iHeartMedia Announces iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Bleachers on March 11

WHAT:            iHeartMedia today announced the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Bleachers that will broadcast across iHeartRadio Alternative stations nationwide on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. local time and in Meta Horizon Worlds at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

The on-air broadcast and VR concert will feature Bleachers performing some of their biggest hits, music from their upcoming album Bleachers, set to be released on March 8, and a special interview with the band hosted by iHeartRadio personality Damian Fahey. The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Bleachers in Meta Horizon Worlds will give fans the opportunity to watch this immersive concert with Bleachers in VR 180, hang out with fellow fans from across the globe, connect with their favorite artists and discover new ones in a spectacular yet intimate way. More information on the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Bleachers visit https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/1685352638538591/.

WHO:              Described as “anthemic, life affirming pop rock” by the New York Times, Bleachers are fronted by globally celebrated, eleven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Jack Antonoff. Both with Bleachers and as a songwriter and producer, Antonoff, who, in 2021, was credited by the BBC for having “redefined pop music”, has collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, Diana Ross, Lorde, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine, Kevin Abstract and many more. In February 2024, Antonoff won Producer of the Year at the Grammy Awards for an incredible third consecutive year, becoming only the second producer in history to win three years running.

Releasing their debut album ‘Strange Desire’ in 2014, Bleachers have built a huge, passionate following across three studio albums, becoming renowned for their impressive live show and infectious camaraderie. The band’s last album, ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ took them to new heights, showcasing Antonoff’s immersive songwriting and, as Variety testified, his innate skill at “supersizing personal stories into larger-than-life pop anthems”. 

‘Bleachers’, the band’s fourth studio album, is released Friday 8th March via Dirty Hit and features singles ‘Modern Girl’, ‘Alma Mater’, ‘Tiny Moves’ and ‘Me Before You’. There’s a rich depth to the band’s sound on ‘Bleachers’: it is laid out in bright, soulful technicolour. The album is frontman Antonoff’s distinctly New Jersey take on the bizarre sensory contradictions of modern life, on his position in culture, and on the things he cares about. Sonically, it’s sad, it’s joyful, it’s music for driving on the highway to, for crying to and for dancing to at weddings. There’s something reassuringly touchable and concrete about its sentiment: exist in crazy times but remember what counts. 

WHEN:           iHeartRadio Broadcast: Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. local time

Meta Horizon Worlds: Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT

WHERE:          Broadcasted across iHeartRadio Alternative stations nationwide and available in Meta Horizon Worlds.

QUOTE:          “Our new album ‘Bleachers’ is out on March 8 and we're thrilled to work with iHeart to make this release even more special,” said Jack Antonoff.

MORE:            *Meta Horizon Worlds is available to people ages 13+ in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, and Iceland and to people ages 18+ in France and Spain on Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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