Bruce Willis and The Accelerators to Headline the 'Netflix LIVE! On Location' Summer Movie and Music Series
Concert Performance Precedes Screening of 'Armageddon' at Kennedy Space Center
Netflix, Inc., the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced plans to stage a unique movie and music series this summer called Netflix LIVE! On Location. Headlining the traveling event will be motion picture superstar Bruce Willis and his band, The Accelerators, who will play a live, public concert at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., prior to an outdoor screening of Mr. Willis's 1998 film "Armageddon."
Netflix said it will announce additions to the Netflix LIVE! On Location series in the coming weeks. The series will pair classic films with live musical performances by the films' featured stars in locations uniquely associated with the movies. Last summer, as part of a nationwide summer screening tour, Netflix brought Kevin Costner and his band to the cornfields of Dyersville, Iowa for an event attended by thousands at the shooting location of the 1989 classic, "Field of Dreams."
Mr. Willis's concert and screening are scheduled for Thursday, August 2nd, beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time. The star and his band are expected to perform a 60-minute set of original blues music. Returning to the space center for the first time since the filming of producer Jerry Bruckheimer's sci-fi hit "Armageddon" a decade ago, Mr. Willis is expected to be welcomed by about 5,000 fans in the center's spectacular Rocket Garden. "It is truly thrilling to return to The Kennedy Space Center to enjoy 'Armageddon' with my band on hand," said Mr. Willis. "Movies have been my career, but music has always been my love, so I am excited about merging the two worlds in such a unique way and being able to share it with so many people."
"Netflix LIVE! On Location is a great way for us to share the Netflix experience with thousands of people around the country," said Leslie Kilgore, chief marketing officer for Netflix. "Bruce's popularity with movie fans is enduring, and we are delighted to be able bring him back to Kennedy Space Center for this one-of-a-kind event."
Mr. Willis' acting career spans more than 50 films over the course of 20 years. After a successful stint on television, he launched a landmark career on the silver screen and became America's #1 action-hero through the highly successful "Die Hard" films. His top 10 most popular films, including director M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and director Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," have been rented more than seven million times on Netflix. This summer, Mr. Willis will star in "Live Free, Die Hard," the much anticipated fourth installment of the "Die Hard" series, which will be in theaters on June 27th.
About Bruce Willis and The Accelerators
The Accelerators, led by Bruce Willis, is a group of professional musicians who were hand-picked from bars, clubs and recording studios by Mr. Willis. The group's unique chemistry and unbridled enthusiasm has been thrilling audiences all over the United State for over a decade.
About the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Inspired by real NASA initiatives and fueled by the human spirit, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is charting a new course to bring far- reaching NASA exploration events and triumphs to visitors -- up close and personal. The journey takes NASA's space exploration story to the next level through new technology and interactive experiences. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts on behalf of NASA since 1995. More than 1.4 million visitors annually tour Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the gateway to a working space center and one of Florida's most popular destinations. Admission includes inspiring tours venturing deep into NASA's spaceport facilities, daily Astronaut Encounters, towering rockets, IMAX space films and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than six million subscribers access to more than 75,000 DVD titles. The company offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $4.99 a month. There are no due dates, no late fees and no shipping fees. DVDs are delivered for free by the USPS from regional shipping centers located throughout the United States. Netflix can reach more than 90 percent of its subscribers with generally one business-day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations to its members and has more than one billion movie ratings. Netflix also allows members to share and recommend movies to one another through its Friends(R) feature.