Press File Photo: Mick Jagger, 2011
As part of Mick Jagger’s end season Saturday Night Live hosting gig, SNL has just confirmed that Arcade Fire and the Foo Fighters along with Jeff Beck and Jagger himself will jam for the legendary sketch comedy’s musical performance.
Rumors began to surface about the show’s season finale performance after word spread that the Rolling Stones were heard to have been practicing recently in New York, prompting several to assume that the host’s band would be on tap to make a surprise appearance as guest performers – that is until the show solidified the two bands along with Jeff Beck this past weekend.
Both the Arcade Fire and the Foo Fighters have been vocal on Twitter about their excitement towards the gig, with the latter writing “What're you guys doing next Saturday Night? #SNL" and Arcade Fire posting, "We're extremely excited to be joining Mick Jagger on SNL next Sat, May 19!"
Before the musical lineup was confirmed, SNL teased the season finale during this past Saturday’s show, listing Jagger along with three musical guests as performers.
Although Jagger had appeared on the show before, this will be the first time the Rolling Stones frontman will be on helm as the host.
The Jagger-hosted Saturday Night Live season finale is set to air this Saturday, May 19 on NBC.