Live at Much

JonasBrosThe Jonas Brother are set to make their first live Canadian performance in three years on the set of Live at Much.

In this one-hour edition of LIVE AT MUCH, the Jonas Brothers hit the stage to perform songs from their upcoming fifth studio album, V, including “Pom Poms” and “First Time”, as well as fan favourites “Burnin’ Up”, “Lovebug”, and “SOS”. The band also sit down with MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota to discuss life during their time off, their new album and upcoming tour, and the recent exciting news of a new Jonas baby on the way.

Wednesday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

Fall-Out-BoyFall Out Boy will be making their first live Canadian performance in three years with Live At Much on Thursday, May 23 at 8pm ET.

In this live, one-hour edition of Live AT Much, Fall Out Boy performs songs from their fifth, international chart-topping studio album Save Rock and Roll, including “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up),” and “The Phoenix,” as well as fan favourites such as “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar We’re Going Down,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

The band will also sit with New.Music.Live. co-host Scott Willats to discuss their hiatus, their new album, and upcoming tour. Continue reading »

Every day throughout December, Much dishes out all-new, must-see programming with Much’s annual holiday programming fest, Holiday Wrap.

Starting Saturday Dec.1, viewers can feast on the best concerts, behind-the-scenes and exclusive specials, exclusive movie premieres, marathons, and more!

Kicking it all off is One Direction Day (Dec. 1), serving up a smorgasbord of 1D fan faves including the documentaries One Direction: All the Way to the Top and One Direction: A Year in the Making, as well as a half-hour of One Direction music videos, 1D: Video Flow, and the New.Music.Live. special NML Presents: One Direction Revealed. Hurray for #1DonD1!

On Monday, Dec. 3, New.Music.Live. gets in on the holiday cheer with 15 Days of Giveaways. Much studio audience members and viewers at home have a chance to snag a different giveaway each day, and enter to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Cuba, courtesy of Nolitours. Continue reading »

Show-stopping, Canadian indie-rock darlings Metric are giving audiences a rare and intimate show at Much HQ Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with Live At Much w/ Metric.

In this live-to-air, one-hour edition of Live at Much, Metric performs a whopping eight songs including their smash hits “Gimme Sympathy,” “Stadium Love,” and their most recent hit single from their latest album Synthetica, “Youth Without Youth.” The band also sits down with MuchMusic host Lauren Toyota to chat about its most recent release and current 2012 tour presented by MuchMusic. Continue reading »

After several show-stopping appearances at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 MMVAs, including red carpet arrivals in a hot-tub, a bubble and sporting an exploding bra  – an homage to the great Gaga – Vancouverites Marianas Trench touch down at Much HQ Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET for LIVE AT MUCH W/ MARIANAS TRENCH.

In this one-hour edition of LIVE AT MUCH, the band performs songs off of their third studio album Ever After, including hit single “Haven’t Had Enough”. The band then sits down with MuchMusic host Jesse Giddings to chat about the release of Ever After, and their upcoming 2012 tour with pop-rockers Simple Plan.

Marianas Trench have built their name on relentless touring and engagement with their fans through social media, and chart-busting singles such as “Celebrity Status”, “Cross My Heart”, and “All To Myself”. Their sophomore album Masterpiece Theatre debuted at #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart and single “Cross My Heart” peaked at #1 on both the MuchMusic Countdown and iTunes Canada Digital Download, landing certified platinum status in Canada.

Releasing Monday, Nov. 21, Marianas Trench’s third studio album Ever After, is constructed around a story written and produced by lead singer Josh Ramsay, and composed as a 54 minute track stitched from 12 songs. The first spin of the album is available right now on muchmusic.com. The first single, “Haven’t Had Enough” has reached the #1 spot on iTunes Canada Top of the Charts. Marianas Trench are set to tour with Simple Plan this winter, with Canadian dates scheduled for February.

Hot on the heels of a European Tour and a performance on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, music phenoms Foster the People are pumped to hit up Toronto exclusively for ROGERS PRESENTS: LIVE AT MUCH W/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE.  

In this one hour, live-to-air special, fans are treated to an exclusive performance and interview, airing Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET.

The alternative pop sensations from Los Angeles drop by to chat with MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota about their whirlwind year and perform songs from their debut album Torches, including chart- toppers “Pumped Up Kicks” and their newest single “Helena Beat”, live in-studio. Foster the People fans get a chance to score wristbands through muchmusic.com.

Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius are Foster the People. The L.A.-based trio reached #1 on the Canadian BDS Modern Rock chart with “Pumped Up Kicks”, which spent eight weeks in the top position.

Breaking their own iTunes records every week, their debut album Torches has achieved Gold status and their single “Pumped Up Kicks” has already gone triple Platinum in Canada.

Their newest single, “Helena Beat” has been #1 on the BDS Modern Rock chart for five weeks running. Outside of Canada, Foster the People has wide recognition and acclaim following their highly reviewed performances at SXSW, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

Most recently Foster the People received recognition by the MTV Video Music Awards with a nomination for “Best New Artist” and “Best Rock Video”. Their music has been heard on the small screen on shows like GOSSIP GIRL and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and on the big screen in films such as Friends with Benefits and Fright Night.

ROGERS PRESENTS: LIVE AT MUCH W/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE is available online after the premiere at muchmusic.com, and shortly thereafter on Rogers On Demand (Rogers Digital Cable Channel 100). Viewers can catch all the action again when the special repeats on Much: Thursday, Dec. 1 at 12 midnight ET, 8 a.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET. Rogers subscribers can watch the special live from their mobile devices for free exclusively on Rogers Live App, by texting 555 on the night of the event.

To get more access to their favourite artists, Rogers wireless customers have exclusive access to hundreds of shows nationwide with no service charges through the Rogers Wireless Box Office. Visit urMusic.ca/tickets for details.

Much fans are going to be blown away as Hedley touches down at MuchMusic HQ for an exclusive, live-to-air performance and interview special, LIVE AT MUCH W/ HEDLEY, airing live on Friday Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET.

LIVE AT MUCH W/ HEDLEY jam-packs the studio in a rare and intimate setting, bringing fans Much closer to the JUNO Award-winning, multi-platinum Canadian rockers as they perform songs from their fourth studio album Storms for the first time ever on television.

Fellow Vancouverite and MuchMusic host Jesse Giddings also sits with the band to talk about their new album, traveling to India during the making of the record, and what it was like to co-write with Grammy® Award-winning artist Babyface. From Universal Music Canada, Storms hits stores next Tuesday, Nov. 8.

From sold-out arena shows cross-country to the group’s 15 JUNO nominations, Hedley’s intense musicianship and penetrating lyrics have made them a wildly popular act. The current record’s first single, “Invincible”, is the group’s fastest-selling digital track of all time, proving that Hedley remain one of the biggest and brightest bands in Canada. 

For more information on how to be a part of the LIVE AT MUCH W/ HEDLEY audience, fans can hit up muchmusic.com.

Future LIVE AT MUCH specials to be announced at a later date.

After rocking the 2011 MMVA stage and snagging an award for Best Pop Video, Down With Webster (DWW) throw it down for MuchMusic fans on LIVE AT MUCH, an exclusive one-hour performance special, live on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

Just days before their new album Time to Win, Vol. 2 drops (Oct. 31), fans get up close to DWW as the band get the party started, delivering explosive performances of fan favourites and debuting songs never performed before in their first-ever live televised special.

The boys also sit down with Much Host Lauren Toyota to chat about striking gold with their first album, Time To Win, Vol. 1, what to expect from their sophomore release, and get the live studio audience pumped for a huge show, including their new single “Big Wheels”, currently climbing the Much charts.

Timbaland has called them “the illest group I’ve ever seen live,” but fans have been Down With Webster since the group formed in 1998 at their junior high in Toronto’s Beach community. The release of Time To Win, Vol.1 showed the world just how “dope” they are with both “Rich Girl$” and “Your Man” climbing the Canadian charts. Their 2011 hit single “Whoa Is Me” went certified platinum in Canada. The band has toured North America relentlessly, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music today, including 3Oh!3 and the Black Eyed Peas.

For more information on how to be a part of the LIVE AT MUCH audience, fans can hit up muchmusic.com

Future LIVE AT MUCH specials to be announced at a later date.