TODAY show summer concert series announces lineup
Puff Daddy & the Family kick off the morning show's seasonal live performances May 20
Kick off your early-mornings with hot music: NBC’s TODAY announced the line-up for their annual summer concert series on Friday and the morning show has tapped some of the biggest stars from pop, country and hip-hop to perform this season.
Puff Daddy is reuniting with his Family for the show’s inaugural 2016 performance. The Grammy-winning rapper will team with members of his Bad Boy Entertainment crew for an early-morning performance that celebrates two decades of hits.
Also appearing this season: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony, and Alicia Keys, who will close out the concert series on Sept. 2. Other highlights include the Band Perry performing at the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
To give fans even more access to their favorite artists, TODAY is teaming up with Entertainment Weekly for a backstage pass to the “Citi Concert Series on TODAY” with exclusive artist Q&A’s in the magazine and videos from the plaza on EW.com.
Check out the full schedule below. For more information, head to TODAY’s official site.
Puff Daddy & The Family, #PuffDaddyTODAY
Their reunion shows in Brooklyn may have sold out, but fear not: the rap impresario is reuniting with his fabled Family, featuring Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase and others, for an early-morning 20th anniversary celebration of Bad Boy Entertainment. Expect a heartfelt tribute to his pal, the late rap titan Notorious B.I.G.
Dierks Bentley, #DierksTODAY
Fifth Harmony, #5HTODAY
Call in sick for this one: The pop quartet will showcase songs from their new album 7/27, including the irresistible smash “Work From Home.”
Luke Bryan, #LukeBryanTODAY
Nick Jonas, #NickJonasTODAY
Charlie Puth, #CharliePuthTODAY
Meghan Trainor, #MeghanTODAY
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, #MackAndRyanTODAY
The rap duo brings a little “Downtown” flavor to NYC’s midtown when they perform socially conscious songs from their latest album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Rachel Platten, #RachelPlattenTODAY
Shawn Mendes, #ShawnMendesTODAY
Celine Dion, #CelineTODAY
The Canadian superstar takes a break from her Las Vegas residency for a side-trip to the Big Apple.
Blake Shelton, #BlakeTODAY
The Band Perry, Live in Rio, #TheBandPerryTODAY
The pop-country trio had their latest single, “Live Forever,” selected as Team USA’s official Olympics 2016 song, so it’s fitting they’ll perform when TODAY heads to Brazil.
Jessica Simpson, #JessicaSimpsonTODAY
Alicia Keys, #AliciaKeysTODAY
Just in time for the arrival of her late-summer album, the R&B star will hit Rockefeller Center’s plaza to promote new music, including her single “In Common.”
*Additional performances may be announced throughout the season.