Sirius XM NYE Broadcasts


SIRIUS XM Radio announced yesterday 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. Here's the rundown:

-Eminem's "Home & Home" concert – featuring guest appearances from 50 Cent, Drake, B.O.B. and Dr. Dre, was recorded live at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI, and will play exclusively on his Sirius XM channel Shade 45 and XM channel 66 on Friday, December 31 at 8:00 pm ET.

-A special encore broadcast of Paul McCartney's performance from the Apollo Theater from December 13 will air on The Bridge, SIRIUS channel 33 and XM channel 27, on Friday, December 31 at 9:00 pm ET.

Other NYE performances being broadcast live on Sirius XM include:

-Furthur from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA
-The Disco Biscuits 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 Ashville Civic Center in Asheville, NC
-Phil Vassar from downtown Nashville, TN
-Drive By Truckersfrom Terminal 5 in New York, NY
-Pitbull from House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV
-Little Feat at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA

Sirius XM will also broadcast 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.

For dance music fans, Sirius XM will broadcast DJ Paul Oakenfold 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 can 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, will present 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, has been custom-created to serve as the soundtrack to New Year's Eve parties around the country and will feature 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.

[Published on: 12/24/10]

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