Published May 20, 2015Following a series of high-profile televised performances leading up to David Letterman's last-ever Late Show broadcast, it's been revealed that Foo Fighters will be the program's final musical act. They send-off Letterman in style tonight (May 20).
The band's appearance was announced today through Rolling Stone, though representatives for the band have kept mum about the last-minute reveal. That said, it makes sense considering the bond built between Letterman and Foo Fighters over the years.
UPDATE: Foo Fighters have confirmed their appearance via the following tweet:
The band first appeared on the Late Show in 1995 to play "This Is a Call" from their then just-released self-titled debut. Other memorable appearances include a run-through of "Everlong" that was performed on Letterman's first show back after having emergency quintuple bypass surgery in 2000.
Last fall, Foo Fighters were invited to the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform a week-long residency, which included a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and Cheap Trick's "Stiff Competition." The residency was timed around the Sonic Highways album and television series. It should be noted that Letterman's Worldwide Pants company co-produced the band's TV series.
We'll have to wait until tonight to find out what song will officially send off Letterman's long and legendary late night career. Just this past week, we've seen touching on-air tributes from the likes of Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and more.