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AT&T and AUDIENCE® Network Present: “JACOB BANKS”

Concert Premieres Via Broadcast Friday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

On DIRECTV, U-verse (DIRECTV Ch 239 and U-verse Ch 1114) and streaming on DIRECTV NOW

Jacob Banks at AT&T AUDIENCE Network

Tune in Friday, July 13 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special “Jacob Banks” 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.

Equally steeped in the swing of R&B, the grit of rock ‘n’ roll, the gusto of hip-hop, and the power of pop, singer/songwriter Jacob Banks defies any and all boundaries. This Friday night, Banks will bring his ear-catching signature sound to AT&T AUDIENCE Network for a special, one-hour concert and in-depth interview with AUDIENCE Music host Ted Stryker.

Watch behind-the-scenes clips from the show as Banks describes writing and directing his own videos HERE and HERE. View the trailer for the “Jacob Banks” concert special on AT&T AUDIENCE Network HERE.

Jacob Banks performs on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.

Pictured above with series host Ted Stryker.

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 and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW,, 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 Jacob Banks moved from Nigeria to Birmingham, UK at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20. He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to in their cars and hitting the open mic circuit before self-releasing his first EP The Monologue in 2013.

He has since released independent EP The Paradox and made his debut on Interscope Records with The Boy Who Cried Freedom EP, which was praised by everyone from The New York Times to Vogue, with Time recognizing “Chainsmoking” as one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” and The FADERnaming “Mercy” one of their “Songs You Need in Your Life This Week.” Track “Unknown (To You)”has also received critical acclaim, featured on The New York Times’ “The Playlist” and NYLON’s “Soundcheck: The 11 Best Releases of the Week” upon release.

Having supported Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé on tour, Jacob is now selling out headlining shows around the globe and playing to festival crowds including Coachella, BottleRock, Shaky Knees and the forthcoming Afropunk Festival. Last summer, Jacob played Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Meadows, Firefly, and Outside Lands, with The New York Times naming Jacob one of “12 Notable Acts” at SXSW.

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