Tyrese to Headline Free Concert at "5 Towers" on Universal CityWalk in Celebration of the One Year Anniversary of the "5 Towers" Venue on Friday, June 29

Grammy-Nominated Entertainer Turns Up the 'Music Spotlight Series'

A Showcase of Free, Non-Stop Live Entertainment Every Weekend Through Labor Day

Jun 27, 2012, 22:44 ET from Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal CityWalk's® "5 Towers" state-of-the art concert venue announces its one year anniversary to coincide with a free performance by Tyrese, the popular entertainer known for his lead roles in the blockbuster series "Transformers" and "2 Fast and 2 Furious." As part of CityWalk's summer Music Spotlight Series, Tyrese will take the stage at "5 Towers" to perform hits from his latest album, "Open Invitation," on Friday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. Along with his number one single "Stay," other soulful sounds may include classic hits like the sultry "Sweet Lady" and the smash track "How U Gonna Act Like That." 

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Tyrese joins an impressive roster of world-famous performers who have appeared at "5 Towers" since its summer 2011 opening. Over 60 popular performing artists from reality television, music, dance and Latin pop have utilized the venue's technologically advanced stage and audio system since its debut last year, giving concert-goers an unparalleled outdoor, live music experience. Talent who have graced the stage include Cee Lo Green, Carly Rae Jepsen, and finalists from NBC's 'The Voice' Season 2, including winner Jermaine Paul.    

Universal CityWalk features free, street entertainment every night of the week spotlighting L.A.'s best musicians, guitarists, pianists, and percussionists - many who have performed concerts throughout the world and have been featured on television. This summer, live street entertainment is anchored by the Music Spotlight Series at "5 Towers" every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a diverse and eclectic offering of music and artists. Upcoming performances set to heat up "5 Towers" are as follows:

  • Spotlight Fridays ramp up in July with LA's hottest Hip Hop and Top 40 radio DJs spinning dance music to keep the rhythm pulsing into the weekend.  August heats up with live vocal performances from breakout reality television stars including American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin and The Voice first season alum, Vicci Martinez.
  • Spin Saturdays keep the tempo moving with dueling DJ battles in a turn-table spin-off with beat-catching DJ dance parties rallied by dance crews to keep the crowd jumping. July's DJ lineup scorches with a special guest DJ performance by "one of the most sought after DJs in North America," DJ Spryte, set to rock the stage with his turntable skills.
  • Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays are complemented with the highly anticipated Telemundo/mun2 Descarga concert series, entering in its sixth year of phenomenal success at Universal CityWalk breaking emerging artists in the regional Mexican, urban, pop and alternative music categories. The retro cover band lineups strike a nostalgic beat with an impressive lineup that will spotlight Metalachi, the first and only heavy metal mariachi band and must-see to believe musical act.

More detailed information and show times on Universal CityWalk's Music Spotlight Series is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com. Artist announcements and "5 Towers" concert venue events can also be found on Twitter @CityWalkLA and Facebook-Universal CityWalk Hollywood.  For more information on Tyrese visit www.tyreseonline.com and on Twitter @Tyrese.

Universal CityWalk is Southern California's dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping destination that reflects the area's rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex provides "Always Unexpected" entertainment options and has served as a prototype for similar destinations. Universal CityWalk includes the new high-tech concert venue, "5 Towers," provides L.A.'s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinemas and offers such unique venues as the "Jon Lovitz Comedy Club," the "Infusion Lounge," iFly indoor skydiving and mechanical bull-riding. More information on Universal CityWalk's upcoming events is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com

Universal Studios Hollywood (SM), The Entertainment Capital of L.A.(SM), includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena.  World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "The Simpsons Ride," "Revenge of the Mummy(SM) -- The Ride" indoor roller coaster and "Jurassic Park® -- The Ride," as well as the critically acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers™:  The Ride--3D."

SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood