TAYLOR SWIFT TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE WITH
THE BLACK EYED PEAS AT THE CHASE PRESENTS “CONCERT 4 NYC” TO BENEFIT ROBIN HOOD ON JUNE 9
TAYLOR’S SPEAK NOW TOUR MOVES TO DETROIT’S FORD FIELD THIS WEEKEND
TAYLOR AND SHANIA TWAIN TO OPEN CMT MUSIC AWARDS WITH VIDEO PARODY
Nashville, TN – June 7, 2011 – Four-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will make a special appearance with The Black Eyed Peas at the historic Chase presents the “Concert 4 NYC” in Central Park this Thursday, June 9th.
“We are thrilled to have Taylor on board to benefit two very important causes,” said Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas. “Not only will she will be an amazing addition to our lineup, she is an incredible inspiration to people of all ages and her music gives a voice to those who feel left behind.”
In addition to Taylor, Natasha Bedingfield, MC Hammer, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J and Carole King will perform to support the Robin Hood Foundation and its mission to fight poverty in New York City. Robin Hood has enlisted celebrity friends Zach Braff, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Smits and others to make special appearances throughout the evening to help bring awareness and raise funds for the Foundation. Chase, the largest private-sector employer in New York City, is the presenting sponsor. Clear Channel is the event’s exclusive radio partner.
Concertgoers must have a ticket to enter the event. Tickets are still available for sale to this once-in-a-lifetime event through http://blackeyedpeasnyc.eventbrite.com/.
Taylor’s appearance at the Robin Hood Foundation event comes just two nights before the first stadium stop on her Speak Now 2011Tour, a sold-out show Saturday night at Detroit’s Ford Field. The tour kicked off last month with the "Speak Now … Help Now" special dress rehearsal event, which raised over $750,000 for tornado victims in the Southeast, and continues through two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in late November.
Earlier this week, Taylor taped a Thelma & Louise-inspired video parody with Shania Twain for the opening segment of Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. Taylor, the reigning Billboard Top 200 Albums Artist and Entertainment Weekly and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, is nominated for three 2011 CMT Awards: Video of The Year, Female Video of the Year, and Best Web Video of the Year.
Taylor wraps up this week with a Sunday night CMA Music Fest performance at Nashville’s LP Field.