This July, the sixth season of Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationwide on public television (check local listings) with a riveting episode from Mumford & Sons, the 2013 Grammy® winner for Album of the Year. The innovative music series creatively connects fans with a remarkable roster of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The National and Imagine Dragons – who recently filmed episodes in New York and Los Angeles, respectively – will join the extraordinary lineup for Season 6 that already includes Soundgarden, The Killers, and Ed Sheeran. Together, these six artists have sold over 58 million albums worldwide and compiled more than half a billion YouTube views.
“We are massive fans of these artists, and this season delivers a rare and special version of each one,” says Mark Lieberman, founder and Executive Producer of Live from the Artists Den. “The history of place often inspires greatness; we’ve captured some real magic in these episodes. Watch and see for yourself.”
Live from the Artists Den is funded in partnership with Citi, Lucky Brand, Nokia Lumia, Seventh Generation, and Southwest Airlines, who have joined forces to support the series’ mission and bring Artists Den performances to millions of eager television fans.
“We are pleased to bring Live from the Artists Den to public television for a sixth season,” said Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET. “The series continues to deliver a diverse roster of contemporary artists playing the kind of quality music to which our viewers enthusiastically respond, and augments our revered national arts programming in creative and innovative ways.”
“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.” Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds echoed that sentiment in an interview that will be included with his band’s performance: “The energy of a room is a big part of the show every night,” he said. “It’s always refreshing to walk into a beautiful theater that has history and architecture and merit to it.”
The season will air nationally on public television in most of the country’s top markets, beginning July 4th:
New York metro area – Saturdays at 11pm beginning July 6th on WLIW21; Sundays at 10pm beginning July 7 on NJTV; and late night Sundays at 12 midnight beginning July 7 on THIRTEEN
Los Angeles – Fridays at 10pm beginning July 5 on KLCS; Sundays at 8pm beginning July 7 on PBS OC; and Sundays at 4pm beginning July 14 on KLCS4
Chicago – Late night Sundays at 12 midnight beginning July 7 on WTTW
Dallas – Thursdays at 11pm beginning July 4 on KERA
San Francisco – Thursdays at 11pm beginning July 18 on KQED Plus
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Saturdays at 10pm/11pm beginning July 6 on TPT2
Indianapolis – Saturdays at 5pm beginning July 13 on WFYI and Saturdays at 9pm starting July 27 on WIPB
San Diego – Fridays at 11pm starting July 5 on KPBS
For premiere dates in other markets, visit http://www.artistsden.com or check local listings.
Television Premiere Dates
July 4 – Mumford & Sons at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA
July 11 – Soundgarden at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
July 18 – The Killers at Capitale (formerly Bowery Savings Bank) in New York, NY plus a special bonus segment featuring Two Door Cinema Club
July 25 – Ed Sheeran at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York, NY
August 1 – The National at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY
August 8 – Imagine Dragons at the Ebell of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA
The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment, presented by WLIW21 in association with WNET, and is distributed by American Public Television. Live from the Artists Den is filmed in high-definition.