Excitement is building among music enthusiasts as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2023 induction ceremony will be livestreamed on Disney+ at 8 p.m. ET on November 3rd. This historic move marks the first time that fans worldwide can witness the prestigious event without being physically present in the audience.
The ceremony will take place at the renowned Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, a venue that has witnessed countless iconic moments in music history. In the past, eager fans had to wait several weeks after the induction ceremony to catch an edited version on HBO. However, this year, the magic of rock and roll will be delivered directly to living rooms around the globe.
For those unable to tune in to the live Disney+ stream, there’s still a chance to experience the excitement. The edited broadcast of the ceremony will air on ABC on January 1, 2024, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, ensuring that music enthusiasts can ring in the new year with the sounds of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The class of 2023 inductees is a stellar lineup of musical legends. Icons like Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, Willie Nelson, and Sheryl Crow will not only be honored but will also perform at the ceremony. It’s worth noting that musicians become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their debut in the music industry. Missy Elliott’s induction in her first year of eligibility is a testament to her groundbreaking impact. Joining them are the late George Michael, Kate Bush, The Spinners, Rage Against the Machine, Al Kooper, Don Cornelius, Bernie Taupin, DJ Kool Herc, and Link Wray.
The star-studded event will feature performances not only from the inductees but also from an impressive lineup of guest artists. Elton John, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Dave Matthews, St. Vincent, New Edition, and Chris Stapleton will add their musical magic to the evening.
John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, emphasized the significance of the annual induction, calling it “the highest honor in music” and a celebration of musicians who have left an indelible mark on their respective generations.
This year’s ceremony will also mark a significant change, as it’s the first induction held since the removal of Jann Wenner, co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and founder of Rolling Stone, from the board of directors due to controversial comments about Black and women musicians. As the music world eagerly awaits this groundbreaking event, it’s clear that the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony promises to be a historic and unforgettable night for music lovers worldwide.