Scott Newton/Courtesy KLRU-TV/ Austin PBSThe Pretenders will be featured on an episode of Austin City Limits that will air as part of the long-running PBS performance series’ upcoming 43rd season. The program, which marks the veteran rockers’ first-ever Austin City Limits appearance, will premiere on select PBS stations on Saturday, October 14, at 9 p.m. ET. Check local listings for air times in your area.

The episode features The Pretenders delivering a career-spanning set that includes their 1981 gem “Message of Love.” You can check out a preview video of Chrissie Hynde and company playing the song at the AustinCityLimitsTV YouTube channel.

Austin City Limits‘ 43rd season will kick off on October 7 with a show featuring a performance by British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. Other confirmed performers for the upcoming season include Norah Jones, indie rockers The Head and the Heart, and country stars Zac Brown Band and Miranda Lambert. In addition, the Austin City Limits episode premiering November 18 will feature highlights from the Americana Music Festival’s 2017 awards ceremony, taking place September 13 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Besides airing on PBS, Austin City Limits episodes will stream for a limited time online at The show’s also partnered with Google VR to make special 360-degree performance videos by select artists viewable at the series’ YouTube channel.

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