Posts made in November 2017

Jason Derulo

TUNE IN ALERT

 

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Jason Derulo Performs On “25 Days of Christmas,”

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

9:00p.m. EST

(check local listings)

 

See a sneak peek HERE






 


Tune in tonight, THURSDAY, NOV. 30 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST) to catch multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo perform “Silent Night” as a part of “25 Days of Christmas,”  “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.” He will also be a featured performer on “25 Days of Christmas,” “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” airing on Christmas morning, MONDAY, DEC. 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST, 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST/MST/PST; airtimes vary, check local listings). Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey will host tonight’s special.

 

The holiday specials will include performances by some of the world’s most popular recording artists, Disney character appearances, heartwarming wish-come-true moments and an unforgettable castle lighting extravaganza showcasing the incredible Disney castles around the world.

 

Jason recently released his infectious new single, “Tip Top” featuring French Montana. 

 

Ella Mai

Don’t Miss Ella Mai performing next Monday and Tuesday at Mercury Lounge, if you haven’t had a chance please check out her amazing new song “Naked.”

https://youtu.be/TzdTMxD1q3w

December 4th & 5th

Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston Street

New York, NY 10002

Set Time: 10:30 PM

The Wombats

The Wombats Release Macabre New Music Video for Single “Lemon To A Knife Fight”

PRESS HERE to watch via NME

New Album BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE out February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings

North American tour kicks off January 8, 2018 + supporting Weezer and The Pixies on summer 2018 dates

“Grade A purveyors of electric live sets…blending pop, electro and rock sensibilities” – Entertainment Weekly

“…packed with anthemic hooks” – Pitchfork

“The Wombats have been in the game since 2007, but perform with the verve and joy of a band just starting out…” – SPIN

“…gripping” – Billboard

“…practically tailor-made for the airwaves”- Idolator

“A unique combination of electropop and post-punk styles” – Boston Globe

Liverpool trio The Wombats have unveiled a dark, cinematic music video for their new single “Lemon To A Knife Fight” PRESS HERE to watch via NME. The visual puts a twist on the song’s exploration of a toxic relationship’s emotional rollercoaster with a sinister plot involving kidnapping and attempted murder, which finds the heroine turning the tables on her attackers thanks to a phantasmagoric transformation.

Director Finn Keenan shared, “The idea for this video came from the line in the brief ‘David Lynch meets Power Rangers’. I wanted to make something that started off dark, surreal and little bit disturbing but then flip it on its head with a big ole’ twist that led to a ludicrous ending. These hunters do this every month, but this time they picked the wrong werewolf.”

“Lemon To A Knife Fight” is The Wombats’ first release from forthcoming album  BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, out  February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings, and premiered via  The Fader and as the “Hottest Record in the World” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 showBEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFEis available for pre-order now, PRESS HERE to pre-order and receive “Lemon To A Knife Fight” as an instant grat track.

In support of the album, the band will be embarking on a North American tour this January, as well as joining Weezer and The Pixies on their summer 2018 co-headline tour. Full tour routing is below and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets!

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE follows The Wombats’ 2015 LP Glitterbug, which garnered critical acclaim and debuted in the Top 5 on the UK Album chart and Billboard 100. Single “Give Me A Try” reached Top 20 at Alternative Radio, spent four weeks in a row at #1 on Alt Nation and, along with single “Greek Tragedy” has over 70 million combined Spotify streams. The band brought the singles – and their unforgettable live energy – to performances on

CBS This Morning, Late Night With Seth Meyers and more. The band’s magnetic live shows led a

fully sold-out North American tour, as well as unmissable festival performances at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Firefly, Reading and Leeds and more.

Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy in Los Angeles –

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE was created over long distance writing sessions, supplemented by intense two-week in-person sessions in Oslo. Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the album finds The Wombats pushing the boundaries of alt-pop innovation with a lush, ultramodern indie soundscape that captures The Wombats’ unique pairing of irrepressible hooks and tragi-comic lyricism with a newfound maturity and moving emotional depth.

“Lemon To A Knife Fight” video:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nNh51G84WZY

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE track listing:

1. Cheetah Tongue

2. Lemon to a Knife Fight

3. Turn

4. Black Flamingo

5. White Eyes

6. Lethal Combination

7. Out Of My Head

8. I Only Wear Black

9. Ice Cream

10. Dip You In Honey

11. I Don’t Know Why I Like You But I Do

The Wombats tour dates: 

*with Weezer and The Pixies

January 8             Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

January 9             Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

January 10           Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

January 13           Boston, MA @ Paradise

January 15           Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

January 16           Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage

January 18           St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

January 19           Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

January 22           Denver, CO @ Gothic

January 23           Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell Room

January 25           Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

January 26           Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

January 27           San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

January 29           Portland, OR @ Wonder

January 30           Vancouver, BC @ Venue

January 31           Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

June 23                 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*

June 26                 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*

June 27                 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion*

June 29                 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

June 30                 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*

July 6                     Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*

July 7                     Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

July 8                     Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*

July 10                   Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*

July 11                   Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*

July 13                   Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

July 14                   Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*

July 15                   Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre*

http://www.thewombats.co.uk

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The Wombats, credit Tom Oxley

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST × HOLIDAYS

SONY MUSIC’S THE THREAD SHOP & A TRIBE CALLED QUEST RELEASE EXCLUSIVE ORNAMENT TODAY FOR CYBER MONDAY!

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY ITEMS AVAILABLE HERE!

Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, in partnership with A Tribe Called Quest, release new merchandise for Cyber Monday TODAY. Products include an exclusive new ornament as well as exclusive one of a kind rocks glasses and shot glasses. Click HERE to purchase!

This comes on the heels of the recent release of an exclusive capsule collection designed in celebration of the late hip hop legend Phife Dawgs birthday (see below). The capsule collection encompasses a color palette based on the neon trend which pays homage to Phife. The main pieces of the collection include a Safety Green Hoodie, a White Tee, which features an image from the Low End Theory photo shoot, and Black Trucker Hat. Click HERE to purchase. They are also running a sweepstakes, where fans can win two signed Phife hoodies (signed by Ali, QTip, Jarobi and Consequence). Click HEREto enter, no purchase necessary and winners will be announced on December 15th.

ABOUT THE THREAD SHOP

The Thread Shop has established itself as one of the best in the artist merchandising business. The company brings a revolutionary perspective to pop culture branding and marketing, and are committed to providing the ultimate shopping experienceߞand the highest quality productsߞfor music fans and devotees of popular culture alike. The company touts an impressive and growing roster including A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, NAS, and Miles Davis. With a focus on quality and design, and with an artist first philosophy, The Thread Shop works hand-in-hand with the artists and brands they partner with to create beautiful, fashionable and elevated new merchandise and products designed to enhance every lifestyle.

Midnight Sun

Check out the first poster for MIDNIGHT SUN, starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. This epic romantic drama is a life-affirming story of love, dreams lost and realized over one nearly perfect summer. Catch #MidnightSunMovie in theaters March 23, 2018!

**And stay tuned for the OFFICIAL TRAILER release TOMORROW**

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In Theaters March 23, 2018

MIDNIGHT SUN, an epic romantic drama, follows 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne), sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him, and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance. Rob Riggle plays Katie’s loving and compassionate father, Jack, who endeavors to give his daughter a good life.

CAST: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Quinn Shephard, Ken Tremblett, Suleka Mathew, Rob Riggle

Cycle Through Cinema Scenery

he late actress Anita Eckberg buffed up Rome’s allure while splashing in the Trevi Fountain in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita. Scores of movies today have cemented plots in locales that, like the fountain, intersect with planned vacation itineraries offered by leading tour operators.

One trend-setting company, Freewheel Holidays, specializing in self-guided bicycle vacations throughout Europe, offers the chance to visit cinema locations on several of its 2018 itineraries. Included in program rates are lodging with breakfasts, detailed route notes, point-to-point luggage transfers and complimentary bike rentals.

Movie buffs or anyone with a love of history and adventure will enjoy these bike tours:

Austria’s Lake Constance welcomed the crew filming Quantum of Solace. Cyclists can visit the strikingly modern opera house (Festspielhaus Bregenz) where the nefarious Quantum organization meet up during a performance of Tosca.  Lake Constance Family Special is a 7-day journey that wanders through vineyards and Baroque villages, and by castles and Roman ruins, with suggested stops at the Zeppelin Museum to view a model of the famous Hindenburg airship.  The per person double rate is from £569. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/lake-constance-family-cycling-tour.

Italy’s Venice was the site for The Talented Mr. Ripley. On any of Freewheel Holidays’ itineraries of Venice, guests can stop for an espresso at the old café in Piazza San Marco, a meeting place for Ripley (Matt Damon), Marg (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Mr. Greenleaf (James Rebhorn). Tours range from five to eight days. Venice Round Tour is one example. Days 1, 2 and 7 focus on Venice. Other days are spent exploring the foothills of the Italian Alps near Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa to Treviso, enroute sampling trademark grappas and proseccos and Italian village life beyond La Serenissima. The per person double rate is £619 and includes bike rentals. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/venice-round-tour-7-nights.

Belgium’s Bruges is a treasure trove for cyclists who watched In Bruges. They can visit where the hitmen hole up, Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Hotel, and brave, like Ken (Brendan Gleeson), the 366 narrow steps of the Belfry. They can meet for a beer as the main characters did at 1 Zwart Huis (the Black House) and gaze, as did guilt-stricken Ray (Colin Farrell), at the Hieronymus Bosch painting of The Last Judgment at the Groeninge Museum and dine at Cafedraal where Ray enjoys his first date with the cheerfully drug-dealing Chloe (Clémence Poésy), before punching out the lights of a Canadian couple. They might even linger, as Ray and Chloe did, on the Meestraat Bridge, between Vismarkt (Fishmarket) and the Groenerel. Bruges and Belgian Coast is a 7-day itinerary that targets families with easy cycling routes and child-friendly attractions. Rates are from £469 per person double. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/bruges-and-belgian-coast-6-nights.

Czech Republic’s Prague can be visited through the lens of Mission Impossible. As the mission falls apart, controller Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) falls into the Vltava River from the famous Charles Bridge; the art deco headquarters of villain Max (Vanessa Redgrave) is the Hotel Europa on Wenceslas Square. Prague to Vienna is a 9-day holiday linking these cultural capitals with lakes, forests, vineyards, the old Iron Curtain and historic towns of south Bohemia and Moravia, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The per person double rate is from £949. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/prague-to-vienna-self-guided-cycling-holiday.

Another itinerary in this region utilizes the Elbe (River) cycling path between Prague and Dresden. Enroute to Dresden’s Zwinger Palace, Semperoper (Opera House) and Frauenkirche is Theresienstadt, a World War II concentration camp. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/prague-to-dresden-cycling-holiday.

UK’s Oxfordshire made an indelible impression in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) learns to waltz at Divinity School, Bodleian Library, Oxford.  He recovers here after being poisoned in Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. In Duke Humfrey’s Library in the Bodleian Library, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hermione (Emma Watson) mull over who to take to Slughorn’s Christmas party. Oxford & The Cotswolds is a 7-day program offering glimpses of England’s finest stately home, Blenheim Palace, and quiet villages that seem removed from the 21st century. The per person double rate is £599. For details see http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/oxford-amp-the-cotswolds.

To check trip availability, make reservations, or to find out more about Freewheel Holidays’ leisure cycling tours call +44 (0) 161 703 5823, email info@freewheelholidays.com or visit www.freewheelholidays.com.

About Freewheel Holidays

A division of Sports Tours International, Freewheel Holidays specializes in self-guided, expertly supported European cycling holidays that strike the perfect balance between leisure pedaling and immersive sightseeing. The company offers easy cycling programs designed with special appeal to European and North American travelers. Guests cycle on their own, with enroute assistance and distinctive accommodations expertly chosen and secured by the company. A portfolio of over 40 established European holidays offers riders of all levels a freedom of choice. The company features a range of 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9-night itineraries to 12 European countries including the UK, Austria, France, Holland, Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Portugal. The majority of tours are self-guided with the exception of a few fully-guided vacation packages in Croatia, France, Italy and Prague to Vienna.  The company also offers family-focused, coastal, wine lover, bike and boat, and solo traveler holidays.

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The Grand Tour – Celebrity Guests

Celebrity guests are back for season two of The Grand Tour and this time they don’t die! Each week, two celebrities who are connected in some unusual way are pitted against each other to see who is fastest around the new track in all new “Celebrity Face Off”. Some of the star guests this series include, Luke Evans, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Bonneville, Kevin Pietersen, Dominic Cooper, Dynamo, Rory Mcllroy, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and more… In the first instalment of Celebrity Face Off airing on 8th December, The Grand Tour answers the question on everyone’s lips; which former talent show judge is the fastest? David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff from America’s Got Talent goes up against Ricky Wilson from The Voice UK.

Speaking about the lap, The Hoff said: “I’m basically an actor, I’m not really a good driver but I just look good doing it” and Ricky Wilson commented: “I’m fiercely competitive and whilst I don’t know the results yet, it’s ok if Hasselhoff beats me because he’s my hero! I really enjoyed it and I hope it looks as good on TV as it felt being in the car”

Dresden’s Ice World 

 

 

Dresden’s Eiswelt (Ice World) Adds a New and Festive 

Dimension to the Saxon City’s Christmas Appeal

In the eastern German state of Saxony, the Christmas markets are famous for their parades, Stollen, wooden nutcrackers, spinning pyramids and beautiful handcrafted goods. Dresden is one of the oldest markets in Germany known especially for its Stollen. Now this beautiful city has added a new winter attraction: the Dresden Eiswelt, or Ice World, where singular sculptures are worth a visit.

  

Saxony’s state capital of Dresden is admired for its beautiful architecture and extraordinary music and museums. Known as the Florence on the Elbe, every year tourists come to the city to visit the beautiful winding streets and alleyways, the re-creation of its grand buildings, including the Semper Opera, the Church of Our Lady, the royal castle and the Zwinger museums among many others. Ending a year of new things, the Dresden Eiswelt is a sparkling new winter attraction, and yet another reason to visit this beautiful city during the pre-Christmas season.

 

Located in a former factory near the Dresden Military History Museum, the Dresden Eiswelt is open to February 25, 2018. Sculptures adorn a large exhibition hall in a former factory and include 15 extraordinary figures from fairy tales and Christmas stories, such as the woman Holle, Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the Grinch, the Blue Wonder (Dresden’s most famous bridge), the Church of Our Lady, a bobsleigh and the Prince and the Mouse King from The Nutcracker among many others. There is food and warm drinks for sale and a visit to the Dresden Military History Museum with the redesigned armory by Daniel Liebeskind is definitely worth an extra bit of time.

 

This year Dresden is celebrating its 583rd Striezelmarkt in the Altmarkt. Over 230 festive booths, the scent of mulled wine and roasting almonds create a beautiful Christmas scene from November 29 to December 24. A German Christmas specialty is the Stollen, and the Dresdner Christstollen, known to locals as ‘Striezel,’ is the most famous. In 1491, Pope Innocent VIII revoked the ban on butter and sent Dresden the ‘Butterbrief,’ or Butter Letter, that allowed the bakers to use richer ingredients, creating the Stollen we know today.  The ‘Striezel’ or Dresden

Christstollen is so beloved in Dresden that they linked it to the Christmas market, where the Striezel was first sold around 1500. In 1730, Augustus the Strong, one of Saxony’s most famous electoral princes and biggest Stollen enthusiasts asked Dresden’s bakers to create a giant Stollen.  It took 100 bakers and their assistants to create a Stollen that weighed 1.8 tons. This year, the Stollen is said to be four tons and a group of people will carry it to the Christmas market where it will be cut in pieces and served to everyone.  

 

Christmas in Dresden is a true delight as there are many holiday activities, including further Christmas markets, and musical performances in addition to shopping and sightseeing. The Dresden Philharmonic will give three concerts on the 24, 25 and 26 of December in the new concert hall at the Kulturpalast; Bach’s Oratorio and many other concerts will be performed by various choirs at the Church of Our Lady (the Frauenkirche), the Church of the Holy Cross (Kreuzkirche), and the Dresden Zwinger. To round out a perfect day, visitors like to ice skate on the seasonal rink in the yard of the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden, the city’s premier hotel, located in the former crown prince’s palace. Christmas in Dresden is fit for kings after all!

Sustainable Travel 

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Travel Company

Marks a Decade of Pioneering Offsets

 
Setting the sustainability bar higher than it had ever been set before, Natural Habitat Adventures became the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company in 2007. Now, in 2017, Nat Hab celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its carbon offset program, a groundbreaking endeavor that has since offset more than 34.5 million pounds of CO2 for guests’ nature adventures in destinations all around the globe.









As the conservation travel partner of World Wildlife Fund, Nat Hab noted early the impacts of globetrotting clients on a changing climate. The EPA estimates that about 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are travel-related. Offsetting carbon emissions became mission critical for this nature travel company.

Nat Hab’s carbon offsetsencompass every aspect of each adventure—from vehicles on safari in Africa and the American Southwest, to marine diesel in the Galapagos, to energy consumed in lodges all around the world. Carrying through on this promise involves complex calculations—but it’s a commitment that remains core to Nat Hab’s company values as a world leader in conservation travel.

Offsets were a novel idea 10 years ago—something most were dabbling in only on a small scale. Nat Hab partnered with nonprofit Sustainable Travel International to invest the travel company’s offset funds in a variety of high-quality, third-party-verified carbon reduction projects. This early, thorough and visionary action in offsetting guest travel and corporate operations has since caught on in other parts of the travel industry. Nat Hab set the bar high a decade ago, and continues to do so in ways that few companies accomplish on such a broad scale.

Nat Hab’s carbon offset program is standing the test of time with real-deal, boots-on-the ground projects. Each year, a slate of projects is carefully evaluated and assessed for sustainability and viability. Nat Hab’s carbon offsets are currently funding biogas in Vietnam, wind generation in South Dakota and reforestation in Brazil and Tanzania forests. Benefits touch real communities around landscapes where Nat Hab travels. And the company has simplified a process for travelers to offset flights too—with the added bonus that Nat Hab automatically offsets international flights after a guest’s 10th trip.

Nat Hab continues to think globally and raise the bar on conservation. Not only has the adventure travel company offset the carbon output from each and every trip for the past 10 years, but all carbon use from office operations, building emissions and staff flights are offset too.

For information about how Nat Hab offsets carbon emissions and the projects that the Carbon Offset Program supports visit http://www.nathab.com/sustainability.  
 
For more information about Natural Habitat trips, from polar bear encounters in the Arctic to a safari-style base camp expedition in East Greenland, visit http://www.nathab.com/ or call 800.543.8917. Click HERE to order a copy of the current catalog.
 
About Natural Habitat Adventures
Natural Habitat Adventures is a world leader in responsible adventure travel and nature-based ecotourism. Since its founding in 1985, the company has offered eco-conscious expeditions and wildlife-focused small-group tours to the planet’s most remarkable nature destinations. Inspired and created from years of scouring the planet for the singular and extraordinary, Nat Hab’s itineraries are artfully crafted experiences that are far from “typical.” Trips are guided by professional naturalist Expedition Leaders, and Nat Hab enjoys a longstanding reputation for hiring some of the world’s best guides. Conservation is at the forefront of everything NHA does, and its philosophy is simple: tourism must work with and benefit local communities, which will in turn find value in protecting natural resources and wildlife. NHA is proud to be the travel partner of World Wildlife Fund, sharing a mutual commitment to travel as a means of helping to protect the world’s wondrous natural places.  Nat Hab has donated more than $2 million to WWF and will continue to donate 1 percent of gross sales plus $100,000 annual through 2018 in support of WWF’s mission. 

MASERATI DEBUT

Maserati debuts Nerissimo Package 

for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte 

at Los Angeles Auto Show

 

·     New Nerissimo “black” package now available for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models

·     2018 Ghibli and Levante now available in new GranLusso and GranSport trims

·     GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 receive exterior restyling and interior upgrades

 

Modena 30 November 2017 – Maserati’s groundbreaking Nerissimo package will be shown for the first time this week on the Levante SUV, Ghibli sport executive sedan and flagship Quattroporte at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Nerissimo “black” option, will stun West Coast audiences with its edgy and dark palette in both sedans and SUV at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from December 1-10.

 

The Nerissimo package embodies the excitement of urban night and enhances the aesthetic sportiness of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte vehicles. Breathtaking Nero paint combines with Black Chrome finishing on the grille upper bezel trim, rear trunk accent, side air vents, trident logo on the front grille, Maserati badges on the c-pillars and the Maserati logo, model, engine and vehicle version name on the rear of car to create a truly unique statement. Also getting clothed in black are the window surrounds, exhaust tips and vertical grille bars. Two additional paints, Nero Ribelle and Grigio Maratea, are offered on Ghibli and Quattroporte in combination with the Exterior Carbon Package.

 

Complementing the debut of these new Nerissimo vehicles, the ‘House of the Trident’ also proudly brings their entire luxurious portfolio to the City of Angels, with the full 2018 Maserati model year lineup planned for display during the auto show. Maserati’s product range now includes the Ghibli sport sedan, flagship Quattroporte executive sedan and Levante SUV, along with the new GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars.

 

All four distinct model lines have received upgrades for 2018. Significant updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. With the new Maserati range strategy, customers can now choose one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian leather upholstery, and includes upgrades such as wood trim and wooden/leather steering wheel.

 

For 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and L-shape technology for Quattroporte. In addition, both Maserati sedans can be fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 424hp engine with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

 

For the iconic GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, 2018 brings an elegant restyling for improved aerodynamic performance, and an upgraded interior with a brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.   

 

Other notable announcements for the Los Angeles Auto Show include, for the first time, the introduction of Electric Power Steering (EPS) by Maserati, enabling new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions. EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on both Maserati sedans, as well as on the Levante, providing better handling and comfort, while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel that is typical to every Maserati. 

 

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari
Continuing its prestigious partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models, which will be officially displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are firmly focused on exclusivity and reserved for Maserati owners.


They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hour displays with a spectacular dial effect intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati, along with topstitched leather strap reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.


Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna
Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna are pleased to present at the Los Angeles Auto Show the Maserati Summer –Spring 2018 Capsule Collection, inspired by the GranLusso trim, featuring a dedicated Ermenegildo Zegna fabric, now available for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models.


The sophisticated collection of travel-oriented clothing in microfabrics with micro nubuck details, together with the luxurious personal leather bags and accessories, are tangible representations of the craftsmanship and elegance that characterize the two Made in Italy brands. The collection also demonstrates another concrete result of the long-term partnership that was inaugurated in 2013.