LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2008 – Five-time GRAMMY® winner John Legend today performs a live, in-flight concert on board Delta Air Lines for lucky music fans flying from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles for the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport at 10:30 a.m. PST, John Legend, Delta and The Recording Academy® will host media in front of the airline’s new GRAMMY-branded aircraft and inside the Delta gate area.
As the Official Airline of the GRAMMY Awards, Delta is partnering with The Recording Academy to host Legend’s unique performance at 30,000 feet and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the music industry's most coveted honor. Delta's Boeing 757 "GRAMMY plane" is branded with the GRAMMY Awards’ iconic gramophone symbol adjacent to the front boarding door and on the front left side of the aircraft.
Fans who have won a CBS sweepstakes, along with one guest each, received a boarding pass for Delta's GRAMMY Flight, a six-day/five-night trip for two and tickets to the GRAMMY Awards and GRAMMY Awards Celebration after-party. The GRAMMY Awards are scheduled to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 10 (8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT) from the STAPLES Center on the CBS Television Network.
|Where:||Terminal 5, Los Angeles International Airport|
Joanne Smith, Delta Air Lines senior vice president of; In-Flight Service & Global Product Development
10:30 a.m. PST, Thursday, Feb. 7
Legend will meet members of the media and offer brief interviews about his in-flight concert experience.
|Satellite:||8 to 9 p.m. EST/ 5 to 6 p.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 7|
John Legend’s in-flight concert and LAX arrival will be available via satellite uplink.Coordinates: Galaxy 26 Transponder 3E Downlink Frequency 11787.625 Vertical Symbol rate 3.978723 FEC 3/4