Perhaps weeklong tributes to musical greats will become a yearly tradition on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Last year, the comedian paid tribute to The Rolling Stones for a full week, with appearances by Keith Richards and Charlie Watts and performances by Green Day, Phish and Keith Urban (all doing Stones covers). Now, Fallon and friends are ready to honor the late, great Bob Marley.
Starting Monday, May 9, Late Night will celebrate the reggae legend on the 30th anniversary of his death. Performers will include Bob’s son Ziggy Marley (Monday), Chris Cornell (Tuesday), Jennifer Hudson (Wednesday), Jakob Dylan (Thursday) and Lenny Kravitz (Friday). Each will play a Marley tune and Ziggy also will chat with Fallon about his father’s legacy.
“Big up Jimmy Fallon for honoring the memory of my father,” Ziggy said about the weeklong event. “Much respect.”
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. (EST) on NBC.