Lake Street Dive & Late Show Band Perform Joyous ‘Dance With A Stranger’ On ‘Colbert’

Watch one of Stephen Colbert’s favorite bands play the latest single from their soon-to-be-released Good Together LP.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 19, 2024 9:22 am PDT

Lake Street Dive stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater on Tuesday to serve as the musical guest on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. One of Stephen Colbert’s favorite bands was accompanied by members of the Late Show house band for a performance of “Dance With A Stranger.”

“Dance With A Stranger” appears on Lake Street Dive’s new album, Good Together, which arrives via Fantasy Records this Friday, June 21. The follow-up to 2021’s Obviously was produced by Mike Elizondo who also worked with the band on their last LP. Good Together marked the first time all of the members of Lake Street Dive collaborated together on the early stages of the songwriting process.


Lake Street Dive — vocalist Rachael Price, keyboardist Akie Bermiss, drummer Mike Calabrese, guitarist James Cornelison and bassist Bridget Kearney — released “Dance With A Stranger” yesterday along with a Bianca Giaever-directed video. Bridget Kearney wrote “Dance With A Stranger.”

“Dance With A Stranger” was described by Lake Street Dive as:

A song inspired by a square dance, where folks from different communities come together and get a chance to move together. It’s always a good antidote for working out the kinks, personally and interpersonally. Get EVERYBODY in a room together and let them DANCE.

The quintet was joined by Late Show Band percussionist Nêgah Santos on “Dance With A Stranger.” House Band members Louis Fouché, Jon Lampley and Endea Owens provided backing vocals and danced with Rachael Price.

Watch Lake Street Dive performing “Dance With A Stranger” below:

Lake Street Dive launches their extensive Good Together Tour on June 27 in Ottawa. The band returns to New York City for their Madison Square Garden headlining debut on September 14.

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