Bono, Boss Join Costello On Sundance Channel's Spectacle
Sophomore Season Of Music/Talker Also Includes The Edge, Crow, Helm, Prine, Toussaint
Mike Reynolds 10/13/2009 1:33:36 PM
Bono, The Edge and The Boss are among the guests for the second season of Sundance Channel's Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
Sundance will premiere the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series on Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The series, executive produced by Elton John, includes one-on-one interviews, unprecedented pairings, group discussions, as well as performances, from impromptu "illustrative" moments to full band (and even multi-band) productions.
In addition to U2's singer and guitarist and Bruce Springsteen, Spectacle's seven-installment second season will feature such guests as Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, Jesse Winchester, Ray LaMontagne, Nick Lowe, Levon Helm, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint.
The show, which last season included Costello entertaining the likes of John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, The Police, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones and former President Bill Clinton, is taped in front of a live audience at Harlem's Apollo Theater and The Masonic Temple in Toronto. The series will also air on CTV in Canada.
"We're thrilled to launch a second season of Spectacle on Sundance Channel," said Sundance Channel executive vice president and general manager Sarah Barnett in a statement. "The series offers viewers unprecedented access to artists through its mix of candid conversations and exciting musical performances. This season's A-list lineup is a testament to the level of respect that artists feel for Elvis Costello as a musician and entertainer."