Another Los Angeles road closure and this time no presidential candidate to thank.
Jimmy Kimmel Live will host One Direction on November 19 for another of Kimmel’s popular outdoor concerts, which will close down Hollywood Boulevard that day. “USA! 1D are taking over @JimmyKimmel and Hollywood Boulevard on 11/19, and you could be there! Details coming to you at 4pm ET,” Kimmel reps announced this morning in a press advisory.
While it might irk some local residents, the concert is sure to draw a massive crowd of tweener girls and their grumpy fathers to Hollywood Blvd. And, of course it will generate big ratings for the late-night host, One Direction being hugely popular (and the biggest success to date of Simon Cowell reality competition series The X Factor).
In late March, JKL made a lot of noise when Van Halen performed for the late-night program on Hollywood Blvd. to tout the group’s North American tour, marking the first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.
Back in 2013, Kimmel likewise made headlines in the walk-up to Jimmy Fallon’s takeover of NBC’s Tonight Show, announcing his show would stage a series of outdoor concerts, starting on the first day of the official 2013-2014 broadcast TV season when Paul McCartney made his first appearance on the show and, after an in-studio interview, performed on Hollywood Blvd., which was shut down that night. And the next night, when Kimmel staged another outside concert featuring Justin Timberlake, sharing songs from his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Over the years, Kimmel’s also held street concerts around his show’s Hollywood studio featuring Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode.