CBS Interactive’s award-winning webcast concert series, Live On Letterman, presented by Xperia Lounge, will feature two great performances in the month of July: the multi-talented musical innovator St. Vincent and GRAMMY Award-nominated singer-songwriter David Gray. St. Vincent and David Gray’s performances will take place live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and be webcast on CBS.com and Vevo, Wednesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 30th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, respectively.
St. Vincent’s Live On Letterman performance will feature songs from her self-titled fourth album, which earned career-best reviews. St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has been moving at breakneck speed for the past few years. Her February 2014 release of St. Vincent on Loma Vista Recordings follows 2011’s critically acclaimed Strange Mercy. NPR’s “All Things Considered” called St. Vincent’s self-titled album “dazzling,” and Rolling Stone hailed it as “fantastic” and her “tightest, tensest, best set of songs to date.” St. Vincent recently performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and in 2012 released an album entitled Love This Giant with Talking Heads musician David Byrne. St. Vincent’s first full-length album, Marry Me, was released in 2007.
David Gray’s performance will feature songs off of his 10th studio album, Mutineers, released earlier this summer, as well as hits from his previous albums, including “Babylon” and “This Year’s Love.” Over the course of his career, Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists both at home and overseas. His commercial success is backed up by countless accolades.
His 2009 release, Draw The Line, was met with critical praise and garnered the artist a series of high-profile television appearances, as well as two sold out tours of the US. Foundling, Gray’s ninth studio album, picked up where Draw the Line left off and created a new chapter of lush, soulful songs that found the artist returning to his folk music roots. The artist’s appearance on Live On Letterman kicks off a 20+ city U.S. tour that will officially begin in Boston on August 1st.
Fans can watch the webcasts live or on-demand on CBS.com. Additionally, the webcasts are available live and on-demand through CBS properties and on-demand via the CBS App for iOS, Android, Windows 8 and BlackBerry. Also, the webcasts are offered on Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, through Vevo.com and its free apps for iOS, Xbox and Apple TV. The on-demand performances are available across the entire Vevo platform, including Vevo.com, its mobile and tablet apps, mobile website, connected TVs and syndication partners.
Both St. Vincent and David Gray’s Live On Letterman webcasts will precede their appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday, July 17th and Thursday, July 31st from 11:35 pm-12:37 am ET/PT respectively, on the CBS Television Network.
The Live On Letterman franchise, which has garnered nearly 260 million views to date on CBS.com and Vevo, has hosted some of the most established bands and musicians across the globe, staged in an intimate and dynamic setting for worldwide followers to enjoy. Live On Letterman webcasts have included some of music’s biggest stars, including Coldplay, Adele, The Killers, Depeche Mode, John Legend and Mumford & Sons.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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