If you missed the television premiere of the 2013 Hard Rock Calling music festival last night on Palladia, don’t panic! VH1 Classic is airing the sonic extravaganza this Friday (that’s the 30th, folks!) at 9 PM ET. So you can catch unforgettable performances from Bruce Springsteen, Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown and so many more -all from the comfort of your couch. And you don’t even have to shell out for a ticket! Live is good, music lovers.
We were lucky enough to catch the show live in London this summer, so you have it on good authority: these sets are NOT to be missed. In case you needed more reasons why he’s The Boss, Bruce electrifies with his rock anthems, before chilling the crowd out with a breezy rendition of “I’m On Fire.” The Black Crowes didn’t disappoint, cranking out a sprawling version of their signature hit, “Hard To Handle.” Zac Brown broke it down with a sizzling take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Kashmir,” but our personal favorite moment belongs to Alabama Shakes, featuring Brittany Howard‘s legend-making vocal performance on “Hold On.”
So whether you missed it the first time around, or just want to relive the magic yet again, tune in to VH1 Classic this Friday at 9 PM (Eastern) and be prepared to get rocked. Hard. Head up to the video gallery above for a little taste to tide you over ’til then!