VH1, Palladia announce new performance series ‘Soundclash’

This summer, VH1 and Palladia present some of today’s hottest and most talked about musical artists like you’ve never seen them before. VH1 and Palladia’s new music series SoundClash will bring together acts as diverse as Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, and London Grammar as well as Ed Sheeran, Sia and Grouplove on one stage, at one time, to perform a mix of current hits, catalog favorites, covers and even once-in-a-lifetime collaborations in front of a live studio audience for a truly next-generation music performance show. Executive produced by Ahmir “?uestLove” Thompson and hosted by DJ/producer and Grammy Award-nominee Diplo,SoundClash premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 pm ET/PT on VH1 and Palladia. Episodes will be available the morning following its TV premiere in the VH1 App. The show’s official hashtag is #SoundClash.

Imagine the pulsating energy of the music festival experience, combined with the rush of seeing your favorite band perform their biggest hits live – this is SoundClash, VH1 and Palladia’s innovative new series that unites established artists and emerging artists onstage. Each one-hour show seamlessly weaves together continuous musical performances with artist and band interviews for an all-encompassing audiovisual experience.

SoundClash will showcase established acts at their peak, spotlight breaking artists on the rise, and introduce what’s breaking on the music scene at that moment.”

The series’ inaugural episode on Wednesday, July 23rd will feature Grammy Award-nominated, and three-time VMA winner Fall Out Boy with four time Grammy Award-winning and multi platinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne, and up-and-coming British trip-hop group London Grammar rounding out the trio on the SoundClash stage. And the second episode premiering on Wednesday, July 30th has the Brit-born, Grammy Award-nominated global sensation Ed Sheeran joining up with Grammy Award-nominated Australian global hitmaker/singer/producer Sia, with the emerging US-based rockers Grouplove.

Future episodes of VH1’s SoundClash will match up of some of the world’s most iconic (and diverse) performers for what promises to be a historic series delivering extraordinary performances and buzzworthy moments.

“Music fuels our passions here at VH1 and Palladia,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1 and Palladia. “SoundClash will showcase established acts at their peak, spotlight breaking artists on the rise, and introduce what’s breaking on the music scene at that moment. But it will be the collaborative spirit between the performers on the show that will have music fans buzzing throughout the telecast and for days afterwards.”

“‘SoundClash is all about convergence,” said Ahmir “?uestLove” Thompson. “It’s a place where the cutting edge of the emergent act meets the winning assuredness of the established artist. It’s a lush, level playing field where the talented blend and the genres bend in ways that will resonate with even the most discerning lovers of today’s music.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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