Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples to Perform on The Colbert Report Tonight

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Mavis_Staples_with_Jeff_Tweedy_NewberryStephen Colbert is set to join Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples and Sean Lennon in a performance of the John Lennon holiday song “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” on The Colbert Report TONIGHT.

The performance is part of the show’s “Christmas Carol Week” and will air Thursday December 13th on Comedy Central at 11:30pm and repeats at 1:30 am the same night as well as 10:00 am and 6:30 pm the following day. All times ET/PT. Full episodes are posted the following day at: http://www.colbertnation.com/

Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples are currently in the studio working on Staples’ upcoming 2013 release. The album is the anticipated follow up to her critically acclaimed album You Are Not Alone which was produced by Tweedy and won a Grammy Award in the Best Americana Album vocal or Instrumental category.

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