British Rock Band’s Brilliant Reply to NFL’s Pay to Play at Super Bowl 2015

You Me at Six



Los Angeles, CA (August 21, 2014) – With headlines swirling about the NFL allegedly instituting a pay-to-play policy for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, British rock band YOU ME AT SIX has an offer for the league, which they outline in the following open letter:

Dear NFL:

We’re sorry to hear that you’re in such dire financial straits. While Coldplay and Rihanna mull your offer, we’re here to help with a multi-tiered proposal:

1.      For $2 Million: We get to play the upcoming halftime show.

2.      For $10 Million, one of us gets to quarterback a set of downs for the team of our choosing.

3.      For $40 Million, the Super Bowl will be played with English football rules, where you must use your feet, and an actual ball.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts once you’ve had a chance to review.  We welcome any of the Super Bowl committee to attend one of our upcoming American concerts. Our tour kicks off September 15th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.


You Me At Six

(Josh, Dan, Max Chris, Matt)


Should one or all of their offers be accepted, You Me At Six will be playing the Super Bowl XLIX halftime Show in support of new album Cavalier Youth, which hit No. 1 on both Billboard’s Heatseekers and the UK charts. Rolling Stone called Cavalier Youth a “confident, modern rock album,” and the Guardian praised it for having “the kind of fist-pumping choruses that made the Foo Fighters superstars.” You Me At Six recently won “Best British Band” honors at the recent Kerrang! Awards and are currently taking over U.S. airwaves with new single, “Room To Breathe,” which is top 10 at rock radio and rising. Over the course of the past few years, You Me At Six sold out UK’s Wembley Arena, racked up 3 Gold-selling albums and amassed over 20 million combined YouTube/Vevo views and 1.2 million Facebook fans. They recently tore the house down at BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend” festival in Glasgow, where they shared the bill with Katy Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, Kings of Leon, Bastille and Lorde.

You Me At Six’s Headlining Tour of North America launches September 15 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA. The full itinerary is as follows:

9/15     Los Angeles, CA           Troubadour
9/17     Pomona, CA                Glasshouse
9/18     Oakland, CA                Metro Opera
9/19     Portland, OR               Hawthorne Theatre
9/20     Vancouver, BC            Rio Theatre
9/21     Seattle, WA                 El Corazon
9/22     Spokane, WA               The Hop
9/24     Denver, CO                 Summit
9/26     Dallas, TX                    Door
9/27     Austin, TX                    Red 7 (matinee)
9/28     Houston, TX                 Warehouse
9/30     Orlando, FL                 Firestone
10/1     Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Revolution
10/2     Tampa, FL                   State Theatre
10/3     Atlanta, GA                  Masquerade
10/4     Nashville, TN               Rockettown
10/5     St. Louis, MO               Fubar
10/7     Minneapolis, MN        Garage
10/8     Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
10/9     Detroit, MI                  Shelter
10/10   Grand Rapids, MI        Stache
10/11   Cleveland, OH             Agora
10/13   Toronto,ON                 Phoenix
10/15   Montreal                     La Tulipe
10/16   Boston, MA                 Paradise
10/17   Philadelphia, PA          TLA
10/18   Washington, DC          9:30 (early show)
10/19   New York, NY              Irving Plaza
10/23   Syracuse, NY               Lost Horizon
10/24   Buffalo, NY                  Waiting Room
10/25   Albany, NY                   Upstate Music Hall
10/26   Sayreville, NJ               Starland
10/28   Pittsburgh, PA             Altar Bar
10/29   Columbus, OH             Basement
10/30   Cincinnati, OH             Bogarts
11/1     Milwaukee, WI            Rave
11/2     Madison, WI                Majestic Theatre


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Jason Miller
Jason Miller

Jason Miller is a leading digital B2B marketer, who’s held senior roles at LinkedIn, Marketo, and ActiveCampaign. Before entering the B2B space, he spent ten years at Sony, developing and executing marketing campaigns around the biggest names in music. He is a prolific keynote speaker, digital marketing instructor at UC Berkeley, and best-selling author. Also an accomplished rock concert photographer, his work appears in books, magazines, and album covers.

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