On Thursday, rapper Diddy made a special announcement via Twitter about a private concert to take place on Feb. 1 at Time Warner Studios in New York City, one day before the Super Bowl. The show, hosted by Diddy’s newly formed Revolt TV, will feature both Diddy and Drake, with New York’s very own Funkmaster Flex and Ross One as DJs for the evening. Fans can get free tickets for the concert via http://www.twcstudios.com/
In addition to Diddy’s announcement, VH1 announced that a slew of artists will headline VH1’s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts,” which will include J. Cole in Queens, Janelle Monae in the Bronx, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, TLC in Manhattan, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey. All six concerts will be hosted live by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, premiering Monday, January 27th and airing live each night through Saturday, February 1st at 11 PM ET/PT.
Fans can view the concerts streaming live via the VH1 smartphone application. Each show will also be made available on-demand via the app and at SuperBowl.VH1.com the following day.
In a statement about the event, the president of VH1 said: “We’ve enjoyed a longtime, successful partnership with the NFL, putting on the biggest pre-game live concert leading up to the Super Bowl. 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.”
All six concerts ultimately lead up to Bruno Mars, who will be playing the halftime show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday
List of Headliners and locations For VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz:
- J.Cole: Queens, Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College – Monday, January 27
- Janelle Monáe: Bronx, Lehman College – Tuesday, January 28
- Fall Out Boy Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bowl – Wednesday, January 29
- TLC: Manhattan, Beacon Theatre – Thursday, January 3
- Goo Goo Dolls: Staten Island, St. George Theatre – Friday, January 31
- Gavin DeGraw: New Jersey, The Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ) – Saturday, February 1
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