Charlie Puth, Ludacris and Ozuna will also headline the event
To celebrate the much-anticipated upcoming new chapter of its iconic Fast & Furious franchise, Universal Pictures has announced its massive fan event “The Road to F9.” On January 31st, in Miami, Florida, the studio will release the all-new trailer for the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as host a once-in-a-lifetime concert — complete with global superstars performing their biggest hits. Fans hoping to win the chance to secure tickets to the show may register online. F9 opens in North America on May 22nd.
Featuring musical numbers by global superstars Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth and Ozuna — as well as series multi-hyphenate Ludacris — the multi-platform fan-focused event will be hosted by the Fast & Furious franchise’s very own Tyrese Gibson, alongside Maria Menounos. “The Road to F9” will include special appearances by series godfather Vin Diesel, F9 director Justin Lin, plus franchise stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel — as well as newcomer to the Fast & Furious family, John Cena. The final stop on “The Road to F9” will occur at Maurice A. Ferré Park in downtown Miami at 3 pm EST, where lucky super-fans will party with the stars.
“The heart of the Fast & Furious franchise has always been — and will always be — family, and it brings me so much joy that our extended family will be with us to help celebrate the launch of this chapter,” states Vin Diesel. “We are nothing without our ride-or-die fans, and we are thrilled that they will be in Miami to welcome old- and new-school cast and crew, as well as usher in a brand-new era of Fast & Furious.”
The world premiere of the trailer for F9 will take place during the live-stream launch and the network broadcasts, and the event will be available live on Facebook and YouTube, as well as Instagram and Twitter. Interviews from the red carpet will be posted throughout the day at Xfinity Mobile’s Twitter handle. “The Road to F9” broadcast partner NBC will air the concert at 9 pm EST, and partner Telemundo will air a Spanish-language broadcast at 11:30 pm EST, which will air across Telemundo and Universo.
In addition to presenting exclusive vehicles from the upcoming film, sponsor Dodge will be hosting a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon driving simulator onsite for guests ready to ride like Dom Toretto and his crew. Cast of the franchise will mingle alongside fans at the free concert event, and interviews during the show will take place from the Xfinity Mobile Lounge. Additional sponsors IMAX and Castrol EDGE will also have a presence at the event.