No Doubt, Flo Rida headed for 'Today'
NBC morning show sets summer concert seriesNEW YORK -- No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, All-American Rejects, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the bands and musicians scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" as part of the morning television show's 14th annual summer concert series.
The 2009 "Toyota Concert Series on Today" kicks off May 1 with No Doubt, the band's first live concert appearance since reforming after a five-year hiatus. The concert series runs every Friday throughout the summer.
The early morning concert events take place in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, just outside "Today's" Window on the World Studio. Viewing for fans is free on a first come, first served basis.
For groups like Kings of Leon and the Dave Matthews Band, this summer's "Today" show appearances will mark their first morning television concerts. But other bands, like the All-American Rejects, keep coming back for more.
"This will be our third time so its old hat to us," said Tyson Ritter, All-American Rejects' vocalist/bassist. "They've embraced us there. Ann Curry is awesome. Matt Lauer is always so friendly to us. I guess they know four boys from Oklahoma aren't really going to make that much trouble at 5 in the morning."
"It's an honor," Flo Rida said about his "Today" show debut. "I'm getting goosebumps just even thinking about it. I always do something real big every time I get on TV, but since this is my first time on 'Today' I definitely have to set the mark very high."
Additional artists and special guests will be announced throughout the season.
The 2009 "Toyota Concert Series on Today" lineup follows:
May 1: No Doubt
May 8: New Kids on the Block & Special Guest
May 15: Jennifer Hudson
May 22: Fall Out Boy
May 29: Taylor Swift
June 5: Dave Matthews Band
June 12: Black Eyed Peas
June 19: Jonas Brothers
June 26: The Fray
July 3: Rob Thomas
July 10: Rascal Flatts
July 17: All-American Rejects
July 24: Katy Perry
July 31: Kings of Leon
Aug 7: Jason Mraz
Aug 14: Flo Rida
Aug 21: Natasha Bedingfield
Aug 28: TBA