A MySpace Milestone: It's 150th Secret Show

Ok, so MySpace is the website that we all love to hate. It’s basically Facebook’s trashy and wild cousin. But don’t lie, you still check your MySpace from time to time hoping to see “New Friend Requests!” Anyway, MySpace has cornered the market on a concept that even Facebook can’t touch - it’s Secret Shows. MySpace’s Secret Shows debuted in January 2006 as a way to let fans get up close and personal with their favorite artists. Secret Shows are announced via MySpace bulletins usually only a few days in advance. The shows are always free and hosted in a small venue. Since it’s inception, Myspace’s Secret Shows have hosted a plethora of acts including Tokyo Police Club, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rilo Kiley, the Killers, Moby, Maroon 5, Tenacious D, Ice Cube, Lily Allen, James Blunt, and Neil Diamond.

The 150th installment will take place on June 8th with Gnarls Barkley at Irving Plaza in New York City. MySpace has staged Secret Shows in 30 states and has launched the program in several other countries, including Australia, Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan.

Source: Reuters

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