Rush to Perform for the First Time on U.S. Television in Over 30 Years on ‘The Colbert Report’ on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Other Musicians Scheduled To Perform Include NAS (7/23), Toby Keith (7/28) And Crosby Stills And Nash (7/30)
NEW YORK, July 16 /TMRzoo.com/ — Renowned rock icons Rush will make an extremely rare television appearance as they perform their massive hit “Tom Sawyer” on COMEDY CENTRAL’s Peabody(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated “The Colbert Report” on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. It’s the band’s first U.S. television performance since “Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert” in 1975.
Upcoming musical appearances on the show include: NAS performing from his self-titled album (July 23), a second appearance by Toby Keith promoting his release “35 Biggest Hits” (July 28) and Crosby Stills and Nash to culminate the month (July 30).
Other musicians who have previously performed on the show include Tony Bennett, Peter Frampton, Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Carole King, John Legend, Barry Manilow, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., The Roots and Neil Young.
Repeat episodes air Monday-Thursday at 1:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Friday at 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT). “The Colbert Report” airs regularly Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. following “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Allison Silverman are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers. Jim Hoskinson is the director. Lou Wallach and Dan Powell are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Source: COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications