Sunday, January 12, 2014


The leadup to this year's Super Bowl in New Jersey will include a series of six concerts in six nights, in VH1's 'The Super Bowl Blitz'.

The network announced the lineup Thursday for the concerts that will be held in the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey from Jan. 27 to Feb 1.

The concerts will feature J.Cole in Queens, Janelle MonĂ¡e playing the Bronx, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, TLC in Manhattan, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey.

Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, all six concerts air live each night at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

The concerts will also be streamed live in the VH1 App, made available on-demand in the app and at the day after each live concert.

"We've enjoyed a longtime, successful collaboration with the NFL, putting on the biggest pre-game live concert leading up to the Super Bowl," said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. "In 2014, we're proud to amplify those efforts with the league across six nights when we team up with these incredibly talented artists for the "Super Bowl Blitz," which will be the ultimate six-concert tailgate party for music and sports lovers.

The locations include:

Event: VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz
Dates: January 27 – February 1
Venue: Various (New York, NY)
Lineup: J. Cole, Janelle Monae (Bronx: Lehman College), Fall Out Boy, TLC (Manhattan: Beacon Theatre), Goo Goo Dolls (Staten Island: St. George Theater), and Gavin DeGraw (New Jersey: The Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)

Event: Time Warner Cable pre-game parties
Dates: January 29 – February 1
Venue: Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Kings of Leon, Drake, Diddy, DJ Funk Flex, DJ Ross One, and the O’Jays

Event: Bud Light Hotel concert showcase
Dates: January 30 – February 2
Venue: Bud Light Hotel Amphitheatre (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Foo Fighters, The Roots, Fall Out Boy (Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bowl), Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes, Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, Jake Owen, and more.

Event: ESPN Super Bowl Party
Date: January 31
Venue: Pier 36 (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Kendrick Lamar and Robin Thicke

Event: Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show
Date: February 2
Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Lineup: Bruno Mars ft Red Hot Chili Peppers
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