NEW YORK – MAY 3, 2013 – This summer, NBC’s TODAY will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for its 18th annual summer concert series. There’s no better way to officially kick off summer than with some Fun. On Friday, May 24, in their first-ever TODAY concert, the Grammy award winners will be turning “Some Nights” into one great morning. The “Toyota Concert Series on Today” will air live every Friday morning throughout the summer.
This year’s line-up includes One Direction and Chris Brown, two veteran TODAY sensations who brought record-setting crowds in previous Plaza performances. The 2013 series also features TODAY show favorites, rock bands Maroon 5, Train and Fall Out Boy as well as singer-songwriter stars, John Mayer, Michael Buble, Phillip Phillips, and Ed Sheeran. Crowd-pleasers, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men will join forces in one blow-out concert, and Lionel Richie will surely have the crowd “Dancing on the Ceiling.” The concert series also brings bright country music stars to the morning show stage with The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan.
Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
24 FUN (#FunTODAY)
31 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK/98 DEGREES/BOYZ II MEN (#NKOTBTODAY)
7 LIONEL RICHIE (#LionelTODAY)
14 MAROON 5 (#Maroon5TODAY)
21 HUNTER HAYES (#HunterTODAY)
28 PHILLIP PHILLIPS (#PhillipTODAY)
5 JOHN MAYER (#JohnMayerTODAY)
12 ED SHEERAN (#EdSheeranTODAY)
19 FALL OUT BOY (#FallOutBoyTODAY)
26 TRAIN (#TrainTODAY)
2 THE BAND PERRY (#BandPerryTODAY)
9 MICHAEL BUBLE (#BubleTODAY)
16 LUKE BRYAN (#LukeBryanTODAY)
23 ONE DIRECTION (#1DTODAY)
30 CHRIS BROWN (#ChrisBrownTODAY)
*Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.
To view the most up to date concert list online visit: http://on.today.com/18hsUjb
Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s Studio 1A, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
TODAY.com will bring viewers closer to the action with highlights from the backstage scene, photos from fans on the plaza, hashtags for each concert, and more. Head toTODAY.com/concerts to get all the goods.
Don Nash is the executive producer of TODAY (Monday-Friday, 7-11 a.m.). Melissa Lonner is the senior producer responsible for the “Toyota Concert Series on Today.”
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