The Super Bowl isn’t the Super Bowl without some major parties, which is why we’re thrilled to announce that Train will be headlining “VH1′s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever,“ live from New Orleans before this year’s big game. And now that we know who will be suiting up (both on and off the field) it’s time to start planning: The fun kicks off on Friday, February 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with a live broadcast on VH1.com. Former Super Bowl champ turned morning show host Michael Strahan will serve as one of the evening’s MCs, along with VH1′s very own Carrie Keagan.
With less than two weeks to go, we’ll be sure to update you with additional scheduled appearances from NFL greats and even more of your musical favorites. In the meantime, get all the details from the official press release that just hit wires:
TRAIN STOPS IN NEW ORLEANS FOR SUPER BOWL XLVII PERFORMING AT
“VH1’s BEST SUPER BOWL CONCERT EVER”
LIVE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 9 PM* ON VH1
MICHAEL STRAHAN AND CARRIE KEAGAN HOST
WITH SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS, NFL FAVORITES AND LOCAL ARTISTS
Catch Performances Online At VH1.com Following The Live Airing
NEW YORK, NY – January 23, 2013 – VH1 and the NFL have joined forces once again to bring a great night of music from the heart of all the action in New Orleans at “VH1′s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever ” airing LIVE on VH1 Friday, February 1 at 9 PM ET/PT and hosted by “LIVE with Kelly & Michael” co-host Michael Strahan and “Big Morning Buzz Live” host Carrie Keagan. VH1’s Jason Dundas will also be in the mix highlighting host city, New Orleans. The special concert will pay tribute to Super Bowl XLVII with an unforgettable performance by Train along with special music guests and appearances by NFL favorites.
The concert will kick off Friday, February 1 at 9:00 PM ET/PT live from the Sugar Mill in New Orleans’ famed Warehouse District. Fans can register to be a part of “VH1′s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever ” as NFL Insiders at www.1iota.com. Doors will open at 6 p.m. CT with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
Music and sports fans will enjoy Train’s classics like “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” “Calling All Angels” and “Hey, Soul Sister,” as well as some of their new hits like “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Surprise guests and local artists will also hit the stage to bring some Southern flavor.
Train is made up of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums). California 37 is Train’s fifth studio album, and features the double-platinum hit “Drive By” and platinum hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” The multi-platinum selling band made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels,” earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey, Soul Sister” from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, “Hey, Soul Sister” hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has made numerous television appearances, performing on the NFC Championship Game, Daytona 500, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America’s Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, and Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor, Rachael Ray and more.
“VH1’s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever” will also include packages inspired by the return of VH1’s fan favorite series “Best Week Ever,” which will premiere a new episode immediately following the concert at 10PM ET/PT.
Packages and performances from the concert will be available online at VH1.com following the live premiere on Friday, February 1. Follow @VH1 on Twitter and use #SuperBowlConcert to talk about the show.
“VH1’s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever” will be executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions.