Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series
via press release:
STEPHEN COLBERT ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
“DR PEPPER PRESENTS STEPHEST COLBCHELLA ‘011: ROCK YOU LIKE A THIRST-ICANE”
WITH PERFORMANCES EVERY NIGHT DURING THE WEEK OF JUNE 20 AT 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Musicians Include Bon Iver (Monday, June 20), Florence & The Machine (Tuesday, June 21),
Talib Kweli (Wednesday, June 22) And
The Black Belles With A Special Performance By Stephen Colbert (Thursday, June 23)
A Second Song By Each Performer Will Be Exclusively Available At www.ColbertNation.com
NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 – “The Colbert Report” will be kicking off a music-centric week called “Dr Pepper Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘011: Rock You Like A Thirst-icane” with performances every night during the week of June 20 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Guests include Bon Iver on Monday, June 20, Florence & The Machine on Tuesday, June 21, Talib Kweli on Wednesday, June 22 and The Black Belles with a special performance by Colbert on Thursday, June 23. A second song performed by each musician will be exclusively available at www.ColbertNation.com.
Musicians who have previously appeared on the show include LCD Soundsystem, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Gorillaz, Cee Lo Green, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., The Roots, John Legend, Barry Manilow, John Mellencamp, NAS, Toby Keith, Feist, Rush, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Elvis Costello, among many others.
“The Colbert Report” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and repeats at 2:30 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.ColbertNation.com with URL and embed links.
“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert’s Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers. Jim Hoskinson is the director. Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL. Viewers can follow Colbert on Twitter and also become a fan of “The Colbert Report” on Facebook.