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“Classic Rock Awards 2016” Comes to Tokyo on November 11

Jeff Beck to Receive Highest Honors, with Appearances by Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora and Orianthi with More to be Announced
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Tokyo, Japan – May 31, 2016 – KLab, a leader in online mobile games, announced today that its subsidiary, KLab Entertainment Inc., will host the Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance event in Tokyo. The awards will be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium on Friday, November 11.

Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance event in Tokyo logo

Photo Credit/Performing Artists: (From top left) Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, Orianthi

Jeff Beck, the ultimate rock guitar genius, will receive the highest honors of the night and will also include live appearances by Richie Sambora, the former lead guitarist for Bon Jovi who has garnered critical acclaim for his solo work, and recent Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Cheap Trick. "It's quite an honor to be considered for the first Classic Rock awards in Japan," says Robin Zander, lead singer for Cheap Trick. "Thanks so much to all our fans in Japan, we can't wait to come back and play for you all." A total of four artists have been announced so far for the evening, including longtime Richie Sambora collaborator Orianthi, a singer-songwriter from Australia who has shared the stage and worked with Richie Sambora on multiple albums.

The Classic Rock Awards are the authoritative awards ceremony for the world of rock, and this year's ceremony will be held in Japan for the first time ever. The evening itself is divided into a two-part event which will include an awards ceremony and a series of live performances. Larger-than-life superstars of rock will descend on Tokyo for a single night of rock and roll in this extravagant collaboration hosted in the home of Japanese sumo wrestling, Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium.

Event Overview

Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance

Featuring Jeff Beck, with Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, and more to be announced.
* A list of performing artists will be announced via the official website at a later date.

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Place: Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm/Ceremony starts at 6:00 pm (* Tentative schedule)
* Advance tickets are scheduled to go on sale starting in mid-June.

Classic Rock Awards 2016 Official Website:

About the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards

The Classic Rock Awards are hosted by Classic Rock magazine, a leading rock journal and online media source for music fans worldwide. The award ceremony ranks among the most prestigious in the world of rock, and the Tokyo Ceremony will mark the twelfth anniversary of the Classic Rock Awards. The awards ceremony has been an annual event since the first awards were held in London in 2005, creating a legacy of legendary rock star performances of unparalleled proportions.

Major Award Recipients of 2015

Led Zeppelin
Reissues Of The Year
Iron Maiden
Album Of The Year
Band Of The Year
The Comeback
Alice Cooper
Classic Album
Living Legends

About TeamRock

TeamRock is the global home of Rock and Metal music. It connects rock fans with incredible content on a range of platforms and is already the go-to destination for fans and artists alike. Owner of the leading Rock and Metal brands TeamRock, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, and the Blues, TeamRock engages with fans through websites and apps for mobile and desktop, digital and print magazines, as well as radio and gaming.

About Parallel Contemporary Music (PCM)

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Parallel Contemporary Music is involved in countless music events around the globe through its world-class concert sponsorship programs and music event planning and operation businesses.

Business Model

The music scene has given rise to concerts tailored to financially stable middle-aged and older music fans, feeding a growing market based on profitable ticket sales and steady concert attendance figures that are unaffected by temporary trends. Classic Rock Awards 2016 does not depend on individual ticket sales alone. The organization is built on a stable and high-yielding business model that thrives on co-sponsorship and ticket purchases by corporations that attract affluent customers, such as credit card providers, private banks, security companies, life insurance agencies, airlines, automobile makers, and instrument manufacturers. The Classic Rock Awards vision for the future extends beyond music-based events into a long-term business strategy centered on firmly entrenched branding.

About KLab Entertainment Inc.

KLab Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KLab which specializes in the events business. The company utilizes KLab’s expertise in acquiring IPs to organize a variety of events. By fusing the promotional and planning abilities of KLab Entertainment with the technical prowess of KLab, KLab Group is growing into an extensive entertainment company.

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About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.