What do Bon Iver, Zooey Deschanel and Karmin all have in common (aside from being amazing musical artists)? They’re all appearing on Saturday Night Live in February! Grammy nominated Bon Iver will be performing with a full nine-piece band, on a Channing Tatum hosted SNL on the 4th of February. While it’s unclear exactly what Bon Iver will be playing, the band will stick to tracks off their critically acclaimed 2011 album, Bon Iver (sorry to For Emma fans!). We wonder if Bon Iver will mix it up and snub their hit track “Holocene” in favor of something more left-of-center; but given the popularity of the song and its Grammy nomination nod for Song Of The Year, we’re guessing it’s a safe bet for the live performance.
The following week on February 11, She & Him‘s Zooey Deschanel will host the show, and we’re hoping she’ll put her slashie skills to work (being the wonderfully adorable actor slash musician that she is) and give her vocal cords a workout in a sketch or two, the way Katy Perry did when she hosted SNL. While Zooey is busy hosting, Karmin will be the musical guest — we were lucky enough to spend some candid time with the vibrant pair recently so we can tell you that it’s going to be a performance to remember!
Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; What Should They Play? [Stereogum]
Channing Tatum, Zooey Deschanel to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in February [TV By The Numbers]
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