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Kanye, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy headline youth ball

By Josh Richman
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 3:09 pm in Inauguration 2009.

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.

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