A Great Big World Concert Premieres On AT&T AUDIENCE Network Tonight
Tune in Friday, September 21 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "A Great Big World" on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW.
As A Great Big World prepare for the release of their self-titled third album (out later this year via Epic), the GRAMMY-winning duo will premiere a live concert special this Friday, September 21 via AT&T AUDIENCE Network.
Watch the backstory about how A Great Big World came together HERE, view the behind-the-scenes from their concert HERE and see the trailer for the show "A Great Big World" on AT&T AUDIENCE Network HERE.
AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Charlie Worsham, 311, Bea Miller, All Time Low, Hanson, Neon Trees, Vic Mensa, Echosmith, Rick Ross, Korn, French Montana, Bishop Briggs, BØRNS, Vance Joy, Stone Temple Pilots, Sofi Tukker, Devin Dawson, Mikky Ekko, Jacob Banks, 21 Savage, Jason Mraz, Family of the Year, flor, Billy Raffoul, Brothers Osborne and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTVNOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2
AUDIENCE Network's multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music's most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.
In order to capture the rush and energy of their bombastic stage performance, the NYC pairing ofChad King and Ian Axel recorded the entire new album with a live band. Sincere and organic with power-pop hooks sewn in throughout, their forthcoming LP is the most authentic and heartfelt representation of who the duo are, finding themselves excavating emotional and personal depths not yet tackled on their previous two releases.
"We kind of feel like this is an arrival moment for us," says King about the new album, with Axel adding "We made this record with our friends and our band, who have been playing with us for years. We just made the stuff that moved us without trying to be anything but us."
The first single off the album, "Younger," encapsulates this fully, unfolding like a colorful love letter to an adolescence of playing wiffle ball and Super Mario Bros, listening to Maroon 5 and dreaming about the future.
This heartfelt self-reflection is found elsewhere throughout the album too. "Save Me From Myself" is an honest look at Axel's lifelong struggles with OCD while "You" is a lullaby written for his son. "Hey California" is a campy ride through King's frustration with New York City and longing for the Pacific Coast, while "This is Magic" is a love song bursting with uninhibited excitement that King wrote about falling in love for the first time. The album ends with the pairing of "Hooray For You," a haunting reflection on leaving one's mark on the world comprised of audio from the iconic 1990 documentary about NYC drag culture "Paris Is Burning", and "When I Am King," a triumphant, hopeful look into what the future has the potential to hold.
Chad King and Ian Axel met while both attending NYU and have since released two previous albums, Is There Anybody Out There? which featured their GRAMMY-winning Top 5 collaborative Billboard hit with Christina Aguilera "Say Something" and When the Morning Comes.
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