TONIGHT: Pink Floyd Week Begins on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Tonight is a great night of network TV live music if you’re a Pink Floyd fan. The Shins are kicking off Pink Floyd week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a performance of “Breathe” from Dark Side of the Moon, and the rest of the lineup for the week is absolutely incredible.
In the tradition of honoring great musicians, NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will devote the week of September 26-30 to celebrating the work of one of music’s most influential rock bands, Pink Floyd. Each night, featured artists The Shins, Foo Fighters, MGMT, Dierks Bentley and Pearl Jam, will pay tribute to Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy by performing a classic song from the band’s extensive catalog. In a never-before-seen performance of “In The Flesh,” the Foo Fighters will rock out Fallon’s 6B stage with renowned Pink Floyd vocalist/bassist Roger Waters. Founding band members Waters and Nick Mason are also scheduled to stop by Late Night to chat with Fallon.
To kick things off on Monday, September 26, The Shins will make their first TV appearance in four years when they perform “Breathe,” from The Dark Side of the Moon album. Also on Monday, Fallon welcomes Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason for a talk segment at the couch.
That’s just tonight, but the rest of the week is going to be pretty epic from the looks of it on paper. Foo Fighters will be joined by Roger Waters on Tuesday for “In The Flesh,” Wednesday will be MGMT with a take on “Lucifer Sam,” then Dierks Bentley is going to do “Wish You Were Here” on Thursday, and finally Pearl Jam closes the week with “Mother.”
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