The year is coming to a close, and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” is back with a star-studded show to usher in 2022.
This year’s program will feature the first-ever live broadcast from Puerto Rico, offering a Spanish-language countdown. Other firsts for this year’s special include more artists than ever performing from New York City, New Orleans, California and Puerto Rico during the five-hour program.
Star rapper, TV star and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer LL Cool J will perform a set of his chart-topping hits from Times Square just before midnight. Other acts slated to rock New York City include Chloe, Journey and KAROL G. In New Orleans, co-host Billy Porter will perform his new single and give viewers a taste of new music on the way.
In Los Angeles, performers will include Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker; AJR and Big Boi; AJR and duo Daisy the Great; Big Boi with singer Sleepy Brown; Don Omar with Nio Garcia; French Montana; OneRepublic; Walker Hayes; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with singer Windser; Mae Muller; Polo G; Masked Wolf; and Maneskin. Daddy Yankee will give a hometown performance in Puerto Rico before the clock strikes midnight.
Ryan Seacrest, as always, will host the annual show. Co-hosts include Liza Koshy at Times Square in New York City; Porter from New Orleans; Ciara in Los Angeles; and Roselyn Sanchez in Puerto Rico. Los Angeles will also feature DJ D-Nice on the mic. Country performer Jessie James Decker will serve as the evening’s Powerball correspondent for the third year in a row.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” will offer five hours of live entertainment leading up to midnight, featuring the aforementioned performers and more. For additional information, head to the Times Square New York City website.