Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Records join forces with Hot Topic, KIIS-FM, MySpace and musical artists from the upcoming album Ã¢â‚¬Å“Almost AliceÃ¢â‚¬Â for a great big ultimate fan event celebrating this SpringÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most anticipated 3D motion picture Ã¢â‚¬Å“ALICE IN WONDERLAND.Ã¢â‚¬Â The star-studded concert event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2010, at the Hollywood & Highland CenterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Central Courtyard. Featuring five musical acts, a visit from director Tim Burton to introduce select members of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“ALICE IN WONDERLANDÃ¢â‚¬Â cast, plus opportunities to win prizes, including a sneak peek of actual film footage, the ultimate fan event will be streamed live on MySpace at www.myspace.com/wonderland.
An Entertainment Extravaganza
The eventÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s featured artists will do a short set, including their song from Ã¢â‚¬Å“Almost Alice.Ã¢â‚¬Â Artists/songs include 3OH!3 (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Follow Me DownÃ¢â‚¬Â), Metro Station (Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s My AngelÃ¢â‚¬Â), Kerli (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tea PartyÃ¢â‚¬Â), and Never Shout Never (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sea What We SeasÃ¢â‚¬Â).
Available March 2, 2010, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Almost AliceÃ¢â‚¬Â is a 16-song compilation featuring the filmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s end credit track Ã¢â‚¬Å“Alice,Ã¢â‚¬Â written and performed by Avril Lavigne, plus songs from artists including All American Rejects, The CureÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Robert Smith, Franz Ferdinand and Shinedown. Hot TopicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exclusive expanded version includes three bonus tracks. The album is a companion to the filmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soundtrack, which features the score by composer Danny Elfman.
Hot TopicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hollywood locale (3rd level of Hollywood & Highland Center) has been transformed to a mad version of Wonderland even the Hatter would enjoy. Hot Topic hosts the event and features exclusive Ã¢â‚¬Å“ALICE IN WONDERLANDÃ¢â‚¬Â-themed products now available at Hot Topic stores nationwide and online. Beginning Monday, February 8, the first 250 customers who purchase any 3OH!3 t-shirt and preorder the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Almost AliceÃ¢â‚¬Â CD will receive a wristband that will grant access to a special meet-and-greet with the band 3OH!3, entry into the concertÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s preferred viewing pit and admission into the special 3D sneak peek of footage from the film at the El Capitan Theatre after the concert event.
KIIS-FM, 104.3 MyFM and 98.7 FM will give away VIP preferred viewing pit wristbands to listeners between now and event day. Additional VIP tickets will be given away via MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. VIP attendees will be treated to a special 3D sneak peek of footage from the film at HollywoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s El Capitan Theatre immediately following the event.
Fans are encouraged to dress up in costumes inspired by characters from Ã¢â‚¬Å“ALICE IN WONDERLAND.Ã¢â‚¬Â Costumes will be judged on site by Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winner Colleen Atwood, costume designer for the film. Winners will be invited to attend the special sneak peek at the El Capitan.
KIIS-FMÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Manny on the Streets will be the on-stage host for the event. Quddus from MySpace and theQside.com, Roslynn Cobarrubias from MySpace Music and Philip DeFranco from YouTube will be on hand as backstage hosts, interviewing key players along the way.
MySpace will host the exclusive live stream of the event at www.myspace.com/wonderland, powered by Ustream. Viewers around the world can experience the event first-hand, see exclusive backstage interviews with talent and interact by posting comments and questions to the page. UstreamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s embeddable streaming player will extend the experience to additional sites, including Facebook, HotTopic.com and more.
(via press release)