Music fans keep your eyes on the ABC on New Year’s Eve.
At 10:40pm it has Sydney Symphony with Human Nature on ABC1.
Human Nature – one of Australia’s best-loved and most successful musical acts of the last decade – play new versions of their own multi-platinum hits, their history-making Motown songs plus many surprises, backed by the huge sound of Sydney’s full-sized symphony orchestra.
Meanwhile over on ABC2, there is U2 Equals BBC at 9:30pm:
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with this unique program featuring footage of U2’s 2009 visit to London, where they played from the roof of the BBC’s Broadcasting House to a captivated audience in the streets below.
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen formed U2 back in the mid ‘70s. After winning a talent competition they were signed to Island Records, paving the way to becoming international superstars. They have sold over 145 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys. They were the first rock band to appear on the cover of Time magazine and have collaborated with the likes of Pavarotti and Brian Eno.
In a one-off performance from Broadcasting House, U2 enthralled audiences with a mix of old and new tracks, while the unusual setting provided glorious views of the London skyline at night.
Tracks include Breathe, Get on Your Boots, Magnificent, Vertigo and Beautiful Day.
Followed by Seal Soul Live:
Continue the New Year’s Eve celebration with Seal.
In a remarkable career that spans more than two decades, Seal has garnered countless accolades along with three Grammy Awards and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Known for his one-of-a-kind soaring, husky baritone voice and classic song writing, Seal has seen success across numerous genres of music.
His sixth studio album, Soul, is considered the tour-de-force of his career. Each song is a stone-cold soul classic, from Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come, Ben E. King’s Stand By Me and Ann Pebbles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain to Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes’ If You Don’t Know Me By Now and Otis Redding’s I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.
A live performance shot at the Grainger Studio in Chicago; this is a show not to be missed.
A Graham Norton NYE Special airs at 11:10pm.