There are tribute bands and then there are cover bands. Cover bands play songs from a number of different artists, within genres or across time periods. These are the guys and gals who dress casually and perform at a friend’s birthday party and the local watering hole. Tribute bands adopt the style, mannerisms and music of a particular band and their success depends on how well they can approximate the experience of seeing the original in a concert setting.
UPDATE APRIL 21 – Tribute Wars USA has been rebranded as Clash of the Tributes
UPDATE JUNE 28 – Season 1 has been reduced to 8 episodes vs original 13. New venue to be announced for Season 2.
Clash of the Tributes, the television series, features the best tribute acts from across the country and with the help of millions of television viewers, one band will be crowned a winner each season. Along the way, select bands will take home valuable prizes.
Clash of the Tributes is much more than a music competition of the passionate and sometimes the disillusioned. This powerful series tells the story of 26 tribute bands across 13 episodes, in 60-minute segments. In addition to the concerts taped in front of live audiences at Daer Nightclub inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, viewers will experience artists’ back stories including dreams, disappointments, marriage breakups, bankruptcies, mental exhaustion and more. Then there’s the rush….the need for fan adoration and connection.
With live tapings beginning Wednesday, April 21st and continuing weekly until July 14th, Season 1 will be made available to all 350 PBS affiliates in the fall of 2021. Video on Demand will be available shortly thereafter.
HOW TO GET TICKETS TO LIVE TAPINGS WEDNESDAYS
Tickets to be in the studio audience for any of the 13 episodes / 26 performances can be purchased on the official Clash of the Tributes Facebook page. All performances / filming takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, inside the state-of-the-art DAER dayclub/nightclub.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be made available at $35 each and includes a commemorative t-shirt.
VIP entry: 5:00 pm
General seating entry: 5:45 pm
Showtime / cameras roll: @ 7:00 to 9:30 pm
MEET & GREET AT SOUND CHECK TUESDAYS
A Welcome Party and Sound Check Jam with competing bands will take place on the day before the live tapings at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach poolside, each Tuesday from April 20 to July 13, 2021 . Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance via the official Clash of the Tributes Facebook page.
Welcome Party: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
SOUND CHECK TUESDAY PERFORMANCES: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
EPISODE 108 / AEROSMITH FILMING: 04.21.21
►Erasmith (West Palm Beach, FL)
►Get Your Wings (NYC)
Photo Gallery on Weekend Broward’s Facebook Page
EPISODE 109 / POISON FILMING: 04.28.21
►Dirty Talk (Chicago, IL)
►Shot of Poison (Boston, MA)
EPISODE 110 / ZZ TOP FILMING: 05.05.21
►ZZ’s Best (Ft. Myers, FL)
►ZZ Tex (Dallas, TX)
EPISODE 111 / JIMI HENDRIX FILMING: 05.12.21 POSTPONED TO 07.21.21
►Gimi Jimi (Fort Myers, FL)
►Gimme Hendrix (Athens, GA)
EPISODE 112 / LED ZEPPELIN FILMING: 05.19.21
►Hammer of the Gods (NYC)
►The Prezence (NYC)
EPISODE 113 / CHEAP TRICK FILMING: 05.26.21
►Cheap Surrender (Southern IL)
►Dream Police (Chicago, IL)
EPISODE 102 / TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS FILMING: 06.02.2
►The Petty Hearts (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
►Hard Promises (Syracuse, NY)
EPISODE 101 / AC/DC FILMING: 06.09.21
►Shoot to Thrill (Melbourne, FL)
►Back In Black (Dallas, TX)
EPISODE 103 / KISS FILMING: 06.16.21
►KISS Alive (West Palm Beach, FL)
►Cold Gin (Baltimore, MD)
EPISODE 104 / ROLLING STONES FILMING: 06.23.21
►Satisfaction / International Rolling Stones Show (Dallas, TX)
►Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones Tribute (Auburn, IN)
Visit the official event website at: https://clashofthetributes.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClassofTheTributes