New Arts Strand Landmarks Live In Concert Debuts On Great Performances With Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Friday, January 20 At 9 P.m. On PBS Hosted By Chad Smith From The Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Landmarks" will offer series of performance specials with Brad Paisley and others to be announced
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) This will be followed the next week by Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live in Concert on Friday, January 27 at the same time. (Check local listings.)
Eight episodes in all are planned for the first season. Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, serves as host for the series and conducts one-on-one interviews with the artists exploring their favorite locations around each Landmark. There will be additional lifestyle segments with special correspondents, MTV veteran Matt Pinfield and Instagram star Gabby Epstein. The show is being shot in locations around the world, including London, Paris, New York, Havana, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Jamaica, West Virginia and many more with major artists performing shows for their fans in front of landmarks to which they have a connection. The travel component of the show, which is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment, shows how the particular cities influenced the artists' careers and shaped their music.