The Isley Brothers vs Earth, Wind & Fire: How to live stream Verzuz Battle, date, time, where to watch and who will win
Steve Harvey will host this battle but fans are not happy with this addition as they would prefer to keep it just about the music
Fans are in for a treat as musical legends on Easter Sunday as Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers will face off in a Verzuz Battle. The two groups have an extensive catalog of hits. The Isley Brothers are well known for hits like 'Twist & Shout', 'It’s Your Thing', 'Between the Sheets', 'That Lady' and 'For the Love of You', while Earth, Wind & Fire are known for their hits such as 'September', 'Shining Star', 'Let’s Groove' and 'Boogie Wonderland', making this one of the most anticipated battles.
You can expect a lot of reasons to cheer and shout as the two legendary groups bring their iconic hits to the battle. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming battle.
When is it?
The Verzuz Battle between Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers is slated for April 4, 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
How to live stream?
You can live stream the battle via Instagram handle @verzuztv. You can also catch it on the Triller app on the following link: trillerlive.onelink.me/C2RB/247e8782
Easter Sunday ‼️ #TheIsleyBrothers vs @EarthWindFire 🔥 Hosted by @IAmSteveHarvey.— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) March 30, 2021
Music by the one & only @DNICE 🔥🔥🔥 Make sure you’re wearing your Sunday’s best for this one!
April 4th, 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Watch in HD in the @Triller app or on our IG.
Drinks by @Ciroc #verzuz pic.twitter.com/CChsSA2IZI
What to expect from the battle?
Both groups have an extremely loyal fan base, as Taylor Swift no doubt realized when she released a cover of 'September'. In a new development, Steve Harvey will host this battle. Fans are not happy with this addition as they would prefer to keep it just about the music.
One fan on Twitter said, "Now why'd yall bring Steve Harvey into it? He's never gonna shut up and keep trying to steal the attention."
Now why'd yall bring Steve Harvey into it? He's never gonna shut up and keep trying to steal the attention. 😒🙄— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@Nerdiac) April 3, 2021
As for who is expected to come out on top, well with two such evenly matched groups it's almost impossible to predict. The one clear winner are fans though, who can barely contain their excitement. One fan on Twitter said, "THIS!!! I can't pick one. Both groups are #IsleyBrothers #EWF." Another fan on Instagram said, "@therealswizzz @timbaland you guys are genius 👏🏽. Two of the best in the old school game plus the world's favorite DJ @dnice as a bonus. Easter will be EPIC 💥🔥. Let’s Go".
Others are getting into the groove, with their groovy outfits. One fan tweeted, "I got my suit ready for Sunday battle".
I got my suit ready for Sunday battle pic.twitter.com/BE7BkyjYIW— Yuri Williams 🔊 (@afuturesuprhero) April 3, 2021
Did Earth, Wind & Fire and Isley Brothers get COVID-19 vaccine?
Before the Verzuz rap battle, the two singers confirmed they have been vaccinated in an LA Times interview. “I’ve had my two shots,” Isley, 79, said proudly the other day in a video chat with Bailey, 69. The latter added that it makes you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Earth, Wind & Fire vs Isley Brothers: Battling the first time?
Did you know Isley and Bailey were brothers-in-law for about nine years? In 2010, Bailey split from his second wife, Krystal, whose sister Kandy is married to Isley.
This is not the first time they are competing against each other. “I recall one particular time they played the Newport Jazz Festival in the ’70s. But anytime they were playing anywhere, I’d be there. Their show, it was pandemonium. Crazy, electric, soulful. It was iconic. And Ronald — that’s a singer you can take lessons from,” Isley said in the same interview.
Have the bands always been competing against each other?
Talking to LA Times, Isley said, “We would listen to everything they would come out with and we’d know, ‘Hey, we better get ourselves together.’ After ‘That’s the Way of the World,” that’s when we did one of our best albums — ‘The Heat Is On’. You wanted to do your best.”
Bailey added, “When we came up, groups and bands and performers were interested in being their own thing. They wanted to make sure that they had their own identity. So though we were inspired by one another, we very much knew who we were. And we were intent on keeping that identity.”
To find out who wins this round of Verzuz, tune in on April 4 from 5 PM to 8 PM ET.