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Legendary Belle and Sebastian bring epic show to iconic Austin venue

Legendary Belle and Sebastian bring epic show to iconic Austin venue

Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian played ACL Live on Friday night.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Frontman Stuart Murdoch was his usual chipper and bouncy self.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian reached deep into their catalogue for Friday night's show. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
The evening was a dance party fitting of the band's two-decade legacy. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian played two more North America shows before heading to Europe.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015
Belle and Sebastian at ACL Live in Austin August 2015

Last Friday, Scottish legends Belle and Sebastian threw an epic dance party at ACL Live. The highly anticipated show was a fitting tribute to the band's two-decade identity.

Reaching into their back catalogue, as well as the most recent release, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Belle and Sebastian plucked tunes from nearly every album. Frontman Stuart Murdoch was his usual chipper and bouncy self, going solo for the first time that evening on the single from Girls, "The Party Line."

Following the Austin show, the band played Dallas and Memphis before embarking on a fall full of European tour dates.