FEATURING APPEARANCES BY ROGER WATERS AND NICK MASON; AND PERFORMANCES FEATURING THE SHINS, FOO FIGHTERS, MGMT, DIERKS BENTLEY AND PEARL JAM
In the tradition of honoring great musicians, NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will devote the week of September 26-30 to celebrating the work of one of music's most influential rock bands, Pink Floyd. Each night, featured artists The Shins, Foo Fighters, MGMT, Dierks Bentley and Pearl Jam, will pay tribute to Pink Floyd's rock 'n' roll legacy by performing a classic song from the band’s extensive catalog. In a never-before-seen performance of "In The Flesh," the Foo Fighters will rock out Fallon's 6B stage with renowned Pink Floyd vocalist/bassist Roger Waters. Founding band members Waters and Nick Mason are also scheduled to stop by Late Night to chat with Fallon.
To kick things off on Monday, September 26, The Shins will make their first TV appearance in four years when they perform "Breathe," from The Dark Side of the Moon album. Also on Monday, Fallon welcomes Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason for a talk segment at the couch.
The excitement continues on Tuesday when Roger Waters appears as an interview guest. Of late, Waters has enjoyed worldwide sell-outs and widespread critical acclaim for his groundbreaking live presentation of The Wall. Later in the show, the legendary vocalist/bassist teams up with the Foo Fighters for a special performance of In the Flesh, from The Wall album.
Performing "Lucifer Sam" from Pink Floyd’s 1967 debut album, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, MGMT takes the Late Night stage Wednesday night. On Thursday, country music artist Dierks Bentley sings "Wish You Were Here" from Pink Floyd's album of the same name.
Closing out the week, Pearl Jam returns to Fallon's studio for a performance of Pink Floyd's "Mother," from The Wall on Friday, September 30.
The weeklong musical celebration coincides with Pink Floyd's sweeping "Why Pink Floyd?" campaign with EMI. Launching Tuesday, September 27, the campaign includes the release of the band's 14 remastered studio albums, a boxed 16CD Discovery collection of the albums and two expanded editions of The Dark Side of the Moon, including a 6-disc boxed set with extensive previously unreleased audio and video content.
On November 8, Wish You Were Here will also be released in two expanded editions, as well as a new collection, A Foot In The Door - The Best Of Pink Floyd. The campaign will continue with the February 28, 2012 release of The Wall in two expanded editions.
Stay tuned for our interview with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason coming soon!