Mario Lopez to Host iHeartRadio's Album Release Party With Ed Sheeran
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today the "Pepsi Presents iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran" on Tuesday, June 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles.
The iHeartRadio Album Release Party will bring Pepsi and Ed Sheeran fans a first listen of the global superstar's new album, "x," (pronounced 'multiply') set to be released June 23. Pepsi and Clear Channel will also share a sneak peek into the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup -- announcing Ed Sheeran as the first released performer. As part of Pepsi's culture of bringing music fans closer to their favorite artists, the event will feature a live performance and Q&A with the three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, discussing his second studio album, hosted by on-air talent and TV personality Mario Lopez.
"Clear Channel has been a huge supporter of Ed Sheeran since the beginning, we helped him launch his career in the United States and have watched him become a world-phenomenon," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "We are thrilled to be a cornerstone in launching his new album 'x' with an iHeartRadio Album Release Party and can't wait for him to hit the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this September."
The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Ed Sheeran will broadcast on-air as a 30-minute special across Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Hot-AC stations, with a 60-minute stream online across station websites and iHeartRadio on Monday, June 23. Video streaming details will be announced at a later date.