Back in March we broke the news about The Digitour, the 6 week, 27 city national tour featuring top YouTube megastars including Dave Days, The Gregory Brothers, David Choi, DeStorm, MysteryGuitarMan, and Ricky Ficarelli. Well today the Digitour kicks off live from Google headquarters today, April 8, 2001 from 7 pm to 9 pm PT.
Broadcasting from the Official YouTube channel, the Digitour will embark on what may be the most comprehensive concert series yet featuring exclusively the stars of the YouTube music world. These performers boast one billion combined views and more than six million subscriptions.
“We are so thrilled that Google and YouTube are getting behind the Digitour and having us up here to help launch their live streaming platform. The excitement and energy of all this talent together playing in the Google Headquarters is amazing,” Sarah Evershed, producer of the Digitour and President of The Cloud Media,told Tubefilter. The performers themselves chimed in:
MysteryGuitarMan: It’s really amazing to be able to come to Google and play live because it allows us to collaborate in person but still be on YouTube.
The Gregory Brothers: Playing here is like returning to your mother’s womb and performing in her belly.
DeStorm: I’m ecstatic!
Dave Days: I never imagined I be playing live at Google! I thought I’d just be searching things on their website, it’s going to be awesome!
Ricky Ficarelli: The fact tht Google is supporting the Digitour and invited us to play at their headquarters blew my mind and I’m so excited to be part of this experience.
The Digitour live from Google HQ marks the start of YouTube’s initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time.
After their first official stop in LA, the tour will hit Phoenix, Oakland, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Washington D.C, New York City, Detroit, Chicago and many other cities, where the will return to LA for Digitour Debriefed at Tubefilter’s Hollywood Web Television Meetup on May 18, 2011.