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The World's Greatest Tribute Bands

The World's Greatest Tribute Bands

  • Premiered: 
    March 4, 2013
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  • Network: AXS TV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Music
  • Type: Live Action
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Katie Daryl hosts live concerts from Hollywood's legendary venues -- Roxy Theatre in Seasons 1 & 2 and Whisky A Go Go for Seasons 3-5 -- featuring the world's greatest tribute bands. Each episode includes 60 minutes of live music from one cover band. Season 1 bands included: Britain's Finest (tribute band for The Beatles); The Ultimate Stones (The Rolling Stones); The Who Revue (The Who); Atomic Punks (Van Halen); Kenny Metcalf and Elton (Elton John); DSB (Journey); Back in Black (AC/DC); Wild Child (The Doors); Queen Nation (Queen); Damage Inc. (Metallica); Hollywood U2 (U2); and Rumours (Fleetwood Mac). The show's second season, which premiered on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11pm ET/8pm PT, featured: David Brighton's Space Oddity (tribute band for David Bowie); The Police Experience (The Police); The Fab Four (The Beatles); Guns 4 Roses (Guns N Roses); Alice in Cooperland (Alice Cooper); Which One's Pink (Pink Floyd); Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi); The Iron Maidens (Iron Maiden); Strangelove (Depeche Mode); and Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin). Moving to Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood after two sold-out seasons at The Roxy, Season 3 premiered on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11pm ET/8pm PT on AXS TV. The 15-episode Season 3 featured these tribute bands: Purple Reign (tribute band for Prince); Bella Donna (Stevie Nicks); Rhymin' N Stealin' (Beastie Boys); The Long Run (The Eagles); The Garth Guy (Garth Brooks); No Duh (No Doubt); True 2 Crue (Motley Crue); The Pettybreakers (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers); Draw The Line (Aerosmith); Wings Band (Paul McCartney); Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band); Abbacadabra (ABBA); The Nirvana Experience (Nirvana); Bonfire (AC/DC); and Mr. Speed (KISS). THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS returned for a fourth season on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on AXS TV from the world famous Whisky A Go-Go club in Hollywood. The season kicked off with acclaimed Elvis Presley tribute artist Justin Shandor in a special, 90-minute tribute. The rest of the season included: Pyromania (tribute to Def Leppard); Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival); Billy Joel 2 Elton John (Billy Joel & Elton John); Dog N Butterfly (Heart); Fan Halen (Van Halen); Ozzmania (Ozzy Osborne & Black Sabbath); Bostyx (Boston & Styx); The Ten Band (Pearl Jam); Southbound and Company (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Blonde Day (Blondie); and Super Diamond (Neil Diamond).
THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS begins its fifth season Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on AXS TV. The season premiere is its 50th episode and features Las Vegas' acclaimed Frank Sinatra tribute artist Gary Anthony. In addition to Anthony, producer/host Katie Daryl has once again booked a power-packed line-up featuring tributes to some of the most iconic bands of all time. "I am so proud of all the amazingly talented tribute bands that have performed on our show," said Daryl. "Their success is a testament to the impact THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS has on the music world. These bands are making noise, and the industry is listening." The episode line-up and where the bands hail from are noted below:

March 24: Frank Sinatra tribute by Gary Anthony (Las Vegas)
March 31: Fleetwood Mac tribute by Mirage (Ventura, CA)
April 7: Stevie Wonder tribute by Natural Wonder (Charlotte, NC)
April 14: Foreigner tribute by Double Vision (Los Angeles)
April 21: U2 tribute by Hollywood U2 (Los Angeles)
April 28: Johnny Cash tribute by Philip Bauer (Oklahoma City, OK)
May 5: Eagles tribute by On The Border (Charlotte, NC)
May 12: Huey Lewis and the News tribute by Super Huey (Sacramento, CA)

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  • Roxy Theatre (Seasons 1 & 2) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Whisky a Go Go (Seasons 3-5) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!