Sam Smith, Bleachers, Tove Lo Set for VH1 'You Oughta Know Live In Concert' Event
VH1 will bring its entire 2014 class of You Oughta Know artists together for a single live event Nov. 13 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The second annual You Oughta Know Live in Concert will feature A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Mary Lambert, Tove Lo, Vance Joy and Sam Smith on a single stage for two hours of performances.
Since its launch in 2005, VH1's You Oughta Know series has introduced up-and-coming new talent, including Lorde, HAIM and the Lumineers at last year's concert. The program's previous alumni include Ed Sheeran, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Gotye and Sia, among many others.
"Our You Oughta Know franchise has an excellent track record of identifying the best new artists in music before they hit it big," said Tom Calderone, President, VH1 in a statement, pointing to Lorde's feature last year three months before winning the Grammy for Song of the Year.
"Who knows how many future legends we have in this year's line-up of 11 amazing artists?" he continued. "I’m so incredibly proud that VH1 is presenting what’s sure to be the live concert of the year on television."
The live concert event promises performances by the 11 featured artists, as well as first time collaborations and covers. (Last year's show Lorde and HAIM teamed up to cover Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough.") Television viewers will also see the performances mixed with behind-the-scenes footage through VH1 original short film profiles on each of the artists.