Dodgers Press Release
Robin Thicke to headline Opening Weekend presented by Bank of America
Superstar set to perform prior to Saturday, April 5 game
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that Interscope artist Robin Thicke will perform prior to the Dodgers' April 5 game against the San Francisco Giants, the second game in a three-game series. Thicke will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 1:10 p.m. game. The announcement was made via official Twitter handles @Dodgers and @RobinThicke. As part of Opening Weekend presented by Bank of America, Thicke will present a three-song pre-game concert. The Los Angeles native and multi-platinum soul and R&B singer-songwriter is set to perform his record-breaking hit "Blurred Lines." Thicke's pre-game concert is free to fans with a ticket to the Saturday, April 5 game. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the concert.
"We are very excited to welcome mega-artist Robin Thicke to Dodger Stadium and partner with Interscope in presenting this very special pre-game performance as part of the Dodgers' Opening Weekend," said Lon Rosen, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers. "Robin is a magnificent, iconic performer, who is perfect to help our club launch the start of another thrilling year of Dodger baseball. We look forward to continuing to offer our fans exceptional entertainment at Dodger Stadium that complements our dynamic play on the field."
The Dodgers are partnering with Interscope Records to present this special pre-game concert. This marks Thicke's first and, to date, only performance at a Major League Baseball stadium. He is a longtime Dodger fan and supporter, having attended games as recently as last season. Thicke's mega-hit "Blurred Lines" was a favorite in the Dodgers' clubhouse last season.
"Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have been a Dodger fan my whole life," said Robin Thicke. "Very excited to help bring in what we all hope will be a championship season."
"Robin and the Dodgers are a perfect combination," commented Steve Berman, Vice Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. "A quintessentially LA musician meets a quintessentially LA team. We're thrilled to have this opportunity, and Robin is going to light up Chavez Ravine. Live. Breathe. Blu-rred Lines!!"
Robin Thicke will kick off his highly anticipated Spring 2014 North American tour on Friday, February 21 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre. For more information go to http://www.robinthicke.com/blurred-lines-tour.
Opening Weekend, a weekend-long celebration, begins with the Dodgers' home opener on April 4. A limited number of tickets for the April 5 game can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
About Robin Thicke
Born in Los Angeles, Robin Thicke taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for top R&B artists. At the age of 21, he had written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums including Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink, Christina Aguilera and others. One year later he signed with Jimmy Iovine and Interscope records. Today, Robin has established himself as one of the most respected singer-songwriters in soul and R&B music. The musician and composer released his critically acclaimed debut album, A Beautiful World, in 2003 under the name Thicke. The collection was followed by a succession of four critically acclaimed gold and platinum selling albums releases. The summer of 2013 marked the debut of Robin's highly anticipated new studio album, Blurred Lines. The release quickly took the music world by storm and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 while, "Blurred Lines," the single, set records around the world. It went to #1 in over 100 countries and had a record setting 12-week reign in the US at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and also broke radio records by climbing to #1 on 5 charts simultaneously (Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, Hot AC & Urban AC) the first time this has ever been done by an artist. Robin continues to receive accolades for the album and single including three GRAMMY Award nominations, as well as four NAACP Image awards nominations.