G-Eazy, Linkin Park To Perform At MTV Fan Fest, mtvU Fandom Awards During Comic-Con (Exclusive)
Rising rapper G-Eazy, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed “Young Elvis”, will perform at MTV’s mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest during Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24 from San Diego’s Petco Park. G-Eazy joins a bill that also includes Linkin Park, with highlights to air during the “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” on MTV and mtvU Sunday, July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “The Fandom Awards are for the true, true fans out there so I'm hyped for the show,” G-Eazy tells Billboard in a statement.
G-Eazy is currently on track for a top three entry on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart with his debut LP “These Things Happen,” with estimated sales of 45,000 copies for the tracking week ending June 29. Additionally, “Happen” will likely top this week’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Final chart positions and sales figures will be released Wednesday, July 2.
Linkin Park bowed at No. 3 on this week’s Billboard 200 with sixth studio album “The Hunting Party,” with first-week sales of 110,000 copies. The band also debuted atop the Rock Albums chart. The band will kick off its North American Carnivores Tour with support from Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on August 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Additionally, the “mtvU Fandom Awards Special” will feature taped appearances from celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Aaron Paul, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Kat Graham and more. Additional celebrity attendees will be announced at a later date. Open to all Comic-Con badge holders, the festival will feature food, drinks, games and giveaways, in addition to performances from Linkin Park and G-Eazy. The awards show will honor the fans whose passion can turn movies, TV, books and comics from subculture into mainstream hits.