October 10th, 2019 — (Hollywood, CA) — Maggie Rogers will make her Austin City Limits (ACL) debut with an hour-long performance premiering Saturday, October 12 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s milestone Season 45 (check local listings for times.) Today, the 25-year old producer, songwriter and performer premieres performances from the episode. Watch “Light On,” “Fallingwater” and a special online only exclusive performance of “The Knife.”
Throughout the episode, Rogers showcases songs from her Capitol Records debut album Heard It In A Past Life including a captivating rendition of “Alaska,” the breakout track that introduced her talents as a songwriter and producer to the world. Rogers buoyant 11-song set is filled with open-hearted anthems and barefaced honesty, inspiring a genuine connection with her audience. Rogers closes out the hour alone on the stage for a gorgeous a cappella performance of “Color Song,” signaling an enduring new talent has arrived. Heard It In A Past Life entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The album sold over 200,000 album adjusted units, amassed over 500 million combined streams and received widespread critical praise from NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine, Billboard and many more.
“Maggie’s music is 100% emotion,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona, “and her live performances are exuberant and unfettered in a way you seldom see on a stage. Her music celebrates life, and Maggie Rogers is a gift to us all.”
Rogers is currently touring North America on her Heard It In A Past Life sold-out headline world tour. After performing at The Greek Theater, two back to back nights at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and DC’s The Anthem, Rogers will also perform two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (October 15 & 16,) at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on October 14 and at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin (October 19 & 20.) After developing a lovingly cultish devotion to Rogers online, fans are turning out repeatedly for the live experience –and they’re bringing their friends along. Visit https://www.maggierogers.com/live/ for itinerary.
USA Today observed, “[her] frank, evocative songwriting that has endeared her to fans.” In this feature, The New York Times praised Heard It in a Past Life as a collection of “buoyant electronic pop songs.” Rolling Stone awarded the album four stars and hailed it as “a laser focused statement with nary a wasted lyric or synth line.” Pitchfork said, “Rogers’ voice is practically bursting at the seams with originality.”
Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.” Rogers’ television performances include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Today.” Named as the first YouTube Artist On The Rise (AOTR) of 2019, she has also been included in Twitter Music’s #ArtistToFollow, Amazon’s First And Last and Pandora’s Drumbeats programs.
Maggie Rogers episode setlist:
GIVE A LITTLE
ON + OFF