From a media release:
Bono, The Edge and The Boss are Centre Stage In Second Season of SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH … on CTV and Bravo!
- Critically-acclaimed series lines up musical heavy weights such as Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and Ron Sexsmith join host Elvis Costello in seven-part season
- Special episode taped with Bono and The Edge at Canada’s historic Masonic Temple
With the ultimate backstage pass, fans of rock ‘n’ roll can rejoice! CTV and Bravo! announced today the impressive list of guests ready to entertain in the second season of the critically-acclaimed music/talk series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH … (broadcast premieres to be announced at a later date). Bringing together the best elements of talk and music television, the program invites viewers into an intimate conversation between host Costello and his guests, which are both legendary performers and promising new artists. This season’s line-up is full of musical masters, including members of one of the greatest rock bands of all timeÃ‚Â Grammy and JUNO Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bono and The Edge of U2, who recorded their session with Costello in Toronto, Canada, at the celebrated historic musical venue, the Masonic Temple. Produced in part by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, the series features unprecedented pairings, group discussions and impromptu, historical performances.
Among the additional confirmed guests for the seven-part season are Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar winning New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen, multi-Grammy, multi-platinum artist Sheryl Crow; Grammy winners Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Levon Helm and Allen Toussaint; Neko Case, Jesse Winchester, Ray LaMontagne, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, and JUNO Award winning Canadian Ron Sexsmith.
Embraced by both critics and viewers in its ground-breaking first season, SPECTACLE proved that there is a substantial audience for an intelligent and entertaining program about music, becoming one of last season’s top 10 new shows in Canada*. Designed to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and performance with the most interesting and influential artists and personalities of our time, the show fuses the best of talk and music television.
SPECTACLE’s inaugural season featured an extraordinary and eclectic roster of legendary musicians and fascinating personalities, starting with Sir Elton John, before delving into an astonishing range of musical genres, including pop, rock, jazz, country and even opera. Guests ranged from The Police to President Bill Clinton, and the series won rave reviews all over the world, airing on CTV in Canada and on Sundance Channel in the U.S., as well as on Channel 4 in the UK, ABC in Australia, HBO throughout Latin America, and in a number of other international territories.
Season one of SPECTACLE is now available on iTunes, and a DVD/BluRay box set will be released throughout North America November 10, 2009.