MARIAH CAREY KICKS OFF 'TODAY'S' 2014 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
THE ‘TOYOTA CONCERT SERIES ON TODAY’ BEGINS FRIDAY, MAY 16 ON ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
Star-Studded Headliners Include Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Rascal Flatts, Austin Mahone, Fall Out Boy, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Train, Neon Trees, Little Mix, Aloe Blacc, Fifth Harmony, Phillip Phillips, and the Series Wraps in a Big Way with Usher
NEW YORK – April 29, 2014 – This summer, NBC's TODAY will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for its 19th annual summer concert series. There’s no better way to officially kick off the summer season than with one of the best-selling female artists of all time, global superstar Mariah Carey. The five-time Grammy award winner will heat up the plaza Friday, May 16. The “Toyota Concert Series on TODAY” will air live Friday mornings throughout the summer.
This year’s line-up includes Usher and Maroon 5, veteran TODAY performers who bring massive crowds to the plaza. Powerhouse singer Jennifer Hudson also returns to TODAY, and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams will perform his first-ever concert on Rockefeller Plaza. The 2014 series also features show favorites OneRepublic, Train and Jason Mraz, rock bands Neon Trees and Fall Out Boy, as well as singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles, Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran. Crowd-pleasers Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony are sure to wow the crowd with blow-out performances.
The concert series also brings country music icons Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to the morning show stage, along with newcomers Little Mix and Aloe Blacc, who will make their debut in their first TODAY show concerts.
Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
16 MARIAH CAREY (#MariahTODAY)
23 TIM MCGRAW (#TimMcGrawTODAY)
26 AUSTIN MAHONE (#MahoneTODAY) *Monday
30 RASCAL FLATTS (#RascalFlattsTODAY)
5 PHARRELL WILLIAMS (#PharrellTODAY) *Thursday
6 SARA BAREILLES (#SaraBareillesTODAY)
13 TRAIN (#TrainTODAY)
17 LITTLE MIX (#LittleMixTODAY) *Tuesday
20 FALL OUT BOY (#FallOutBoyTODAY)
27 PHILLIP PHILLIPS (#PhillipsTODAY)
4 ED SHEERAN (#EdSheeranTODAY)
11 FIFTH HARMONY (#5HTODAY)
18 JASON MRAZ (#JasonMrazTODAY)
25 ONEREPUBLIC (#OneRepublicTODAY)
29 JENNIFER HUDSON (#JHudTODAY) *Tuesday
1 ALOE BLACC (#AloeBlaccTODAY)
15 NEON TREES (#NeonTreesTODAY)
29 ARIANA GRANDE (#ArianaTODAY)
1 MAROON 5 (#Maroon5TODAY)
5 USHER (#UsherTODAY)
*Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.
To view the most up to date concert list online visit: TODAY.com/concerts.
Fans are encouraged to visit the TODAY plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's Studio 1A, located at 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.
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