Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean will anchor the concert/press conference hybrid that is the cumbersomely titled “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” The double-exclamation mark event is set for Nov. 30, and will air live on CBS at 10 p.m. EST from downtown’s Nokia Theatre. The event, in which nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards will be unveiled, will be tape-delayed for West Coast viewers.
The concert is open to the public, and its fourth year has shifted back to Nokia Theatre after two years at the more cozy Club Nokia next door. Tickets, not including surcharges, range from $35 to $75, and VIP packages run up to $255, according to pricing details revealed by Ticketmaster. The general public on-sale is Friday at 10 a.m. PDT.
Lady Gaga is no doubt in line for numerous Grammy nominations. Gaga’s “Born This Way” is one of the year’s most successful pop efforts, though it didn’t receive the critical praises of some of her prior work. To date, it has sold more than 1.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The 2012 Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, and broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. Unlike other major award shows, the Grammys are tape-delayed for West Coast viewers. Works recognized in 2012 must have been released between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011.