With Mazda3 Presents Nova’s Red Room Global Tour over half way through its international experience, the winners are continuing to enjoy a once in a lifetime music and travel experience, having flown to and explored LA, Rhode Island, Las Vegas and now spending in New York, and enjoyed Nova’s Red Room experiences with some of the hottest artists in the world – Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris with Miley Cyrus and Peking Duk still to come.
The tour kicked off last Sunday night (4 June) when the 28 winners from around the country enjoyed a cocktail function at The Star Sydney, allowing them to meet their travel companions for the next 12 days, before departing for LA the following day.
The winners’ first Nova’s Red Room experience kicked off on Tuesday (day 2) with winners enjoying drinks while they spent time with Katy Perry in a special Nova’s Red Room experience at the iconic Capitol Records studios in LA.
Winners were delighted when Katy spent time getting to know each of them during their meet and greets as well as sharing insights about the tracks on her new album Witness.
Katy was particularly taken by one winner, Aleisha, who had dressed up for the occasion in hot pants and a cupcake bra top and was rewarded with a big hug by the pop star.
In true rock star style, the winners then headed straight to the airport for an overnight flight to Rhode Island for their Nova’s Red Room with The Chainsmokers at Dunkin Donuts Arena on Wednesday.
The winners were given a backstage tour, with Alex and Drew from the group meeting up with them before the show. The Chainsmokers performed their biggest hits including Paris and Closer, along with giving them a sneak peek at some new singles. The winners stayed on for The Chainsmokers stadium show that night in front of a sold out crowd.
After their Nova’s Red Room performance, Smallzy chatted to Alex and Drew about their plans to tour Australia. The full interview with The Chainsmoker’s will air on Smallzy’s Surgery airs tonight from 7pm on the Nova Network.
Day 5 saw the winners wake up in Las Vegas for three days of exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer. Nova organised a team dinner on Friday night at one of Las Vegas’ hottest bars and restaurants, Lavo and SA winner Clive chose this moment to propose to his long term girlfriend Mikayla, enlisting the entire tour group and the staff at Lavo to help execute the surprise, and she said yes.
On Saturday (day 6) winners attended one of the most dynamic and unforgettable Nova’s Red Room experiences with one of the hottest DJs in the world, Calvin Harris, in true VIP style, from private marquees at the Wet Republic.
Meet and greet with Calvin Harris
On Sunday (day 7) the winners departed for New York. Arriving at The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca late on Sunday night with four days to explore and enjoy a Nova’s Red Room, with Miley Cyrus, on Wednesday night before heading back to Sydney for the last gig of the global tour – a Nova’s Red Room with Pekin Duk at The Star Sydney on Saturday 17 June.