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'Today' celebrates 18th annual summer concert series on Rockefeller Plaza

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, May 7th 2013 01:20 pm

Headliners for the 2013 concert series include One Direction, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Train, The Band Perry, Michael Buble, Chris Brown

This summer, NBC's "Today" will once again put the rock in Rockefeller Plaza, bringing together the hottest hit-makers for its 18th annual summer concert series.

There's no better way to officially kick off summer than with some FUN. On Friday, May 24, in their first-ever "Today" concert, the Grammy winners will be turning "Some Nights" into one great morning.

The "Toyota Concert Series on Today" will air live every Friday morning throughout the summer.

This year's lineup includes One Direction and Chris Brown, two veteran "Today" artists who brought record-setting crowds in previous plaza performances. The 2013 series also features "Today" show favorites, rock bands Maroon 5, Train and Fall Out Boy, as well as singer-songwriters John Mayer, Michael Buble, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran. Crowd-pleasers New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men will join forces in one blow-out concert, and Lionel Richie will surely have the crowd "Dancing on the Ceiling." The concert series also brings bright country music stars to the morning show stage with The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan.

Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.


  • 24FUN. (#FunTODAY)
  • 31New Kids on the Block/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men (#NKOTBTODAY)


  • 7Lionel Richie (#LionelTODAY)
  • 14Maroon 5 (#Maroon5TODAY)
  • 21Hunter Hayes (#HunterTODAY)
  • 28Phillip Phillips (#PhillipTODAY)


  • 5John Mayer (#JohnMayerTODAY)
  • 12Ed Sheeran (#EdSheeranTODAY)
  • 19Fall Out Boy (#FallOutBoyTODAY)
  • 26Train (#TrainTODAY)


  • 2The Band Perry (#BandPerryTODAY)
  • 9Michael Buble (#BubleTODAY)
  • 16Luke Bryan (#LukeBryanTODAY)
  • 23One Direction (#1DTODAY)
  • 30Chris Brown (#ChrisBrownTODAY)

*Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.

To view the most up-to-date concert list online, visit http://on.today.com/18hsUjb.

Fans and visitors are encouraged to join "Today" on the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside Studio 1A, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

TODAY.com will bring viewers closer to the action with highlights from the backstage scene, photos from fans on the plaza, hashtags for each concert, and more. Head to www.TODAY.com/concerts to get all the goods.

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