The National plays “Space Invader” for David Letterman’s return

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The National marked the return of the former Late Show host with a song from his new album “ Laugh Track “.

The National performed “ Space Invader » with great emotion to welcome David Letterman’s return to the Late Show on Monday.

Matt Berninger performed the single, taken from their new album Laugh Track, as the stage was flooded with blue light and the paintings featured in the song’s video paraded behind the group.

Earlier this year, Letterman praised The National during a conversation about music, calling them ” your saddest friend’s favorite band “.

Before the band’s performance, Letterman told host Stephen Colbert that it was ” the second time in my life this has happened here tonight “, in reference to the appearance of the Foo Fighters during his last episode of the Late Show. When the question of musical guests came up for Monday’s episode, Mr. Letterman suggested The National, but they were on tour. He was then informed that the band would be leaving the tour to participate in the long-awaited comeback. “ Because for a group, television money is really more interestingjoked the comedian before adding: I was really, really touched by that. »

He then gave a “ hat trick » to the Foo Fighters, who “ have done really, really a lot » to say goodbye to him since the CBS broadcast in 2015. « These two groups, I will love them forever ” Letterman said.

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