November 13, 2012 – Chris Isaak, currently in the midst of an international tour behind his critically acclaimed album Beyond The Sun, will make a special stop in New York City to perform in the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22nd. This iconic American artist—“one of the great pop voices of modern times,” according to the Austin American Statesman—is an inspired choice to star in the nationally televised event, a beloved tradition marking the beginning of the holiday season in the U.S.
Isaak is part of a diverse all-star lineup riding the Ocean Spray “Woodland Family Gathering” float. The lavishly appointed float will lead the parade as it heads southward from 77th Street and Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning east onto Central Park South and following a new path via Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street, where Isaak will perform. More than 3.5 million people will gather along the parade route, while 50 million-plus will watch the festivities on television. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones.
Isaak’s parade performance will take place three days after the November 19th release of CHRIS ISAAK LIVE! BEYOND THE SUN, a special live concert DVD and Blu-Ray package on Vanguard Records. Recorded February 13th at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX before a live studio audience, this stunning performance showcases Isaak’s powerful voice and disarming personality, as he and his superb band Silvertone power through signature hits like “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.” These originals are rolled out alongside classic songs from Beyond The Sun—a personal tribute to the glory days of Sun Studio producer Sam Phillips and the music created by Isaak’s heroes (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others) in that legendary Memphis studio.
Click here for a preview of the ‘behind the scenes’ footage from the DVD in this exclusive video premiere on RollingStone.com.
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