W Hotels Worldwide and MasterCard Worldwide have joined forces with Sony Music Entertainment’s Commercial Music Group to launch W Wonderlust Live, an exclusive musical journey featuring live performances with both award-winning and emerging artists.
W Hotels’ Wonderlust Live Concert Series will celebrate its final date on Friday, December 11th at 8 p.m. with a live performance by Portland-based indie/punk/dance trio "Gossip" at W San Diego. This is the eighth and final performance in the series. Past performances have included Natasha Bedingfield, Paddy Casey, Augustana, Gavin DeGraw, Peter Bjorn and John, and Daniel Merriweather.
Grammy-Award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox, who has worked with such artists as Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, will emcee the evening while legendary music photographer Mick Rock will document the performance with his lens.
Gossip is fronted by Beth Ditto, along with guitarist Brace Paine and drummer Hannah Blilie. The band’s third album was a smash success with the title track Standing in the Way of Control soaring to the top spot on the UK Indie Chart. Gossip’s newest release, Music For Men, has graced hit charts around the world since its release in June. The band was recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Italy and have appeared on the cover of NME several times.
The performance is closed to the public but a special W Wonderlust Live Package, which must be booked with a MasterCard, is available for both local music fans and out-of-towners looking for the ultimate concert experience. Available in limited quantities, the All Access Package starts at $299 and includes two VIP tickets to the performance, a meet-and-greet with Gossip, an exclusive W Hotels/Sony Music All Access VIP Gift Bag, two cool cocktails, a 3 p.m. late checkout, and a fabulous suite.
The event will take place at the W San Diego, 421 West B Street.