Neil Young and Jack White have been confirmed as upcoming guests on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The pair of music legends will appear together on NBC's popular late night talk show on Mon., May 12.
According to an updated posted May 9 at The Tonight Show's official Twitter account courtesy of ConsequencesofSound.net, the two multi-Grammy winners have agreed to appear on the show for a Q&A segment together to promote Young's new studio album, "A Letter Home." Young has also been announced as a performer, but no word whether White, who performed as guest artist on two of the albums tracks, or Fallon, who is renown for his impersonations of Young, will join the "Heart of Gold" hitmaker on stage.
Released on Jack White's Third Man Records on April 18, the ex-White Stripes frontman also co-produced the album with Young and the LP was recorded in an ancient Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth at White's Third Man store in Nashville, Tenn. The 12-inch vinyl release contains 10-covers of songs by a range of artists, including: Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch, Gordon Lightfoot and many others. In a statement on the Third Man website, the album was described as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology (that) captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever."
Young recently details for a deluxe boxset release of the album. The upcoming limited edition set will include a CD, a download card, a making-of DVD, seven 6-inch clear vinyl discs and two 12-inch vinyl LPs. The boxset will be released on May 27 through Third Man and Reprise Records. Fans can preorder the set at NeilYoung.com.
Young wrapped his solo acoustic tour with a two-night acoustic solo stand on April 21 and 22 at the historic Chicago Theatre. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will take a brief before heading overseas to team up with Crazy Horse for summer European tour, which begins in July.
Did you know? Neil Young's "A Letter Home" features Jack White on two tracks – vocals and piano on "On the Road Again" and "I Wonder If I Care as Much."