ABC Family Channel Premieres Usher: Evolution 8701 - Live in Concert on March 16

NEW YORK--()--Spectacular Live Performance from "Mr. Entertainment" Airs 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ABC Family Channel will premiere USHER: EVOLUTION 8701 - LIVE IN CONCERT on March 16, 2003 from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

The spectacular live performance from the two-time Grammy Award-Winning, international superstar is distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, a division of London-based Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

Shot on high-definition video during his critically acclaimed "Evolution 8701 World Tour" in Summer 2002, Usher: Evolution 8701-Live In Concert captures "Mr. Entertainment" performing amidst a hail of pyrotechnics, smoke, LED screen video images and backup dancers. The live show would not be complete without Usher's slick dance moves and the tightly choreographed numbers.

Usher has become a world class entertainer: He recently won a 2003 Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for the second year in a row and has spawned several #1 hit singles, and countless other awards for his 8701 album (released in 2001).

Executive Produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment as well as Usher and his management, Jonnetta Patton of JPAT Management, and under the superb direction of the notable Hamish Hamilton (HBO's Madonna Drowned Tour, NBC's Jennifer Lopez In Concert, U2 Elevation Tour 2001 and Brit Awards), Usher ignites the stage with hit songs like "Nice & Slow" and "You Make Me Wanna" from his 1997 My Way album and his recent album 8701 including this year's #1 smashes, "U Got It Bad," "U Remind Me" and "U Don't Have To Call."

Bonus material for Usher: Evolution 8701-Live In Concert features a photo gallery plus exclusive footage of Usher performing "U Don't Have To Call" in an empty 10,000 seat venue without lighting or effects - just Usher singing from the heart in a personal and intimate setting.

Log on to www.usherworld.com and www.eaglevisionusa.com for information.

Eagle Rock Entertainment, a label of London- based Eagle Rock Entertainment Inc., develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes via TV, VHS, DVD and broadband on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

Contacts

Susan Blond, Inc.
USHER
Simone Smalls, 212/333-7728 x118
simone@susanblondinc.com
or
ABC FAMILY
Aime Wolfe, 818/460-6842
aime.wolfe@abc.com

Contacts

Susan Blond, Inc.
USHER
Simone Smalls, 212/333-7728 x118
simone@susanblondinc.com
or
ABC FAMILY
Aime Wolfe, 818/460-6842
aime.wolfe@abc.com