In support of the first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area, VH1 is prepping to kick off a series of six different concerts in five of New York City’s boroughs and one in New Jersey. Appropriately titled VH1 Super Bowl Blitz, the events will take place on Monday, January 27th.
The series will kick off with rapper J. Cole, who will perform at Queens College on January 27th, with Janelle Monáe performing at Lehman College in The Bronx on January 28th.
Rockers Fall Out Boy will be at Brooklyn Bowl on January 29th, while icons TLC “creep” their way into Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on January 30th.
The Goo Goo Dolls will be at Staten Island’s St. George Theatre on January 31st and Gavin DeGraw at Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre on February 1st. Take a look at what VH1 president Tom Calderone had to say below:
“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 5 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.”
Just as I hoped, each convert will air live each night on VH1 at 11 p.m. EST/PST and will also stream live on the VH1 movile app. It will also stream live at SuperBowl.VH1.com.
To amplify the outdoor angle, exclusive pre-shows will stream online featuring marching bands, dance performances and other surprises.
Tickets for the show will be available starting Monday January 13, when @VH1 will tweet secret times and places in New York City.
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.