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ROOTS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AS FALLON’S HOUSE BAND December 11, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment,Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 12:13 pm
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Weeks after news leaked of The Roots being hired as the house band for NBC’s forthcoming “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the host made it official Monday with an announcement on the show’s newly-launched Web site.

 

      Fallon’s show will premiere March 2 on NBC in the slot to be vacated by Conan O’Brien, who is in turn taking over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno. NBC announced Tuesday that Leno is staying with the network to host a weeknight talk show at 10 p.m.

 

       The Roots will get in a handful of live dates before taping begins on the show, including Dec. 30 in Atlantic City, N.J., and a four-date run in Japan in mid-January, reports Billboard.

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One Response to “ROOTS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AS FALLON’S HOUSE BAND”

  1. jrf09 Says:

    Jimmy Fallon and his wife first met The Roots last Memorial Day Weekend when they performed at the Jazz Reggae Festival @ UCLA. The Roots played an amazing set, and Fallon instantly hit it off with them backstage. They’ve been in touch ever since, and now The Roots are Fallon’s in house band for his late night TV show


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