Austin City Limits (ACL) closes out Season 42 with a big rock finish featuring UK band Foals. The band will play songs from their album "What Went Down", which was released in late 2015 and emerged to the best reviews of the band's career as it debuted at #3 and commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks in the UK.
The season 42 finale of ACL premieres Saturday, February 11 at 8pm CT/9pm ET. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast.
One of the UK's most popular bands, Foals make their debut on the Austin City Limits stage with songs from their acclaimed fourth album What Went Down, awarded Best Album by NME in 2016. Hailed as "fierce, amorphous rock" by The Guardian, the British quintet formed in Oxford in 2005 and have gone on to conquer festival stages including Glastonbury, headlining sets at Reading and Leeds in their native UK, and Coachella and the Austin City Limits Festival stateside. Foals perform a blistering five-song set featuring their breakthrough anthem "Mountain At My Gates," and closing with the seething "What Went Down," which features a crowd visit from charismatic frontman Yannis Philippakis that thrills the besotted Austin fans.
"Foals has a reputation for their amazing live performances," says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona, "and I had more people come up to me after this show than any other to say it was the best one all season. That should give you some idea what to expect!"
Foals consists of Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys), Walter Gervers (bass), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys).