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Willie Nelson among inaugural inductees to Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

April 1st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson and late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble will be the inaugural inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas.

Organisers of the TV concert series have set up the Hall of Fame to mark the 40th anniversary of the Austin City Limits programme.

Show creator Bill Arhos will also be inducted alongside Nelson and Vaughan at a gala on 29 April (14).

Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and Nelson's son Lukas will perform at the event.

The first Hall of Fame honourees all have Texas roots.

The 40th season of Austin City Limits will begin...

Atoms for Peace staged surprise gig after scrapped festival appearance

October 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Atoms For Peace
Radiohead star Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms For Peace staged a surprise concert for fans in Texas after storms prompted promoters to scrap their Austin City Limits festival appearance on Sunday (13Oct13).

Heavy rain and flash flooding warnings left organisers of the event with no choice but to cancel the final day of the festival - and sets from the National, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix and Lionel Richie.

But Yorke and his bandmates refused to let the bad weather wreck their trip to Texas and they decided to play a surprise concert in town the same night they were due to take the ACL stage....

Austin City Limits festival final day scrapped due to bad weather

October 13th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Heavy storms have forced promoters of the Austin City Limits music festival in Texas to scrap the final day of this year's (13) event.

Dangerous weather conditions and several flash flood warnings left organisers little choice but to shut the festival down early on Sunday (13Oct13) and cancel sets from Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie, the National, Franz Ferdinand and Phoenix.

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos took to Twitter to vent his frustration, writing, "So disappointed that ACL is cancelled. I've been looking forward to this all week."

Radiohead To Kickoff 'Austin City Limits' With Full-Hour Performance

August 28th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Austin City Limits, the groundbreaking PBS television series, returns for an unprecedented 38th Season this fall with a stellar line-up of performers. The first episode will premiere Saturday, October 6th, showcasing the iconic British band Radiohead in a rare full-hour television performance. Check local listings for times.

The upcoming season features a roster of the best in popular music, including Bon Iver (2012 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner), Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples, The Shins, and The Civil Wars. Audiences have unparalleled access to featured artists in an intimate s...

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