Today Show Announces Summer Concert Series ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Today Show Announces Summer Concert Series

The Today Show posted the lineup for their summer concert series (below). I wouldn't mind checking out Blondie with Lily Allen. Does anyone know if the bands do a soundcheck or play anything that isn't on the air? I went to a Today Show taping once in the late 90s to see The Pretenders and was probably better off staying home and watching it on TV. The band came right out and started playing -- no soundcheck, no interaction with the crowd, etc. So, between dodging out-of-staters wanting to hold their "[My state] Rocks" signs right in front of me and the band not doing anything that wasn't aired on TV, taking time off from work for the taping didn't seem worth the effort.

A counterpoint to this is that I saw the Bruce Springsteen taping for Good Morning America. He played during the commercials, he played after the taping and it was well worth the drive to Asbury.

Appreciate any comments that anyone may have...

Today Show Summer Concert Schedule
Blondie with special guest Lily Allen, FRIDAY, MAY 25 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Maroon 5, MONDAY, MAY 28 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

American Idol Top Two, THURSDAY, MAY 31 -- 7:00 a.m. ET
Pirate Queen Musical (in studio), (May 31??) 7:00 a.m. ET

Big & Rich, FRIDAY, JUNE 1 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Rihanna, FRIDAY, JUNE 8 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Enrique Iglesias, FRIDAY, JUNE 15 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Bon Jovi, TUESDAY, JUNE 19 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Chicago & America, FRIDAY, JUNE 22 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Kelly Rowland (in studio), MONDAY, JUNE 25 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Hilary Duff, FRIDAY, JUNE 29 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Paolo Nutini (in studio), TUESDAY, JULY 3 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Fall Out Boy, FRIDAY, JULY 6 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

KT Tunstall, FRIDAY, JULY 13 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Hairspray the movie, FRIDAY, JULY 20 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Marc Anthony, FRIDAY, JULY 27 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Vince Gill & Amy Grant, FRIDAY, AUG. 3 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Natasha Bedingfield, FRIDAY, AUG. 10 -- 7:00 a.m. ET

Chris Brown, FRIDAY, AUG. 31 -- 7:00 a.m. ET