BLOCKBUSTER EVENT ADDS LEGENDARY RING ANNOUNCER MICHAEL BUFFER AND YOUTUBE PERSONALITY KEEMSTAR
Fight Night Features Austin McBroom, Bryce Hall and the World’s Biggest Social Media Stars from YouTube and TikTok with a Social Media Reach of over 300 Million
#SocialGloves Live Pay-Per-View (PPV) Event Takes Place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens and Will Livestream on the LiveXLive.com Platform
Tickets for In-person Hard Rock Stadium Seats Are On Sale to the General Public Now at Ticketmaster Outlets and Online at http://www.ticketmaster.com
LiveXLive Early Bird Pay-Per-View (PPV) Livestream Packages Are On Sale Now at socialgloves.livexlive.com
/PRNewswire/ — Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms, a blockbuster boxing and entertainment live pay-per-view (“PPV”) event featuring the biggest names in social media, announced today major new music performances and talent appearances for its June 12 spectacular and a custom-designed sneaker during a press event in Los Angeles:
- GRAMMY™ award-winning DJ Khaled, GRAMMY™ nominated rapper Lil Baby, GRAMMY™-nominated hip-hop trio Migos, along with Polo G and Trippie Redd will perform high-energy sets as part of the event’s music lineup.
- International Boxing Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer has been signed to announce the highly-anticipated main event. Known for the legendary “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” catchphrase, Michael Buffer is bringing his renowned announcing style talents to the Social Gloves ring to get fans excited for the culminating event.
- YouTuber Keemstar, aka Daniel Keem, will act as one of the Social Gloves hosts throughout the day. Keem is the creator of DramaAlert, the #1 source for news on social interactions in online entertainment. With expertise in the social media space, Keem has proven to be the perfect personality for the event.
- To add to the excitement, new preliminary fighters Ben Azelart, Cale Saurage, Landon McBroom and Ryan Johnston have been added to the fight card.
- Dexter The Creator created custom-designed limited edition #SocialGloves sneakers that represents #teamyoutube and #teamtiktok. There are only 100 pairs available for purchase now at fredsegal.com
- Social Gloves, LiveXLive and Cybertino will make history with the first-ever pay-per-view (PPV) event that will offer an NFT with every PPV livestream purchase!
“It’s going down at Social Gloves on June 12, and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s great to see all these YouTubers and TikTokers putting in the hard work to prepare for these fights,” said Lil Baby. “We are bringing big energy to Social Gloves. I’m looking forward to this day, and I’m sure fans won’t be disappointed.”
Social Gloves will face off the world’s biggest social media stars from YouTube against the icons of TikTok, including the highly-anticipated main event featuring Austin McBroom (The ACE Family founder) and teen idol Bryce Hall with additional tough matchups from AnEsonGib, DDG, Deji, FaZe Jarvis, Michael Le, Nate Wyatt, Ryland Storms, Tanner Fox, Tayler Holder and Vinnie Hacker. The star-studded event will feature celebrity appearances and musical entertainment from major names in hip-hop, Latin, pop and country music.
Taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the historic live PPV event will be produced and distributed by LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast/vodcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents, and Custom Personalization Solutions. Tickets for in-person seats at Hard Rock Stadium are on sale now to the general public at Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com. LiveXLive early bird PPV livestream packages are on sale now at socialgloves.livexlive.com.
Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms is executive produced by social media visionary and elite Hollywood playmaker Paul Cazers and is the first in a series of major upcoming Social Gloves events planned in partnership with LiveXLive. Cazers is the mastermind behind the Logan Paul vs. KSI 1 fight, putting the digital entertainment leader at the forefront of the social media boxing craze disrupting the sport today. Paul vs. KSI, which sold out Manchester Arena in England, still holds the record for the most purchased pay-per-view broadcast for any non-professional boxing match of all time.
“Social Gloves is a pioneering pop-culture event bringing together sports, music, fashion, NFT’s and culture. Fans will experience entertainment like never before both in-person at the stadium that hosted six Super Bowls and via the PPV livestream. Social Gloves is the perfect example of the LiveXLive flywheel in action – listen, watch, engage, attend and transact, said Rob Ellin, CEO and Chairman, LiveXLive. “We are thrilled with the caliber of the music and creator talent, the incredible global reach of the social influencers and the many many surprises we have planned for our audiences across all platforms”
“Just when you thought Social Gloves couldn’t get any bigger, we’re bringing Migos and Lil Baby, the hottest hip-hop names in the game today, on stage for explosive performances,” said executive producer Paul Cazers. “Fans have already been going crazy for the fighter fan club presale tickets, and we expect the buzz to continue to grow leading up to fight night. Social Gloves is truly going to revolutionize how music, social influencers and sports interact, and we are just getting started.”
While on Hard Rock Stadium property, masks are required for all guests (age 2 and up) at all times, other than when actively eating or drinking, Guests must follow all stadium policies, including health and safety policies, and posted instructions while in the stadium and on stadium grounds.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion on Oct. 24, 2019. New offerings include 638 upscale guestrooms in the first-ever Guitar Hotel, 168 luxury guest rooms and unique swim-up suites in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, and 465 newly redesigned guest rooms in Hard Rock Hotel for a combined room count of 1,271 throughout the resort. Additional amenities include the lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; a 13.5-acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor with 3,100 slots, 195 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The new Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, showcases A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441), and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.
About Hard Rock®:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 239 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock International was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes and also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. In addition, Hard Rock Hotels was named one of the top performing hotel brands in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the “Company”) (pronounced Live “by” Live) is a leading global all-in-one streaming artist-first platform delivering premium music and entertainment content and live-streams from the world’s top artists, expertly curated streaming radio stations, podcasts, and original video and audio-on-demand content, as well as personalized merchandise, connecting artists to millions of fans every day. The Company has streamed over 1,800 artists since January 2020 and has created a valuable connection between bands, fans, and brands by building long-term franchises in audio, video, podcasting, pay-per-view (PPV), live-streaming, and specialty merchandise. LiveXLive is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, Sling, and XUMO, in addition to its own app, online website, and social channels. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary PodcastOne, generates more than 2.25 billion downloads per year with 400+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcasts. The Company’s other major wholly-owned subsidiaries are LiveXLive, Slacker Radio, React Presents, and Custom Personalization Solutions. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter at @livexlive.
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