Gloriana White House gig shown tonight
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
– Gloriana joined Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Jordan Sparks, Nick Jonas, Jamie Foxx and John Legend on Thursday at the White House for "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House" concert for President Obama and his wife.
The concert, celebrating Black History Month and the legacy of Motown Records, will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide tonight at 8 p.m. eastern and on the American Forces Network March 11 to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
"It was an amazing experience to perform at the White House alongside some of our biggest musical idols," said Rachel Reinert. "Being part this celebration of music will forever be one of the most inspiring and unforgettable experiences for us as a band."
Gloriana is currently working on their second studio album, set for release later this year. The first single, Wanna Take You Home, will be officially released to radio in March
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