"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" SHUTS DOWN HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 FOR AN EPIC TWO-NIGHT CONCERT EVENT FEATURING MUSIC ICONS PAUL MCCARTNEY AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET CT on ABC
On Monday, September 23, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will kick off the broadcast season by taking over Hollywood Boulevard for two consecutive nights. On Monday, September 23, Paul McCartney will make his first appearance on "JKL." McCartney will join Kimmel in studio for an interview, then shut down Hollywood Boulevard for what is expected to be a record-breaking crowd.
The next night, Tuesday, September 24, "JKL" and Justin Timberlake will shut down the street to share songs from his new album, "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which hits stores September 30.
Timberlake will also chat with Kimmel about his role in the new movie "Runner Runner," which opens in theaters October 4.
This unprecedented two-night affair is a free concert experience in the heart of Hollywood. Streets will be closed and traffic will be diverted in an effort to contain the anticipated crowds. "JKL" will close down a quarter-mile of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Avenue in order to accommodate as many fans as possible.
For tickets, visit: www.JKLTickets.com
Lexus has come aboard as a sponsor for the Justin Timberlake show and will be using their strong social media platforms to engage viewers and fans. Lexus will be showcasing the all-new 2014 IS Sport Sedan at the concert and will amplify the experience and mobilize their social community through tweeting (@Lexus), instagramming (@LexusUSA), posts on Facebook.com/Lexus and videos on youtube.com/Lexus.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" will also continue their collaboration with the newly re-launched Myspace, making both concerts available to online fans worldwide via live stream as part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live Stream concert series. The global fan bases of both McCartney and Timberlake will be able to experience the full concert experience by logging onto Myspace at https://myspace.com/jimmykimmellive. Both concerts will be available immediately following their respective airings on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on the West Coast.
"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" (weeknights, 11:35 p.m., ET)
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, "JKL" is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live," which airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET, broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel showcases this illustrious location's unique character throughout his show by regularly interacting with the local "Super Heroes" parading along the boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com; also a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" app is available via iTunes.