CBS Interactive today announced the 2014 GRAMMY® Gig of a Lifetime Concert will feature this year's breakout band, Los Angeles-based alt-rock quintet The Neighbourhood. Presented by Microsoft Surface, the official tablet partner of THE 56th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®, the concert will take place Thursday, January 23, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The concert will also feature the winning band from CBS.com's GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime contest as the opening act and elements of the performances will also be broadcast during GRAMMY Live, a digital experience featuring streaming events and exclusive coverage around Music's Biggest Night®.
Tickets for the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime concert are now on sale via AXS at www.axs.com/grammygigofalifetime. All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the GRAMMY Museum's education initiatives.
The GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert's headlining band, The Neighbourhood, is made up of Jesse Rutherford (vocals), Jeremy Freedman (guitar), Zach Abels (guitar), Mikey Margott (bass) and Bryan Sammis (drums). The five-piece band got their start as friends playing music together and launched the band in 2011. The Neighbourhood dropped their full-length debut album, I Love You, on Columbia Records in April 2013 to critical acclaim. Their single, "Sweater Weather," rocketed to #1 on Billboard's Alternative Chart and is RIAA-certified Platinum. The Neighbourhood is currently on tour with upcoming dates across the United Kingdom.
As part of CBS.com's GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime contest, fans will be able to vote for their choice of the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert's opening band by visiting CBS.com/GrammyGig
beginning December 23. The winner will be announced on January 17, 2014, and flown out to Los Angeles to participate in GRAMMY Week events, culminating in the live performance as the opening act for The Neighbourhood in front of a live audience at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Clips from the GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime Concert will also be broadcast during GRAMMY Live's digital coverage of the GRAMMYs, which will kick off on January 26. GRAMMY Live will feature coverage of all the VIP events leading up to THE 56th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS airing live that same evening on the CBS Television Network (8:00-11:30 pm ET). GRAMMY Live will be available online on CBS.com and GRAMMY.com, and across the GRAMMY mobile applications. It will include exclusive coverage from GRAMMY Week events, live-streaming of The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast red carpet, behind-the-scenes access, and offer music fans second-screen features during the live telecast.