Music on TV this week: Tame Impala, The Killers, Lionel Richie, Ben Gibbard, The Head and the Heart and more

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Kevin Parker is Tame Impala
Kevin Parker of Tame Impala (Courtesy the artist)

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. Look for performances this week by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala; Lionel Richie; Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard; The Killers; and The Head and the Heart.

Saturday brings another noteworthy encore from PBS's Austin City Limits: the one-hour set by singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, which originally aired in October 2019. Look for that show starting Saturday, May 16.

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

Monday, May 11


Tame Impala, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Album review: Tame Impala, Slow Rush, by Jill Riley, Feb. 17, 2020>

Lady Antebellum, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Sam Fischer, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Tuesday, May 12


Lionel Richie (interview), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Kane Brown, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

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

Wednesday, May 13


The Killers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Benjamin Gibbard, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Interview with Jill Riley, March 20

Leslie Odom Jr., The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Thursday, May 14


Jason Isbell, interview on CBS This Morning (CBS) | Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform in the Forum at MPR, 2018

Maroon 5, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

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

Friday, May 15


The Head and the Heart, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | in studio at The Current, Sept. 21, 2019

Little Big Town, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Jan. 29 (NBC)

Saturday, May 16


Watkins Family Hour, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Sara Watkins in studio at The Current, 2016

Chris Martin of Coldplay, Saturday Night Live (NBC); note: rerun from April 11

Maggie Rogers, Austin City Limits; note: encore from Oct. 12, 2019 (PBS) | in studio at The Current, October 2018


Watch again: See See last week's highlights.

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

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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8 Photos

  • Lionel Richie
    Lionel Richie (Alan Silfen/UMG Nashville, via NPR)
  • The Killers
    Brandon Flowers of The Killers performing on April 6, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA)
  • Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul
    Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Video of the concert was streamed live by The Current. (Andy Witchger for MPR)
  • Leslie Odom Jr
    Leslie Odom Jr. attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
  • The Head and the Heart perform on 'The Tonight Show' on NBC
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1070 -- Pictured: Musical guests The Head and the Heart performing on May 16, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Watkins Family Hour
    Watkins Family Hour (Jacob Boll)
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin performing at home for Saturday Night Live
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Tom Hanks" Episode 1783Q -- Pictured in this screengrab: Coldplay's Chris Martin performs on Saturday, April 11, 2020. (NBC)
  • Maggie Rogers performs on 'Austin City Limits' season 45
    Maggie Rogers performs on 'Austin City Limits' season 45 on PBS, originally aired Oct. 12, 2019. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)