EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND IHEARTMEDIA ‘MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS’ WITH DEBUT OF ANNUAL HOLIDAY MUSIC-TO-LIGHT SHOW FEATURING GWEN STEFANI
New York, NY (December 13, 2017) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia today announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) holiday music-to-light show will feature Gwen Stefani and her holiday hit, You Make it Feel Like Christmas, the title song from her first ever holiday album. Renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman has created the spectacle that will premiere on December 19, and will be synced live each night at 7:00 p.m. EST on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and 106.7 Lite fm through December 25.
Stefani recently visited the Empire State Building to “flip the switch” at a lighting ceremony in the Building’s famed Fifth Avenue lobby. The event kicked off “ESB Unwrapped,” a season-long celebration which features stunning holiday decorations in the building’s Fifth Avenue windows and Art Deco lobby, surprise appearances by celebrities, a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites and festive holiday light shows.
“There is no doubt that this year’s holiday music-to-light show will be one of our best,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “Every year we look forward to seven nights of lighting up the skies in New York and the spirits of people worldwide as we usher in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I am thrilled that this year we can do it with global superstar, Gwen Stefani.”
“I love New York and I love Christmas, so this is beyond a dream come true,” said Gwen Stefani. “I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the holiday light show with a song that Blake Shelton and I wrote together, and that it’s going to be choreographed to the lights of this amazing, legendary building.”
Fans can listen to the holiday music-to-light show by tuning into Z100, and 106.7 Lite fm, or by streaming the stations live on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service. The stunning presentation will also be visible to revelers and tourists from various vantage points around New York City and the tristate area.
To join in the excitement, use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) immediately following the event for those around the world to enjoy.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2017, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
About iHeartMedia New York
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WWPR-FM, WLTW-FM and WOR-AM. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 122 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.4 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.