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The Black Keys to Headline 2012 Austin City Limits Festival; Punch Brothers to Perform

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    The Black Keys to Headline 2012 Austin City Limits Festival; Punch Brothers to Perform

    The line-up for the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival has been announced, and The Black Keys will be among the artists headlining the annual three-day festival in Austin’s Zilker Park this year. Also performing at ACL are Nonesuch Records label mates Punch Brothers. This year’s festival will take place Friday through Sunday, October 12–14. Among the other headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jacke White, Florence + The Machine, and The Avett Brothers. Early Bird passes are sold out, but tickets go on sale for the general public tomorrow morning at 10 AM CT.

    This year’s line-up was revealed over the past few days via scratch-and-win tickets distributed at local businesses throughout Austin. The complete list was revealed on the festival’s site today. For all the details, go to aclfestival.com.

    The Black Keys closed out the spring leg of their North American arena tour over the weekend with a shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Friday and helped inaugurate the newly opened Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday. The band heads back on the road in July for more arena shows and to headline a number of summer festivals in North America and Europe. Just prior to ACL, the band plays a number of recently announced dates in California, Arizona, and New Mexico with support from Tegan and Sara, who also play ACL.

    Punch Brothers, who recently recorded an episode of the Austin City Limits TV show to be aired in the show’s upcoming season on PBS, pick up their US tour again with a performance at the Appalachian Uprising festival in Scottstown, Ohio, on June 2. It's one of a number of festival dates on the band's schedule, both in the US—Bonnaroo, Clearwater, Telluride, ROMP, Grey Fox, RockyGrass, FloydFest, and Newport—and in Europe, including Roskilde, North Sea Jazz, Latitude, Larmer Tree, and Hard Rock Calling, in addition to their own headline shows as well as a set supporting Wilco at Red Rocks.

    For more tour information, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on May 22, 2012 - 11:29am
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The line-up for the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival has been announced, and The Black Keys will be among the artists headlining the annual three-day festival in Zilker Park this year. Also performing are label mates Punch Brothers. This year’s festival will take place October 12–14. Among the other headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jacke White, Florence + The Machine, and The Avett Brothers. Tickets go on sale for the general public Wednesday at 10 AM CT.

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The line-up for the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival has been announced, and The Black Keys will be among the artists headlining the annual three-day festival in Austin’s Zilker Park this year. Also performing at ACL are Nonesuch Records label mates Punch Brothers. This year’s festival will take place Friday through Sunday, October 12–14. Among the other headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jacke White, Florence + The Machine, and The Avett Brothers. Early Bird passes are sold out, but tickets go on sale for the general public tomorrow morning at 10 AM CT.

This year’s line-up was revealed over the past few days via scratch-and-win tickets distributed at local businesses throughout Austin. The complete list was revealed on the festival’s site today. For all the details, go to aclfestival.com.

The Black Keys closed out the spring leg of their North American arena tour over the weekend with a shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Friday and helped inaugurate the newly opened Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday. The band heads back on the road in July for more arena shows and to headline a number of summer festivals in North America and Europe. Just prior to ACL, the band plays a number of recently announced dates in California, Arizona, and New Mexico with support from Tegan and Sara, who also play ACL.

Punch Brothers, who recently recorded an episode of the Austin City Limits TV show to be aired in the show’s upcoming season on PBS, pick up their US tour again with a performance at the Appalachian Uprising festival in Scottstown, Ohio, on June 2. It's one of a number of festival dates on the band's schedule, both in the US—Bonnaroo, Clearwater, Telluride, ROMP, Grey Fox, RockyGrass, FloydFest, and Newport—and in Europe, including Roskilde, North Sea Jazz, Latitude, Larmer Tree, and Hard Rock Calling, in addition to their own headline shows as well as a set supporting Wilco at Red Rocks.

For more tour information, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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