NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Channel Radio today announced that guitar legend Jeff Beck will be a special guest at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the two-day music event hosted by Ryan Seacrest that will mark the biggest live concert festival in radio history. Beck will join Steven Tyler in a special performance to kick off the second night of the Festival on Saturday, September 24th, in a unique collaboration that is another indicator of why the iHeartRadio Music Festival is truly a once-in-a-lifetime must-see event.
First known as a guitarist for The Yardbirds, a seminal English rock band of the mid-60s, and currently one of the UK's leading artists and musical innovators, Beck was ranked No. 14 in Rolling Stone's list of "Greatest Guitarists of All Time." He joins an amazing lineup of music's superstars including Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, The Black Eyed Peas, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Jane's Addiction, Nicki Minaj, John Mayer, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Sublime with Rome, Kelly Clarkson and special performances from Usher and Sting.
Participating artists will appear on one stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on two consecutive nights, September 23rd and 24th, to celebrate the official launch of the New iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free, industry-leading digital radio product that will combine its more than 750 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities with the ability to create custom stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service.
"Our goal with the iHeartRadio Music Festival was to bring together incredible artists from every music genre, along with some amazing once-in-a-lifetime onstage collaborations to create a lineup reflective of the New iHeartRadio. It will be a special moment in rock history when Jeff and Steven perform together," said Tom Poleman, President of Clear Channel National Programming Platforms. "Jeff's participation in the show is one more reason why the iHeartRadio Music Festival will be an event that people will never forget."
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will be carried live on Clear Channel Radio stations in over 150 markets. In addition, the show will be streamed across all of Clear Channel's radio station websites, at iheartradio.com/vegas and at facebook.com/iheartradio. Festival tickets sold out in ten minutes, but throughout the summer hundreds of listeners will win a dream trip to Vegas to converge with thousands of fans across the country and experience this one-of-a-kind event.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a Clear Channel Entertainment Production. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com. iHeartRadio is available on the web at iHeartRadio.com and on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, iPad and HP TouchPad. The New iHeartRadio beta is now available for Mac and PC users by first "Liking" iHeartRadio on Facebook (facebook.com/iheartradio) and then going to iheartradio.com. The iPhone mobile app for the New iHeartRadio is also available and compatible with the iPad and iPod Touch. Android and other platforms will follow in the near future.
Artists and/or event subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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With 237 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Radio has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. The company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com, and on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads, HP TouchPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.ccmediaholdings.com.
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