Pink Floyd Honored by Jimmy Fallon with All-Star Week of Tribute Performances
Pink Floyd will get the five-night, all-star tribute performance tribute next week on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ with Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and even Roger Waters himself playing the band’s famous songs. Two members of the band will also appear for interviews during the big event.
It’s all perfectly timed to line up with the launch of Floyd’s massive re-issue campaign, which starts Tuesday (Sept. 27) with remastered editions of each of the band’s 14 albums, as well as dual disc “Experience” and “Immersion” box set editions of their 1973 classic ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
On Monday the 26th, alt-rockers the Shins will perform ‘Breathe’ from ‘Dark Side,’ and Floyd drummer Nick Mason will stop by for an interview. Tuesday (27) brings the band’s bassist and conceptual mastermind himself, Roger Waters, in a dual role. He’ll perform ‘In the Flesh’ from 1979′s ‘The Wall’ with able help from the Foo Fighters, in addition to appearing for his own interview segment.
Psychedelic pop-rockers MGMT appear on Wednesday (28) to perform “Lucifer Sam,” off 1967′s “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” (That’s gonna rule, by the way.) Country star Dierks Bentley turns up Thursday to perform the title track from 1975′s ‘Wish You Were Here,’ and Pearl Jam round things off on Friday with their take on ‘Mother.’
We’ll be covering all of these performances as fast as we possibly can each night next week, and we’re sure our boss will understand our repeated tardiness every morning as a result.