THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC BRING THE HOUSE DOWN AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA AS AXS TV PRESENTS THE NETWORK PREMIERE OF BRIT AWARDS 2017, FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY BRUNO MARS, ED SHEERAN, & ROBBIE WILLIAMS, AMONG OTHERS, ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 9pE/6pP
The Ceremony Airs as Part of a Day-Long Block Devoted to Beloved British Artists, Featuring Classic Concerts from Queen, Elton John, Eric Clapton, & More
Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 3, 2017) – The British are coming, as the network presents the AXS TV premiere of Brit Awards 2017 on Saturday, November 11, at 9pE/6pP. The special event will headline a day of classic concerts featuring some of the most iconic acts from across the pond in the British Artists block, starting at 1:10pE.
The block kicks off with an insightful look at the legendary career of groundbreaking guitarist Eric Clapton in the profile Rock Legends: Eric Clapton. Next, at 1:40pE, prog rock pioneers bring their psychedelic sound to Bristol in YES: Like It Is – YES At The Bristol Hippodrome. Beloved Beatle Ringo Starr shines with his five-piece All Starr Band–featuring Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham, and Gregg Bissonette—in Ringo Starr And His 2016 All Starr Band at 3:25pE; followed by guitar superstar Jeff Beck delivering a hit-packed performance in Japan in Jeff Beck – Live In Tokyo at 4:25pE. Then, Queen heads behind the Iron Curtain for a historic stadium set that captures frontman Freddy Mercury on his last tour with the band in Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest at 6:05pE. And Elton John is awarded the first-ever BRITs Icon Award in a lively night that includes performances of “I’m Still Standing,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Sad Songs (Say So Much),” with guest Rod Stewart, in BRITs Icon: Elton John at 7:35pE.
The night comes to a close at 9pE, as some of the industry’s biggest names take over London’s legendary O2 Arena for an unforgettable celebration of all things music in the AXS TV premiere of Brit Awards 2017. The star-studded ceremony is emceed by X Factor UK hostDermot O’Leary and Big Brother UK hostess Emma Willis, and boasts appearances and performances by chart-topping superstars Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, and Emeli Sande, among others. The program includes a heartfelt tribute to dynamic showman George Michael, introduced by Michael’s Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley and featuring Chris Martin performing the George Michael staple “A Different Corner.”
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