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Austin City Limits to host Pearl Jam, Andrew Bird and more in 35th season

It's been an exciting year for PBS' long-running music series Austin City Limits, culminating in the announcement over the summer that the University Of Texas TV studio where the show is currently produced has been named an official historic site by The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum. And yesterday, ACL producer Terry Lickona announced an eclectic line-up for the program's 35th season, including the first hip-hop acts Austin City Limits has ever booked. The schedule is as follows:

October 3: Dave Matthews Band
October 10: Ben Harper and Relentless7
October 17: Kenny Chesney
October 24: Andrew Bird / St. Vincent
October 31: M. Ward / Okkervil River
November 7: Elvis Costello / Band of Heathens
November 14: Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
November 21: Pearl Jam
January 9, 2010: Allen Toussaint
January 16, 2010: Mos Def / K'Naan
January 23, 2010: TBD / Heartless Bastards
January 30, 2010: Steve Earle / Kris Kristofferson
February 6, 2010: Them Crooked Vultures
February 13, 2010: Madeleine Peyroux / Esperanza Spaldin

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