The Today show will be celebrating its 18th Annual Summer concert series all summer long, with some of today’s biggest and brightest of the Music industry! The Toyota concert series kicked off its
18th season with a special concert in Hurricane “Sandy” torn Seaside Heights, NJ, with the popular Indie rock band ‘Fun’ at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Friday morning, the Grammy
Award-winning act performed to an emotionally packed crowd that gathered along the partially restored Jersey Shore.
Nate Ruess and his band mates, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff performed their Grammy Award winning song “We Are Young”, their second top ten single “Some Nights” and the rock anthem
“Carry On,” a befitting song choice for their musical set on the shore, because as Nate explained on the Seaside Heights boardwalk stage, “It is a song about perseverance in hard times.”
The Today Show boasts a musical line-up of musical superstars that includes, One Direction and Chris Brown, both known for 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-songwriter stars, John Mayer, Michael Buble, American Idol alumni Phillip Phillips, and Ed
Sheeran. Veteran crowd-pleasers, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men, will join forces in one blow-out concert this coming Friday morning, and the legendary Lionel Richie will
surely have the crowd “Dancing on the Ceiling” all morning long. The concert series also brings lively country music stars to the morning show stage with The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan.
The “Toyota Concert Series on Today” will air live every Friday morning throughout the summer.
The following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.
24 FUN (#FunTODAY)
31 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK/98 DEGREES/BOYZ II MEN (#NKOTBTODAY)
7 LIONEL RICHIE (#LionelTODAY)
14 MAROON 5 (#Maroon5TODAY)
21 HUNTER HAYES (#HunterTODAY)
28 PHILLIP PHILLIPS (#PhillipTODAY)
5 JOHN MAYER (#JohnMayerTODAY)
12 ED SHEERAN (#EdSheeranTODAY)
19 FALL OUT BOY (#FallOutBoyTODAY)
26 TRAIN (#TrainTODAY)
2 THE BAND PERRY (#BandPerryTODAY)
9 MICHAEL BUBLE (#BubleTODAY)
16 LUKE BRYAN (#LukeBryanTODAY)
23 ONE DIRECTION (#1DTODAY)
30 CHRIS 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 the merry morning trio of Al Roker, Matt Lauer and the recently engaged, Savannagh Guthrie on the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s Studio 1A, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.