Billboard and Dick Clark Productions have announced that one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, VAN HALEN, will perform on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, marking the band's first-ever performance on an awards show with Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth.VAN HALEN joins previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, along with special duet performances by Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray with Estelle, FALL OUT BOY featuring Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 on ABC from 8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician's success. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited-edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at this location. VAN HALEN will launch a North American tour in Seattle on July 5 in support of "Tokyo Dome: Live In Concert", the band's first live release with David Lee Roth on vocals.
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