Winning two Grammy awards (including Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album) and carrying around enough critical acclaim to throw a gorilla’s back out, Bon Iver is on top of the rock world right now. So we’re pleased to invite singer/songwriter Justin Vernon and his crew to The Moody Theater on April 25 to tape their first episode of Austin City Limits. Bon Iver’s atmospheric indie pop has been taking the alt.rock world by storm since his beloved debut For Emma, Forever Ago, and we’re happy that we get to add songs from it and its Grammy-nominated successor Bon Iver, Bon Iver to the annals of ACL.
It probably goes without saying that here at ACL TV HQ we have a big wish list. (Not to mention a fondness for initials.) So we’re always excited when an artist from that list moves over to our taping schedule. We’re thrilled that Radiohead is the latest name to make the transition. The band, who is on tour in support of their latest LP The King of Limbs, brings their legendary live show to ACL Live at The Moody on March 6 to dazzle our cameras and, of course, our audience.
As always there will be a public giveaway. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages – and, of course, the blog – for information on how you can witness this most highly acclaimed and beloved of bands in ACL action.
But’s that’s not all because we are so excited, we are offering a pair of tickets to one lucky person for signing up for our newsletter. Sign up today for a chance to win a pair of tickets to what will certainly be one of the most talked about ACL tapings in recent history.
When executive producer Terry Lickona saw the Civil Wars during production of the ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival special, he knew we had to invite them to tape their own episode of Austin City Limits. The obvious chemistry between singer-songwriters John Paul White and Joy Williams is as infectious as their grassroots success – over 250,000 copies of their debut album Barton Hollow sold without major industry support. Now we’ve booked the duo to tape ACL on February 29 as the first taping of Season 38 (and our first Leap Day taping ever). Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages – and, of course, this here blog – for ticket information. We hope you can join us. In the meantime, here’s a reminder of why Terry wanted to book the Civil Wars.
We know, we know, we just finished taping shows for 2011 but we are bursting at the seams to share news about NEXT season.
Since it’s the holidays and all, in the spirit of gift giving, here are the first confirmed tapings for 2012 and Season 38:
The Civil Wars
Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
Don’t forget to ring in 2012 with Coldplay New Year’s Eve: An Austin City Limits Special on Dec. 31!
Happy Holidays from Austin City Limits!
ACL season 37 has been a riot.
In case you missed it, the first episode of our new season aired over the weekend featuring foot-stomping performances by Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Just a few weeks ago, over ACL Festival weekend, we blew our ear drums with five performances in five days, and now, coming up this week, we’re proud to announce the last two tapings that will air this season: electro goddess Lykke Li and magnificent rockers Wilco.
On Friday, November 4th, we welcome the Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li, whose music has been described as a mixture of soul, electro and “powdered-sugar pop.” She recently performed during New York Fashion Week and it’s not hard to see why her stylish looks paired with her sophisticated singing make a lasting impact on fans. Check out some footage we dug up of a VIP show that week:
We’re excited to welcome Lykke Li to our new home at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Keep your eyes peeled for ticket giveaways coming up for the Lykke Li taping on November 4th.
On November 30th, we close out season 37 with a group that needs very little introduction — Wilco will perform in a very special performance featuring songs from their latest album hot off the presses, The Whole Love, which recent reviews call, “otherworldly.” This performance marks the band’s third triumphant return to ACL — in what we wholeheartedly expect will be a “new peak” for the band. Check out some video from Wilco performing at ACL back in season 33 (2007) below.
If you haven’t made it out to ACL yet this season, this is your chance to catch the final two tapings. Stay tuned and check this blog for ticket giveaways about a week before taping dates (November 4th & 30th), and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more up-to-date information.
Until then, watch Austin City Limits with fans nationwide on PBS.