To ring in the New Year, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons is slated to perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, LA, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl. Also taking the stage from New Orleans is chart-topping supergroup Walk The Moon, who will join the celebration at the 2nd annual Central Time Zone countdown of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. Award-winning actress Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform hit series Pretty Little Liars, returns to host the live celebration from the Crescent City, providing viewers with exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square at the dawn of the New Year. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place Sunday, December 31st beginning at 8 pm EST on the ABC Television Network.
“Each year, Allstate looks forward to bringing unforgettable fan activities and musical performances to the Allstate Fan Fest ahead of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl, and celebrating not only the game itself, but also the start of a new year,” says Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. “We are thrilled to once again be working with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest to bring this memorable experience to those joining us in New Orleans as well as people tuning in across the country.”
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 marks the 46th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and will include five and half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 12 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.
Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland will perform for more than one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV. Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, BTS, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid, Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth will be performing from the Hollywood Party on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. A knockout collaboration from Khalid with Marshmello will also rock the West Coast festivities from Los Angeles, where Ciara is set to host the event leading up to the 2018 countdown.
The complete lineup airing Sunday, December 31st on ABC is:
8-10 pm ET – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 1
10-11 pm ET – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 2
11:30 pm-1:09 am ET – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 1
1:09-2:13 am ET – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 2
Author: Buddy Iahn
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