BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless and Mexican pop superstars, RBD, have teamed to promote the Nov. 20 release of RBD's highly anticipated new album, Empezar desde Cero. As part of an agreement that uses the latest mobile technology to reach RBD fans, Verizon Wireless will sponsor RBD's 2008 U.S. tour, host private performances for promotional winners and conduct autograph signings at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Currently, RBD's newest single "Inalcanzable" is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless' V CAST Music. In addition, fans can download RBD Ringtones or Ringback tones over-the-air directly to their V CAST-enabled phones.
"This is an exciting step for RBD," said Pedro Damian RBD's creator. "To be able to provide our fans with the music they love in a mobile environment moves RBD to a new level in entertainment."
"Verizon Wireless' relationship with RBD began last year when the company hosted a private performance at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium," said Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon Wireless. "This year we are building on that relationship to bring exclusive RBD music to Verizon Wireless customers."
Verizon Wireless hosted a private performance in New York earlier this week and will hit Miami tonight and Los Angeles this Thursday. Tickets to the performances will be available through Verizon Wireless Communications Store activities and radio promotions.
Green Screen Fun
Fantasy and fun take center stage at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores when green screen technology lets customers "join" the band and dance in the video 'Celestial.' The video will be sent to participants' Verizon Wireless phones so they can share it with their friends.
Autograph Signings at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores
RBD signed autographs for fans at participating Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in New York and Miami earlier this week. Fans will have a chance to meet RBD at the Los Angeles Compton Verizon Wireless Communications Store this Thursday, Nov. 15.
Six young charismatic vocalists Anahi, Dulce Maria, Maite, Christopher, Christian and Alfonso make up the Mexican pop group RBD. Since releasing their first album in 2004, RBD mania has spread from Mexico to the rest of Latin America and Brazil, to Europe and to the U.S. Released a year ago, "Celestial" debuted at number one on the Latin Billboard charts and went on to become the highest selling Spanish album in the U.S. of the last 12 months. RBD has sold over six million albums worldwide.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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