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-The Empire State Building announces a special Christmas music and light show featuring the Backstreet Boys, in collaboration with iHeartMedia
NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB), in association with iHeartMedia New York, today announced the presentation of its annual music and light show featuring the new Backstreet Boys holiday album , "A Very Backstreet Christmas." Once again, the light show will premiere on December 19 and will take place every evening at 7:00 p.m. until December 25. It will be broadcast via direct electronic sales through iHeartRadio stations Z100, 106.7 Lite FM and 103.5 KTU.
"The Empire State Building Christmas Music and Light Show in association with iHeartMedia is an annual tradition that brings joy to New York and around the world," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. "This year's edition brings the ESB together with BSB fans from around the world for a unique celebration."
The Backstreet Boys members visited the Empire State Building to flip the switch on the lighting ceremony and participated in a question and answer session with their fans on the 80th floor of the iconic building to kick off the music and light show that is synchronized with "Christmas in New York" and "Last Christmas" from BSB's new Christmas album.
"At Christmas there's nowhere like New York and we're thrilled to once again partner with the Empire State Building for this annual time-honored extravaganza of music and lights," said Tom Poleman, Director of Programming for iHeartMedia. “This year, the Backstreet Boys gave us the perfect songs to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Their first Christmas album, "A Very Backstreet Christmas", is fantastic and we can't wait to share their music in sync with the lights of the Empire State Building with New York and the world."
This annual music and light show features thousands of LED lights atop the iconic building, choreographed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman and his Tactical Manoeuvre team. Fans unable to see the show in New York will be able to do so live via Earthcam on the ESB website. In addition, a video of the entire show will be posted on the building's YouTube channel, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the group at home, in the studio, and at the Empire State Building following their December 19 debut.
The Empire State Building is decked out in the best Christmas decorations throughout its Observatory Experience, recently named America's Top Attraction by Tripadvisor travelers.
You can find more information about the lighting of the Empire State Building on the Internet. Here you can see the light shows from previous years.
High-resolution images and video of the Backstreet Boys' visit are available here.
About the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, the "World's Most Famous Building," is owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE). It is located in Manhattan and has an impressive height of 443 meters from the base to the antenna. The $165 million reinvention of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates a whole new experience with a dedicated visitor entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned 102nd-floor observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows. ceiling. The world-famous 86th-floor observatory tour, the only 360-degree open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, guides visitors through their entire New York experience, ranging from the building's iconic history to its current place in pop culture. Learn more at www.esbnyc.com. Named America's Favorite Building by the American Institute of Architects, it is the most popular tourist destination in the world according to Uber, the number 1 attraction in the country in 2022 according to Tripadvisor and the first attraction in New York according to Lonely Planet. Every year it welcomes more than 4 million visitors from all over the world.
Since 2011, the entire building has been powered by renewable wind power, and its many floors are home to a wide variety of offices such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as hospitality outlets such as STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi and Starbucks. For more information and tickets to the Observatory Experience, please visit esbnyc.com or follow the building's channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, YouTube or TikTok.
iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in the United States, reaching more than 90% of Americans each month. iHeart radio stations have a greater reach among consumers than any other media outlet in the country, twice the reach of the next largest radio company and more than four times the reach of the largest digital-only ad-supported audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined. Plus, it has the highest social impact among users, with seven times the following of the next audio brand and the only audio and ad technology solution fully integrated across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unsurpassed reach with consumers to create new platforms, products and services. For more company information, visit iHeartMedia.com.
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