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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

AXS TV heats up the summer with the ultimate rock n' roll experience as the network presents a new five-week series AXS TV CONCERTS HOSTED BY MARK CUBAN premiering with The Monkees on Thursday, August 11, at 9pE/8pC/6pP. The series will air every Thursday through September 8 and features live performances by five legendary bands curated by AXS TV founder Mark Cuban. Each live performance will be 90 minutes long, with a repeat at 11:30 pm ET.

Filmed live at the state-of-the-art The Bomb Factory venue in Dallas, TX, AXS TV CONCERTS HOSTED BY MARK CUBAN will shine the spotlight on some of the most beloved bands as they blaze through their biggest hits in an intimate setting. The upcoming roster kicks off with classic rock n' rollers The Monkees (August 11) and also features fan-favorite disco sextet Village People (August 18); high energy rocker Bret Michaels (August 25); iconic dance music "Shake Your Booty" and "Get Down Tonight" hit-makers KC and The Sunshine Band (September 1); and rock super group Bad Company (September 8).

"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 Mark Cuban, AXS TV founder and CEO.  "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."    


AXS TV is the cable industry's leading general entertainment network for live event programming. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today's top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network's franchises include THE X FACTOR UK and NASHVILLE; as well as original programs such as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR; THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS; GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE; AXS TV FIGHTS; and INSIDE MMA.

AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website,; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr; Cyber Dust and YouTube.


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