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Late Night Roundup | The National, U2, Pete Townshend, Gary Clark Jr. & More

Watch some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit.

The National on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Shortly after releasing the excellent new album Sleep Well Beast, Ohio’s The National stopped by Colbert’s show to perform the solemn track “The Day I Die.” With a giant backing band adding a percussive pulse to the song, the performance is a sight to see.

U2 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

U2 made some waves with their performance of the Joshua Tree classic “Bullet The Blue Sky” by altering the lyrics to bash the trump administration. It’s a powerful, emotional performance, and was followed by their recently released single, “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

Pete Townshend with Alfie Boe and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Pete Townshend will be joined by tenor Alfie Boe, Eddie Vedder and Billy Idol for Classic Quadrophenia, an orchestral reimagining of The Who’s album, later this week. Townshend and Boe stopped by Fallon’s show to perform “Love Reign Over Me.” Backed by the Roots and a full orchestra, it’s a gorgeous take on the song.

Gary Clark Jr. on Late Night with Seth Myers

Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. recently released a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” which will be featured in the upcoming motion picture Justice League. It’s a gritty, fiery, electric version of the track, and, like most of the artist’s work, it truly rocks in the live setting.

Houston Choir on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Two singers visited a storm shelter during Hurricane Harvey and formed a gospel choir to sing to evacuees. Fallon both invited the choir onto his show and donated $1 million to J.J. Watt. Joined by The Roots, the performance that followed is nothing short of beautiful.

Anderson East on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Southern soul singer Anderson East stopped by Kimmel’s show to perform the infectious “All On My Mind.” Backed by strings and a horn section, his powerful vocals lead the band through a stellar, emotional performance.

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