The tribute will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, one day after the Grammy awards are handed out. The night will feature performances by several past Grammy winners, including Alicia Keys who has 14 golden gramophones in her collection. Other Grammy artists appearing on the salute include John Legend (9 awards), Maroon 5 (3), John Mayer (7) and Keith Urban (4). Eurythmics received the best rock performance by a duo or group Grammy in 1986 for the single “Missionary Man.”
CBS will air the tribute Feb. 9 – the 50-year anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The show will be produced by longtime Grammy awards producer Ken Ehrlich.
“When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an … understanding of what they meant,” Ehrlich said.
Although Ehrlich hasn’t revealed which Beatles songs Eurythmics will perform, other selections have been announced with Mayer and Urban doing a duet on “Don’t Let Me Down.” Another duet will feature Keys and Legend singing “Let It Be.”
Although Ehrlich hasn’t confirmed whether surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will appear at the tribute, both artists will be in Los Angeles when they’re honored with a lifetime achievement award Jan. 25 at the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards.
Tickets for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles” are on sale now. Head over to Grammy.com for more information.