“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will honor Bruce Springsteen with a weeklong musical tribute February 27 – March 2 (12:35 a.m. on NBC) to celebrate the launch of his new album, “Wrecking Ball,” which will be released on Columbia Records March 6. Each night, the show’s featured musical guest will perform selected songs from his extensive catalog.
Fallon welcomes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to studio 6B on Monday, February 27 to open the week with two performances. Then, returning on Friday, March 2, which also marks “Late Night’s” third anniversary, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will appear as the only guest for that episode. Springsteen will chat with Fallon for an interview segment before taking the “Late Night” stage again for multiple performances with the band. Springsteen’s “Late Night” appearances are his only currently scheduled American television stops prior to a massive world tour beginning March 18 in Atlanta.
One of “Late Night’s” most memorable moments included a 70s dressed Springsteen and Fallon dressed as Neil Young performing a parody of pop hit “Whip My Hair” together during the musician’s November 16, 2010 debut on the talk show. The video of the comedy bit garnered instant viral success.
Tuesday night, Kenny Chesney makes his first appearance on “Late Night” when he performs “I’m on Fire,” from Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” album, a song which Chesney previously released as part of the bonus tracks from his 2004 album “When the Sun Goes Down.”
Elvis Costello backed by Fallon’s house band the Roots is set to perform “Brilliant Disguise” from Springsteen’s album “Tunnel of Love” on Thursday, March 1.
Get ready for a virtual tour of Wrecking Ball. Beginning on Monday and leading up to the March 6 release, a new song each day will reveal all eleven tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s new album. We already know the album opener, “We Take Care of Our Own,” so the next ten weekdays will bring the remaining ten tracks, in order, streaming online.
We’ll kick it off right here on Backstreets.com, where you’ll be able to listen to track two of Wrecking Ball,”Easy Money,” all day Monday. From there, nine other partner websites in the U.S. will pick up the ball, each streaming a song over the next two weeks.
Monday, Feb. 20: “Easy Money” here on Backstreets.com
Tuesday, Feb. 21: “Shackled and Drawn”
Wednesday, Feb 22: ”Jack of All Trades”
Thursday, Feb. 23: ”Death to My Hometown”
Friday, Feb. 24: ”This Depression”
Monday, Feb. 27: ”Wrecking Ball”
Tuesday, Feb. 28: ”You’ve Got It”
Wednesday, Feb. 29: ”Rocky Ground”
Thursday, March 1: ”Land of Hope and Dreams”
Friday, March 2: ”We Are Alive”
Look to Backstreets.com to be your tour guide for the next two weeks: We’ll keep you posted on where to go to stream each track in the U.S., and with help from our friends around the world, we’ll compile a list of sites where these songs can be heard internationally as well.