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Last Night: TV on the Radio performs “Will Do” on Leno

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    In addition to constantly creating some of the best music of the past decade, TV On The Radio truly are a resilient group. Almost a month after losing their bassist Gerard Smith to lung cancer and canceling several US dates, the Brooklyn band took to Leno last night to perform their stand out single “Will Do” from their latest LP Nine Types Of Light. Bittersweet describes the performance well, as noticeably absent was a replacement bass player or even bass line, causing for a sparse rendition of the tune. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe played around with the vocal melody and tested out some new harmonizations. Undoubtedly, the song took on an even more melancholic meaning than on the album without the pulse of the bass underneath. Check out the performance above via The Audio Perv.

    TV On The Radio are back on the road in Europe this summer, and will headline Pitchfork Music Festival Sunday, July 17th. Check out the rest of the band’s dates below.

    TV On The Radio 2011 Tour Dates:
    05/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Estacion Indianilla
    05/21 – Guadalajara, MX @ La Aceitera
    06/20 – Warsaw, PL @ Stodola
    06/22 – Zagreb, HR @ T Mobile Inmusic Festival
    06/23 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
    06/24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    06/26 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
    06/27 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
    06/28 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
    06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/01 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Festival
    07/03 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
    07/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    07/05 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    07/08 – Bilbao, ES @ BBK Live Festival
    07/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
    07/12 РArgel̬s-sur-Mer, FR @ Les Deferlantes
    07/13 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
    07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
    07/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    07/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    07/20 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield Concert Park
    08/28 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
    09/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront #
    09/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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    # = w/ Broken Social Scene

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