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    Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:56:34

    Austin City Limits to Televise Coldplay New Year's Eve Special - Celebrate 2012 with Chris Martin and co.

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    Austin City Limits (ACL), the world's longest-running live music television series, is ringing in the new year with a stunning performance by Coldplay. The first-ever ACL New Year's Eve special -- a rare 90-minute episode -- is viewable on PBS stations nationwide on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at 11 PM (check local listings). Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special can also be viewed on demand on pbs.org starting at 11 PM ET on Dec. 31, 2011.

    Coldplay's second appearance on ACL's stage is another milestone for the historic show and a one-of-a- kind episode with the band's unique production.

    "We decided to go big with Coldplay - really big. So we came up with the idea of celebrating New Year's Eve with a 90-minute special. All the hits plus their brand new songs," said Executive Producer Terry Lickona. "It'll be a great way to kick off 2012!"

    The New Year's Eve special comes on the heels of the release of the band's new album, Mylo Xyloto, which has charted at No. 1 in 32 countries. It also hit the No. 1 spot in all 35 iTunes stores around the world, breaking the record for the highest number of download sales in one week - a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

    The ACL New Year's special highlights the mid-point of season 37 -- the first season taped entirely in ACL's new home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, a full-time music venue and state-of the-art production facility. The remaining five episodes of the season will air in early 2012.

    For good measure, here is the Austin City Limits Season 36 broadcast special.

    December 31, 2011 Coldplay
    January 7, 2012 The Head and the Heart / Gomez
    January 14, 2012 Arcade Fire
    January 21, 2012 Fleet Foxes / Joanna Newsom
    January 28, 2012 Florence + the Machine / Lykke Li
    February 4, 2012 Wilco

    Are you going to tune in to Coldplay + ACL on NYE 2012?

    —Katie Sheehan
    12.01.11



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