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This week, Stephen Colbert kicked off his Late Show era with a bang. Not only did he host a superjam of epic proportions featuring Ben Folds, Brittany Howard, and thee Mavis Staples, but he followed that up with a scorching performance from Kendrick Lamar.
It doesn’t look as though Colbert will be toning down the surprises anytime soon, either. Week three’s schedule has just been revealed and it includes more major star power. Especially exciting? Wednesday, September 23rd’s musical guests Pearl Jam.
Frontman Eddie Vedder helped bid adieu to David Letterman back in May, but it’s been some time since the whole band has graced the late-night stage. If you’ll recall, in 2013, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon lined up its own Pearl Jam week in honor of the band’s Lightning Bolt LP.
Perhaps Vedder & co. will debut some new music on the 23rd? Considering the grunge veterans are aiming to release an album in 2016, it might not be so far-fetched of an idea.
Other artists slated to perform later this month are The Dead Weather (9/14), Run The Jewels with TV on the Radio (9/15), Raury (9/22), and The Arcs (9/25).