AT&T and AUDIENCE Network Present Dashboard Confessional, Concert Premieres Tonight

AT&T and AUDIENCE Network Present Dashboard Confessional, Concert Premieres Tonight

Tune in Friday, October 19 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "Dashboard Confessional" on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.

This Friday night, singer/songwriter/musician Dashboard Confessional will appear on AT&T AUDIENCE Network for a special, one-hour concert.

Watch a "First Look" as Dashboard Confessional performs the song "Heart Beat Here," live fromAT&T AUDIENCE Network studios, exclusively on Alternative Press magazine's ALTPRESS.comtoday, HERE.

View the behind-the-scenes interview with AUDIENCE Music series host Ted Stryker as Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba talks about how he connects with the audience to create an intimate show HERE.

View the trailer for "Dashboard Confessional" on AT&T AUDIENCE Network HERE.

AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Charlie Worsham, 311, Bea Miller, All Time Low, Hanson, Neon Trees, Vic Mensa, Echosmith, Rick Ross, Korn, French Montana, Bishop Briggs, BØRNS, Vance Joy, Stone Temple Pilots, Sofi Tukker, Devin Dawson, Mikky Ekko, Jacob Banks, 21 Savage, Jason Mraz, Brothers Osborne, Noah Cyrus, DRAM, Goldfinger and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW, WatchTV, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2

AUDIENCE Network's multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music's most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.

Singer/songwriter Christopher Carrabba became the poster boy for a generation of emo fans in the early 2000s, having left behind his former band (the post-hardcore Christian outfit Further Seems Forever) to concentrate on vulnerable, introspective solo musings. Armed with an acoustic guitar and soul-baring song lyrics, he christened his new project Dashboard Confessional -- named after a lyric in "The Sharp Hint of New Tears." Carrabba molded simple acoustics with passionate, personal wordplay on his 2000 debut, The Swiss Army Romance, and a devout audience began to gather around the naked honesty of his lyrics. By 2001's The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, Dashboard Confessional had evolved into a full-fledged band, but Carrabba nevertheless remained the focal point of both the group and the rejuvenated emo genre.

Dashboard Confessional released The Drowning EP 2001, with the full-length album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most following soon after. the heart-rending single "Screaming Infidelities" found an immediate home on modern rock radio. Summers Kiss, a companion piece to the So Impossible EP followed in April 2002. Later that year, Carrabba recorded an installment for the MTV Unplugged series, accompanied by a devoted studio audience that sang along to every word. The show was released asMTV Unplugged 2.0 and served as his breakthrough performance, eventually going platinum. A new album and band led way to, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar. The record topped the Billboard charts and spawned another hit single, "Hands Down," which peaked at number eight. The song "Vindicated" off 2004's Spider-Man 2 soundtrack resonated with a wide audience, and the song rose to number two.

Carrabba collaborated with producers Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) on the band's intimate 2006 release Dusk and Summer. The album debuted on Billboard charts at number two and was supported by nationwide tour dates alongside Ben Lee, Say Anything, and Brand New. Dashboard Confessional then returned to the studio with Gilmore, recording the band's fifth album, The Shade of Poison Trees, in March 2007. On the album, Chris Carrabba explored both sides of his personality--the acoustic, campfire-worthy songwriter and the full-band frontman -- with 2009's Alter the Ending, which featured songs from both camps and even included a second disc comprised of stripped-down performances of the track list. After touring in support of the effort, Carrabbareleased a remastered version of the band's debut, The Swiss Army Romance, embarking on a solo tour to celebrate the album's tenth anniversary.

After an extended hiatus, Carrabba resurrected Dashboard Confessional for 2017's Covered and Taped EP, which featured covers of songs by the 1975, Justin Bieber, and others. Dashboard Confessional released their seventh LP, Crooked Shadows (Fueled by Ramen) earlier this year.

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