– Grammy Award-Winning Artists Ne-Yo and John Legend to Tip Off All-Star Game; Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips to Tip Off All-Star Saturday Night –
– Fall Out Boy to Reunite at All-Star Saturday Night for Live TV Performance of New #1 Single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”-
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 – Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys will headline the 62nd NBA All-Star Game as the sole performer of the halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 17. Keys will perform a selection of her chart-topping hits as part of the All-Star Game “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s.” The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries and territories and in 47 languages.
Prior to the start of the All-Star Game, global superstar NE-YO will welcome the players to the court with an exciting performance of some of his greatest hits as part of “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s,” followed by nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, who will sing the U.S. National Anthem. Actress/singer Gloria Reuben, who currently stars in the multi-Academy Award-nominated film “Lincoln,” will perform the Canadian National Anthem.
On Saturday, Feb.16, Nick Cannon will host State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, airing live at 7 p.m. on TNT, featuring performances by British pop sensation Ellie Goulding, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, and recently reunited pop punk band Fall Out Boy. Goulding will tip off the evening by singing her No. 1 hit single, “Lights,” followed by Phillip Phillips, who will perform his hit “Home” between the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. Fall Out Boy will rock the house with their brand new No. 1 hit single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Day (Light Em Up),” prior to the start of the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. In addition, RaVaughn will perform the U.S. National Anthem and Michelle Peavy will sing the Canadian National Anthem.
Source: NBA Media