A bevy of veteran rock artists are part of the lineup of CNN’s The Fourth in America special, which will air on the cable network on Independence Day from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET.
The Beach Boys, Chicago, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon and Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs are among the many performers that appear on the show, which will also will feature live footage of fireworks displays in cities across the U.S.
The Beach Boys will be joined by their longtime honorary member, actor John Stamos.
Meanwhile, Hagar tells ABC Audio that his performance with The Circle was filmed during a series of recent concerts that he and the band played in Florida, which were some of their first shows since the start of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
“Woo, it was awesome,” Sammy gushes about the gig. “[CNN] filmed a lot of our songs. And we were really having a good night…I felt so good about that night, ’cause the band was so up to play. It was about our fourth show, so we were getting our wings back, and the audiences [were] just nuts.”
Other artists who will perform on The Fourth in America include Kool & the Gang, Blues Traveler, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood and many more.
The special will stream live on CNN.com, and also will be viewable on Apple and Android mobile devices via CNN apps for those with a login to a cable provider. The program also can be viewed on CNNgo.
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