SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will celebrate the new year with a wide-ranging lineup of live concerts, special performances, exclusive DJ sets, a special New Year's Eve music channel and various year-end countdowns.
SIRIUS XM will broadcast Eminem's sold-out "Home & Home" concert, recorded live at Comerica Park in the rap legend's hometown, Detroit, MI, exclusively on his SIRIUS XM channel, Shade 45, SIRIUS channel 45 and XM channel 66. The highly acclaimed concert features appearances by 50 Cent, Drake, B.O.B. and Dr. Dre. The concert will air on Friday, December 31 at 8:00 pm ET.
Listeners will also hear a special encore broadcast of Paul McCartney's performance from the world famous Apollo Theater from December 13. The concert, which celebrated SIRIUS XM reaching 20 million subscribers, was broadcast live on six SIRIUS XM channels. The special encore broadcast will air on The Bridge, SIRIUS channel 33 and XM channel 27, on Friday, December 31 at 9:00 pm ET.
SIRIUS XM listeners will hear live concert broadcasts from all over the country featuring an eclectic lineup of world-class talent, including Furthur's concert from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA; The Disco Biscuits' concert from the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA; Southside Johnny at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ; Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom in New York City, NY; The Avett Brothers' at Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, NC; Phil Vassar's concert from downtown Nashville, TN; Drive By Truckers' concert from Terminal 5 in New York, NY; Pitbull's concert from House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV; and Little Feat's concert at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA.
SIRIUS XM listeners will also hear broadcasts of historic and special concerts by Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Flaming Lips, Jack Johnson, Phoenix, Bachman & Turner, Peter Noone, Gerald Albright and Vampire Weekend.
Internationally-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will spin live from Rain in Las Vegas and Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello will DJ live from Roseland in New York, NY. In addition, listeners will hear DJ sets by Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia's Axwell, as well as a special presentation of Tim Berg presents "Avicii LEV7LS" on New Year's Eve. The DJ sets will air on Electric Area, SIRIUS channel 38 and XM channel 80.
Real Jazz, SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70, presents NPR's 30th "Toast of the Nation" featuring live jazz, coast to coast, with performances from Dianne Reeves, Lionel Loueke Trio, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra with Nnenna Freelon, Jimmy Heath, Cyrus Chestnut, Nicholas Payton and Benny Green.
Metropolitan Opera Radio, SIRIUS channel 78 and XM channel 79, will present a live broadcast of the new production premiere Verdi's: La Traviata.
SIRIUS XM's New Year's Nation channel, SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 23, is custom-created to serve as the ultimate soundtrack to New Year's Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SIRIUS XM's music platform. The channel will launch on Friday, December 31 at 12:00 pm ET and will air through Saturday, January 1 at 11:59 pm ET.
SIRIUS XM's various decades and wide-ranging genre channels will each offer special New Year's Eve programming, including countdowns, the best of in-studio performances, interviews and more.