Fiona Apple to Play South By Southwest

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Fiona Apple will emerge from a six-plus year hibernation at this year's South By Southwest. The reclusive singer will perform at the official Pitchfork showcase on the second day of the music festival and conference, held in Austin from March 13 to 18. 

The influential website broke the news earlier this week, announcing that Apple will take the stage at Central Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 15 and perform for some 400 lucky badge-holders.

Apple is expected to release a new album this year, her first since 2005's Extraordinary Machine, according to a Jan. 24 tweet by Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid. 

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