Ahem… Is this thing on?
Ladies and gentlemen, the time to tune in has come. Wait no more – the season opener is upon us!
Tomorrow we proudly kick off the 37th season of Austin City Limits on PBS, and what a better way to do it than with two of the rowdiest, most enthusiastic bands around: folk rockers Mumford & Sons and Celtic punkers Flogging Molly. Both bands performed at ACL for the first time — and they did not disappoint.
The groups showed up ready to rock and they put on killer performances. It’s going to be one heck of an
inaugural episode and we highly recommend you don’t miss it.
Be sure to check your local listings to get air times for ACL on PBS affiliate stations closest to you. Here’s what you can expect…
Mumford & Sons “The Cave” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.
Kicking off the first episode of season 37, Mumford & Sons will dazzle viewers with fan favorites “The Cave” and “Roll Away Your Stone.” Additionally, poignant ballads like “Timshel” and “Awake My Soul” will be featured. And, if you’re a super fan, you’re in for a special treat with “Lover of Light,” a previously unrecorded track.
The energy the night of the taping was truly amazing, especially considering the band was in the midst of the Railroad Revival Tour (btw, did you catch their Austin show? Remember that crazy cloud?).
Flogging Molly “Saints and Sinners” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.
But that’s not all. Also featured in the first episode of season 37 — Flogging Molly.
Bandleader Dave King called their ACL taping “the most important live performance they’ve ever done.” During the taping Flogging Molly stormed the stage with astounding melodies and put on one amazing show with their unique brand of Celtic punk that has captured a dedicated fan base for the past decade.
We hope you tune in with us tomorrow to enjoy a lively rendition of “Requiem For A Dying Song,” “Tobacco Island,” “Devil’s Dance Floor,” and “Likes of You Again.”
If you’re a first-time ACL viewer – welcome — we’re confident these two bands will get you hooked and have you coming back to tune in for the rest of the awesome lineup we’ve masterminded this season.
Get excited ya’ll — in anticipation of the new episode we invite you to dig into video clips, special interviews, a slew of photos, set list information and more at the episode page for the show. We went ahead and included a few below for you to enjoy.
Check our blog again next week for more information on our second episode featuring a killer R&B matchup with Raphael Saadiq and local favorites Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (October 8).
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If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should visit our “Experience ACL” Tumblr where we’re spotlighting some of our best photos from the ACL vault— interestingly, we kicked it off with one of our favorite photos from the Mumford & Sons taping. The blog is a look-back at our heritage and a little walk through ACL history: http://experienceacl.tumblr.com/.