May 2, 2012
Taio Cruz To Host Billboard Battle Of The Bands Concert In Las Vegas on May 18
Free Tickets To the Live 'Battle' Showdown Are Available Now
Hitmaker Taio Cruz will be the host and mentor of Billboard and Chevrolet's 2012 Battle of the Bands concert on May 18 in Las Vegas. Free tickets for the show , which will take place at 8pm PT at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, are available now here .
Cruz, the U.K. pop artist behind the Hot 100 chart-topper "Break Your Heart" and winner of three 2011 Billboard Music Awards for his single "Dynamite," will provide musical advice to the six unsigned finalists -- Florida hip-hop duo After The Smoke, California singer-songwriter Doe Eye, New York pop punk outfit Patent Pending, Texas rockers Saints of Valory, Oregon pop songstress Savannah Outen, and Milwaukee rock band Take The Day -- as they embark on a road trip to the show. Cruz will also act as master of ceremonies for the May 18 head-to-head live battle, which will determine which act wins an appearance at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
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Click Here To Get Free Tickets to The Battle of the Bands Show
As previously reported, the 2012 Billboard Music Awards
will be aired live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8/7c on ABC. Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Usher, CeeLo Green and Linkin Park are among the artists who have already been scheduled to perform.
The six 2012 Battle of the Bands finalists were whittled down from a Billboard-selected pool of 18 talented unsigned acts from across the U.S., via a public Billboard.com vote in March.