Virgin Mobile Live Presents Brandon Flowers in his first solo show in Canada!

  • Virgin Mobile Members get exclusive access to Brandon Flowers solo show in Toronto on August 25

TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - On August 25, 2010, Virgin Mobile Live presents an Evening with Brandon Flowers at the Mod Club in the first of an exclusive series of concert events for Virgin Mobile Members. Members will be first in the world to hear the incredible new songs up close and personal ahead of the Flamingo's September 14th release.

The show is the only Canadian date before Brandon Flowers' hotly anticipated solo debut album release "Flamingo." To get access to the show, Members can either go online for a chance to get tix or fans can earn their spots by doing some good through Virgin Mobile's FREE.I.P. program.

"This is a killer way to kick off the Virgin Mobile Live series. Brandon Flowers at the Mod Club is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime show for Brandon's fans and we're making it the first of what's planned to be an exclusive series of shows for our Members," says Nathan Rosenberg, Chief Marketing Officer Virgin Mobile Canada. "Shows like this are what being a Member is all about - more access to incredible shows that you can't get anywhere else."

Members can sign up at www.virginmobile.ca by August 19, 2010 for a chance to be among a handful of fans at the Mod Club gig. Brandon Flowers' fans can also give time to get tickets by volunteering through Virgin Mobile's FREE.I.P. program. Developed in partnership with Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, the FREE.I.P. program allows fans to volunteer a few hours of their time at one of our partner's shelters for homeless and at-risk youth in exchange for tickets to the show. For details on the FREE.I.P. program, follow Virgin Mobile Canada on Twitter @virginmobilecan.

Produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois, and Brendan O'Brien, Flamingo is a brilliant 10-song collection from an artist whose voice and songwriting prowess have left an indelible mark on the music world. The record is simply a classic American rock album, full of extraordinary choruses, vast instrumentation and Flowers' incredible voice, sounding richer and more diverse than ever before. Inextricably tied to Vegas in both presentation and ideology, Flamingo is packed full of sparkling, stadium-ready songs that run the gamut from expert pop executions and forlorn electro dirges to gospel tunes and even blues-tinged rock. The first single, "Crossfire" is currently heating up on the Alternative and Triple A charts, and is available through all digital service providers now.

Known for his impressive showmanship, Brandon Flowers is one of the music world's most engaging performers. His band, The Killers, have received countless accolades for their dazzling live show. As such, these shows promise to be nothing short of spectacular.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada is Canada's #1 mobile youth company delivering the hottest phones on the hottest HSPA+ network. Virgin Mobile Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and award-winning customer service. J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study has awarded Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Prepaid Wireless Service, Five Years in a Row"1 and it has ranked Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Postpaid Wireless Service"2. 91% of customers would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.

About Virgin Unite

Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way. Our aim is to help revolutionize the way businesses and the social sector work together - driving business as a force for good. This is based on the belief that this is the only way we can tackle the scale and urgency of the challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite's overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of additional donations received go direct to the frontline where they are needed most. For more information please visit www.virginunite.com. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/virginunite.

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1 J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Study based on 15,207 total responses from consumers with prepaid wireless service, measuring 5 wireless service providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009. www.jdpower.com

2 J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Study based on 15,207 total responses from consumers with postpaid wireless service, measuring 9 wireless service providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in October 2009. www.jdpower.com


SOURCE Virgin Mobile Canada

For further information: For further information:

Kayla Rochkin Erica Faltous
kayla.rochkin@hillandknowlton.ca        erica.faltous@virginmobile.ca
416-413-4767 416-607-8412

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