Michael Stipe Will Make His Debut Solo TV Performance On Fallon Next Week

Michael Stipe has been playing surprise performances around NYC in recent months, and it seems he’s ready to take his solo set to a much larger stage. The former R.E.M. frontman will play The Tonight Show this coming Tuesday, marking his debut TV performance as a solo performer. (We’re not counting his participation in The Colbert Report’s “Lean On Me” singalong or farewell musical number.) Stipe’s taking part in next week’s David Bowie tribute shows at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, so there’s a good chance he’ll be covering Bowie for Fallon. Tune in to see what Stipe decides to play and bask in the glory of his magnificent beard.