LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Live Nation has revealed the initial lineup of artists for its planned joint venture with Yahoo's Screen video service that will feature a new live concert every day for the next year.
The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show will feature DMB delivering two sets, performing together in numerous electric and acoustic configurations.
Future shows include KISS, streaming live from their 40th Anniversary Tour; John Legend performing Marvin Gaye's classic album, "What's Going On" in its entirety, with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Los Angeles Philharmonic live from the Hollywood Bowl; and Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids performing their first ever concert in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Additional artists confirmed for the new channel include: Usher, Gavin DeGraw, Common, The Neighbourhood, MKTO, The Kooks, Airborne Toxic Event, Three Days Grace, The Fray and many more.
In addition to the live streamed performances, the Live Nation Channel and Yahoo Screen will feature an on-demand catalogue of songs on video and hundreds of insider vignettes including behind-the-scenes footage, artist interviews and more.
"Live Nation produces more than 23,000 annual shows for 60 million fans globally. With the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo we are bringing these amazing artists with great production to the 800 million monthly Yahoo fans. This channel will create a powerful new way for artists to continue to grow their global fanbase," said Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment. – Staff Writers