Live Concert at the Beacon Theatre on June 1, 9pm ET
New York (May 18, 2009) Fuse today announced it will kick off a week of jam-packed music programming from Dave Matthews Band to celebrate the release of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Beginning the 7-day programming extravaganza on Saturday, May 30, fans can tune-in to watch Dave Matthews Band: Weekend on the Rocks, Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert and Fuse originals Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live from the Beacon Theatre and Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey.
Fuse is thrilled to dedicate 7-days of programming to Dave Matthews Band as they prepare to unveil their newest album, said David Weier, vice president, music programming and talent relations, Fuse. Fuse continues to provide musicians with a megaphone to reach their audience, and viewers with unprecedented access to their favorite acts across all platforms. The live concert from the legendary Beacon Theatre and intimate documentary promises to show a side of the band that most fans havent seen.
FUSE PRESENTS DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: LIVE FROM THE BEACON
THEATRE MONDAY JUNE 1 AT 9PM ET
Premiering exclusively on Fuse, Dave Matthews Band will perform songs from Big Whiskey as well as classic DMB hits and fan favorites at the legendary and newly restored Beacon Theatre. Airing commercial-free and in high-definition, fans will enjoy this amazing opportunity to see Dave Matthews Band perform the night before the release of their seventh studio album.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: THE ROAD TO BIG WHISKEY JUNE 2-5 AT 8PM ET
This 4-part Fuse original documentary introduces fans to the personal side of Dave Matthews Band. Airing Tuesday through Friday at 8pm ET in 30 minute blocks, Dave Matthews Band: The Road To Big Whiskey captures the band as they talk about their career, including the significance of performing at Madison Square Garden, the making of their eighth studio album, the hardships of losing a band member, and much more. Join Dave Matthews, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, bassist Stefan Lessard and saxophonist Leroi Moore as they take Fuse viewers on a journey through the triumphs and sorrows of this beloved band.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: WEEKEND ON THE ROCKS MAY 30 AT 2PM ET
Filmed September 2005 at Red Rock, this show revisits the bands epic four-nights at the Amphitheatre in Morrison Colorado.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: THE CENTRAL PARK CONCERT MAY 31 AT 8PM ET
Recorded September 24, 2003 in front of more than 120,000 fans, the largest audience to date on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York, this show features the dynamic Dave Matthews Band performance.
LOADED: DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Enjoy a full half-hour loaded, chock full of your favorite videos from Dave Matthews Band.
Fuses week-long programming schedule includes:
Saturday, May 30
2pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: Weekend on the Rocks
Sunday, May 31
8pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: The Central Park Concert
Monday, June 1
9pm ET: Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live from the Beacon Theatre
Tuesday, June 2
8pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey, part 1
8:30pm ET: Loaded: Dave Matthews Band
Wednesday, June 3
7pm ET: Loaded: Dave Matthews Band
8pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey, part 2
Thursday, June 4
8pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey, part 3
Friday, June 5
8pm ET: Dave Matthews Band: The Road to Big Whiskey, part 4
8:30pm ET: Loaded: Dave Matthews Band
Fuse brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG and MSG Plus and MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Wang Center, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at http://press.fuse.tv/
About Dave Matthews Band
With over 15 million tickets sold, Dave Matthews Band was named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard magazine. Formed in Virginia in the early 1990s, the group has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined). Renowned for its eclectic sound, the bands numerous hits include “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” Too Much, Everyday and “American Baby.” Stand Up, released in 2005, was Dave Matthews Bands fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The band will launch an extensive world tour in conjunction with the June release of its latest album, which was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette).