Bandsintown | Citi® present The Velvet Underground Experience

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Today we are proud to announce that Bandsintown and Citi® are co-presenting The Velvet Underground Experience, an immersive art & music exhibition, opening in New York City on Oct 10, through Dec 31. The exhibition spotlights the iconic band's early NYC roots and major influence on music, fashion, art, and pop culture from the 60's through today. The exhibition

The exhibition will feature never-before-seen, immersive and interactive content structured around six main sections- Welcome to America, Reed and Cale, The Childhood of Art, NY Spirit, Factory Years, Banana Album, Reinventions of The Velvet Underground and Echoes of Heritage-offering fans a chronological tour, from Lou Reed and John Cale’s childhoods to the band’s influences on contemporary art as of today.  The Velvet Underground Experience will also highlight how the spirit and range of the Velvet Underground captivated the music world and continued to influence artists over the decades.

The multi-media experience will contain six films produced exclusively for the exhibition, alongside an array of portraits of the band members and influential contributors who comprised of the New York underground in the 60s such as Allen Ginsberg, Candy Darling, Jonas Mekas and of course Andy Warhol.  Also on display will be hundreds of images, many taken by some of the photographers who witnessed the band’s meteoric career

The Velvet Underground Experience will be accompanied by a diverse curated event series which will include concerts, screenings, talks, pop up installations, fashion collaborations and more. The exhibition will be open daily EXCEPT Monday from 12:00pm – 7:00pm, and on Thursdays will be open until 10:00pmTickets for the public will go on sale on FRIDAY AUGUST 17 at 10:00amET and can be purchased through http://www.velvetundergroundexperience.com and ticket prices will be as follows:

The exhibition will be co-presented by Bandsintown, the most trusted source of concert discovery that connects passionate music fans with the artist they love, and Citi, the official presale credit card of the Velvet Underground Experience. Additional supporting sponsors for The Velvet Underground Experience are JC DECAUX, Nice Prod and Sennheiser.

The Velvet Underground had a profound cultural impact, musically and socially. They challenged conventions and social issues of their time and championed diversity,” said Fabrice Sergent, managing partner of Bandsintown “At Bandsintown we want to celebrate this spirit and support the emerging artists who shape the voice of our culture today.”

Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets from Tuesday, August 14th at 12pm - Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10pm through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete pre-sale details, visit citiprivatepass.com

For information on the exhibition, tickets and all accompanying events please visit: http://www.velvetundergroundexperience.com