Apr 14, 2010 9:39 AM by Associated Press

Sting, Lady Gaga to headline TODAY concerts

For its 15th consecutive year, NBC's TODAY is bringing some of the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood. This year's "Toyota Concert Series on TODAY" kicks off on May 14 with a performance by Sting.

Grammy Award-winning Sting plans to play a full half hour of music on behalf of his upcoming world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

This year the "Toyota Concert Series on TODAY" will continue its tradition of bringing TODAY viewers the hottest hit-making artists in the industry. This year's concert series also will feature special performances by Maxwell, Ke$ha, Enrique Iglesias and Keith Urban - not to mention surprise guest performers throughout the series.

Following is a list of concerts scheduled to date. All concerts are Friday performances unless otherwise noted.

Superstar lineup kicks off with Sting on May 14

14 Sting
21 The Script
27 "American Idol" winner and runner-up

4 Justin Bieber
8 Christina Aguilera
11 Rascal Flatts
18 James Taylor and Carole King
25 Maxwell

2 Maroon 5
9 Lady Gaga
16 Enrique Iglesias
23 John Mayer
30 Carrie Underwood

6 Train
13 Ke$ha
20 Keith Urban
27 Katy Perry

Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

Jim Bell is the executive producer of TODAY (Monday-Friday, 7-11 a.m.). Melissa Lonner is the senior producer responsible for the "Toyota Concert Series on TODAY."




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