Rock on. The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands TV show has been renewed for a seventh season on AXS TV. Hosted by Katie Daryl, season seven premieres Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00pm ET; 7:00pm PT. It will kick off with a 90 minute tribute to Prince on September 14th, and on September 21st, will feature a 90 minute tribute to David Bowie.
Other tributes in season seven are devoted to: Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Journey, Jimmy Buffet, The Who, Bob Seger, and Pat Benatar. Get the schedule and details from the AXS TV press release.
Daryl also tweeted to confirm the renewal, saying, “It’s official We are BACK for season 7.”
— KatieDaryl (@KatieDaryl) August 9, 2016
Here is The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands season seven renewal press release, from AXS.
AXS TV CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF PRINCE, DAVID BOWIE & JIMI HENDRIX ON SEASON 7 OF ‘THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS’AUG 9TH, 2016
AXS TV CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF PRINCE, DAVID BOWIE, JIMI HENDRIX AND MANY MORE ON A NEW SEASON OF ‘THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS’ PREMIERING SEPT. 14
Season Seven Also Features Tributes to The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Journey, Jimmy Buffett, The Who, Bob Seger, and Pat Benatar
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 9, 2016 – AXS TV’s live concert series THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS will honor the music of two legends lost this year with special 90-minute tributes to Prince for the premiere Sept. 14 and David Bowie Sept. 21. The weekly live concert series produced and hosted by Katie Daryl, which airs Wednesday nights at 10pE/7pP from the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, will also feature an epic finale with the show’s first-ever tribute to Jimi Hendrix Nov. 16.
The 10-concert line-up also includes a tribute to The Beach Boys (Sept. 28) and, just in time for the anticipated Desert Trip Festival, tributes to The Rolling Stones (Oct. 5) and The Who (Oct. 12). Then, THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS celebrates a musical milestone with a tribute to Bob Seger (Oct. 19) honoring the 40th anniversary of his 1976 break out album “Night Moves;” followed by Pat Benatar (Oct. 16), 37 years to the day since the release of her beloved 1979 album “Heartbreaker.” Finally, a tribute to Journey (Nov. 2), marking the 35th anniversary of the band’s popular “Escape” album that debuted their biggest hit “Don’t Stop Believing,” and Parrotheads rejoice as a tribute to Jimmy Buffet (Nov. 9) takes the stage.
“One of my favorite things about THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS is it provides a national stage for our talented bands to bring to life this timeless music we can sometimes no longer see and hear live,” said Katie Daryl. “After their passing this year, I knew we had to invite our amazing Prince and David Bowie tributes to return to the show to honor those artists and I am excited to finally present a tribute to one of the most innovative guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix.”
Tickets are available for free online at http://www.greatesttributebands.eventbrite.com
The episode line-up and where the bands hail from are noted below:
Sept. 14 Prince tribute by Purple Reign (Las Vegas) Sept. 21 David Bowie tribute by David Brighton’s Space Oddity (Los Angeles) Sept. 28 The Beach Boys tribute by Sounds of Summer (Indiana) Oct. 5 The Rolling Stones tribute by Mick Adams and The Stones (Los Angeles) Oct. 12 The Who tribute by The Who Generation (Orange, California) Oct 19 Bob Seger tribute by Turn The Page (Fullerton, California) Oct. 26 Pat Benatar tribute by Crimes of Passion (Los Angeles) Nov. 2 Journey tribute by Infinite Journey (Dallas) Nov. 9 Jimmy Buffett tribute by Adventures in Parrotdise (Las Vegas) Nov. 16 Jimi Hendrix tribute by Kiss The Sky (New York)
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What do you think? Did you watch the sixth season of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands TV show? Do you plan to check out season seven on AXS TV?