The "Today" show summer concert series lineup will kick off on April 25 with Paula Abdul, and continue through August with two performances at the Beijing Olympics, NBC announced Wednesday.

The concert series is sponsored for the sixth consecutive year by Toyota, and, as tradition dictates, the performances will take place in Rockefeller Plaza outside of the "Today" soundstage.

The confirmed calendar is below, although "Today" is promising a surprise reunion performance of a band to be named later in mid-May.

April 25 - Paula Abdul
May 2 - Neil Diamond
May 9 - Mary J. Blige
May 23 - Alanis Morissette
May 26 (Memorial Day Special) - B-52s
May 30 - Donna Summer
June 6 - Chris Brown
June 13 - Kenny Chesney
June 20 - Rihanna
June 27 - Coldplay
July 4 - Ashlee Simpson
July 11 - Rascal Flatts
July 18 - Natasha Bedingfield
July 25 - Miley Cyrus
August 1 - Sheryl Crow
August 15, 22 - "Today" at the Beijing Olympics

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