"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will honor Bruce Springsteen with a week-long musical tribute February 27 - March 2 (11:35 p.m. on NBC in Utah)) to celebrate the launch of the Boss's new album, "Wrecking Ball," to be released on March 6.
Each night, the show's featured musical guest will perform selected songs from his extensive catalog.Fallon welcomes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to studio 6B on Monday, February 27 to open the week with two performances. Then, returning on Friday, March 2, which also marks "Late Night's" third anniversary, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will appear 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 currently scheduled American television stops prior to a massive world tour beginning March 18 in Atlanta. (We can all say that one of "Late Night's" most memorable moments included a 70's dressed Springsteen and Fallon dressed as Neil Young performing a parody of pop hit "Whip My Hair" together during the musician's November 16, 2010 debut on the talk show. The video of the comedy bit garnered instant viral success: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bUgzGJK7Kw)Tuesday night, Kenny Chesney will make 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 will perform "Brilliant Disguise" from Springsteen's album "Tunnel of Love" on Thursday, March 1.
In other Bruce news, Sirius XM Radio announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater for the first time at a special concert event, only for SiriusXM, to celebrate 10 years of satellite radio. The concert will be held on Friday, March 9 at 6 p. MT.