St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is set to open the new, 44th season of the long-running US TV concert series Austin City Limits with an hour-long premiere episode that airs on 6 October.
Clark filmed her concert at Austin’s venerable Moody Theater on 14 May, with the gig drawing heavily from the singer’s latest LP Masseduction. You can watch an exclusive video from the episode above, during which St. Vincent delivers a robust rendition of the album’s acclaimed first single ‘New York.’
The weeks that follow will see John Prine making his eighth Austin City Limits appearance with an hour-long performance on 13 October followed by a 20 October episode split between country singer Anderson East and pop crooner Sam Smith.
Brandi Carlile will return to the Moody Theater stage with an hour-long episode on 27 October, which is followed by Miguel and Alessia Cara sharing the 3 November episode. Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real close out the first half of ACL‘s 44th season on 10 November, with the series returning on December 31st with eight more performance which are still to be announced.
Austin City Limits is recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. With its first series airing in 1976, ACL is the only television show to receive North America’s National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003.
“The key to ACL’s marathon success story is our commitment to the best, most original music being created,” long time Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona said in a statement. “No matter what gender, genre, style or era, we have always delivered a remarkable mix of compelling, heartfelt, and ground-breaking performers. Season 44 delivers on that promise once again.”