Keith Urban has been included in the first round of performer announcements for The Recording Academy’s celebration of The Beatles’ debut U.S. performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event.
The Australia native will be joined by John Mayer in The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles, which airs Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Also announced is a reunion performance with Eurythmics, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Alicia Keys and John Legend will perform together, and the evening will also feature Maroon 5. Additional performers and presenters are forthcoming.
The primetime entertainment special — presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS — will tape on Monday, Jan. 27, the day after the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Tickets to the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall taping are on sale now, available with AXS or by phone at 877-234-8425.
Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer and writer, Rac Clark is co-executive producer, Gregg Gelfand is director, and David Wild served as writer for the event.
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