Full Concerts On Demand
Available in May and June, 2013, at Super Channel On Demand, HBO Canada On Demand, The Movie Network On Demand, Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) and online at RogersAnyplaceTV.com
New drama series, season premieres and movie debuts are advertised heavily, but cool musical programming is often hidden from view, buried in off-peak timeslots and concealed in folders within folders at on-demand services.
So we thought it was high time we put the spotlight on some of the live musical concerts that sit right beneath our noses, on demand, just three or four clicks away.
Oscar-winning “Skyfall” singer/songwriter Adele Adkins performs the best of her first two albums, 19 and 21, in the massively popular Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – available at Super Channel On Demand throughout the entire month of June. It was this particular live recording of “Set Fire to the Rain” that landed Adele the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance earlier this year.
Also from the British capital is Justin Bieber’s London Live special and Peter Gabriel’s New Blood orchestral show at the Hammersmith Apollo – both at Super Channel On Demand.
Mumford and Sons’ 2012 “Gentlemen on the Road” tour was captured on film by UK music video directors Fred & Nick (Coldplay, Morrissey) and the end result, The Road to Red Rocks, is available from June 11 to July 8 at The Movie Network On Demand.
Hands up all the Rush fans reading this. From the same guys who brought us “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” in 2010 (Banger Films’ Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn), the Juno-nominated Rush: Time Machine features the Canadian supergroup live in Cleveland in 2011 – available at HBO Canada On Demand (until June 3) and ongoing at RogersAnyplaceTV.com and at Rogers On Demand (Channel 100).
Channel 100 also offers a cool selection of on-demand shows in the “Concerts” folder, located inside the “Music” folder. Recently added to the library are Gorillaz’ Demon Days Live (at the Manchester Opera House); the Up in Smoke Tour with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube; the 2010 Phil Collins show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, Going Back to Roseland; Sarah Brightman’s Harem World Tour Live form Las Vegas from 2004; Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama; the full-albums performance of Styx’ The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight Live; and Coldplay’s Grammy-nominated Hordern Pavilion show in Sydney, Live 2003.
And let’s not forget perennial faves The Rolling Stones, whose record-breaking 1981 arena-tour feature film Let’s Spend the Night Together (from director Hal Ashby) is still online at RogersAnyplaceTV.com, and whose 2012 theatrical release Crossfire Hurricane is newly available at Super Channel On Demand.
Take a look at the “Concerts” folder inside the “Music” folder at Channel 100 and you’ll also find the likes of Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, the Bee Gees, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Isaac Hayes, Jane’s Addiction, Korn, Nora Jones, Paul Simon and Tupac Shakur.