“I’m going to partner with Spike,” he said at the time, poised on the ice-and-antler-bedecked California stage before dozens of U.S. service members. “And we are going to put on the single greatest, most electrifying military entertainment show the world has ever seen.”
He wasn’t kidding. Now that Spike has released details about the event, it looks more spectacular than we could have imagined.
Kevin hart, Jack Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Rob Riggle, Scott Eastwood and Terry Crews will be there. Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, Tenacious D, Lynyrd Skynrd, Aaron Lewis, and more will perform. It will all happen at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, a sprawling and iconic nexus of two branches of the U.S. armed forces.
Just how cool is this going to be? Let The Rock tell you for himself:
EXCLUSIVE: Excited to welcome an incredible group of buddies who will join me for #RockTheTroops this December on @SpikeTV. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Pear Harbor, so we’re heading to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii to pay tribute to our service men and women. It’s a night of comedy, music and BIG entertainment. My phone is ringin’ off the hook from my buds who can’t wait to come to Hawaii. We’re FIRED UP to bring you this amazing tribute to our troops … @KevinHart4Real @JackBlack @KeeganMic @RobRiggle @Scott Eastwood @TerryCrews @LairdHamiltonSurf @therealjeffreyross @ohsnapjbsmoove #GeorgeClooney Music performances: @FloRida @NickJonas #Tenacious D #LynrydSkynyrd @aaronlewismusic Epic night. Historic night. Our honor. #RockTheTroops Big shout to our @sevenbucksprod hard working and brilliant partners @SpikeTV @CaseyPattersonTV @Donmischerproductions
Spike expects to announce more talent soon. The event will air this December, during the 75th anniversary month of the Pearl Harbor attacks that propelled the United States into World War II.
Rock the Troops is just the latest of Spike’s ongoing efforts to engage with the veteran community, from its Hire a Vet initiative to Veterans Operation Wellness (VOW), a program that inspires vets to focus on their health and wellness. Check it out: