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"Xscape," due May 13. (Epic Records)
Also topping today's news is the announcement that Austin City Limits (ACL) is launching the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in conjunction with the iconic television series' upcoming 40th Anniversary. The Hall of Fame's inaugural induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at ACL's original home, KLRU's legendary Studio 6A. Performances will feature the likes of Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more! For more information, and to watch full episodes of ACL, visit: http://acltv.com/.
Neil Young launched a sold-out run of four pricey shows at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night. With good seats running at $413.50 each on TicketMaster, I opted out of going (I do have bills to pay). It's an acoustic show where he doesn't even have to pay any other musicians! I've seen Radiohead and other top-tier bands up-close performing with loads of visual extras for well under $100. You can read Ben Wener's recap of the first show on The Orange County Register site here.
Finally, the eighth and final season of Psych goes on sale, tomorrow, April 1. You can pre-order the title via the USA Network Web site by clicking here.