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. Watch a Season 6 video trailer here or visit artistsden.com/season6.
“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.
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 Den broadcasts 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.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, 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, NJ Today and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. APT also has distributed about half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles for nearly 10 years. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Italy in America, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, BBC World News and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs like Live from the Artists Den which are popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 8th year, Create® TV – featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming – is distributed by APT. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.