VH1 GIVES VIEWERS A THANKSGIVING CORNUCOPIA OF MUSIC PROGRAMMING WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL," MICHAEL JACKSON'S "THIS IS IT," "THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION" AND "QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL"
New York, NY - November 17, 2011 - The music harvest is bountiful at VH1 this Thanksgiving with exclusive events featuring today's biggest artists! Beginning Wednesday, November 23 at 10PM*, music lovers can begin their Thanksgiving feast with a hearty portion of music by their favorite artists with the world television premiere of Clear Channel's "iHeartRadio Music Festival" taped September 23rd and 24th, 2011at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This show-stopping concert, which celebrated the launch of the new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free, industry-leading digital radio product, includes performances by Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler and many more.
In addition, VH1 is offering an encore presentation of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" on Thursday, November 24 at 10PM* ET/PT which captures footage of what was going to be the biggest pop spectacle ever - Michael Jackson's 50-date engagement at the O2 Arena in London. Director Kenny Ortega created a film that provides a jaw-dropping performance by the irreplaceable 'King of Pop.'
Hungry for more? VH1 invites you to indulge with the show-stopping second night of "The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert," a legendary two-night show featuring performances by Metallica, U2, Bruce Springsteen and more taped October 2009 at Madison Square Garden, premiering on VH1 Friday, November 25 at 10PM* ET/PT.
See the full line-up on VH1 Tuner:
Wednesday, 11/23 @10PM ET/PT- "I Heart Radio Music Festival" #iHeartRadio
Thursday, 11/24@10PM ET/PT- Michael Jackson's "This is It" #MJThisIsIt
Friday, 11/25 @ 10PM ET/PT- "The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration" Part 2 #RockHall
Enjoy dessert while rocking out with VH1 Classic and Palladia as they celebrate with a "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" Weekend. With both networks airing different specials, this four-day, non-stop marathon will feature a different Hall of Fame Artist in every program. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Freddy Mercury's death, VH1 Classic will air "Queen Rock Montreal," Queen's remastered concert from 1981 featuring the band's biggest hits including "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and many more, premiering on VH1 Classic Thursday, November 24 at 8PM* and in HDTV on Palladia Friday, November 25 at 8PM* ET/PT . Additionally, music fans can enjoy performances by Sting, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Joel and more with "The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration" in its entirety premiering on VH1 Classic Friday, November 25 at 7:30PM* ET/PT and on Palladia Saturday, November 26 at 6:30PM* ET/PT. The King of Pop will dance his way onto VH1 Classic lineup as well with
Michael Jackson's "This Is it" on Saturday, November 26 at 8PM* ET/PT.
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About VH1 Classic
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90s, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and U2. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.
Palladia, Viacom Media Network's high-definition music channel, launched in January 2006 and features original music-based programming for a variety of music genres, including hip hop, rock, country, pop, reggaeton, soul and more, as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from MTV Networks Music Group's MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services. The channel has grown to 28.5 million households and is available on major U.S. carriers including Comcast, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, DIRECTV, Charter, AT&T u-Verse, Cablevision and Insight.
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