LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KROQ, the world renowned alternative rock station, and DTS, a company dedicated to creating and delivering premium audio experiences, have partnered, in a multi-year agreement, to create a series of intimate live shows featuring the biggest names in alternative rock, hosted inside the newly redesigned HD Radio Sound Space at KROQ. The premiere performance of 2017 will be on Monday, February 27 at 3:00 PM PT with AFI, hot off the release of their new album AFI (The Blood Album) (Concord), which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 200. The album features the hit single, "Snow Cats," currently in heavy rotation on KROQ, which helped propel the album's success.
"As a leader in the highest quality audio equipment and sound, it makes perfect sense that DTS has come on board as our exclusive partner on the newly rebranded HD Radio Sound Space," said Kevin Weatherly, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO and KROQ PD. "The upgraded performance space is a destination for alternative rock's top artists, providing them with a unique and intimate location to connect with passionate KROQ listeners, fans and followers."
Listeners will be treated to a unique experience to see AFI live and in person by winning tickets on-air online, and via social contesting. Attendees of previous performances inside the KROQ Sound Space have called it "the time of my life!" All other fans will be able to catch the performance live on KROQ's HD2 Channel (106.7-2 FM) and live webcast at KROQ.com. The performance will be available online for 24 hours following the show.
The Sound Space at KROQ, located inside the KROQ Studios in Culver City, has been a sought-after performance space since its creation in 2011. This new partnership with DTS makes HD Radio the exclusive sponsor of the performance space, which features a dynamic new interior and exterior design with special upgrades made specifically to lighting and artwork. Twenty One Pilots, blink-182, Linkin Park, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Sting, Weezer, and many more have performed in the up-close-and-personal venue.
Since the 1995 release of their debut album, Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI has written and recorded five top 10 singles, hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the stunning Decemberunderground, garnered worldwide critical acclaim, and amassed millions of fiercely loyal fans.
For more on the HD Radio Sound Space at KROQ, including past performances, please visit http://kroq.com/hdradiosoundspace.
More than 32 million cars on the road in the US across all brands feature HD Radio receivers, with more than 2,300 stations, including KROQ, broadcasting in crystal clear, subscription-free HD Radio technology providing listeners with more choices from their favorite local stations. For more information, visit www.hdradio.com.
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Holding Corporation (TSRA), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners' network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.
The World Famous KROQ, 106.7 FM, is more than just a radio station – it defines the Southern California lifestyle through music, on-air personalities, promotions and experiences. KROQ has been breaking new music for decades, bringing fans and artists together on-air, in the streets and worldwide via KROQ.com. KROQ is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market broadcast operators in the United States. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including the Top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. In addition to KROQ, CBS RADIO also owns and operates KNX-AM, KAMP-FM, KCBS-FM, KRTH-FM and KTWV-FM in Los Angeles. For more information on KROQ, the nation's most listened to rock station, please visit: www.kroq.com.
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