THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES INITIAL PRESENTERS, PERFORMERS AND TICKETING FOR 28TH ANNUAL INDUCTION CEREMONY ON APRIL 18, 2013

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Presale for American Express Cardmembers Begins January 24
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Member and Fan Club Presales Start January 28 
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Public On-Sale Begins February 1 

CLEVELAND, OH and LOS ANGELES, CA (January 23, 2013) –  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the initial presenters, performers and ticketing information for the 28th Annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18, 2013.  The ceremony will honor this year’s recently announced inductees: Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer; as well as Lou Adler and Quincy Jones, this year’s recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement. Special guests at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction are set to include John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr., who will perform for King, with Mayer giving the induction speech; 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Don Henley, who will induct Newman; Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson, who will perform in honor of Summer; and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, who will induct Rush. More details about performances, additional presenters and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Advance tickets for American Express Cardmembers will be available from Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. PST through Sunday, January 27 at 10 p.m. PST.  Tickets can be purchased via  http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Preferred seating presales for members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as members of the Heart and Rush official fan clubs, will begin on Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. PST at http://www.ticketmaster.com.   Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum members should reference the official member e-newsletter for details. For more information on Rush and Heart fan club tickets, visit http://www.heart-music.com and  http://www.rush.com.  Some restrictions apply.

The public on-sale will begin on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. PST. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.comor charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.  There will be a four-ticket limit on all orders.   Additionally, three levels of VIP packages will be available through Ticketmaster.

For special benefit level tickets, contact LPA Events’ Lauran Huff  (lauran@lpaevents.com) or Judy Levy  (judy@lpaevents.com) at 310-201-5033.

The induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.8425 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.