AXS wants to rock and roll all night — or at least for like an hour on Wednesdays beginning 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The cable channel is bringing back “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” for Season 8, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Premiering on Wednesday, March 8, the 10-episode run from the Whisky A Go Go will kick off with a 90-minute special episode featuring a Led Zeppelin tribute by Led Zepagain, who return to perform album “Led Zeppelin IV” in its entirety.
Also returning to Katie Daryl-fronted program this season for a full-album performance is Beatles tribute The Fab Four, who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” with a complete rendition — including full-band regalia — in the 90-minute season finale on May 10.
“Some of our most popular episodes have featured tribute artists performing a classic album in its entirety, so this season, we’ve brought that idea back with the incredible Led Zepagain and The Fab Four taking on two huge albums in the season premiere and finale,” host and producer Daryl told us. “This season I am also excited to introduce seven new, hand-picked tributes who really impressed me with their sound and musicianship, and I am sure music fans will love.”
This season of “WGTB” welcomes seven newcomers to its club, which now includes more than 70 tribute artists. Here’s the full line-up, along with each band’s home location:
|March 8||Led Zeppelin tribute by Led Zepagain (Los Angeles)|
|March 15||Metallica tribute by Damage Inc. (Southern California)|
|March 22||ZZ Top tribute by Eliminator (Chicago)|
|March 29||Allman Brothers tribute by Live at The Fillmore (Philadelphia)|
|April 5||Electric Light Orchestra tribute by Strange Magic (Toronto)|
|April 12||Queen tribute by Almost Queen (New York)|
|April 19||Dolly Parton Tribute by Karen as Dolly (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)|
|April 26||Dave Matthews Band by Warehouse (Dallas)|
|May 3||Supertramp tribute by Dreamer (Toronto)|
|May 10||The Beatles tribute by The Fab Four (Southern California)|