Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees


Cleveland (Dec. 13, 2017) – The names of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 Inductees have been released. They are:

Performer Category:

  • Bon Jovi
  • The Cars
  • Dire Straits
  • The Moody Blues
  • Nina Simone

Award for Early Influence:

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe  

The  33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented  by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Public  Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rock Hall will host a week of events  leading up to the celebration including the unveiling of the 2018  Inductee exhibit and Hall of Fame floor.

Ticket on-sale dates will  be announced in January. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018  Induction Ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a  radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Broadcast details will be announced later.

Four  of the Inductees were on the ballot for the first time, including: Dire  Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.  Additionally, the top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised  a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to  determine the 2018 Inductees. Four of the top five artists (Bon Jovi,  The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars) from the fan ballot will be  inducted as performers in 2018.

A limited number of pre-sale  tickets are available for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members in  advance of the public sale date. To be eligible for the member pre-sale  opportunity, you must be an active Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member  by December 31, 2017. Supporters of the Donor Circle by December 31, 2017 can access VIP packages and premium balcony tickets immediately.  Additional public ticket details and pre-sale offers will be announced  in January.

Fans can pre-order exclusive 2018 Inductee t-shirts  now at and receive 18% off their order. The Rock Hall  store is also offering fans 10% off regular items and free shipping for  a limited time.

Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and  headphone manufacturer, is a strategic partner and presenting sponsor of  the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, its Induction Ceremony events and the  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products  deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience  throughout the iconic museum.

To be eligible for Induction, an individual artist or band must have released its  first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of  induction. The 2018 Nominees had to release their first official  recording no later than 1992.

Ballots were sent to an  international voting body of more than 1000 artists, including current  living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry. Factors  such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth  of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and  technique are taken into consideration.

To receive Induction Ceremony updates, announcements and ticket information, sign up for the Rock Hall’s e-newsletter at,  follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter  (@rockhall) and Instagram (@rockhall) or join the conversation using  #RockHall2018.

For high-resolution artwork, artist biographies, FAQs, and to apply for Induction Ceremony media credentials, please visit

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Rock  Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through  the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and  songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and  concerts. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us  live or online – Visit or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  (@rockhall). Long Live Rock!

About Klipsch Audio:

In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch,  inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the  sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live  music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly  efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real  engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker  company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio  products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and  professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home  theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch  continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for  audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the  Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is a VOXX International Company (NASDAQ:  VOXX).

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