JASON DERULO AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO PERFORM, AND ‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’ STAR LUCY HALE TO HOST FIRST-EVER LIVE CENTRAL TIME ZONE COUNTDOWN FROM NEW ORLEANS DURING ‘DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017’
The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC From New York’s Times Square
To ring in the New Year, eleven-time multi-platinum artist Jason Derulo and certified double platinum supergroup Panic! at the Disco are slated to perform live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” from the Allstate® Fan Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana, where New Orleans locals and tourists gather annually to celebrate the New Year and usher in the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” marks the continued expansion of the iconic annual New Year’s Eve tradition with coverage from New Orleans in its first-ever Central Time Zone countdown. Award-winning actress Lucy Hale, best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on Freeform’s hit series ”Pretty Little Liars,” will host the live celebration from the Crescent City, providing viewers with exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the New Year. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City, with actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy reporting live from Times Square, while superstar Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. New Orleans joins the largest celebration of the year airing on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST, on the ABC Television Network.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” and will feature 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, with performance acts in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. As previously announced, Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan with the cast of her Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform for over one million fans live in Times Square with millions more on TV. Fergie will host and perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles, with additional performances by Alessia Cara, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, Emeli Sande and Hailee Steinfeld. Lionel Richie will kick off the New Year from his concert in Las Vegas for the first performance of 2017.
The complete lineup Saturday night, December 31, on ABC is:
- 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 – Part 1
- 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2
- 11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. EST- “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017- Part 1
- 1:09-2:13 a.m. EST – “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2
“For more than a decade, the Allstate® Fan Fest has brought exclusive performances to college football fans leading up to the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl® in the great city of New Orleans,” said Pam Hollander, vice president of Marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. “Working with ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ allows viewers across the country to experience our exciting two-day event through the headline activities and performances that anchor the celebration.”
“We are thrilled to host ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ in New Orleans and share a celebratory glimpse of our incredible city and state with ABC’s viewers of this iconic New Year’s Eve tradition,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO, New Orleans CVB. “The CVB plays a critical role bringing major events to our city through the support of the CVB members, which in turn brings great opportunity. We’re excited to ring in the New Year with Lucy Hale, Jason Derulo and Panic! at the Disco with Louisiana joie de vivre!”
“We’re pleased to have these accomplished performers usher in the New Year on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017’ from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans,” said Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan. “We look forward to Lucy Hale hosting the iconic celebration, and are thrilled to excite out-of-town fans and locals with unforgettable performances from Jason Derulo and Panic! at the Disco as we gear up for the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl.”