Music on TV this week: Ezra Koenig; Annie Lennox; Christine and the Queens; James Taylor and more

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Vampire Weekend perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1063 -- Pictured: Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performing on May 7, 2019. Koenig appears remotely on the program on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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This week's schedule


Programming from hosts' and artists' homes continues. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon features Annie Lennox on Monday and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig on Tuesday, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert welcomes (from their respective homes) Mark Foster of Foster the People (Monday), Sheryl Crow (Tuesday) and Christine and the Queens (Thursday).

Saturday brings another noteworthy encore from PBS's Austin City Limits: the one-hour set by legend Herbie Hancock, which originally aired in January 2018. Look for that show starting Saturday, May 9.

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

Monday, May 4


Mark Foster, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Foster the People in The Current studio, 2011

Annie Lennox, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Ellie Goulding, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Music News item

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

Tuesday, May 5


Ezra Koenig, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | An interview with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, 2019

Sheryl Crow, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Barry Manilow, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Wednesday, May 6


Brad Paisley, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

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

Thursday, May 7


Christine and the Queens, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

James Taylor, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Ellie Goulding, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Friday, May 8


Miranda Lambert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

James Taylor, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from March 5 (NBC)

Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Sept. 26, 2019 (CBS)

Saturday, May 9


The Secret Sisters, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | The Secret Sisters, "Hand Over My Heart", Song of the Day, Jan. 6

Herbie Hancock, Austin City Limits; note: encore from Jan. 20, 2018 (PBS)


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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
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5 Photos

  • Annie Lennox performs in Germany
    Annie Lennox performing on December 8, 2017, in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
  • James Taylor performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 961 -- Pictured: Musical guest James Taylor performing on March 5, 2020. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Christine and the Queens
    Christine and the Queens (Camille Vivier)
  • The Secret Sisters - press photo
    The Secret Sisters are Laura and Lydia Rogers. (Alysse Gafkjen)
  • Herbie Hancock on 'Austin City Limits'
    Herbie Hancock on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)