PBS will launch the second season of its revived national concert series “Soundstage” with a performance by Burt Bacharach and Ron Isley. National airdate is July 8.
Isley and Bacharach album “Here I Am” was released in November. The duo, backed by a 30-piece orchestra, gave only two concerts — in New York and L.A. — and then shot the “Soundstage” special. Among the songs performed are “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Alfie,” “The Look of Love,” “Close to You” and “Windows of the World.”
Among the acts performing on this year’s “Soundstage” are Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Counting Crows, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Marie Presley, Shelby Lynne and Steve Winwood.
“Soundstage” was revived last year after being off the air since 1985; it preemed in 1974. Shows are taped at WTTW’s Grainger Studio in Chicago.