Timberlake and McCartney for free? Jimmy Kimmel can hook you up
By Patrick Kevin Day
September 17, 2013
The production crew of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is planning to shut down part of Hollywood Boulevard for two nights next week, but before you get too up in arms about the traffic inconvenience, know that they have a really good reason to do it.
How do free concerts by Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney sound?
Kimmel's show will close down a quarter-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Avenue outside the studio where the late night show is taped on Monday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 24. But the closure isn't part of some private Hollywood shindig (that'll be the Oscars early next year). Instead, the street closure is in anticipation of the crowds who plan to show up for the free concerts put on by two of the biggest names in music.
McCartney will be first on Monday, with the standard Kimmel couch interview followed by the performance. Timberlake will follow on Tuesday evening. Both shows will take place during the standard Kimmel show taping time, around 4:30 p.m.
Tickets to the shows are available through the website: www.JKLTickets.com.
Of course, those who just want to head home early to avoid the Hollywood traffic nightmare can watch the shows streaming on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" MySpace page.
Justin Timberlake, left, and Paul McCartney will be performing live on Hollywood Boulevard for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Getty Images / Associated Press)
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' shutting down Hollywood Boulevard
Published: Sept. 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is closing down part of Hollywood Boulevard for two consecutive nights so Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake can perform, ABC said.
McCartney will join Kimmel in his Los Angeles television studio for an interview Monday, then perform a free concert outside for the waiting masses.
The following night, Timberlake will sing songs from his new album, "The 20/20 Experience -- 2 of 2," which hits stores Sept. 30. Timberlake will also chat with Kimmel about his role in the new movie "Runner Runner," which opens in theaters Oct. 4.
"This unprecedented two-night affair is a free concert experience in the heart of Hollywood," ABC said in a release Tuesday. "Streets will be closed and traffic will be diverted in an effort to contain the anticipated crowds. 'JKL' will close down a quarter-mile of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Avenue in order to accommodate as many fans as possible."
Paul McCartney entertains the crowd during his concert at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 11, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt