“LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN”
PREMIERES NATIONWIDE ON
PUBLIC TELEVISION BEGINNING
NEW SEASON FEATURES JOHN LEGEND, ONEREPUBLIC,
LADY ANTEBELLUM AND FLEET FOXES
New York, NY (August 23, 2017) — This September, Live from the Artists Den premieres its long anticipated 12th TV season nationwide on public television. Season 12 includes rare moments and special performances by major music talent across R&B, Pop, Country and Alternative Rock genres: John Legend, OneRepublic, Lady Antebellum, and Fleet Foxes. Together, these artists have sold more than 22 million albums worldwide, have amassed 57 million social media fans, and have 6 billion video views. Artists Den Season 12 is an exciting adventure for music fans as the season moves from a stunning church in Harlem to the mountains of Utah, to a Washington Heights historic theatre and finishes in an 19th century factory in Queens. Each artist brings their very best to these rare settings, showcasing their greatest hits and new releases on music television’s favorite stage. Check your local listings to watch these new episodes this September!
Season 12 Episodes
John Legend celebrated the release of his new album, DARKNESS AND LIGHT (Columbia Records), with an unforgettable performance at Manhattan’s historic Riverside Church for his episode of Live from the Artists Den. From the same pulpit where, fifty years earlier, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an electrifying “A Time To Break Silence” speech, Legend presented a magnificent set of brand new songs (many performed live for the first time) alongside such classics as “All Of Me” & “Glory,” offering messages of love and hope in a setting that has been associated with progressive activism for almost a century.
OneRepublic created an avalanche of fans in Park City, Utah as they descended on the Artists Den stage for an epic show of their greatest hits, and new music from their latest release, Oh My My (Interscope Records). Their set included fan favorites “Apologize,” “Good Life,” "Counting Stars," and an electric closing with “If I Love Myself.” A taste of their new music included a powerful rendition of “Kids” and “Let’s Hurt Tonight.” OneRepublic’s lead singer Ryan Tedder talked to the audience throughout the set, reflecting on his love of film and the special significance of performing the Artists Den during Sundance.
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The seven-time Grammy award-winning group brought Nashville to New York for an unforgettable taping of Live from the Artists Den. Surrounded by the rococo detail of the vaudeville theater turned church and cultural center, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood kept fans on their feet for their entire set that covered both their catalog of smash singles ("Need You Now," "Love Don't Live Here Anymore") and songs from their new album, HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville).
Fleet Foxes celebrated the release of their new album, Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records), with a special performance at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York. The mesmerizing concert highlighted material from the new record—the influential band’s first release in six years—while also looking back to such favorites as “Helplessness Blues” and “Mykonos.” The century-old Knockdown Center, a magnificent former glass blowing facility and door factory, provided a perfect setting for the group’s atmospheric harmonies and expansive arrangements, offering an unforgettable night for the audience of invited guests.
About the Artists Den
Live from the Artists Den is a critically acclaimed television and digital music series best known for presenting secret concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings, for the television show Live from the Artists Den. The show connects fans with unique and intimate musical experiences from some of the industry’s finest artists. Live from the Artists Den is broadcast in the United States on public television, and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Latin America.
Featured artists include Adele, John Legend, Alabama Shakes, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sara Bareilles, The Killers, Zac Brown Band, and Hozier. Featured venues include Graceland, a Masonic temple, the first art museum in America, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, the New York Public Library, The World’s Fair, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A full listing of previously featured artists, TV episodes, and venues can be viewed at artistsden.com where fans can also sign up for ticket sweepstakes.
Live from the Artists Den is a production of Artists Den Entertainment, presented by WLIW LLC in association with WNET, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television.
As New York’s flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the multi- platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.
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