The Roots, Perry Farrell And Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Will Play A Tribute Show For Talking Heads’ David Byrne
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Kamal Gray, F. “Knuckles” Walker, Captain Kirk Douglas, Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson, James Poyser and Mark Kelley make up the hip hop group The Roots. The band is perhaps best know for their role as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The song “Here I Come” has been the show’s theme since they joined in 2009. They left for The Tonight Show when Fallon took over as host in 2014. The band has also released over a dozen albums, collecting numerous Grammys as well as other awards.
Tickets will be handed out at the Union Square, Brooklyn, Queens, Paramus, North Paramus, Yonkers, Carle Place and Totowa locations as well as the Guitar Center at Time Square on August 5th at 12PM. Details here.
The Roots at the Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway, New York, NY
Time: 8:00 PM
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The Roots Are On Fire
The Roots are one of those bands that doesn’t really need an introduction. Even if hip hop isn’t your cup of tea, there’s a good chance you know who Questlove is. Not only are The Roots an award-winning hip hop act, they also moonlight as Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show band. On their 11th album, …And Then You Shoot your Cousin, the band continues their legacy of creating great tracks. Read more…
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WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Roots Perform Funkadelic’s “Standing on the Verge of Getting It On”
…and then you shoot your cousin is the prolific Roots’ eleventh album, coming quick on the heels of their 2013 collaboration with Elvis Costello, Wise Up Ghost, and their 2011 Grammy-winning album, Undun. Despite the short time between these releases, The Roots somehow manage to maintain the high bar they set for themselves with the thoughtful and thought-provoking cousin. Read more…