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Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert to Play The 2013 IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas!

CLEAR CHANNEL ANNOUNCES THE 2013 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP -- AND ADDS NEW DAYTIME 'FESTIVAL VILLAGE' FOR MUSIC FANS 

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J.Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel,Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, Plus a Rare Live Appearance by Queen + Adam Lambert And Other Special Surprise Guests Will Rewrite Music History in Las Vegas September 20 and 21

 And Adding Even More Excitement This Year, New Daytime

“iHeartRadio Music Festival Village” Will Feature Multi-stage Live Performances by Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo

 New York, NY — July 15, 2013— Clear Channel today announced the artist line-up for the biggest live concert event in radio history, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, taking place in Las Vegas on September 20 and 21.  This year’s extraordinary line-up includes Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi, plus a rare live appearance by legendary rock band Queen + Adam Lambert, this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, The Summer Set and other special surprise guests to be announced later. Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of the top-rated nationally syndicated LA Morning drive-time show - “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, will return for a third record-breaking year to host the Festival, kicking off the two-day  event on the evening of Friday, September 20 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. 

The Festival will broadcast LIVE across Clear Channel radio stations in 150 markets nationwide, and this year will air as a two night special on The CW Network on Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT and Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, to launch the network’s fall season. 

This year, the Festival gets even bigger with the addition of the “iHeartRadio Music Festival Village” on Saturday afternoon.  The Festival Village will feature live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists, including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.  The Village will also feature fan zones, games, concessions and interactive experiences hosted by the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Festival Village brand partners including Macy’s, AT&T, Pepsi, Fruttare™, State Farm®, MGM Grand, The CW Network, Matador Snacks and Regency Enterprise’s RUNNER RUNNER, released by 20th Century Fox.  The Village will take place at The Lot, which spans 15 acres along the Las Vegas Strip located across from Luxor Hotel.

 “The iHeartRadio Music Festival truly captures the essence of what music is all about — excitement, energy and the deep connection between artists and fans,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  “Every year, we try to push the boundaries of what live music events can be by showcasing the hottest artists across all genres and radio formats all on one stage.  And year after year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival produces more and more of music's most memorable moments.  Now, with the addition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village featuring even more artists, this year will push those limits even further — it's going to be incredible.”

Promotion of 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival kicked off this morning with a simultaneous roadblock announcement by all 850 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide, their websites and iHeartRadio. In addition, throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, Clear Channel station listeners across the country will have the chance to win one-of-a-kind, all-expense paid dream trips to Las Vegas where they will join thousands of other dedicated music fans to experience the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the legendary MGM Grand.

“Last year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival sold out in minutes, trended worldwide on Twitter, dominated the media and ruled the airwaves, and inspired fans from all around the world,” said Ryan Seacrest, the host of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. “This year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival becomes a trilogy -- remixing, redefining and rewriting music history. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of this must-see, one-of-a-kind total music experience.”

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  

For more details about the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/vegas.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster beginning Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Production.

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Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert to Play The 2013 IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas!

Darren

i guarantee you guys one of the "special guests" is going to be a hologram of Freddie Mercury. You heard it here first, mark my words. :D

thepi

Ditto AmaDorm. Don't forget 'Fat Bottomed Girls' too... Love Adam's version... so dirty, just as it should be ;) (Queen+Adam Lambert - Fat Bottomed Girls in London Day 3 - http://youtu.be/veHzUYSzkao), and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' - reminds me so much of young Elvis Presley (Queen+Adam Lambert - Crazy Little Thing Called Love in London Day 3- http://youtu.be/p34ri0TPQT0)

Sheesh

What about Metric! Or Dragonette! or Billy Talent!

Tully

Queen and Adam Lambert, a match made in heaven!

Josh

Yeah, I too was waiting on the website for tickets to go onsale. I didn't get any and would love to see them play. I couldn't see them when they toured with Paul Rodgers because they didn't come to Texas and I was in college and couldn't afford to travel out of state. Now I can, but they sold out so fast. I really hope they add some more shows!

Audrey

I had my hand on computer at ten release time and still did not get tickets , Was willing to pay highest price tickets and still did not get them. I have waited forty years to see Queen as I live in USA and they do not tour here ever. I will still wait and keep trying.

Clara

It would be awesome if they did a worldwide tour... People from all over the world want to see them live!!!
I wish that SO HARD!

Hugo

I hope some day the Queen frontman were Marc Martel.... a really great singer!!! incredibly near to Freddie....

AmaDorm

Queen and Adam Lambert are pure magic! They are meant to be! Please don't stop collaborating! And please write some rock tunes together!
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- Bohemian Rhapsody
- We Will Rock You
- We Are The Champions

Ashley Berry

I hope they do more shows in the UK and release a live CD and DVD too, I reckon Queen + Adam Lambert at The O2 Arena or Hyde Park would go down well :) good luck with the festival in Vages guys and hopefully see you again soon! :)

Tom

I really DO think that Brian Roger and Adam, should do a UK tour of what they did at Hammersmith...I think that would put Queen back where they obviously want to be.
Just do the Hammersmith shows around the UK, and that will be the best Queen fans will get since Freddie's passing. Adam is no Freddie Mercury, but he is the best to front Queen.....Forget Paul Rogers, Jeff Scott Soto , Robbie Williams, and countless others who have tried to lend a hand..... just go with Adam Lambert and settle for that as he is a genuine good guy who knows the Queen machine.

Gav T

I have been waiting for Queen+AL to come to the US and at long last it is happening! This is very exciting news!

Cubic

To ENZ, I've seen many of Marc's performances, including the one u posted. I have watched the whole QExtravaganza. I agree he's very very good, the best one yet, but... that's about it... IMO, he's too much like Freddie, he even gestures like Freddie.
As for Lambert, he thrills. I find him fascinating and expressive - sonically, lyrically, visually. Certain songs like ABTDust, I much prefer Lambert's style. He also plays with the melody more (I know it's sacrilegious to Queen's purists) but I like to see that in an artist. I like to see how they interpret other artists' songs yet able to maintain their own identity. To me, that is the definition of a 'true artist' and Lambert managed to accomplish that. Also, fashion or 'the look', though some may not think much of, is another deal breaker. Lambert is very glamorous and a flamboyant peacock like Freddie and in this day and age, I honestly cannot think of another male artist who dares to wear what Lambert wears and totally 'own' the look. He dares to challenge the status quo in many ways and I applaud his bravery.
In short, I'm looking for something different and more unique, something that surprises and something that teases, a twist but tastefully done, and Lambert has all of that. I like the whole band's chemistry when he fronted them. I like their vibe. Many things seem wrong but somehow it 'felt' soooo right. I just cannot explain it.
I have nothing against Marc. It's apples and oranges in this case. It's just a personal preference.

Rotten Anus

Who next to front Queen... Angela Merkel?

Jivah Persian for Mercury

I wonder if you flip to know that Freddie is of Iranian descend. Yes, he is considered our national treasure. Farokh is his exact name. Jivah in Farsi means Mercury. It's a popular last name among Zoroastrian. My friend went to UCLA with his cousin, Sorosh Jivah (Jivah meaning Mercury in Persian).

So sad there is so much prejudice in this world. Judging someone on bases of what you read on rag magazines. This is something Freddie didn't appreciate and I'm sure he is rolling in his grave seeing his fans to be so bitter towards others. I hope you're not his fan and you are fans of others. Hopefully you being fans of others, your Idol will tell you or sing you songs to not judge others.

ENZ

Look or sound?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA1ZNuQMvv0

chezza

The first time I saw Adam performing with Queen (Idol in 2009), it gave me chills! There's hardly a singer that can make me stop in my tracks and Adam did! The subsequent appearance at EMA sealed my faith. He doesn't sound anything like Freddie but something about him, some special chemistry makes him fit Queen so well. I think he is someone who's easily misunderstood but once you know him, there's no way of not liking him! He's just a truly sweet and humble and genuine guy.
Freddie's great but Freddie's gone and the music shouldn't die with him. I support Brian and Roger for continuing their legacy. I don't care what they do or who they do it with. I love them both and I respect their decisions. Out of so many artists that they have collaborated with, I love Adam the most. Adam's an interpretive genius! He's so unpredictable and exciting and dangerous and sexy and flamboyant and charismatic and has crazy vocals and pure raw talent! He has a lot of similar traits like Freddie. Apart from being able to sing well, his spirit truly resembles Freddie's and I LOVE it! You have found a rare GEM Brian n Roger! He is a keeper! I LOVE QUEENBERT!

Cubic

AL - in a heartbeat! Marc - boring....

ENZ

AL NO MORE; MARC GO ON

Linda Sorenson

Hi, In the US. There seems to be a presale going on for both dates. Will there be a code for me to use to get tickets? It will be sold out before general public sale saturday. Help the US fans attend this event!

Thanks

Linda Sorenson
Milwaukee, WI

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