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Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Jennifer Hudson, Jewel to Rock the Boat as Part of New "Carnival Live" Concert Series

Image courtesy of Carnival.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Carnival.com (via ABC News Radio)

Special musical performances by a slew of well-known rock and pop stars will be held on select Carnival cruise ships throughout 2014 as part of the inaugural Carnival LIVE Concert Series

Daughtry , Gavin DeGraw , Jennifer Hudson and Jewel are among the many acts who will participate in the series, which will give vacationers the chance to see exciting shows on board their cruise ships while visiting certain ports.

The shows, which will start in April and run through December, will take place in the main lounges of eight cruise liners in these locations: Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Catalina Island, California.  The artists will come aboard the ships while they're docked and leave after their respective concerts.  Other acts taking part include Lady Antebellum and LeAnn Rimes .

During a press conference announcing the series, Jennifer expressed her excitement about her involvement in the series, especially given her previous stint as a performer on the  Disney Cruise Line before competing in American Idol . "I think it's so cool working with Carnival and I love the concept of incredible artists coming to a cruise ship environment and performing so intimately," she says.

Ticket prices run from $20 to $40 each, while a limited amount of VIP packages also will be sold that cost from $100 to $150.  The VIP tickets include seats in the first three rows, plus a meet-and-greet and photo op with the artist.  Tickets are available for purchase at Carnival.com and also will be sold on board participating cruise liners.

Here is a select list of concerts, including the name of the cruise ship and the location of the show; a full list can be found at Carnival.com :

6/15 -- Jennifer Hudson, Western Caribbean, Carnival Breeze
6/16 -- Jennifer Hudson, Wetern Caribbean, Carnival Ecstasy
8/19 -- Gavin DeGraw, Western Caribbean, Carnival Ecstasy
8/18 -- Gavin DeGraw, Western Caribbean, Carnival Paradise
11/9 -- Jewel, Baja Mexico, Carnival Imagination
11/10 -- Jewel, Baja Mexico, Carnival Inspiration
12/1 -- Daughtry, Western Carribean, Carnival Fascination
12/2 -- Daughtry, Western Carribean, Carnival Fantasy

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