[06/05/12 - 10:10 AM]
Chart-Topping Superstars Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney to Perform on NBC's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) Spectacular"
The annual event will air on Wednesday, July 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the Peacock.

[via press release from NBC]



New York, NY - June 5, 2012 - NBC celebrates the nation's 236th birthday extravaganza with an all-star line-up of performances, including chart-topping superstars Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. The show will air on Wednesday, July 4th 9-10 p.m. ET, 8-9 p.m. CT.

"NBC is thrilled to have Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney join us in celebrating America's birthday," said Doug Vaughan, Senior Vice President of NBC Entertainment's Special Programs and Late Night, "These stars' powerful voices and stage presence will serve as the perfect complement to Macy's captivating visual artistry."

Katy Perry is a global superstar whose two albums have generated a string of number one hit singles and multi-platinum sales during the past four years. The special edition, "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection," available now, features 3 new songs including "Part of Me," her 7th Hot 100 number one, and "Wide Awake," which she wrote for her forthcoming 3D film, "Katy Perry: Part Of Me," in theaters July 5th.

Kenny Chesney will release his 13th studio album, "Welcome to the Fishbowl" on June 19. With more than 30 million album sold and 23 number one singles, Chesney has been honored with numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, American Music Awards, Country Music Television, Billboard Music Awards, and People's Choice Awards. The 20-plus all stadium "Brothers of the Sun" Tour with Tim McGraw is the summer's biggest party and will run through August.

The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, the nation's largest Fourth of July fireworks display, returns to the Hudson River to illuminate the sky over New York City with a glorious spectrum of colors, shapes and sparkling dazzlers. More than 40,000 firework shells will ignite the sky for the nation's 236th birthday party. "Ignite the Night," the theme of the 36th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display, will fire more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells during a 25-minute synchronized display.

"As the nation's premiere Independence Day pyrotechnic display, Macy's Fireworks ignite the sky with a jaw-dropping celebration each year," said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. "With America's help we have put together a show like no other, filled with incredible high-flying effects, choreographed to a soaring, patriotic and exuberant score that will cap off a magnificent day of celebration for millions."

About Macy's 4th of July Fireworks : Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are the nation's largest 4th of July pyrotechnic display. Produced by Macy's and designed in conjunction with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, Macy's Fireworks are a digitally synchronized display of firepower that is choreographed to a rousing patriotic score. Annually fired from various locations across New York City, Macy's Fireworks feature shells from all over the world. Seen by more than 3 million spectators and millions of viewers nationwide, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks have become the nation's premiere 4th of July celebration event.

The telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy's. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is producer. Lachman's credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," in addition to "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" and a variety of other projects.

For embeddable clips from the "Macy's 4th of July" special, please visit: http://www.nbc.com/macys-4th-of-july/about/

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