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Matisyahu Set to Perform During the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Celebrations

Epic Records - 02/04/2010

Coming off the heels of a very successful partnership with NBC Universal for their "Countdown to Vancouver" Olympic promotional campaign, Grammy nominated artist Matisyahu is set to perform his hopeful and uplifting anthem "One Day" as part of the LiveCity Vancouver! and Canada/ Whistler Village Square Stage outdoor free concert celebrations. NBC Universal has been airing the promotional Olympic spot featuring "One Day" over the past few months across all the networks on NBC Universal (NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, The Weather Channel, Bravo, Oxygen, SyFy, Universal Sports, Universal HD, Chiller, and Sleuth).

As excitement for Matisyahu's "One Day" continues to build, a very special remix version featuring multi-platinum recording artist Akon is now available for purchase online and has already become an instant fan favorite.

Shows featuring Matisyahu during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games celebrations:

  Canada/ Whistler Village Square Stage
  Date: February 14, 2010
  Time: 5:30PM
  For more information, please visit: www.whistler2010.com

  LiveCity Vancouver!
  Date: February 15
  Time: 10:00PM
  For more information, please visit: www.livecityvancouver.ca


The NBC "Countdown to Vancouver" one-minute spot featuring Matisyahu's "One Day" shows Vancouver Olympic hopefuls Apolo Ohno (short track speed skating), Lindsey Vonn (alpine skiing), Shaun White (snowboarding), Gretchen Bleiler (snowboarding) and Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto (figure skating).

The NBC "Countdown to Vancouver" spot featuring Matisyahu's "One Day" can be viewed here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4AA8-tXntI&feature=channel

"One Day" is the lead single from Matisyahu's latest LP, Light (Epic Records), which debuted inside the Billboard top 20. The song itself has sold nearly 200,000 digital downloads and is a top-20 hit at Alternative radio. The newly released version featuring Akon has already become an instant favorite for fans.

Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album Shake Off the Dust...Arise, followed by Live At Stubb's, which reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts. His sophomore studio album, Youth, debuted at #4 on Billboard, reached #1 on the Reggae Albums charts, and featured the hit single "King Without a Crown." Appearing on show such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Matisyahu is a true global artist and citizen of the world, selling nearly three million records worldwide. Matisyahu performs hundreds of shows around the world each year, selling hundreds of thousands of tickets.

Since his very first album, Matisyahu has had a reputation as an artist who transcends boundaries - musical, religious and ethnic - and encourages a united world view through his music.

For more information on Matisyahu visit: http://www.matisyahuworld.com/

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SOURCE: Epic Records

CONTACT: Joseph Carozza, Epic Records, +1-212-833-4548,
Joseph.Carozza@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.matisyahuworld.com/