Replacements to Return to NBC 30 Years After ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ban
The Minneapolis quartet will play 'The Tonight Show' on Tuesday September 9
Prior to the release of their 1987 album Pleased to Meet Me, the notoriously ramshackle rockers in the Replacements took to the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for a performance on Saturday Night Live. To say the least, things didn’t quite go as well as producer Lorne Michaels had planned. Hotel room destruction, forgotten lyrics, obvious drunkenness, and an off-mic curse during “Bastards of Young,” got the Minneapolis quartet slapped with a permanent ban from the show. Despite that, it appears the recently reformed band will be returning to NBC on Tuesday September 9 to play on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, according to a teaser clip on their Youtube account. It seemed for a while that the band might never get back together after the loss of their guitarist Bob Stinson, but now they’ll be beamed straight into your house on late night television.
Watch the promo clip above and the performance that got them banned below.