HP and Intel are hosting the first-ever live stream of a concert on Twitter from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.
The concert will kick off the launch of a new 10-episode series on YouTube called “In the Booth” — a behind-the-scenes look at Tiësto’s life and his impact on the electronic dance movement. The private event at the nightclub XS at Encore in Las Vegas will stream live from HP and Intel’s newly enhanced Twitter brand pages.
Tiësto will play a 90-minute set on Wednesday, January 11 starting at 10:00 p.m. PT. It will then play on a loop on HP and Intel’s Twitter page for the following 48 hours.
I love the increasingly popular trend to broadcast electronic events live on the internet. Coachella broadcast a large number of their acts last year via youtube (although sadly nothing from the Sahara tent), Deadmau5 streamed his 4D event from the UK a few months ago, and Tiesto himself recently played a show in Brazil to promote the new Mission Impossible movie that was broadcast live over the internet. Here's hoping this trend continues and I can catch a glimpse of Ultra and or Electric Zoo.
I'm also very excited for the "In the Booth" series. Since I follow @tiesto religiously and have been privileged to see one of the biggest DJs in the world 3 times this year alone, I'm looking forward to finding out more about the behind-the-scenes world of Tiesto.