THREE BANDS + THREE SOUNDS + ONE STAGE = ONE EPIC SHOW
VH1 + PALLADIA UNVEIL A NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCE SERIES "SOUNDCLASH" FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AHMIR "?UESTLOVE" THOMPSON
HOSTED BY DJ/PRODUCER DIPLO
"SoundClash" with Fall Out Boy + Lil Wayne + London Grammar Premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT
"SoundClash" with Ed Sheeran + Sia + Grouplove Premieres Wednesday, July 30th at 9 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2014) - This summer, VH1 and Palladia present some of today's hottest and most talked about musical artists like you've never seen them before. VH1 and Palladia's new music series "SoundClash" will bring together acts as diverse as Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, and London Grammar as well as Ed Sheeran, Sia and Grouplove on one stage, at one time, to perform a mix of current hits, catalog favorites, covers and even once-in-a-lifetime collaborations in front of a live studio audience for a truly next-generation music performance show. Executive produced by Ahmir "?uestLove" Thompson and hosted by DJ/producer and Grammy Award-nominee Diplo, "SoundClash" premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1 and Palladia. Episodes will be available the morning following its TV premiere in the VH1 App. The show's official hashtag is #SoundClash.
Imagine the pulsating energy of the music festival experience, combined with the rush of seeing your favorite band perform their biggest hits live - this is "SoundClash," VH1 and Palladia's innovative new series that unites established artists and emerging artists onstage. Each one-hour show seamlessly weaves together continuous musical performances with artist and band interviews for an all-encompassing audiovisual experience.
The series' inaugural episode on Wednesday, July 23rd will feature Grammy Award-nominated, and three-time VMA winner Fall Out Boy with four time Grammy Award-winning and multi platinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne, and up-and-coming British trip-hop group London Grammar rounding out the trio on the SoundClash stage. And the second episode premiering on Wednesday, July 30th has the Brit-born, Grammy Award-nominated global sensation Ed Sheeran joining up with Grammy Award-nominated Australian global hitmaker/singer/producer Sia, with the emerging US-based rockers Grouplove.
Future episodes of VH1's "SoundClash" will match up of some of the world's most iconic (and diverse) performers for what promises to be a historic series delivering extraordinary performances and buzzworthy moments.
"Music fuels our passions here at VH1 and Palladia," said Tom Calderone, President, VH1 and Palladia. "'SoundClash' will showcase established acts at their peak, spotlight breaking artists on the rise, and introduce what's breaking on the music scene at that moment. But it will be the collaborative spirit between the performers on the show that will have music fans buzzing throughout the telecast and for days afterwards."
"'SoundClash' is all about convergence," said Ahmir "?uestLove" Thompson. "It's a place where the cutting edge of the emergent act meets the winning assuredness of the established artist. It's a lush, level playing field where the talented blend and the genres bend in ways that will resonate with even the most discerning lovers of today's music."
For more information on SoundClash, visit VH1.com
SoundClash is executive produced by Shawn Gee, Jac Benson of Blacjac Entertainment, and Ahmir "?uestLove" Thompson and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots. Executive producing for VH1 are Rick Krim and Lee Rolontz.
VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture. Fans may also access current and retro VH1 programming via the VH1 App, the network's three-in-one video, new form content and co-viewing app, available for free on iOS and Android platforms. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
Palladia, Viacom Media Networks' high-definition music channel, launched in January 2006 and features original music-based programming for a variety of music genres, including hip hop, rock, country, pop, contemporary, classic rock, alternative rock, soul and more, as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from Viacom Music Group's MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services. The channel has grown to 37 million households and is available on major U.S. carriers including Comcast, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, DIRECTV, Charter, AT&T u-Verse, Cablevision and Insight.