Billboard & Eventful Ask Fans To Vote Britney For “Eventful Fans’ Choice Award”August 27, 2009
Billboard has teamed up with Eventful.com and just launched the second annual “Eventful Fans’ Choice Award,” asking fans to vote for the performer they feel most deserves to win the 2009 award for Best Concert Tour of the Year.
Well, according to a Marketing Intern at Eventful, “Britney is in the running, and has a big chance of winning!”
And, they asked BreatheHeavy to be one of the first to report!
Below is a press release submitted to BreatheHeavy regarding the Choice Award:
“Eventful and Billboard today announced the launch of the second annual “Eventful Fan’s Choice Award” which empowers fans to vote for the performer they feel most deserves to win the 2009 award for Best Concert Tour of the Year. The fifteen top musical acts in the running for the award include AC/DC, Beyonce, Billy Joel & Elton John, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac, Il Divo, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Chesney, Metallica, Nickelback, Rascal Flatts and U2. Repeat finalists include Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and last year’s winner, Kenny Chesney. Fans across the country can support their favorite performers by voting for the artist they want to win the award. Eventful and Billboard have teamed up to leverage Eventful’s unique “Demand it!” service to let the fans decide which artist put on the best concert tour of 2009.
Fans can support their favorite artist and help them win the award by logging on to: http://eventful.com/fanschoice. The artist with the most “demands” through Eventful’s “Demand it!” service will win the award. The contest will be promoted to music fans online and through emails distributed by Billboard and Eventful.
The winner will be announced at the Billboard Touring Awards reception, taking place on November 5, 2009 at The Roosevelt Hotel in NYC. The awards reception will culminate the sixth annual Billboard Touring Conference, uniting today’s top touring professionals to discuss the industry, network, and conduct business.
“As everyone in the concert industry knows, fans are the driving force for the success of all tours,” says Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content and Programming, Touring and Live Entertainment, for Billboard. “With their strong connection with the concert-going public, Eventful is uniquely qualified to gauge fan demand and determine the winner of the 2009 Fans’ Choice Award.”
“We’re excited to work with Billboard to honor the leading touring acts of 2009,” said Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier. “We love helping fans discover and enjoy live music and by working with Billboard we’re able to let the fans voice their opinion regarding which artist put on the best tour of the year.”
Click below to vote for Britney:
For more information about the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards please visit Billboardevents.com.
Good luck, B!