We invite you to rock out on Treasure Island Wednesday night at the Oracle Appreciation Event—a night of music, feasting, networking, and fun. We have two world-renowned acts headlining that night: Maroon 5 and The Black Keys.
Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Treasure Island, San Francisco (complimentary shuttle service provided)
What else can you expect at the Oracle Appreciation Event? The magic begins on your way across the San Francisco Bay Bridge, where internationally acclaimed artist Leo Villareal has created the world's largest LED light sculpture (take the complimentary shuttle so you can enjoy the spectacular display in safety). Arrive on Treasure Island, which has been transformed to celebrate Oracle customers and partners. Bedazzle yourself with 360-degree views of Bay Area skylines, play a game or two between acts, and most of all, enjoy. The Oracle Appreciation Event is Oracle's way to say thank you for your continued support. Don't miss it.
Note: You will be on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The music will be hot, but the weather may be cold and breezy. Prepare accordingly.
Over the past decade, Los Angeles-based Maroon 5 has gone from playing tiny L.A. clubs to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. These days, Maroon 5 is seemingly omnipresent, particularly in the wake of front man Adam Levine joining the cast of NBC’s The Voice and the band’s 2011 smash hit “Moves Like Jagger” topping charts in 18 countries across the globe and becoming one of the most paid-for downloaded songs in history.
The three-time Grammy-winning quintet’s album Overexposed is Maroon 5’s fourth studio album and the first that features collaboration with non-band song writers and musicians, including longtime hit maker Max Martin, who served as the album’s executive producer, and additional tracks produced by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Gym Class Heroes), and Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, OneRepublic). Cuts such as the electro-reggae “One More Night” and the lead single “Payphone,” with a guest verse by rapper Wiz Khalifa, demonstrate how difficult it is to categorize Maroon 5; the same goes for the funked-up ballad “Beautiful Goodbye” and “Doin’ Dirt,” a propulsive disco-rock jam.
“There are a lot of people on this record who had never been in a room together until we put them there,” says Levine. “We were into making these strange concoctions that don’t exist in the rules.” More than anything, says Levine, “I think this record says that it’s always cool to try—that you should always be willing to take a step beyond whatever feels comfortable.”
Step beyond with Maroon 5 Wednesday night on Treasure Island.
An American rock band formed by childhood friends Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney in 2001, The Black Keys won Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. The awards culminate a highly successful series of years for the band, whose critically acclaimed Nonesuch album, El Camino, was recently certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, the record is Gold in Belgium, Spain, and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France, and the UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In 2010, the duo won three Grammy Awards for its breakout album, Brothers.
Touring highlights over the past year include sold-out shows at Chicago’s United Center and Washington DC’s Verizon Center; two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden; and headlining appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL Festival, and The Global Poverty Project’s Global Festival. The band has also toured extensively overseas in the past year, including two sold out shows at the O2 Arena in London. Additionally, on December 15, the duo joined the Rolling Stones on stage for the Stones’ final 50 and Counting concert—an event that was telecast live via pay-per-view and streamed online.
MTV called a recent Black Keys performance “a set of searing, hard-riffing rock, one that had the 60,000 who packed Central Park’s Great Lawn losing their collective minds,” while Rolling Stone magazine calls this year’s series of shows the band’s “biggest, baddest tour ever.”
Hear The Black Keys live on Treasure Island Wednesday night.