MUSIC NEWS: NINE.INCH.NAILS. | Full-Hour Austin City Limits TV Debut Premieres April 5

Austin City Limits (ACL) presents an epic hour with NINE INCH NAILS, premiering on April 5th, 2014. The special broadcast airs as a preview of the iconic PBS music series upcoming milestone 40th Anniversary Season.  NIN's arena-worthy ACL debut showcases ten songs, and will encore during the program's Season 40, launching in the fall of 2014.  ACL celebrates its outstanding legacy this year with highly anticipated debuts and the return of beloved ACL artists.  The program airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at immediately following the initial broadcast. Viewers can visit for news regarding future tapings, episode schedules and 40th Anniversary updates.

We've waited a long time to do anything like this,” says NINE INCH NAILS' Trent Reznor from the ACL stage. This rare hour of television with the legendary industrial rock band offers a fascinating look at their artistry in a flawless performance filled with unparalleled intensity. NIN's Reznor and the seven-piece band—Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck, Lisa Fischer, Sharlotte Gibson, Pino Palladino and Ilan Rubin—deliver an electrifying set that is a masterpiece of tension and release. Opening with the sultry “All Time Low” from the critically-acclaimed Hesitation Marks, their first album in five years, the band perform tracks from the recent release as well as earlier works, including 1999's The Fragile. NIN segue into a revamped version of “Sanctified” from the 1989 debut Pretty Hate Machine, with the vocal duo of Fischer and Gibson adding soaring depth and texture to the pummeling rhythms throughout the riveting hourlong debut. The cathartic performance comes to a close with a redemptive take on the NIN classic “Hurt”, with Reznor gripping the microphone while howling the confessional lyrics as the Austin audience begs for more.

“We never thought we’d see the day when Nine Inch Nails would set foot on the ACL stage,” says Executive Producer Terry Lickona. “I mean, they never did television for 25 years! I came away from this show having the greatest respect for Trent Reznor. He’s one of the most focused, intense and creative artists I’ve ever worked with.”

All Time Low
Came Back Haunted
Copy of A
The Frail/The Wretched
The Big Come Down
In This Twilight
While I'm Still Here

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