Mark Cuban's AXS TV launching summer concert series with Monkees
Mark Cuban’s network AXS TV is launching a five-week series of televised rock shows named AXS TV Concerts Hosted by Mark Cuban, EW can reveal.
The series premieres at 9 p.m. ET on Aug. 11 with a performance by the Monkees. That will be followed by concerts from Village People (Aug. 18), Bret Michaels (Aug. 25), KC and the Sunshine Band (Sept. 1), and Bad Company (Sept. 8). Each of the 90-minute concerts will be filmed at The Bomb Factory venue in Dallas, Texas.
“With this exclusive series, I wanted to craft a fun live concert event, giving viewers the best seat in the house to experience these legendary acts,” said Cuban, the founder and CEO of AXS TV, in a statement. “From disco and funk, to classics and metal, there’s truly something here for everyone to enjoy, as we send summer out on a high note with some of the most beloved anthems of all-time.”
The Monkees are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and recently released a new album, Good Times!, their first in 20 years. You can see the video for the group’s current single, “You Bring the Summer,” below.