By Shannon Carlin
It’s only a matter of days before Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show hosting duties and to help christen the musical stage he’s bringing in a slew of big named musical guests and one very special friend.
U2 will help Fallon kick off his new late night gig on Monday, Feb. 17, with Lady Gaga hitting the stage the following night. Tim McGraw will bring his country goodness to the show on Wednesday (Feb. 19) with recent Oscar nominees Arcade Fire following it up a performance from their latest album, Reflektor.
On Friday (Feb. 20), Justin Timberlake will not only sit down to chat with Fallon, but perform something off his most recent release, The 20/20 Experience. And more than likely, he’ll have a little fun with Fallon. Maybe the two buddies will even debut their “History of Rap: Part 5.”
For his first week, Fallon will also welcome guests Jerry Seinfeld, Bradley Cooper and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, along with Saturday Night Live buddies Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. It’s Will Smith though who will get the honor of being Fallon’s first guest.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which will of course, include his house band, The Roots, kicks off this Monday, February 17 on NBC.