News
The No. 1 Source For Breaking Music and Film Headlines

Last Night: TV on the Radio performs “Will Do” on Leno

on May 18, 2011, 7:04am

In addition to constantly creating some of the best music of the past decade, TV On The Radio truly are a resilient group. Almost a month after losing their bassist Gerard Smith to lung cancer and canceling several US dates, the Brooklyn band took to Leno last night to perform their stand out single “Will Do” from their latest LP Nine Types Of Light. Bittersweet describes the performance well, as noticeably absent was a replacement bass player or even bass line, causing for a sparse rendition of the tune. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe played around with the vocal melody and tested out some new harmonizations. Undoubtedly, the song took on an even more melancholic meaning than on the album without the pulse of the bass underneath. Check out the performance above via The Audio Perv.

TV On The Radio are back on the road in Europe this summer, and will headline Pitchfork Music Festival Sunday, July 17th. Check out the rest of the band’s dates below.

TV On The Radio 2011 Tour Dates:
05/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Estacion Indianilla
05/21 – Guadalajara, MX @ La Aceitera
06/20 – Warsaw, PL @ Stodola
06/22 – Zagreb, HR @ T Mobile Inmusic Festival
06/23 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
06/24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
06/26 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/27 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
06/28 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/01 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
07/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
07/05 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
07/08 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
07/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/12 РArgel̬s-sur-Mer, FR @ Les Deferlantes
07/13 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
07/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
07/20 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield Concert Park
08/28 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
09/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront #
09/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

# = w/ Broken Social Scene

No comments