On Monday, April 23, from backstage at Club Geba in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ortsbo, the world’s leading real-time experiential communications platform, will present a “Live Global” question-and-answer session hosted by rock icon Gene Simmons (KISS). The QA will serve as an exclusive, all-access event for fans around the world to chat live with their favorite rock stars including: Joe Elliott of DEF LEPPARD, Matt Sorum of GUNS N’ ROSES, and more!
Using Ortsbo‘s proprietary, live subtitling technology on the Live Global platform, viewers around the world can watch the webcast QA in real-time with closed captioning in any of Ortsbo‘s 53 supported languages. Additionally, fans and media alike will be able to text questions directly to the rock legends and follow along with the answers, all in their native language. The program will last approximately one hour and will also feature Allstars: Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS), and Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE).
Fans and media can register for the chat in advance or join live to submit their questions for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars. Full details include:
* Ortsbo Live Global: Rock-N-Roll Allstars
* Live from Club Geba Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Monday, April 23
* 5 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. UK / 11 p.m. CEST)
* To participate: http://liveandglobal.com/rnrallstars/
“Ortsbo continues to have huge success with its Live Global events and I’m thrilled to be hosting a real-time conversation between fellow rock legends, die-hard fans and myself during this first-of-its-kind tour,” said Simmons. “We know that great music is universal and I think Ortsbo is the key to a one-world language. This Live Global session is going to be a great addition to the tour and venue, and I’m looking forward to giving our fans a ‘backstage pass’ to talk with us!”
The Buenos Aires show is the third of ten stops the Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars tour will make in venues throughout Central and South America. At this one show only, fans from all over the world will be able to participate in the Ortsbo Live Global broadcast and pose their questions to rock legends Gene Simmons (KISS), Joe Elliott (DEF LEPPARD), Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS) and Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE).
“Music is universal and so are our fans,” said Matt Sorum. “It’s great to use Ortsbo to promote our tour to everyone in their own native language. Can’t wait to get questions on April 23rd from every corner of the planet.”
“Internationally celebrated rock stars like Gene Simmons and Matt Sorum have, in many ways, set the standard for connecting with fans worldwide,” said David Lucatch, CEO of Ortsbo. “Our own previous record for simultaneous translation of a live event is 160 plus countries. With Gene and other big-names listed on the ‘Allstar’ roster, we’re looking forward to breaking that record and seeing rock fans from all over the world enjoy what is lined up to be another memorable ‘Live and Global’ event.”
Ortsbo has had very successful Live Global multi-lingual QA sessions including Marvel’s recent worldwide premiere of “The Avengers”, and other broadcasts featuring Gene Simmons interviewing the legendary Stan Lee at the Sundance Film Festival, a Steven Spielberg global event, Variety magazine’s coverage of the BAFTA Awards red carpet, IndyCar racing events and at the Classic Rock Awards at London’s Roundhouse.
Promoter Gabe Reed hosted a press conference on March 1 at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California to officially announce the Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars tour of South and Central America in April/May. Also attending the press conference were Simmons, Sorum, McKagan, Clarke, Bach and Hughes, among others.
Press Conference – Part 1:
Press Conference – Part 2: