New York, NY (April 30, 2013) – This July, the sixth season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationwide on public television with a riveting episode from Mumford & Sons, the 2013 Grammy® winner for Album of the Year. The three time New York Emmy®-nominated program creatively connects music fans with a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The new season also includes high-definition episodes of Soundgarden, The Killers, and quickly rising British star Ed Sheeran. Together, these four artists have sold over 56 million albums worldwide and compiled more than half a billion YouTube views, 15 million Facebook fans, and 8 million Twitter followers. Additional episodes and artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch a Season 6 Video Trailer HERE or visit artistsden.com/season6.
“It’s really special playing in a room like this,” Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford said of filming the band’s episode at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles. “It’s not often we get to do so, and we really enjoy it.” Bandmate Winston Marshall echoed that sentiment in an interview that will be included in the episode. “We love playing venues like this, these ’20s style venues,” he said. “It’s just incredible.”
The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment presented by WLIW21 in association with WNET New York, and is distributed by American Public Television. The local TV broadcast schedule and exclusive content releases will be forthcoming at artistsden.com.
Season 6 Episodes
* Mumford & Sons at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA
* Soundgarden at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
* The Killers at Capitale (formerly Bowery Savings Bank) in New York, NY
* Ed Sheeran at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York, NY
* Announcing final two episodes in June 2013
About the Artists Den
Live from the Artists Den is a three-time New York Emmy®-nominated music television series that features popular recording artists performing in non-traditional settings throughout North America. Live from the Artists Denbroadcasts nationally on public television (now in its 6th season) and internationally in Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel and Latin America.
Featured artists have included Adele, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Robert Plant, The Fray, Elvis Costello, Ray Lamontagne, Ringo Starr, Death Cab for Cutie, the Black Crowes, and Tori Amos. Featured venues have included Graceland, the first art museum in America, a Masonic temple, a former Archdiocese cathedral, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A full listing of previously featured artists, TV episodes, and venues can be viewed at artistsden.com.