JASON DERULO AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO PERFORM, AND LUCY HALE TO HOST FIRST EVER LIVE CENTRAL TIME ZONE COUNTDOWN FROM NEW ORLEANS DURING
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017”
The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC from New York’s Times Square
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Los Angeles (December 14, 2016) – To ring in the New Year, eleven-time multi-platinum artist Jason Derulo and certified double-platinum supergroup Panic! at the Disco are slated to perform live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” from the Allstate® Fan Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, where New Orleans locals and tourists gather annually to celebrate the New Year and usher in the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” marks the continued expansion of the iconic annual New Year’s Eve tradition with coverage from New Orleans in its first-ever Central Time Zone countdown. Award-winning actress Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform hit series Pretty Little Liars, will host the live celebration from the Crescent City, providing viewers with exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City, with actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy reporting live from Times Square, while superstar Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. New Orleans joins the largest celebration of the year airing on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” and will feature 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, with performance acts in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. As previously announced, Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan with the cast of her Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform for over one million fans live in Times Square with millions more on TV. Fergie will host and perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles, with additional performances by Alessia Cara, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, Emeli Sande and Hailee Steinfeld. Lionel Richie will kick off the New Year from his concert in Las Vegas for the first performance of 2017.
“For more than a decade, the Allstate® Fan Fest has brought exclusive performances to college football fans leading up to the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl® in the great city of New Orleans,” said Pam Hollander, Vice President of Marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. “Working with ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ allows viewers across the country to experience our exciting two-day event through the headline activities and performances that anchor the celebration.”
“We are thrilled to host ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ in New Orleans and share a celebratory glimpse of our incredible city and state with ABC’s viewers of this iconic New Year’s Eve tradition,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans CVB. “The CVB plays a critical role bringing major events to our city through the support of the CVB members, which in turn brings great opportunities for visitors and New Orleanians to enjoy. We’re excited to ring in the New Year with Lucy Hale, Jason Derulo and Panic! at the Disco with Louisiana joie de vivre!”
“We’re pleased to have these accomplished performers usher in the New Year on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans,” said Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan. “We look forward to Lucy Hale hosting the iconic celebration, and are thrilled to excite out-of-town fans and locals with unforgettable performances from Jason Derulo and Panic! at the Disco as we gear up for the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl.”
Jason Derulo is one of the most successful and sought-after artists in the industry today. In the six years since ascending to superstardom, Derulo has sold over 55 million singles worldwide, all of which have been co-written by the artist himself. Jason Derulo, who got his start writing hits for other a-list artists such as Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy and more, has seen his eye-grabbing music videos amass over 3 billion views on YouTube. His music has been streamed over 6 billion times on Spotify, and his singles have aired on radio to an audience of over 20 billion since his debut single “Whatcha Say.” His four acclaimed studio albums have accumulated eleven Top 10 singles (including four #1 singles on the Hot 100): “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “It Girl,” “The Other Side,” “Marry Me,” “Talk Dirty,” “Wiggle,” “Trumpets,” and “Want To Want Me.” Equally as influential overseas, Jason Derulo has had four #1 singles in the UK, with “Want To Want Me” staying at #1 for four weeks in 2015. With more new music on the way later this year, Jason Derulo continues to remain at the forefront of modern music, continuing to help shape the DNA of both urban and pop music.
Panic! At The Disco’s has been nominated for “Best Rock Album” for their Gold-selling fifth studio album Death Of A Bachelor. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 Chart, with their single “Victorious” debuting at No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs, iTunes Alternative Songs, Billboard + Twitter’s Trending 140 charts just hours after its release, along with spawning two Top 10 Alt Radio hits with “Victorious” and ”Hallelujah.” Death Of A Bachelor, released via DCD2 Records/Fueled By Ramen on Jan. 15, is the #4 best-selling album released in 2016 following in the ranks of Drake, Beyoncé, and Rihanna, respectively and has amassed over 500 million streams. February 2017 sees the band hitting arenas across the U.S. on their headline Death Of A Bachelor Tour. Many dates sold out the first weekend (5 months ahead of the tour) including Philly, NYC (MSG), Chicago (Allstate Arena), Boston, Seattle, DC, CT, and LA (The Forum) just sold out. This is all coming off selling 550,000 tickets in the U.S. this past summer and a recent European/UK run that included two sold out nights in London at Ally Pally (20,000 tickets sold in one day). Their previous albums also include 2005’s double-platinum A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, 2008’s Gold-certified Pretty. Odd., which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and Vices & Virtues, which debuted at No. 7. Panic! At The Disco have been nominated for multiple awards, including two Grammys, Teen Choice Award, Alternative Press Music Award, Kerrang! Award, and MTV Video Music Awards. At the MTV VMAs in 2006, they won the highly coveted Video of the Year trophy for the video for their smash “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” P!ATD has performed on “Good Morning America,” “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and more.
Multi-talented and dynamic, Lucy Hale has captured the attention of millions as the star of Freeform’s smash hit series “Pretty Little Liars.” Hale was most recently nominated for a 2017 People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite Cable TV Actress. She won a People’s Choice Award in that same category in 2014. She has won a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress five times and she was presented with the 2013 Gracie Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star. Hale recently wrapped production for the final season of “Pretty Little Liars” and the show’s final run of episodes will premiere on Tuesday, April 18th. Prior, Hale was in production for Olivia Milch’s Blacklist script “Dude.” The film centers on four hard-partying best friends as they enjoy the last few weeks of high school before going their separate ways for college. Hale is the face of Avon’s Mark. Cosmetics and the spokesperson for their campaign, m.powerment. The brand’s philanthropic effort is dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women. “Lucy is the perfect example of our belief that there are no limits to what a woman can imagine or achieve,” said Meg Lerner, Global President of mark. “She embodies our mission of empowerment and what it means to make your mark on the world. “ In addition, she was recently named as a brand ambassador for Blowpro hair products. Previously, Hale headlined the launch of American Rag’s “All Access” campaign for Macy’s and released a collaboration collection with the beach friendly apparel brand Hollister. Prior, she starred as the lead in CW’s critically acclaimed comedy “Privileged.” That same year, Hale starred in Warner Bros.’ coming of age comedy “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” alongside Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera. She also starred as the lead in ABC Family’s teen musical “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song” alongside Freddie Stroma and lent her voice to Disney’s animated film “Secret of the Wings.”
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
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