(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Carly Simon will perform a pair of filmed concerts onboard Queen Mary 2 departing New York City on September 2, and arriving in Southampton, England on September 8. The concert performances will be recorded for an upcoming one-hour PBS network television special, slated to air during the December Pledge Drive. Carly Simon's Live Onboard Queen Mary 2 concerts, the first television special to be taped during a transatlantic crossing, will be released as a full concert DVD on Columbia Records on November 22. The QM2 performances will form the core of the artist's live PBS television special and will presage her upcoming multi-city tour to be launched later this fall.
Simon's six-day transatlantic voyage, including her concert performances in the ship's Queens Room, the largest ballroom at sea, and candid behind-the-scenes moments onboard QM2, will be documented for the DVD by veteran concert filmographer Jim Gable, whose resume includes "Cyndi Lauper: Live … At Last," "The Concert for World Children's Day," "Sting: Inside — The Songs of Sacred Love" and "Rolling Stones: Stripped."
"We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Carly Simon as she takes her place in Cunard history alongside the world's most notable artists who have crossed the Atlantic throughout the line's 165-year lifetime," says Jan Swartz, senior vice president of customer service and sales. "Ms. Simon embodies a timeless grace, sophistication and style, perfectly complementing Queen Mary 2." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen