R.E.M. will appear on the acclaimed PBS live music television series Austin City Limits next month. The concert, which takes place on March 13 during this yearâs annual SxSW Music Conference, also marks the first taping of the 34th season of the show. The televised broadcast will air on PBS stations nationwide later this year.
Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona sees the upcoming R.E.M. concert event as a natural fit for the show. âIt feels like this show has been a long time in the making,â he said. âWeâve been talking with R.E.M. for quite awhile about this, and weâre thrilled to see it coming together for our first taping of the new season. That theyâve picked our stage to showcase their first new CD in four years means a lot to everyone at Austin City Limits. Having this great American rock band as our guest is, in many ways, the embodiment of our show. We can hardly wait!â
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