Nov 13, 2007
<p>November 13, 2007</p> <p>Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is excited to announce a special holiday show with JOHN MAYER on Saturday, December 8 (on sale Friday, November 16 at noon Pacific). Mayer's holiday concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is the only southern California holiday appearance he will make in 2007. </p> <p>The special John Mayer concert incorporates each of the elements that the five-time Grammy-winner is known for - acoustic songwriter, electric guitar slinger, bluesman, and vocalist. His most recent album, CONTINUUM has been heralded for its combination of pop, soul, and blues, showcasing rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman and the vocals of the soulful crooner. </p> <p>Mayer's Dec. 8 show will include three distinct sets: an acoustic performance followed by a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), and finally a CONTINUUM set featuring Mayer's full-band. The event will benefit Toys for Tots, Inner City Arts, and the LA Mission. Fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy (of $10 value or more) to benefit Toys for Tots. </p> <p>In television news, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE--Los Angeles' new state-of-the-art 7100-seat venue located across the street from STAPLES Center--will host the &#34;American Music Awards&#34; this Sunday, November 18 (ABC-TV). This marks the first time the venue--built by AEG--has been utilized for a national awards show broadcast. </p> <p>The venue opened October 18, 2007 with six sold-out concerts starring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks and is destined to become the preferred indoor venue for performers and fans alike, offering guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, exceptional comfort and amenities never before experienced by guests at similar theatres. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is the centerpiece of L.A. LIVE, a 4 million sq. ft./$2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles Sports, residential and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center that is currently being developed.</p>