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Hunger Games Star, Jena Malone, to Perform at Thompson Chicago
Thompson Hotels will host two-artist music group The Shoe on a four-city tour following the release of “I’m Okay,” the band’s sophomore album. The Shoe, featuring talented Hunger Gamesactress Jena Malone, will take over a handful of Thompson Hotels properties in major cities with curated performances, following three stunning sets at the brand’s Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. “The Thompson Hotels X The Shoe Takeover Tour” will kick off in Toronto at Thompson Toronto on June 17, and then The Shoe will perform in Chicago at Thompson Chicago, in New York City at Gild Hall and finally in London at Belgraves. Thompson Hotels and its unique neighborhood locales will serve as musical muses for The Shoe, inspiring imaginative and engaging performances.
Named after the portability of an antique steamer trunk Malone repurposed to house the music set, The Shoe is known for its pop/art music and improvisational performances. Celebrating the unexpected through curated cultural experiences, Thompson Hotels invites guests, tastemakers and fans to experience The Shoe’s avant-garde approach through hosted public and private performances at its properties.
“Thompson X The Shoe Takeover Tour” Dates:
Tuesday, June 17th – Thompson Toronto, Toronto, CAN
Monday, July 7th – Thompson Chicago, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, July 9th – Gild Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, July 12th – Belgraves, London, UK
Music lovers are encouraged to check Thompson Hotels’ and The Shoe’s social media channels for day-of updates related to the public performances at each tour location.
Actress Jean Malone and music producer Lem Jay Ignacio formed The Shoe after they first met at a Christmas carol party in Los Angeles, California in 2008. After all night recording and freestyle sessions in Ignacio’s garage, The Shoe released their first EP appropriately named, At Lem Jay’s Garage. The Shoe’s sophomore effort, I’m Okay, beautifully captures the essence of today’s pop music. In conjunction with the album release, The Shoe premiered their video for, “His Gorgeousness,” directed by celebrated artist Aliya Naumoff. Engage with The Shoe on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates.
About Thompson Chicago
Thompson Chicago is an award-winning hotel featuring 247 guest rooms and interiors by award-winning British designer Tara Bernerd. The hotel boasts stunning views of both Lake Michigan and the city and is just steps away from Michigan Avenue, boutiques on Oak Street, and downtown’s finest dining and nightlife destinations. Thompson Chicago was recently included in Travel+ Leisure’s 2014 “It List” as one of the “Best New Hotels Around the Globe” while Condé Nast Traveler named the property one of the “Best New Food Hotels” in its 2014 “Hot List.” Situated off of the hotel’s lobby is Nico Osteria, an Italian seafood-driven restaurant by One Off Hospitality with a menu by James Beard “Outstanding Chef” Award-winner, Paul Kahan. Thompson Chicago also features 12,225 square feet of meeting, pre-function and catering space, accommodating up to 200 guests. In addition, the property offers private dining rooms and a reception area, as well as six two-level penthouse lofts. For additional information and to make reservations, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.
About Thompson Hotels
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes Gild Hall and Smyth Tribeca in New York City; the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles; the recently opened Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto and Belgraves in London. Thompson Hotels also has multiple new projects in development, including Thompson Miami Beach, Thompson Los Cabos and Thompson Playa del Carmen. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates.