SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 25, 2011 17:41 ET

Christina Perri Unveils "A Thousand Years" Video; Eagerly Awaited Clip Debuts Wednesday, October 26th on MTV, MTV Hits, MTV.com, mtvU and VH1.com; Track Featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's Much-Anticipated "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"; Perri Also Featured on Unique Twilight Saga Promotional Tour, With Live Performances Set for Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas; Soundtrack Arrives in Stores and Online November 8th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced the world premiere of her eagerly awaited new video, "A Thousand Years." The track -- exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's upcoming "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" -- is available now at all leading digital retailers, while the album arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Tuesday, November 8th.

"A Thousand Years" will debut Wednesday, October 26th at 6 am ET on an array of MTV platforms, including MTV's AMTV, MTV Hits, MTV.com, mtvU and VH1.com (posted.vh1.com). In addition, the video -- directed by Jay Martin (whose previous work includes Perri's breakthrough hit, "Jar of Hearts," as well as clips for such artists as Kid Rock, Skylar Grey, and Death Cab for Cutie) -- will have its VH1 on-air premiere during the upcoming installment of Top 20 Video Countdown, slated to air Saturday, October 29th at 9 am ET (check local listings).

Perri is scheduled to perform "A Thousand Years" as part of the unique promotional tour celebrating the imminent arrival of Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which opens in theatres nationwide on November 18th. The tour -- which sees appearances from select members of the film's cast, including Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene -- will hit concert venues in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas beginning Monday, November 7th (see itinerary below). Additional dates slated for San Francisco and Salt Lake City will feature live performances from Sleeping At Last and Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz, all of whom are also featured on "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK." Tickets are free and will be available beginning at 10 am local time on Saturday, November 5th at each event location. Tickets are limited to two per person, non-transferable, and available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Tour dates and locations, as well as cast availability, are subject to change.

"A Thousand Years" follows Perri's breakthrough debut album, "lovestrong.," which entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its release earlier this year. The album -- which includes the 2x-platinum certified smash, "Jar of Hearts" -- is also shaping up as an unqualified international sensation, with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.

For additional news and information, please visit www.christinaperri.com, www.facebook.com/ChristinaPerriMusic, http://twitter.com/christinaperri, www.myspace.com/christinaperri, www.youtube.com/lovemspenny, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

In addition to Perri's "A Thousand Years," "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" features new tracks from an extraordinary selection of artists, including Bruno Mars, The Joy Formidable, The Belle Brigade, and Mia Maestro (who co-stars in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Carmen Denali of the Denali Coven). For more information, please see the official "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" web page, located at breakingdawnthesoundtrack.com.

Chop Shop Music Supervision owner Alexandra Patsavas (Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl) returns as Producer/Music Supervisor on "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," having worked closely with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 director Bill Condon in compiling the tracklisting. Paul Katz of Eye2Ear Music serves as both the producer of the album as well as Summit's point person on film-related music and soundtracks.

The hugely anticipated next chapter of The Twilight Saga will be released as two separate films, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 slated for release on November 18th, 2011 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 due on November 16th, 2012. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both films, which star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 are based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, with the screenplays penned by Melissa Rosenberg, and Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.

For more information, please visit Summit Entertainment's official page for The Twilight Saga films, located at http://www.breakingdawn-themovie.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009 and the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010.

About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world's preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world's most popular recording artists, among them James Blunt, B.o.B, Phil Collins, Death Cab for Cutie, Missy Elliott, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Plies, Sean Paul, Rush, Shinedown, Staind, Rob Thomas, T.I., Trey Songz, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

About Chop Shop
Alexandra Patsavas founded her own Chop Shop Music Supervision company in 1998. She quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for television series and feature films, including Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Mad Men, Rescue Me, The Twilight Saga, Water for Elephants, and The Dilemma. A champion of independent artists, Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream audiences. In the process, she has played an influential role in the development of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, The Fray, Ingrid Michaelson, and many others. In 2007, Patsavas launched Chop Shop Records, which today is home to Scars on 45, Anya Marina, Milo Greene, Marina & The Diamonds, The Republic Tigers, Mackintosh Braun, and the Twilight Saga soundtracks.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1:
THE TOUR

November 7, 2011: Atlanta, GA
The Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Cast Attending: Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Atlanta event details please contact breakingdawnatl@gmail.com

November 8, 2011: Chicago, IL
House of Blues
329 North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
Cast Attending: Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Chicago event details please contact BreakingDawnChicago@gmail.com

November 9, 2011: Dallas, TX
The Palladium Ballroom at Gilley's Dallas
1135 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215-1036
Cast Attending: Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Dallas event details please contact BreakingDawn.Dallas@LandH.com

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