It’s the network’s first country music special
Showtime Networks has announced Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul, a concert special from Grammy Award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The special will premiere on Friday, November 17th at 9 pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet.
The special was shot over the summer in the U.S. on this year’s Soul2Soul The World Tour. Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul is directed and executive produced by the award-winning Magical Elves production team of Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Katy Perry: Part of Me). The tour documentary includes live performances from their Soul2Soul tour, as well as unprecedented access to the country superstar couple, with never before seen interviews and behind the scenes footage capturing their unmatched chemistry on and off the stage.
As the premiere destination for the best concert films and music documentaries, Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul marks the first ever country music concert film for the network and joins a growing list of Showtime Documentary Films featuring music’s biggest names including recent concert films from Madonna, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney, along with documentary films featuring Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Daft Punk, David Bowie, U2, The Eagles, The Beach Boys and Public Enemy.
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 kicked off its 80-date North American run in New Orleans in April 2017 and has been a fan and critical success from its launch, with rave reviews and sold out shows. The tour celebrates the tenth anniversary of the record-breaking Soul2Soul II tour in 2006 and 2007, the highest-grossing U.S. multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Hill has toured since 2007. They began touring together on McGraw’s Spontaneous Combustion tour in 1996. Their inaugural Soul2Soul tour in 2000 was the beginning of their very successful Soul2Soul franchise and that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tour.
A Soul2Soul tour stop in North Little Rock, Arkansas was canceled this week due to Hill being put on vocal rest. The concert was scheduled for tonight (Thurs, August 3rd) at the Verizon Arena. The venue states, “Under doctor’s advisement, Faith Hill has been put on two days of vocal rest and unfortunately, the Soul2Soul show in North Little Rock, AR at the Verizon Arena has been cancelled. Tim & Faith adore their fans and are sorry to disappoint them.”
The tour resumes tomorrow night and Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Audra Day will be the opening act for both nights before a two week break and it resuming in Cleveland, Ohio on August 17th. Dates are set through October 27th in Brooklyn, New York.
McGraw and Hill are currently in the process of finishing their duet album, due out this year on Sony Music Entertainment. Earlier this year, the duo signed with the label as individual artists that includes multiple solo albums from each.
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