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Stephen Colbert had a strong legacy of hosting great musical acts on The Colbert Report, and that appears to be carrying over to The Late Show now that he’s taken over after David Letterman’s retirement. He kicked off the new era of The Late Show with an appearance by Kendrick Lamar, and last night, his musical guest was Run the Jewels, with a high-profile band to back them up: “Tonight’s musical guest is so hip, their backup band is TV on the Radio,” Colbert announced, with a snicker.
Run the Jewels performed “Angel Duster,” the closing track off of last year’s Run the Jewels 2, backed with a full-band arrangement by TV on the Radio. If that sounds epic, just wait until you see it. Watch the Run the Jewels Colbert performance below, with TV on the Radio.
Read our interview with Run the Jewels.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.