BARCLAYS CENTER AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS JOIN FORCES TO INCLUDE A SPECIAL LIVE REMOTE PERFORMANCE FROM ELTON JOHN ON ABC’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST

Dec 5, 2014

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.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers, and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup Wednesday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” 

11:30 - 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 1”

1:10 - 2:13 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 2”