AXS TV’s live concert series The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands will honor the music of two legends lost this year with special 90-minute tributes to Prince for the premiere September 14th and David Bowie September 21st. The weekly live concert series produced and hosted by Katie Daryl, which airs Wednesday nights at 10 pm ET /7 pm PT from the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, will also feature an epic finale with the show’s first-ever tribute to Jimi Hendrix November 16th.
The 10-concert line-up also includes a tribute to The Beach Boys (September 28th) and, just in time for the anticipated Desert Trip Festival, tributes to The Rolling Stones (October 5th) and The Who (October 12th). Then, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands celebrates a musical milestone with a tribute to Bob Seger (October 19th) honoring the 40th anniversary of his 1976 break out album Night Moves; followed by Pat Benatar (October 16th), 37 years to the day since the release of her beloved 1979 album Heartbreaker. Finally, a tribute to Journey (November 2nd), marking the 35th anniversary of the band’s popular Escape album that debuted their biggest hit “Don’t Stop Believing,” and Parrotheads rejoice as a tribute to Jimmy Buffet (November 9th) takes the stage.
“One of my favorite things about The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands is it provides a national stage for our talented bands to bring to life this timeless music we can sometimes no longer see and hear live,” said Katie Daryl. “After their passing this year, I knew we had to invite our amazing Prince and David Bowie tributes to return to the show to honor those artists and I am excited to finally present a tribute to one of the most innovative guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix.”
Tickets are available for free online.
The episode line-up and where the bands hail from are noted below:
Sept. 14 Prince tribute by Purple Reign (Las Vegas)
Sept. 21 David Bowie tribute by David Brighton’s Space Oddity (Los Angeles)
Sept. 28 The Beach Boys tribute by Sounds of Summer (Indiana)
Oct. 5 The Rolling Stones tribute by Mick Adams and The Stones (Los Angeles)
Oct. 12 The Who tribute by The Who Generation (Orange, California)
Oct 19 Bob Seger tribute by Turn The Page (Fullerton, California)
Oct. 26 Pat Benatar tribute by Crimes of Passion (Los Angeles)
Nov. 2 Journey tribute by Infinite Journey (Dallas)
Nov. 9 Jimmy Buffett tribute by Adventures in Parrotdise (Las Vegas)
Nov. 16 Jimi Hendrix tribute by Kiss The Sky (New York)
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