What’s the latest exclusive member benefit on AETN Passport? Fill your summer with concerts on-demand in a special collection of performances from classics you can relive to specials from leading contemporary artists. Check out the artists from Queen and Paul Simon to Brad Paisley and Ms. Lauryn Hill, and let us know what you’ll be listening to!
“Journey in Concert: Houston 1981”
This special captures Journey when they were touring for their then-new album “Escape” — a No. 1 record that would turn out to be the most successful LP of the band’s career. The 1981 “Escape” tour with Steve Perry in the lead was filmed in Houston, Texas, during the height of the band’s success.
“Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park”
Join the legendary musician on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park. Performances range from “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” to “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.”
“Great Performances: Concert for George”
Far more than a concert film, “Concert for George” is a soulful, cinematic tribute to a musician whose vision transcended the ordinary. Filmed on Nov. 29, 2002, one year after George Harrison’s passing, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized this performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs and the music he loved, performed by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston and more.
“Queen Rock the World”
Rock on as the legendary British band plays their greatest hits in a never-before-seen film of their 1977 tour featuring songs from their “News of the World” album, including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
“Great Performances Landmarks Live: Brad Paisley”
Best-selling country artist Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains to perform a special outdoor concert before a crowd of 35,000 at West Virginia University’s Mountainlaire. As the hit-maker being 23 No. 1 singles and the winner of almost every country music award imaginable, Brad brings his unique skills as a singer songwriter, guitarist and entertainer back to his home state.
“Great Performances Landmarks Live: Alicia Keys”
Recorded over a one-year period, Alicia Keys’ “Landmarks Live” special is a love letter to the Hell’s Kitchen, New York, native’s home. The Grammy-winner’s collaboration with Jay Z, “Empire State of Mind,” instantly became the City’s newest anthem, and her love affair with New York continues as she performs on the City’s world-famous Circle Line harbor tour and in Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
“Great Performances Landmarks Live: Andrea Bocelli”
In a spectacular performance live from the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, Grammy- and Emmy-nominated artist Andrea Bocelli brings his signature work as one of the world’s most successful and best-selling singers in the history of classical-crossover music. World-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta, sopranos Carly Paoli and Maria Aleida, baritone Gianfranco Montresor and violinist David Garrett join Bocelli to round out the extravaganza.
“Great Performances Landmarks Live: Foo Fighters”
Multi-Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters delivers a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in this “Landmarks Live” installment. The electrifying, historic show captures the great, American stadium rock band in peak performance.
“Austin City Limits: Cyndi Lauper”
Two-time Grammy winning, multiplatinum-selling singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper boasts a string of instantly recognizable hits — “True Colors,” “She Bop,” “I Drove All Night,” “Change of Heart,” “Time After Time” and the immortal “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” She’s also a recent Tony-winning Broadway composer for the small musical “Kinky Boots” and Emmy-winning actress for her role on “Mad About You.” In her appearance on the “Austin City Limits” stage, Lauper showcases both her new release “Detour” and her catalog of hits.
“Austin City Limits: James Taylor”
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping album “Before This World,” his first collection of original music in 13 years. Exploring many of themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his recording career, “Before This World” continues to draw out Taylor’s self-expression and autobiographical aspects in a heartwarming, hour-long performance.
“Austin City Limits: Robert Plant”
Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings the classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums joined by the Sensational Space Shifters.E
“Austin City Limits: Iggy Pop”
The godfather of punk is still making history. Appearing on the “Austin City Limits” stage just days before the release of “Post Pop Depression,” Iggy Pop brought new songs to life alongside classics spanning his storied career. Supported by Homme and the powerhouse band that recorded “Post Pop Depression” — Queens of the Stone Age and Dead Weather-man Dan Fertita and Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders and touring members Troy Van Leeuwen (QotSA) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Bonnie Prince Billy) — Iggy Pop’s inaugural “Austin City Limits” appearance provides proof that there is no one quite like this music veteran.
“Austin City Limits: Ms. Lauryn Hill”
Iconic hip-hop star Ms. Lauryn Hill’s lyrics speak volumes about the realities of life, telling the story of a generation as the first woman or hip-hop artist to earn a record-breaking five Grammy awards. Combining performances of past her hits as a member of hip-hop trio The Fugees and from her landmark solo debut “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” with the extraordinary tracks from her most recent release “Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone,” Ms. Hill delivers a a rare and stunning set.
“Austin City Limits: Herbie Hancock”
Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock in this unique performance. In his “Austin City Limits” debut, the jazz innovator surveys his decades-long career at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. An integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s, Hancock provides an extraordinary tour of is five decades of his professional life.