namely the gold-certified debut The Hurting [1983], quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning Songs from the Big Chair [1985], and Seeds of Love [1989].  The latter proved to be Roland and Curt’s last collaboration together until Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between them. Breaking another quiet spell, the boys engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America beginning in 2010.  2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire’s Ready to Start.
It proved to be a welcome addition to their three-decade discography of immortal hits ranging from Mad World, Change, and Pale Shelter to Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout, Sowing The Seeds of Love, and Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. Following a sold-out 2017 co-headline tour with Hall & Oates and standout sets at Rock In Rio and “British Summer Time” in Hyde Park, they release their first official career-spanning Greatest Hits collection, Rule The World. It features the first new original compositions between Roland and Curt together since 2004: I Love You But I’m Lost and Stay.

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