Sunday, January 19, 2014

U2 to launch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

U2 will be the first music guests on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon when it premieres February 17 on NBC.

Jonathan Cohen – Fallon’s music scheduler - revealed the news on Twitter Sunday evening (here).

Fallon’s opening night will also see Will Smith as his first guest.

Jay Leno’s reign on the show wraps up February 6, as NBC will broadcast the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia starting February 7.

U2 are in the news these days as they receive recognition for their Nelson Mandela tribute, “Ordinary Love”, as featured in the film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

The song recently earned the group a Best Original Song Golden Globe Award (details here) and an Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will take place March 2 in Hollywood.

See also:

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VIDEO: U2’s Bono & Edge cover Daft Punk’s Get Lucky
U2 premiere Ordinary Love lyric video
VIDEO: U2 featured on new 1983 US Festival DVD package
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AUDIO: Damien Rice covers U2
AUDIO: Jack White covers U2
VIDEO: Bono leads ONE campaign to fight African famine
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VIDEO: U2 pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
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