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The Replacements to return to Rockefeller Center 30 years after being banned from SNL

The Replacements // Brittany Brassell
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Photo by Jeffrey Kilmer

Along with Chevy Chase, Martin Lawrence, and Sinead O’Connor, The Replacements are one of the acts permanently banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986. According to Bob Stinson in the oral history All Over But The Shouting, Lorne Michaels was none too thrilled by the band’s excessive drinking nor the $1,000 worth of damage that occurred to their dressing room. However, it seems that ban doesn’t extend down the hallway to Studio 6B, where The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is taped.

As Stereogum points out, The Mats are set to serve as the musical guest for the September 9th episode of Fallon, marking their first TV appearance since reuniting last year. The band broke the news with a funny little video spoofing their infamous SNL performance:

Here’s what it actually looked like:


The Fallon appearance comes amidst a short run of shows the band will be playing in September and October. They’ll perform at festivals including Boston Calling and Austin City Limits along with a hometown show in St. Paul, Minnesota and a concert in New York City.

The Replacements 2014 Tour Dates:
09/06-07 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
09/13 – St. Paul, MN @ Midway Stadium *^
09/19 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium *#
09/27 – Tempe, AZ @ Summer Ends Music Festival
10/03-05 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/10-12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

* = w/ The Hold Steady
^ = w/ Lucero
# = w/ Deer Tick

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