Yahoo! On The Road

Cruising coast-to-coast on its own tour bus, “Yahoo! On The Road” has lined up performances by John Legend, fun., The Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons and others, maybe even in your town.

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MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Describing the adventure as the “world’s first mobile entertainment and innovation festival,” Yahoo On The Road launches the journey May 3 in New York City with performances by John Legend and the Salome Chamber Orchestra.

With plans to play a different city each day, Yahoo! On The Road will cover the U.S. during May and will travel through Europe beginning June 11 in Berlin and wrapping at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London July 14.  Performances will be streamed live on Yahoo!

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Byron Bay Bluesfest, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Tyagarah, Australia

Here’s the U.S. schedule:

May 3: New York City – John Legend, Salome Chamber Orchestra
May 4: Philadelphia – Michael Yo, DJ Jonny Famous
May 5: Washington, D.C.  – Michael Yo, DJ Jonny Famous
May 6: Cincinnati – DJ Jonny Famous
May 7: Cincinnati – Kendrick Lamar, RaVaughn
May 8: Cleveland: Julian McCullough, DJ Jonny Famous
May 9: Detroit  – Kate Berlant, DJ Jonny Famous
May 10: Chicago – DJ Clinton Sparks, Kate Berlant
May 11: Chicago – Ghost Ghirls, DJ Clinton Sparks
May 12: Milwaukee – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Skylar Grey
May 13: Madison, Wis. – Fall Out Boy
May 14: Champaign, Ill. – DJ Clinton Sparks
May 15: St. Louis – Imagine Dragons, Owl City
May 16: Memphis – Andy Haynes, DJ Mr. Best
May 17: Little Rock, Ark. – Joe Wengert, DJ Mr.Best
May 18 : Houston – DJ Mr. Best, Joe Wengert
May 19: Austin – Jerry Trainor, DJ Mr. Best
May 20: Dallas – Empire Of The Sun, Gold Fields
May 21: Oklahoma City – Nick Rutherford, DJ Mr. Best
May 22: Lawrence, Kan. – DJ Mr. Best
May 23: Denver – Andrew Santino
May 24: Salt Lake City – Andrew Santino
May 26: Seattle – Gossip, Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots
May 27: Portland, Ore. – Adam Ray
May 28: Boise – The Lumineers, Dispatch
May 29: Reno., Nev. – DJ Michelle Pesce
May 30: Sunnyvale, Calif. – DJ Michelle Pesce
May 31: San Francisco – fun., Memphis

“We’re excited to hit the road and engage with Yahoo! fans around the U.S. and Europe,” Yahoo! CMO Kathy Savitt said.  “Our mission is to make the world’s daily habits entertaining and inspiring; and nothing brings that to life more than surprising and delighting our users in their daily routines with some of the most popular names in music and entertainment.”

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Perez Hilton's "One Night in Austin," Austin Music Hall, SXSW, Austin, TX March 16, 2013

You’ve probably already noticed that the schedule lists date and city but no real location.  So, how do you connect with Yahoo! On The Road?  One way is to visit the tour’s website and request text updates for a specific date.  For tickets, follow @YahooOnTheRoad on Twitter and “like” the tour’s Facebook page.  Yahoo! sez “getting a ticket will be as easy as uploading a photo with Flickr or downloading the new Yahoo! Weather app.” 

Of course, every journey begins with that first step. For Yahoo! On The Road, that first step begins here.