2nd Annual Concert Event Takes Place on the Evening Before Super Bowl XLIX at
US Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
CBS RADIO today announced the lineup for THE NIGHT BEFORE, an exclusive concert the evening prior to football’s national championship, featuring live performances from some of country music’s biggest stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line. The one-night-only event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Award-winning singer and songwriter Bentley made the official announcement this morning on CBS RADIO’s Phoenix station, KMLE-FM.
“I’m excited to be part of a huge night in country music the night before the biggest event in sports…in my hometown!” said Bentley. “We’re about to take tailgating in Phoenix to a whole new level.”
“There’s no bigger sporting event than the Super Bowl, and what better way to celebrate the greatest championship in the world than with a star-studded concert event THE NIGHT BEFORE,” said Amy Stevens, Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Partnerships. “We had an amazing inaugural show in 2014 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in New York, and we’re thrilled to present the next installment in this emerging tradition with some of this generation’s greatest country acts.”
American Express® Card Members will have access to tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 AM, MT through Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 PM, MT. Tickets go on sale for everyone through Ticketmaster on Friday, Dec. 19 at 12:00 PM, MT. For more information, visit www.Radio.com/TheNightBefore – the online home for the event, with performing artist news and exclusive coverage of the show.
Additionally, music fans across the nation can win premium tickets to the concert through Radio.com’s VIP sweepstakes or by listening to their favorite CBS RADIO country and sports stations. Winners will also receive an exclusive travel package to Phoenix, including tickets to the Super Bowl courtesy of Bud Light®.
THE NIGHT BEFORE is among several shows CBS RADIO has produced as part of its emerging special events platform, which also includes concerts featuring Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Brad Paisley.
Jason Aldean, country music’s most downloaded male artist, has sold more than 10 million albums, with each of them being certified at least platinum and spawning 14 chart-topping hits at country radio. His latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt debuted at #1 on Billboard’s All-Genre Top 200, and is the only country album released in 2014 to earn Platinum certification by the RIAA.
A Phoenix native, Dierks Bentley has tallied a dozen #1 hits at radio, garnered 12 GRAMMY® nominations and received a membership at the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. Bentley’s critically acclaimed album, Riser, was released in early 2014, and has generated two consecutive Platinum-certified #1 hits with “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane.”
Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed to stardom since releasing four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles, breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with their eight-time Platinum smash “Cruise,” and selling nearly 20 million tracks worldwide of their two-time Platinum debut album. The award-winning duo’s Gold-certified sophomore album Anything Goes soared to a #1 debut on Billboard’s All-Genre Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts and features the Platinum #1 smash “Dirt” and hot new single “Sun Daze.”
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