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Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO to Perform at Rolling Stone's Big Game Party

Lupe Fiasco and Cobra Starship round out lineup for February 4th Indianapolis show

January 5, 2012 8:00 AM ET
Travie McCoy performs at The Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.
Travie McCoy performs at The Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.
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LMFAO, Gym Class Heroes, Lupe Fiasco and Cobra Starship will perform at the Rolling Stone Big Game party. The show, put on with Bacardi in celebration of the company's 150th anniversary, will take place February 4th at the Crane Bay event venue in Indianapolis, the day before the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl weekend has become synonymous with spring break-like partying for football fans and VIPs, and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy, though admittedly a little biased, points out that this concert will be a throwdown.

"To have LMFAO and Cobra Starship on a bill for something like this, it’s genius because they are two bands who embrace the whole party thing," McCoy tells Rolling Stone. "It’s definitely a party that if we weren’t playing, I’d hate to miss."

Cobra Starship's Ryland Blackinton says that the lineup is pretty cohesive, especially since various combinations of these artists have played shows together recently. "I feel like this Super Bowl show is the culmination of all we've been waiting for, not unlike the actual NFL itself," Blackinton says. "It's as if we're the bands going to the playoffs, but we all win. We all take home the rings."

When it comes to partying in popular music in 2012 there is no one who seems to have made it into more of an artform than LMFAO, the duo who dominated airwaves in 2011 with the hits "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy And I Know It." The group's high-energy performances were a major hit of the recent radio station holiday concert season and the American Music Awards, where they brought out David Hasselhoff and Justin Bieber in their pursuit of fun.

And as McCoy points out, their close friends in Cobra Starship, whose current single, "You Make Me Feel..." has sold over a million downloads in the U.S. alone, will keep up their part of the bargain. Likewise for Grammy-nominated Fiasco, whose double-platinum single "The Show Goes On" should whip get the crowd into a frenzy.

McCoy says that Gym Class Heroes are ready for their night at the Crane Bay. "It is a huge party atmosphere, and we’re definitely gonna be going all out," he says. "For events like this we like to do special stuff."

Tickets are available by calling Crane Bay at (317) 876-3338 or by visiting rollingstonerockweekend.com.

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