One Republic Merges Tech and Cool With Free Show

Samsung and AT&T put on a free show at Oakland's Fox Theatre with One Republic to show off their new Infuse 4G smartphone and so fans could have a good time.

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Oakland's Fox Theatre was the venue for the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert featuring the artist One Republic playing a free concert and several interactive displays for the new Samsung 4G Infuse smartphone.
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The other star of the night was Samsung's new Infuse 4G phone. Here concert goers pose for pictures taken by the phone.
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More fans strike a pose.
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The lights and the backdrop were set up to help highlight the phones 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.
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Except for a few subtle displays, the products were not forced on music lovers. For people who just wanted to enjoy the free music, they were allowed to do just that.
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But make no mistake, people were there to enjoy the free One Republic show.
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The band played about an hour set.
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They mixed in a wide range of instruments. From keyboards to cellos to Glockenspiels.
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The audience was treated to several of the bands hits, including "Apologize" and "Stop and Stare."
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The pretty shoes in the pretty lights.
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And the lights go down and frontman Ryan Tedder's shoes look just as pretty.
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The lights shine down on the boys.
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The band rocks out together.
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The band treated fans to several cover songs.
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Covers included U2's "Without or Without You," The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army," and a quick hit of Justin Timberlake's "I'm Bringing Sexy Back."
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Former model Zach Filkins gets into his guitar.
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A look on to the stage with some of the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert props.
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Tedder gets into one of the songs.
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Tedder does a little dance.
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Tedder blends his voice with Brent Kutzle's cello.
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Guitarist Drew Brown let his hair down for the show.
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The band plays for the crowd.
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Tedder and Kutzie play.
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Kutzie once said he would never let him play in a band that didn't let him play the cello. One Republic has found a way to make the instrument the center piece on several of its most popular tracks.
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Kutzle gets into a track.
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Tedder lends his talents on the keyboard. At times putting on a show by crawling under the keyboards and playing and singing without looking.
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A couple of women working for Samsung strike a pose in their sponsored clothing. These women were showing music lovers some of the finer features of the Infuse 4G.
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One of the women shows some of the music and gaming capabilities of the phone.
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The phones were hooked up to large screen televisions across the theatre where concert goers could hook in and play games like Angry Birds on the big screen using the phone.
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One of the big screens in question. A fan navigates his way through the Android-powered OS.
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They were not shy to show their Samsung pride.
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