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American Express Turns Up the Volume for Card Members with New Membership Experiences℠ Concert SeriesFirst set of shows feature Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Florida Georgia Line

Any Card Member Can Purchase Tickets; Platinum Card® Members Can Access Pre-Sale Ticket Offers and a Premium Concert Experience
NEW YORK,  April 24, 2014 -- 

American Express is teaming up with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Florida Georgia Line to kick off the Membership Experiences Concert Series and give American Express Card Members a new opportunity to experience the music they love. The award-winning artists will perform special shows exclusivelyfor Card Members at small venues in various U.S. cities. 

“American Express has a legacy of giving our Card Members exclusive access to immersive experiences and unforgettable moments,” said Michael Rouse, VP and General Manager, for Membership Rewards & Loyalty Experiences at American Express. “The Membership Experiences Concert Series builds on this heritage and will allow our Card Members to connect with some of today’s most exciting talent in rare, intimate shows.”

Tickets for the Series’ first performances featuring Grammy® Award-winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in New York on May 21 at Hammerstein Ballroom and Los Angeles on June 6 at Club Nokia go on sale this week.  Today, April 24, Platinum Card Members can take advantage of a one-day pre-sale window beginning at 1 PM ET . Tickets for both shows will be available to all Card Members on Friday, April 25 beginning at 1 PM ET.

Platinum Card Members can also purchase a special “By Invitation Only®” experience at all shows that will include the chance to meet the artists before or after the show, special access seating and complimentary food and beverages*.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ meteoric rise in popularity culminated in four Grammy wins® for their Platinum-selling debut album 'The Heist' at the 56th Grammy® Awards in January 2014.

“With relatively few shows in the U.S. this year, it’s exciting to have these two shows in New York and Los Angeles for our fans who are American Express Card Members,” said Ryan Lewis, the duo’s producer and DJ. “We hope all of our shows are great experiences that our fans will remember for years to come and that these are no exception.”

Award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line will also play two Membership Experiences shows this fall, including a September performance and an October performance in New York.. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly.  Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise” from their PLATINUM-certified Republic Nashville debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES. Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 6.8 million downloads in the US alone and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time.

“We’re playing mostly large stadiums this year, so we’re excited to play more intimate venues and bring a unique experience to American Express Card Members.” said Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line.

* Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

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