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MIDNIGHT RED UNITES WITH 1-800-FLOWERS JUST IN TIME FOR PROM

Source: Webster PR

Partnership launches in advance of Today Show performance on Monday, March 10th

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CARLE PLACE, NY (March 6, 2014) – As spring blossoms, Midnight Red hooks up with the world’s leading florist and gift shop, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, to arrange smiles to fans, proms and music lovers everywhere.

Before the Christmas holiday, America’s boy band surprised the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s team with a private performance at their headquarters in Carle Place, NY. They had the chance to meet with the staff and enjoy their time before their performance in Long Island.

“We fell in love with the band and their talent and asked them to help support our prom program,” said Lisa Hendrikson, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM VP of Retail Marketing.  “We are looking for Midnight Red to help us deliver smiles this spring for prom season.”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Prom Program offers corsages and boutonnieres online or at one of their retail floral shops nationwide. In early March, the deal was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of Midnight Red and with this budding relationship, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be offering downloads ofMidnight Red’s music.  Plus, by teaming up with the leading florist and gift shop, there’s a guarantee that every show will have flowers for the boys to hand out to fans. And to spring some more surprises, Midnight Red may be coming to a school near you to perform.

The partnership is launching just in time for Midnight Red to be performing on the Today Show and hot interviews with HuffPost Live, Entertainment Scoop, MTV, FUSE-TV and Sirius XM – Hits 1 with Kid Kelly.  Currently, Midnight Red is on MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and will be on tour with The Wanted starting on April 8th.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut EP that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.'” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).

About 1-800-FLOWERS:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer’s “Hot 500 Guide” for 2013. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was recognized for our mobile site with a Gold Award in the Ecommerce/Shopping category of the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService in 2011 and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service in 2011. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 orwww.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com andwww.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company’s Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and ecards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.