Last night The Digitour set off on its 27-city tour from the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, embarking on a 6-week journey across the nation during which fans can see their favorite YouTube stars perform live and in the flesh.
The Digitour features performances from top web stars with over one billion combined views and more than six million subscribers on YouTube. Last night teens, parents, and a slew of curious Hollywood agents and music reps filled the 750 capacity El Rey to watch back-to-back performances from Nice Peter, Destorm, MysteryGuitarMan, The Gregory Brothers, and Dave Days.
The show went off great, and clocking in at two and a half hours it was well worth the $17 ticket. From the quality of the performances, the energy on stage, and the fans’ reactions, it was clear that these were not amateurs—these were real stars. With kick-ass luxury tour buses to boot.
Those agents and reps—half-excited, half-intimidated—were asking one another the same questions: Is this sustainable? Is there real money to be made here? How are tickets sales going? How did they pull this off?
Well, at this quarter’s Tubefilter Meetup, “The Digitour: Debriefed” we’ll put these questions to The Digitour. Join us in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 18 as The Digitour’s organizers and top performers recount their experiences from the road and reveal how they’ve unlocked a new way for web creators to reach audiences.
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Sponsored by Openfilm’s Are You The Next Web Celeb? contest, which launches May 18 from the Tubefilter Meetup.
The last Meetup sold out, so get your Early Bird Tickets while they last!
Our first quarter meetup in February, “You’re A YouTube Partner—Now What?” was a great success. Panelists included Reckless Tortuga, The Fine Brothers, Barely Political and Co-Developer of the YouTube Partner Program, George Strompolos. The event was sold out, filling the Mile High Ballroom at Busby’s to capacity, and tens of thousands tuned into the Stickam live stream.
Check out a short recap put together by Peter Bragiel from In Transit: