PRESS RELEASE from the Presidential
KANYE WEST, KID ROCK
AND FALL OUT BOY HEADLINE YOUTH INAUGURAL BALL
WASHINGTON, D C. - The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced
today that Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy will headline the
Youth Inaugural Ball. MTV announced last week that it will anchor
its Inauguration Night coverage from the ball and broadcast it on MTV
channels around the world.
"This year, millions of young people got involved and worked to bring
change to this country," said PIC Executive Director Emmett S.
Beliveau. "We wanted to make sure this Inauguration recognized
the important role young Americans are playing in making our nation
stronger, and we're thrilled that MTV's coverage will allow viewers
across the country and around the world to come together as part of the
MTV, along with ServiceNation, announced it will anchor its "Be The
Change: Live From The Inaugural" show from the PIC Youth Inaugural
Ball. Through MTV's global network, broadcast in 162 countries and 33
languages, young people around the world will be able to witness MTV's
coverage of this historic event. Additionally, the program will
air the exclusive performances by Kanye West, Kid Rock, and Fall Out
Boy live from the ball, which will take place at the Hilton Washington
in Washington, D.C. The show airs on MTV in the United States on
January 20, 2009 at 10:00 PM EST/ 7:00 PM PST.
Beliveau added: "With MTV's coverage highlighting national service and
reaching millions of young people around the world, this event will be
a great follow-up to Monday's kickoff of the President-elect's new
national service initiative, 'Renew America Together.'"
For more information about the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee
events, please visit www.pic2009.org. For more information about
National Service Day, please visit www.usaservice.org.