Music on TV this week: M. Ward; the Lumineers; HAIM; Thom Yorke and more

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M. Ward press photo
Singer-songwriter M. Ward (Wrenne Evans)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule


Programming from hosts' and artists' homes continues. Tuesday night is chock-a-block, with performances by M. Ward, the Lumineers and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. HAIM are the ones to look for on Wednesday, and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.

Saturday brings another amazing encore from PBS's Austin City Limits: the one-hour set by Gary Clark Jr., which originally aired in October 2019 and features Clark performing songs from his latest album, This Land. Look for that show starting Saturday, May 2.

Here's the rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, April 27


Dave Grohl, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | BBC Radio 1 coordinates global collaborative recording of "Times Like These", Music News, April 24

John Fogerty, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Alessia Cara, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Yungblud, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Tuesday, April 28


M. Ward, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | M. Ward performs at Rock the Garden 2016

The Lumineers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Theft of the Dial: The Lumineers, 2016

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Album review: Green Day, Father of All…, by Jim McGuinn, Feb. 10

Wednesday, April 29


HAIM, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | HAIM announce new album, Women In Music Pt. III, share "The Steps", March 3

Maluma, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

5 Seconds of Summer, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Thursday, April 30


Thom Yorke, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Album review: Thom Yorke, ANIMA, by David Safar, Aug. 12, 2019

Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Friday, May 1


Hailee Steinfeld, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Blackbear, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from March 5 (CBS)

Saturday, May 2


M. Ward, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | M. Ward performs at Rock the Garden, 2016

The Weeknd, Saturday Night Live (NBC); note: rerun from March 7 -->

Gary Clark Jr., Austin City Limits; note: encore from Oct. 5, 2019 (PBS) | Album review: Gary Clark Jr., This Land, by David Safar, Feb. 17, 2019


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External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - TBS

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  • A Special Evening With Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl performing onstage in 2016 in Cannes, France. (Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)
  • Alessia Cara performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0886 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Alessia Cara performing 'Growing Pains' on June 18, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • M. Ward
    M. Ward performing at Rock the Garden on Boom Island in Minneapolis in 2016. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Lumineers - 2019 press photo
    The Lumineers (Danny Clinch)
  • Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in New York
    Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performing at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, March 2017. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
  • Haim - Women in Music, part iii
    Haim's next album, 'Women In Music Pt III,' released April 24, 2020. (Columbia Records)
  • Thom Yorke
    Thom Yorke at Northrop in Minneapolis in December 2018. (Maddy Fox for MPR)
  • Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES in concert at the Palace Theatre
    Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Video of the concert was streamed live by The Current. (Andy Witchger for MPR)
  • Gary Clark Jr performs on 'Austin City Limits' season 45 premiere
    Gary Clark Jr performing on the 'Austin City Limits' season 45 premiere on PBS, which originally aired the week of Oct. 5, 2019. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)