“Austin City Limits” announced a special broadcast featuring Nine Inch Nails, who are making a rare television appearance in the full-hour performance. The new episode premieres on April 5th as a preview of “ACL”‘s 40th Anniversary Season.
The NIN show featured ten songs. It will encore during the PBS music series Season 40, which is launching in the fall of 2014.
“ACL” airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide. Full episodes are available online immediately after the initial broadcast.
Trent Reznor said: “We didn’t want to make ‘ACL’ a NIN show. We wanted to be out of our element. I have a lot of respect for ‘ACL’ and I wanted us to be a guest on their show, not to convert their show into our concert. It was unusual to perform in that environment, and ended up being one of the best shows I think we played.”