-- Earth, Wind & Fire will celebrate the arrival of their latest album, Now, Then & Forever, with a special concert that will air live on HSN later this summer. The show, which will take place August 30 at The Venetian casino and hotel in Las Vegas, will feature the funk/soul greats playing selections from the new record.
The concert will begin at 11 p.m. ET and will run for 90 minutes, with the first hour being shown on HSN and the next 30 minutes being streamed exclusively via the shopping network's digital platforms. Earth, Wind & Fire will be joined by a number of as-yet-unannounced guests during the event.
An exclusive two-CD package featuring Now, Then & Forever and a bonus disc featuring six of the band's classic hits can be pre-ordered now at HSN.com for $12.95. Among the tracks on the extra CD are "Shining Star," "Boogie Wonderland" and a "Beautiful Latin" mix of "September."
"The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire," says co-founding singer Philip Bailey in a statement. Adds fellow co-founder Verdine White, "The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally…We dedicate this album...to all the fans."
Now, Then & Forever is scheduled to get its official release on September 10. Earth, Wind & Fire will launch a U.S. tour in support of the record on September 6 in San Diego, and the band also has August 3 and 4 shows scheduled in Hawaii.
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