VIDEO: Nick Cannon Hosts VH1's SUPER BOWL BLITZ; Fall Out Boy, Janelle & More on Line-Up
Billboard.com reports that VH1 will launch a series of six concerts throughout New York City's five boroughs and New Jersey, in anticipation of the first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area. Nick Cannon and Stacy Kiebler will host the event. Watch a promo below!
Billed as 'VH1 Super Bowl Blitz', the concerts will take place on Monday, January 27, and will feature artists J. Cole at Queens College (Jan. 27), Janelle Monae at Lehman College in The Bronx (Jan. 28), Fall Out Boy at Brooklyn Bowl (Jan. 29), TLC at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre (Jan. 30), Goo Goo Dolls at Staten Island's St. George Theatre (Jan. 31) and Gavin DeGraw at Montclair, New Jersey's Wellmont Theatre (Feb. 1).
Explained VH1 president Tom Calderone, "Normally we would do one big show in the market where Super Bowl is being played, as we have with All American Rejects to Maroon to B.o.B. to Rihanna - twice. But we wanted to celebrate the fact that it's not only in New York and New Jersey for the first time, and it's an opportunity to do an outdoors, against-the-elements kind of show."
The concerts will air live each night on VH1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and stream live via the VH1 mobile app and at SuperBowl.VH1.com. Papa John's, Verizon and Mars/Wrigley are the official sponsers of the event. In addition, exclusive pre-shows will stream online featuring marching bands, dance performances and other surprises. "We'll be outside whether it's 32 degrees or minus 5," Calderone says.
Tickets will be available starting Monday, Jan. 13, when @VH1 will tweet secret times and places in New York City where fans can show up to have their picture taken with Iggy The Penguin, the official mascot of the Super Bowl Blitz concert series and tag their photo with the hashtag #Vh1Blitz for a chance to win tickets. Additionally, a limited number of tickets for each show will be available for purchase.