LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV is the official broadcast home of a new season of the critically acclaimed performance documentary series Live From Abbey Road. Two episodes of the hour-long series will air back-to-back in primetime at 8 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET every Sunday, beginning July 26. This is the first time that Live From Abbey Road's fifth season will air in the U.S., marking a stateside return for the series.
Since premiering in 2007, Live From Abbey Road has delivered high-definition performances from an eclectic blend of established acts and talented newcomers alike, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that is equal parts cinematic and musical. Filmed in London's historic Abbey Road Studios, the 10-part series also features exclusive interviews and candid footage, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite artists as they rehearse and record their classic songs in an intimate setting.
This season of Live From Abbey Road features unforgettable performances from an impressive roster of industry icons that includes celebrated punk trio Green Day; R&B songstress Mary J. Blige; acoustic crooner John Mayer; femme rock goddess Alanis Morissette; CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse super-group Gnarls Barkley; rock n' roll renaissance singer Sheryl Crow; jam band heroes Dave Matthews Band; alt-rock four-piece Matchbox Twenty; soulful siren Nora Jones; and many more.
"AXS TV is proud to be able to bring a new season of Live From Abbey Road to the United States," said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV's senior vice president, programming and development. "Blending in-depth interviews with intimate performances, the series gives fans a unique glimpse at the creative process of some of the most influential acts in the industry today. If you're serious about music, you won't want to miss these insightful and enlightening documentaries."
Lisa Honig, SEVP Television & Digital Distribution North America, FremantleMedia International added: "Live from Abbey Road combines best-in-class music documentary with stunning live performances from an eclectic mix of music legends and emerging talent. Appealing to all musical tastes with artists that span the worlds of jazz, pop, indie and classic rock, it's must-see TV for anyone who's passionate about great music. I can't think of a more natural home for this in the U.S. than AXS TV."
The series is produced by Michael Gleason and distributed by FremantleMedia International.
The episode schedule for Live From Abbey Road is as follows:
8 p.m. ET - Kate Nash, Jamiroquai, Dashboard Confessional, Gipsy Kings, Foster The People
9 p.m. ET - The Fratellis, Panic! At The Disco, Primal Scream, The Kills, Stereophonics, Matchbox Twenty, Glasvegas
8 p.m. ET - Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Ed Sheeran, Brian Wilson
9 p.m. ET - Sheryl Crow, The Script, Nerina Pallot, Ray Lamontagne, Sara Bareilles
8 p.m. ET - Dave Matthews, Suzanne Vega, Gregg Allman, Norah Jones
9 p.m. ET - Colbie Caillat, Leann Rimes, Shawn Colvin, Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Alanis Morissette
8 p.m. ET - Gnarls Barkley, Feist, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wynton Marsalis, Manu Chao, Anthony & The Johnsons
9 p.m. ET - Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, Amos Lee, Ben Harper, Seal, Anna Calvi
8 p.m. ET - Green Day, The Subways, Beady Eye, Massive Attack, The Hoosiers, The Feeling
9 p.m. ET - Mary J Blige, John Mayer, Gossip, James Morrison, Chairlift, James Blunt, Craig David, Bryan Adams, Villagers, Little Boots
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