Los Angeles – (March 23, 2020) – AXS TV, the premier cable channel for music-themed content in the United States, brings the ultimate concert experience home—giving viewers front row seats to iconic performances from some of the industry’s most influential artists with a week of show-stopping sets from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Stevie Nicks, The Eagles, Meat Loaf, and more, airing March 23 through March 29. Though live concerts have been postponed during this time, AXS TV is committed to providing viewers with a place to come and enjoy the absolute best in music-themed programming, bringing them closer to their favorite artists with acclaimed documentaries, candid interviews, unforgettable concerts and more, airing each and every day. The following list has been carefully curated, offering star-studded specials and hit-packed concerts for those music connoisseurs craving the magic that only live performances can provide. Sit down, tune in, and rock out!
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Tuesday, March 24
5:30 p.m. Meat Loaf – Guilty Pleasure Tour
‘80s power ballad superstar Meat Loaf takes the stage in Sydney, Australia during his 2011 Guilty Pleasure Tour to perform beloved classics “Bat Out Of Hell,” “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” and more.
Wednesday, March 25
1 p.m. US Festival-Day 1: New Wave Day
Blending rare concert footage with insightful interviews with organizers and performers, this three-part concert special tells the story of the groundbreaking 1983 US Festival, which entertained more than two million people in San Bernardino, California. New Wave Day features performances by The Clash, Stray Cats, The English Beat, and Men at Work, among others.
5:30 p.m. The Rocky Mountain Way
Joe Walsh and his band Barnstorm reunite for a special one-night-only event in The Rocky Mountain Way, joined by friends and fellow music icons Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Thursday, March 26
12:00 p.m. An Intimate Evening With Willie and Merle
This landmark event offers a rare glimpse into one of music’s most legendary friendships, as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard enter the studio to record their final album together before taking the stage for one of their last joint performances. Throughout the night, the pair trade witty banter between delivering spirited renditions of Nelson’s “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die” and “On The Road Again,” Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee” and “Fightin’ Side Of Me,” collaborative tunes “A Horse Called Music” and “Pancho And Lefty,” and many more.
1:05 p.m. Travis Tritt
Country music chart-topper Travis Tritt performs classics such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Great Day.”
Saturday, March 28
9:00 p.m. The Eagles – Hell Freezes Over
Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit reunite for the first time in 14 years, in this in-depth 1994 special putting the spotlight on a career-spanning set that includes timeless renditions of “Hotel California,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Desperado,” and more.
10:50 p.m. The Eagles Farewell: Live From Melbourne
This special event captures The Eagles’ sold-out Melbourne concerts from their historic “Farewell I” tour, boasting nearly three hours of classic hits in addition to the debut of two new tracks. Twenty-nine songs from the band’s six studio albums are performed—as well as selected solo releases—including signature favorites “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “One Day At A Time,” and “No More Cloudy Days.”
Sunday, March 29
10:00 a.m. Peter Frampton
GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Peter Frampton performs enduring classics “Show Me The Way,” “Baby I love Your Way,” and “Wind of Change.”
12:05 p.m. Bachman & Turner
Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, with special guest Paul Shaffer, present a lively evening of hits including “Takin’ Care of Business.”
1:10 p.m. Plain Spoken: John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp takes the stage at the landmark Chicago Theatre with his full band and guest vocalist Carlene Carter, to perform cherished singles such as “Small Town,” “Minutes to Memories,” “Pop Singer,” “Longest Days,” and many more.
2:50 p.m. REO Speedwagon
Take a trip to the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, NY, as fan-favorites REO Speedwagon rock the crowd with a hit-heavy set featuring “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Take It On The Run,” “Keep On Loving You,” and more.
3:55 p.m. Chicago
Rock n’ roll mainstays Chicago deliver a career-spanning set that includes “Color My World,” “Feeling Stronger Everyday,” and “25 or 6 to 4.”
5:00 p.m. Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick performs an eclectic setlist of classic hits and new songs, including the beloved favorite “I Want You to Want Me.”
9:00 p.m. Stevie Nicks Rock A Little
AXS TV unearths a rare Stevie Nicks performance capturing the final stop on her Rock A Little Tour, as the soulful siren unleashes a powerhouse set at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the 1986 concert film STEVIE NICKS: ROCK A LITTLE. The night features guest appearances by Mick Fleetwood and guitar mastermind Peter Frampton, and performances of Nicks’ signature solo tracks “Edge Of Seventeen,” “Talk To Me,” and “Stand Back,” as well as the beloved Fleetwood Mac single “Dreams,” among many others.