BASKING RIDGE, NJ — For Green Day fans who can’t get enough of the band’s iconic performances, Verizon Wireless and Verizon said today that they are bringing exclusive content to their video platforms and giving customers chances to win Green Day gear.
Full production video footage from Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown” tour is now available on V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless and on Verizon FiOS TV Video on Demand (VOD). Verizon Wireless, which sponsored Green Day’s first full North American tour in more than three years, shot the video using thirteen high-definition cameras during the band’s Aug. 22 concert in Phoenix. Fans can relive the event with six exclusive songs from the concert, including “Time of Your Life,” “Know Your Enemy,” “Minority,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “Brain Stew” and “21st Century Breakdown.” Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST Video-capable phones, including the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone, can go to the Music section of V CAST Video and select “All the Best Music Videos” then “Exclusives” to see the Green Day videos. Verizon FiOS TV customers can access the content on VOD by pressing the “VOD” or “On Demand” button on their FiOS remote control, by using the menu on FiOS TV’s Interactive Media Guide, or by selecting VOD channel 900.
Free Live Green Day Music for BlackBerry® Tour™ Smartphone and BlackBerry Storm Smartphone Customers
Verizon Wireless customers who own a BlackBerry Tour smartphone or BlackBerry Storm smartphone can text “GD” to 5509 or log onto www.vcastlive.com/gd on their smartphone’s browser to start accessing the free music, which includes full-length, live performance tracks of “21 Guns,” “Last of the American Girls” and “21st Century Breakdown,” plus an “East Jesus Nowhere” ringtone and exclusive Green Day wallpaper. Each song was recorded at the legendary Studio 880, where Green Day has recorded regularly since 2001.
Green Day Masher Contest
Verizon Wireless is bringing Green Day fans another interactive way to enjoy their favorite band. Fans can go to www.vcastlive.com from now until Dec. 31 to test their mashing skills by remixing songs from 21st Century Breakdown with the Green Day masher. The masher that receives the most “props” for their mash at the end of the contest will win a Green Day Rock Set that includes a guitar signed by Green Day lead guitarist Billy Joe Armstrong, in addition to drummer Tré Cool’s box drum kit. Masher participants can also redeem a Green Day ringtone of “East Jesus Nowhere.”
For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on the many unique features of FiOS products and services, visit http://factsonfios.com/reasons.html.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.