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Virgin Mobile Live Presents Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros!


TORONTO (ONTARIO) November 5, 2010

Toronto (Ontario) November 8, 2010 – With the holidays just around the corner, there's nothing quite like the gift of a totally awesome live concert. On December 3, 2010, Virgin Mobile Live presents Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Mod Club. This is yet another show in the Virgin Mobile Live concert series, but as a special holiday gift from Virgin Mobile, anyone can get access to a killer show for just $20!

Since the holiday season is a time for giving, Virgin Mobile Live is offering the chance for everyone to give a little to a great cause with every ticket sold. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Virgin Unite and Virgin Mobile's RE*Generation, a movement to support at-risk and homeless youth programs in Canada and get young people off the streets and on the road to a bigger, brighter future.

"This band is gonna bring it 'Home' for the Virgin Mobile Live show," says Kevin Campbell, director of brand experience, Virgin Mobile Canada. "The Virgin Mobile Live series is all about bringing in the latest acts for shows that offer an experience like no other. Now, you'll be able to check out Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros up close and personal at the Mod Club – and for just a $20 donation to the RE*Generation. Just a little holiday present from all of your friends at Virgin Mobile!"

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The band's debut album, Up From Below, was release in July 2009 and produced by Vagrant Records and Rough Trade Records. This indie folk and alternative record is a 15-track collection featuring popular singles such as 40 Day Dream, Home and Janglin'. The hit single, Home, has been featured in NFL commercials as well as on the hit NBC show Community and Janglin' was featured in a commercial for the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Known for their high-energy performances contrasted with the harmonized melodies of a smooth, indie-folk alternative sound, the band is currently featured in four categories on the Billboard charts, including rock albums, independent, alternative and the Billboard Top 200.

Tickets for the December 3 show at Toronto's Mod Club will be available via Ticket Web starting today at noon. All proceeds will support the RE*Generation Movement and Virgin Unite, the charitable foundation of the Virgin Group. Doors for the 19 show will open at 8 p.m. More details are available by checking www.virginmobile.ca/lounge.

It's Better to Be a Member!

Virgin Mobile Members get the sweetest deals for Virgin Mobile Live presents Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. From a dedicated Members only area to front of the line access, Members can get the VIP treatment just by flashing their Virgin Mobile phone! In addition, Virgin Mobile is offering Members the chance to win tickets to the show by following Virgin Mobile at twitter.com/virginmobilecan. From now until November 19, Virgin Mobile will be giving Members the chance to win tickets on Twitter every weekday!

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada is Canada's #1 mobile youth company delivering the hottest phones on the hottest HSPA network. Virgin Mobile Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and award-winning customer service. J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study has awarded Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Prepaid Wireless Service, Five Years in a Row" and it has ranked Virgin Mobile "Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Postpaid Wireless Service". 91% of customers would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter.

About Virgin Unite

Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way. Our aim is to help revolutionize the way businesses and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good. This is based on the belief that this is the only way we can tackle the scale and urgency of the challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite's overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of additional donations received go direct to the frontline where they are needed most. For more information please visit www.virginunite.com. Follow us on Twitter.

For more information, please contact:

Kayla Rochkin kayla.rochkin@hillandknowlton.ca 416.413.4767
Erica Faltous erica.faltous@virginmobile.ca 416.607.8412


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