Written by: Matt Wardlaw
As you might have heard, I'm pretty excited about World Gone Crazy, the new album from The Doobie Brothers that will finally be in stores on Tuesday. Thanks to the fine folks at Yahoo Music/Early Edition, you can stream the entire album right now.
And in even better news, the Doobie Bros will launch the album with a special 90 minute interactive performance on Monday night at 6:30pm EST sponsored by Cisco. The event sounds pretty cool!
The last time The Doobie Brothers released a studio album iTunes did not exist, and now working with AT&T, Cisco and Marriott, the World Gone Crazy album release event will utilize Virtual Meetings by Marriott with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence, the most advanced interactive video conferencing technology available in select Marriott properties worldwide. Cisco TelePresence™ is a rapidly growing and increasingly popular technology that enables groups to meet and collaborate in multiple locations worldwide in real time. The Virtual Meetings by Marriott studios can connect to more than 100 companies and organizations via more than 1,100 telepresence sites worldwide, using the AT&T Business Exchange, AT&T’s unique, network-based, inter- and intra-company collaboration feature.
Additionally, fans attending the preview concert will be given the ability to interact, react and be a part of the action from remote locations throughout the United States. The Doobie Brothers’ performance will be transmitted to the various locations and the fan’s actions, voice, and applause will be transmitted to the performance studio and will be seen and sensed by The Doobie Brothers.
In addition to the public Cisco TelePresence suites and Virtual Meetings by Marriott locations, the entire concert and experience will be broadcast over the Internet. The Doobie Brothers will perform hits and premier new songs from World Gone Crazy in a live 90-minute concert interspersed with questions from fans across the country. ATT, Cisco and Marriott will put the audience face-to-face with the legendary band.
Click here for more information about the event.
We'll put a page up here on ATV on Monday that will allow you to watch this special performance. Stay tuned!more