ELTON JOHN TO HOST ALL-NEW BENEFIT SPECIAL, “FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA”, AIRING SUNDAY, MARCH 29 WITH PERFORMANCES BY MUSIC’S BIGGEST ARTISTS, INCLUDING ALICIA KEYS, BACKSTREET BOYS, BILLIE EILISH, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, MARIAH CAREY, TIM MCGRAW AND MORE
COMMERCIAL-FREE AIRING OF ONE-HOUR SPECIAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FRONT LINE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WORKING TO TREAT PATIENTS, AND WILL SEEK DONATIONS FROM VIEWERS AND LISTENERS
25 MARCH 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced today FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic. Hosted by Elton John, the event will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of all involved. The concert will air in the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ original broadcast timeslot – Sunday, March 29, from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/6:00-7:00 PM PT on FOX – and on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, as well as via the iHeartRadio app. The benefit special will be broadcast commercial-free.
In addition to featuring music, the hour-long concert will pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread of the virus. It also will encourage viewers to support two of the many charitable organizations helping victims and first responders during the pandemic: Feeding America® and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Additional details and performers to be announced soon. For more information, visit iHeart.com/LivingRoomConcert.
To extend the reach of the commercial-free special’s charitable component, FOX will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms.
Executive producers for FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA are John Sykes and Tom Poleman, for iHeartMedia and Joel Gallen, For Tenth Planet Productions – who produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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