Bam Margera to Host 'VH1 Rock Honors'
Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane Join Honorees Genesis, Heart, Ozzy
Osbourne and ZZ Top Live on Stage at the Second Annual Show
'VH1 Rock Honors' Premieres Thursday, May 24 at 9PM*
NEW YORK, April 4 -- Bam Margera has been tapped to host
"VH1 Rock Honors." The second annual show, which pays homage to the legends
who influenced the sound of rock, will honor Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne
and ZZ Top. These honorees will perform live, along with tribute bands
Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane, on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay
Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. "VH1 Rock Honors" will air on VH1 Thursday,
May 24 at 9PM*. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will
be announced as they are confirmed.
The two-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the
once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting
mark on the history of rock. The influence of these honorees will be felt
through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of
today's hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.
Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $175, $125 and $75, not
including applicable service charges, via http://www.ticketmaster.com and
at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 877-632-7400 or 702-632-7580.
They are also available in Las Vegas by going directly to the Mandalay Bay
Box Office. For VIP Tickets to the show or tickets to the official
after-party benefiting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation call 212-846-7882
or email@example.com. All ticket proceeds from the show and post party will
benefit VH1 Save The Music.
Check soon for interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming,
show information and more at http://rock.vh1.com.
"VH1 Rock Honors" is sponsored by Garnier(R) Fructis(R), Taco Bell(R),
Toyota, Dove Deodorant, Warner Bros. Pictures Ocean's Thirteen and Sprint.
"VH1 Rock Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim
for VH1 and Greg Sills and Paul Flattery for Choe Productions.
*all times ET/PT
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Mandalay Bay Events Center continues its tradition as one of the
world's premier entertainment venues in the world. The 12,000-seat
multi-purpose Events Center has hosted championship boxing events including
De La Hoya vs. Trinidad and Vargas vs. Mosley. The Events Center also has
been the home to sold-out concert audiences for such performers as Bette
Midler, Kenny Chesney, Van Halen, The Eagles, Britney Spears, Andrea
Bocelli and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Live televised events have included
the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA), Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
Finals and Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular.