IMAGINE DRAGONS 2017

The rock band Imagine Dragons.

PROVIDED PHOTO BY ELIOT LEE HAZEL

The bands Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon are slated to perform in New Orleans as part of the Central Time Zone countdown on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018."

The performances are part of the AllState Fan Fest festivities near the Mississippi River riverfront in New Orleans ahead of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

This will be the second year in a row that the long-running "New Year's Rockin' Eve" telecast will include a Central Time Zone countdown from New Orleans.

Ryan Seacrest will host the main, Eastern Time Zone countdown from New York City.

Actress Lucy Hale will host the New Orleans segment of the show.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" is in its 46th year.

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