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VH1's Rock Across America

VH1 'Rock Across America' 2001 Tour Brings Viewers The Ultimate Summer Music Guide,' 'Top 20 Video Countdown' And More Every Saturday at Noon (ET/PT), Beginning June 30

Survivor' Favorite Jenna Lewis Hosts Weekly Two-Hour Video Show, With VH1 Music News' Rebecca Rankin Reporting on Summer's Hottest Music Events

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- From backstage at superstar concert tours, to info on the hottest CDs, to the latest music video releases ... Music fans will find it all in one place when VH1's "Rock Across America" hits the road for a 10-city summer tour. This year, VH1 introduces the all-new "Ultimate Summer Music Guide," plus "Top 20 Video Countdown" and more -- direct from the hottest music events and beach parties of the season. "Rock Across America" premieres Saturday, June 30 at noon (ET/PT), with new weekly two-hour shows debuting every Saturday at the same time through Labor Day.

Jenna Lewis, one of the stars of the TV phenomenon "Survivor," hosts "Rock Across America," with VH1 Music News' Rebecca Rankin presenting comprehensive information on concert tours, new CD releases, movies and music news every week in the "Ultimate Summer Music Guide."

"Rock Across America" also features all of the must-see music videos on VH1's "Top 20 Video Countdown," and Jenna will check in with the stars of this season's biggest concert tours, like Dave Matthews Band/Macy Gray, Dido/Travis, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Matchbox Twenty/Train, Sugar Ray/Uncle Kracker, New York's KROQ's Dysfunctional Family Picnic with Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, 3 Doors Down and Janes's Addiction, the Area One tour with Moby/Incubus/Nelly Furtado and The Essence Music Fest with Destiny's Child, Jill Scott and Erika Badu. Jenna Elfman and Taye Diggs will be among the celebrity co-hosts as "Rock Across America" criss-crosses the country from LA to New Jersey, Denver to Minneapolis, Chicago to New Orleans, partying at great American playgrounds like Santa Monica Pier, Cape Cod, Aspen and the Jersey Shore.

VH1's "Rock Across America" blasts off in Las Vegas on June 30 with a special four-hour dance party from the MGM Grand Hotel, counting down the Top 40 Summer Beach Party Videos of All Time (as chosen by fans voting at VH1.com), and catching up with the scene at the Dave Matthews Band/Macy Gray concert at Sam Boyd Stadium. Jenna Elfman of TV's hit sitcom "Dharma and Greg" is the celebrity co-host for the kickoff show.

VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials, live events and acquisition-based programming that keeps viewers in touch with the music they love. VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.



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