Michael Stipe to play 'Tonight Show'
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon has announced that former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will deliver a solo performance Tuesday. The show’s website gives scant details about Stipe’s appearance, beyond confirming it.
Stipe has kept a generally low profile since R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011. The legendary singer became an artist-in-residence at New York University, appeared on the finale of The Colbert Report, and has opened for Patti Smith.
Stipe will perform at the upcoming David Bowie tribute concerts slated for March 31 and April 1 at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, respectively.
Stipe’s former bandmate Mike Mills discussed the likelihood of an R.E.M. reunion with EW in 2015. “It is off the table, but no one can predict the future,” he said. “We like the fact that we are so far the one band that doesn’t get back together — but you never know.”