AXS TV’s original live concert series The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands (WGTB) will relive some of the greatest moments in the Sunset Strip’s rock history when it returns for its sixth season February 17th, moving to Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live from the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood.
Host and producer Katie Daryl has curated a lineup featuring ten of the world’s greatest tribute bands this season that will perform the memorable tunes from some of the most iconic artists in history. WGTB has called the Whisky home for the last four seasons and will pay homage to the iconic venue with tributes to a few of the many acts who started off on that stage, including the Doors (February 17th), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Doors residency as house band at the Whisky; Guns ‘N Roses (March 16th), celebrating 29 years to the date since Guns ‘N Roses’ memorable performance at the venue; Van Halen with a special guest tribute to Sammy Hagar (February 24th); and Neil Young (March 2nd).
Next, WGTB features music from some of the quintessential 70’s groups with tributes to Chicago (March 9th), Rush (March 23rd) and the Bee Gees (March 30th), along with tributes to punk rock icon Billy Idol (April 6th) and a special episode April 13th honoring the 20th anniversary of Sublime’s celebrated eponymous album.
The season finishes strong April 20th as a tribute to WGTB fan-favorite Pink Floyd performs the record-breaking album The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety along with a few of the band’s most recognizable hits.
“This season we are truly embracing the Sunset Strip experience by paying tribute to many of the artists who called the Whisky A Go Go home and cemented its place in music history,” said Katie Daryl. “Our line-up this season rocks through four decades of hits and those who tune in will be amazed as these incredible songs come to life on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”
Tickets are available for free online.
Feb. 17 – The Doors Tribute by Strange Days (Los Angeles)
Feb. 24 -Van Halen Tribute by Fan Halen with a special guest tribute to Sammy Hagar (Los Angeles/Phoenix, Arizona)
March 2 – Neil Young Tribute by The Neil Deal (Los Angeles)
March 9 – Chicago Tribute by Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience (Los Angeles)
March 16 – Guns ‘N Roses Tribute by Appetite for Deception (Portland, Oregon)
March 23 – Rush Tribute by Lotus Land (Boston)
March 30 – Bee Gees Tribute by Bee Gees Gold (Las Vegas)
April 6 – Billy Idol Tribute by Generation Idol (Los Angeles)
April 13 – Sublime Tribute by Badfish (Providence, Rhode Island)
April 20 – Pink Floyd Tribute by Which One’s Pink? (Los Angeles)
Author: Buddy Iahn
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