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[10/29/08 - 12:06 PM]
Coldplay, Leona Lewis to Perform at "2008 American Music Awards"
David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and T-Pain have also been added as presenters.

[via press release from ABC]

COLDPLAY, LEONA LEWIS TO PERFORM AT "2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS"

Coldplay and Lewis Join Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, P!nk, The Fray and Annie Lennox at 36th Annual AMAs; Presenters Include David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and T-Pain; Winners Determined by Online Voting at amavote.com

"American Music Awards" producer Larry Klein announced today that two of the hottest musical acts, Coldplay and Leona Lewis, will join the outstanding group of artists confirmed to perform at the live ceremony, SUNDAY, NOV. 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. He also revealed that David Archuleta, Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato and T-Pain will award trophies at this year's ceremony.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 36th annual AMAs which will feature performances by Kanye West, Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, P!nk, The Fray and Annie Lennox -- who will receive the special Award of Merit. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. AMA tickets and VIP ticket packages are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS).

Said dick clark productions President Orly Adelson: "We're thrilled to have Coldplay and Leona Lewis, both first-time AMA performers, on our live show this year � Coldplay's unique rock sound and Lewis' soaring pop vocals add extraordinary new elements to this year's superb group of performers."

For the second year, winners will be determined by online voting at amavote.com, the official voting location (votes will be collected from October 14 to November 7). Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. Fans can go to the official homepage of the "2008 American Music Awards," ama.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, etc.

About dick clark productions, inc.

Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.

About the American Music Awards

In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. For press credential requests, please go to www.dickclarkproductions.com/ama





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