Beyoncé and Solange: Hope for the Holidays to premiere exclusively on Fuse Dec 21
Fuse celebrates the holidays with a Knowles sisters’ intimate hometown performance – “Beyoncé and Solange: Hope for the Holidays.” The concert will benefit the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to aid Texas victims of Hurricane Ike through the Survivor Foundation, a Knowles family charity helping people in need. This historic concert will take place at Houston ’s House of Blues on Tuesday, December 9th. The one hour concert special will premiere exclusively on Fuse on Sunday, December 21st, at 10PM ET.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Beyoncé, Solange and the entire Knowles Family to air this momentous concert on Fuse, benefiting the families devastated by Hurricane Ike,” said Matt Farber, EVP, Programming, Development & Digital. “Bringing these two accomplished sisters together on one stage for the first time not only provides our viewers with a great concert, it also gives back to a community in need during challenging times.”
“It is an honor for our family to be able to give back to our hometown with a holiday concert that will air on Fuse,” said father and manager Mathew Knowles. “Tina grew up in Galveston and still has family and friends there and we’re fortunate to bring Beyoncé and Solange together to support the efforts of The Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund through the Survivor Foundation.”
One of 2008’s most anticipated new album releases, I AM…SASHA FIERCE is Beyoncé’s first studio collection since her Grammy®-winning multi-platinum-selling album, B’Day. Beginning her career as a member of Destiny’s Child, her first full-length solo debut album, 2003’s Dangerously in Love, went multi-platinum and garnered five Grammy® wins. She went on to tour internationally to sold-out arenas, starred in “Dream Girls” and most recently played the part of R&B legend Etta James in Darnell James’ “Cadillac Records” opening in theatres nationwide in December.
Solange, the classically trained dancer got her start by traveling the world as a backup dancer for (her big sister’s group) Destiny’s Child. She released her first solo album Solo Star on Columbia Records and after taking some time off for marriage and motherhood, Solange is back with her sophomore album. Capturing a time when music was melodic and soulful, but with a modern twist, Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams dropped in August 2008.
Fuse, the only national music television network, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG and MSG Plus and MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at http://press.fuse.tv
The Survivor Foundation
The Survivor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to assist persons displaced whose lives have been affected by disasters, natural or otherwise. The Survivor Foundation, a family charity supported by Beyoncé, Mathew and Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles, also helps people in need, providing assistance to children and to those suffering from AIDS and homelessness. Over the past few years, the Survivor Foundation has donated over two and a half million dollars just in the Houston area alone. Initiatives with the Knowles-Rowland Center, Knowles Rowland Temenos Place Apartments, Houston Habitat for Humanity, the Beyoncé Experience World Tour Food Drives, Annual Music World Cares “Holiday Carnival,” and Hurricane Katrina Relief are just a few of the community efforts of the Survivor Foundation with Beyoncé being the major contributor. To learn more, visit www.thesurvivorfoundation.com.