Mariah, Nas and Nelly Tapped For Free Concert Series

Mariah Carey, Nas and Nelly are slated to perform a series of free concerts through a partnership with Samsung and AT&T, reports Billboard. The series titled “Samsung AT&T Summer Krush”will run through mid September highlighting Samsung’s music-centric BlackJack II mobile phone. Mariah Carey will kick off the series on July31st with an approximately 35-minute performance at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Portions of the concert will be broadcast later that evening on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live ! Samsung AT&T Summer Krush continues Aug. 7 with a performance by former Bush frontman Rossdale at the Showbox in Seattle, followed by an Aug. 13 appearance by Rimes at Gilley’s in Dallas. Rapper Nelly is scheduled to perform Aug. 19 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, while Nas will perform at Webster Hall in New York on Aug. 27. The concert event continues to visit 1,000- to 2,000-capacity venues through mid-September with three additional artists, who will be announced shortly. Each show will feature music by Los Angeles-based DJ Matthew Sullivan. A limited number of free tickets for the concerts will be available through radio promotions, artist fan clubs, street teams and online registration at samsungsummerkrush.com. Samsung AT&T Summer Krush launched last summer with performances by Ludacris, the Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects and Plain White T’s.

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