‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ will honor Bruce Springsteen with a weeklong musical tribute kicking off tomorrow, February 27 through March 2. The week will celebrating the launch of his new album, “Wrecking Ball,” which will be released on Columbia Records March 6. Each night, the show’s featured musical guest will perform selected songs from his extensive catalog.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will open the week with two performances on Feb. 27. They’ll return on Friday, March 2 for ‘Late Night’s’ third anniversary as the only guest for that episode. Springsteen will chat with Fallon for an interview segment before taking the ‘Late Night’ stage again for multiple performances with the band. Springsteen’s “Late Night” appearances are his only scheduled American television stops prior to a massive world tour beginning March 18 in Atlanta.
Kenny Chesney makes his first appearance on “Late Night” when he performs “I’m on Fire,” from Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” album, a song which Chesney previously released as part of the bonus tracks from his 2004 album “When the Sun Goes Down.”
Elvis Costello backed by Fallon’s house band the Roots is set to perform “Brilliant Disguise” from Springsteen’s album “Tunnel of Love” on Thursday, March 1.
Here’s video from Nov. 16, 2010 of a 70s dressed Springsteen and Fallon dressed as Neil Young performing a parody of pop hit “Whip My Hair” together, with some behind the scenes footage and Fallon talking about what went down in the process of doing the song with Bruce. We’ll have to see if Springsteen partakes in any bits during the week.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will help celebrate 10 years of satellite radio with a special concert for Sirius/XM at the Apollo Theater in New York City on March 9th. It should be quite the show leading up to the band’s world tour. Let’s hope some special guests join the band on stage as well.