Watch: Randy Newman Performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Randy Newman was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC last night. He spoke with Fallon about the show's return to NYC, offering the perfect segue to Newman's performance of his classic tune, "I Love L.A." He was joined by The Tonight Show's house band The Roots for the performance, which you can watch here, along with a web-exclusive performance of another Newman classic, "My Life Is Good." Newman tours Colorado this month and returns to NYC for a concert performance of his Faust July 1.
Randy Newman was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC last night. He spoke with Fallon about, among other things, the show's return to New York City, offering the perfect segue to Newman's performance of his classic tune, "I Love L.A." He was joined by The Tonight Show's incomparable house band The Roots for the performance, which you can watch below, as well as a web-exclusive performance of another Newman classic, "My Life Is Good," which you can also watch below, plus the interview. You can watch the complete episode, also featuring guests Tina Fey and Idina Menzel, at nbc.com.
On the show, it was revealed that, in addition to three Randy Newman concerts in Colorado this month—Lone Tree, March 12; Beaver Creek, March 13; and Aspen, March 15—tickets will go on sale to the general public March 17 for one-night only, Encores! Off-Center concert presentation of his famed take on the classic Faust tale, with Newman himself playing the devil, at New York City Center July 1. For additional details on all of these performances, visit nonesuch.com.
Randy Newman's latest Nonesuch release is the 2011 CD/DVD Live in London. While touring in support of his 2008 album Harps and Angels, Randy Newman performed a special concert at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler. The program, featuring songs from throughout Newman’s career, was televised by the BBC and on Live in London along with an interview from the BBC broadcast. The Sunday Times of London says: "Essential listening for anyone who cares about the art of songwriting." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD/DVD orders include a download of the music at checkout.
Randy Newman performs "I Love L.A." on The Tonight Show:
Randy Newamn performs "My Life Is Good" in a Tonight Show web exclusive:
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Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their album Junun as the opening act for Radiohead in select cities on the band's sold-out European tour: at the Spektrum in Oslo on June 6 and 7, Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on June 9, 3 Arena in Dublin on June 20, and Manchester Arena on July 4 and 5. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will also perform at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on June 3 and Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands on June 18. The Times of London calls Junun "intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."
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Rhiannon Giddens's new album, Freedom Highway, is due next Friday, February 24. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full here as an NPR First Listen. It's a "rich collection, the latest chapter in the 40-year-old master folklorist, banjo virtuoso and vocal powerhouse's epic retelling of our history with its sins and sorrows—and joy born of resilience—fully reinstated," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music."Journal Topics: Artist News