MySpace in cooperation with the Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Entertainment and America Supports You program, announced the launch of Operation MySpace, a landmark concert event designed to bring troops serving in Kuwait a taste of home and enable the MySpace community to show their support for troops serving overseas.
On March 10, MySpace Co-Founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, along with some of today’s most popular musical acts, will participate in a 3-hour plus MySpaceLive! concert in Kuwait that will be streamed in high definition flash video using Kulabyte’s XStream Live Solutions exclusively on the official Operation MySpace profile
. The MySpace community can watch the entire concert webcast starting at 11a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET.
Operation MySpace will be the largest MySpaceLive! concert to date with performances by the Pussycat Dolls
, Jessica Simpson
, DJ Z-Trip
and the comedic genius of Carlos Mencia
Operation MySpace profile will serve as a communication hub where troops’ families and friends, along with the entire MySpace community, can post videos and messages of support via a video blog section. The profile will also feature a scrolling ticker of goodwill messages uploaded to the community during the live stream. A condensed 1-hour version of the show, featuring the best and most stirring moments, will be nationally broadcast on FX on April 12.
In addition to hosting this one-time event, MySpace announced its support of the America Supports You program as part of its ongoing commitment to recognize the dedication of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. MySpace joins businesses, hundreds of homefront groups and thousands of citizens across America who have worked with America Supports You to support the military and their families. MySpace previously worked with America Supports You this past November in an initiative called “Giving Thanks” which created an opportunity for Americans to send troops a message of support via text.
As one of the most popular and most trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE, and The List. MySpaceLive! brings live concerts to the MySpace community via streaming online video and gives MySpace users watching at home the opportunity to submit real-time messages through an on-site message ticker. Past MySpaceLive! concerts have featured the Projekt Revolution Tour with Linkin Park, Grammy award winning rapper T.I. and DJ Paul Oakenfold. Millions of MySpace fans have logged on to MySpaceLive! webcasts to watch their favorite artists. To date, MySpace has more than six million bands using the site.