Kanye, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy headline youth ball

Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy will headline the Youth Inaugural Ball, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday. MTV will anchor its Inauguration Night coverage from the ball and broadcast it on MTV channels around the world.

“This year, millions of young people got involved and worked to bring change to this country,” said PIC Executive Director Emmett Beliveau. “We wanted to make sure this Inauguration recognized the important role young Americans are playing in making our nation stronger, and we’re thrilled that MTV’s coverage will allow viewers across the country and around the world to come together as part of the inaugural celebration.”

MTV’s global network will carry the ball, held at the Hilton Washington, in 162 countries and 33 languages; it’ll air at 7 p.m. PST Tuesday.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.