It’s not enough that Questlove and his Tonight Show house band The Roots host some of the biggest names in music every week, or that the drummer and his group routinely play some of the world’s most storied venues themselves. Now Questlove is going to produce a television concert series for VH1 and Palladia, too.
Titled SoundClash, the series will place three diverse artists at varying levels of fame on the same stage, at the same time, to perform their current hits, covers, and collaborations in front of a live studio audience. Hosted by DJ/producer Diplo, the series kicks off July 23 (9 p.m. ET on VH1 and Palladia) with performances by Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, and up-and-coming trip-hop group London Grammar. Episode 2, airing July 30, will feature Ed Sheeran, Sia, and emerging rockers Grouplove.
More episodes and lineups will be announced later.