Hearts afire, love desire — Earth, Wind & Fire will be performing live on HSN next month.
The Grammy Award-winning group will sing tracks from its new “Now, Then & Forever” CD at part of the HSN Live Concert series on Aug. 30. The performance is coming from The Venetian Las Vegas.
The show will air at 11 p.m., with HSN hawking an exclusive CD bundle of Earth, Wind & Fire’s new release, along with a bonus CD featuring six of their greatest hits. That package is now available for pre-order at HSN.com for $12.95.
“‘The Now, Then & Forever’ album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” co-founder Philip Bailey said in a canned statement.
“The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White. “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible. We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”
And guess what? HSN is offering a travel package to Las Vegas for this event. Fans that want to be part of this shindig can purchase exclusive room packages for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
These luxury suite packages start at $149 per night (2 night minimum) and include: two premium tickets to the “HSN Live” show; special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at more than $1,000: VIP check-in; late check-out; and special reduced rates for Vegas Nights helicopter tour.
HSN has also rousted music television executive producer Barry Summers and director Milton Lage. Summers has extensive experience producing 3D & high-definition music concert events for VH1 & AXS TV (formerly HDNET), while Lage has directed numerous MTV shows and live musical performances by superstars such as Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood and Beyonce.
“HSN is thrilled to welcome Earth, Wind & Fire to the HSN Live stage at The Venetian Las Vegas,” said Andy Sheldon, HSN’s Chief Creative Officer and General Manager of HSN Productions. “Earth, Wind & Fire is known for their elaborate, high-energy live shows and with Barry Summers and Milton Lage at the helm, I know this will be our best HSN Live production to date.”
The concert will be a 90-minute live show, with 60 minutes on HSN TV, followed by a special 30-minute encore performance that streams live across HSN’s digital platforms.
Music streaming service Songza will offer a special Earth, Wind & Fire/HSN playlist for subscribers during the week leading up to the show and will stream the event live on Aug. 30.
The HSN exclusive two-disc bundle will include Earth, Wind & Fire’s new CD and an exclusive bonus disc featuring six of the group’s greatest hits.
“Now, Then & Forever” Track List: Sign On; Love Is Law; My Promise;Guiding Lights; Got To Be Love; Belo Horizonte; The Dance Floor; Splashes;Night Of My Life; and The Rush.
Exclusive HSN Bonus CD Track List: Let’s Groove (Restless Soul Mix); September (Beautiful Latin Mix): One World; Fantasy; Shining Star; and Boogie Wonderland.