NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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Logo, the entertainment network for gays, lesbians and their families and friends announced today that multi-platinum rockers Panic! At The Disco will round out the live musical performances at the "NewNowNext Awards" 2011. They will join previously announced acts Robyn, Oh Land and Wynter Gordon. Additionally, Logo revealed the first group of presenters scheduled to appear. The "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 premieres Monday, April 11th at 10/9C on Logo.
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen group Panic! At The Disco first infected us with A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, then they captivated us with Pretty. Odd., and now it's Panic! At The Disco's turn to remind us why we fell in love with them in the first place. With Vices & Virtues, their first album as a duo, frontman/multi-instrumentalist Brendon Urie and drummer/percussionist Spencer Smith have proven that their best ideas are just starting to get realized -- and the disc not only marks the beginning of a new era for this Grammy-nominated, Las Vegas-based rock act, but in many ways also rings in a new period of musical and emotional growth that shows no signs of subsiding.
Responding to overwhelming public demand, Panic! At The Disco has moved up the release of Vices & Virtues, which includes the first single, "The Ballad of Mona Lisa," to arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March 22nd. In support of the new album, Panic! At The Disco has booked several late-night television appearances with the first stop at "Conan," scheduled for Monday, March 28th, followed one week later with a Monday, April 4th appearance on "Lopez Tonight."
The "NewNowNext Awards" is often known for its' eclectic line-up of presenters – and this year is no exception. Presenters announced today include: Adam Lambert, Aubrey O'Day ("All About Aubrey"), Busy Philipps ("Cougar Town"), Brittany Snow ("Harry's Law"), Keegan Allen ("Pretty Little Liars"), Carmen Electra, Gretchen Rossi ("The Real Housewives of Orange County"), Perez Hilton, Lisa Vanderpump ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), Ross Mathews ("The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"), Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge ("The Fabulous Beekman Boys") and Christina Perri (Singer). Additional presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
This year's NewNowNext winners will be revealed Monday, April 11th at 10/9C, on Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 show. The 90-minute special will be taped in front of a live audience with today's hottest emerging and seasoned artists at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood, CA on April 7th.
Through its past discoveries, the "NewNowNext Awards" has proven its one step ahead of the hype by calling out some of today's hottest pop culture phenomenon long before they were on the mainstream radar. Highlights include Lady Gaga's first ever televised performance with a sizzling rendition of "Just Dance." Hit drama series "True Blood" received the "Best Show You're Not Watching" award months before its Emmy© nominations. Wendy Williams won "Best New Indulgence" before her daytime talk show "The Wendy Williams Show" went national.
The "NewNowNext Awards" builds on Logo's acclaimed NewNowNext franchise, which includes LogoTV.com's pop culture blog NewNowNext.com and two on-air music shows: "NewNowNext PopLab," the home for party music in all its forms, and "NewNowNext Music," the ultimate music video destination of today's hottest artists and emerging musicians.
"NewNowNext Awards" is Executive Produced by Christopher Willey and Dave Mace for Logo. Michael Dempsey of Dempsey Productions serves as Executive Producer and Director.
For more information, visit NewNowNext.com.
Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment network from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) for gays and lesbians, their families and friends. Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 47 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365Gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.