Press Release -
BROOKLYN, NY (December 5, 2014) – The world-renowned Dick Clark’s New
Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on ABC will broadcast live
music performances from Barclays Center for three consecutive years,
starting this year when Elton John performs his anthem “I’m Still
Standing” in a special live appearance from his concert at Barclays
Center in Brooklyn, New York. John joins the largest music celebration
of the year, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015
beginning at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network.
“New Year’s Eve concerts are becoming a new New York tradition at
Barclays Center and we are thrilled to welcome back the worldwide
audience of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest
2015,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “We are delighted to form
a continuing alliance with dick clark productions, one of the world’s
largest producers of televised live event programming.”
“In just two years, Barclays Center has become an international brand
and a destination for some of the best events in sports and
entertainment,” said Mark Bracco, Executive Vice President of
Programming and Development for dick clark productions and Co-Executive
Producer of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015.
“We couldn’t be happier to include a performance live from Barclays
Center in Brooklyn.”
A Barclays Center New Year’s Eve special live remote performance was
first featured on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve last year during a
live event cut-in of Billy Joel.
Since its momentous opening on September 28, 2012, Barclays Center
has hosted more than four million guests at nearly 450 events, which
have included world-class entertainers such as Justin Timberlake, JAY Z,
Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Rihanna,
Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, and Pearl Jam. The venue has also hosted
major events including the MTV Video Music Awards and the Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.