AXS TV has another fantastic week of programming ahead which includes Ed Sheeran and James Arthur hitting “The X Factor UK” stage to perform at the Semi-Finals which air here in the U.S. tonight (Nov. 26) and tomorrow (Nov. 27) at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Plus, ‘80s fans will want to tune into this week’s all-new installment of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” on Nov. 28 as R.E.M. founding members Michael Stipe and Mike Mills discuss their lives, the band’s rise to fame and more. Check out the full list of AXS TV programming highlights for Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 below.
SUNDAY NOV. 26 AND MONDAY NOV. 27
“The X Factor UK” – Semi-Finals – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
The remaining season 14 finalists are nearing the end of the long and winding road of their “X Factor UK” journey as the Semi-Finals air here in the U.S. tonight and tomorrow. Sharon Osbourne’s remaining Girls contender Grace Davies will go up against Simon Cowell’s Groups The Cutkelvins and Rak-Su, Louis Walsh’s last Boys finalist Lloyd Macey and Nicole Scherzinger’s Overs contenders Matt Linnen and Kevin Davy White. Only one of the remaining six acts will win “The X Factor UK” title and recording contract grand prize. Season nine champ James Arthur returns to the show to perform his new single “Naked” tonight in the Nov. 26 U.S. broadcast and global music superstar Ed Sheeran will perform his latest hit single “Perfect” on Nov. 27.
TUESDAY NOV. 28
“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” – R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
R.E.M. is widely regarded as one of alternative rock’s pioneer bands. The Georgia native group formed in 1980 and gained critical attention in 1983 with their debut album Murmur. They hit breakout mainstream success about four years later with their fifth studio album Document, which spawned the hit lead single “The One I Love.” Their seventh studio album, Out of Time, topped charts in the U.S. and U.K. and produced the group’s first chart-topping single, “Losing My Religion.” Founding R.E.M. members Michael Stipe and Mike Mills sit down with award-winning newsman Dan Rather on AXS TV's original series "The Big Interview" to discuss their amazing careers. ‘80s music fans everywhere won’t want to miss this in-depth, candid conversation with two of the decade’s most iconic band members.
Documentary Premiere – “The US Festival 1982: The Us Generation” – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
AXS TV premieres a new documentary about renowned 1982 music festival, the US Festival, which took place in San Bernardino, California over Labor Day Weekend in 1982. The US Festival was co-founded by Apple visionary Steve Wozniak and was dubbed the “Woodstock of the ‘80s.” The groundbreaking three-day live event featured iconic music superstars like Eddie Money, The Cars, The Police, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and many more playing to a live crowd of more than 400,000 people at Glen Helen Regional Park in sweltering temperatures of more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Helmed by award-winning filmmaker Glenn Aveni with Jay Cederholm as co-director, the riveting documentary is produced by Bruce Gibb and executive-produced by Rich Schmig. The film is produced by Icon Television Music, Inc., Plum Media, and in association with Us Festival original founders Unuson Corporation. Icon Television Music is handling worldwide distribution.
The dynamic rockumentary goes behind-the-scenes of the landmark, historic musical event by combining rare concert footage with interviews from festival performers and organizers like Wozniak, Mick Fleetwood, Eddie Money and more. Wozniak was hoping to create a sense of community through music and technology, while also celebrating Americana with this cutting-edge festival. “The US Festival 1982: The Us Generation” premieres on AXS TV on Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Catch a sneak peek of the film in the attached video above.
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