Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon to Perform on Colbert Report Tonight
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples and Sean Lennon will join Stephen Colbert for a performance of the John Lennon holiday song “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” on The Colbert Report tonight. The event, which will air at 11:30pm EST, is part of the show’s “Christmas Carol Week.” The full episode will also be posted the following day at the Colbert Nation website.
Tweedy is currently working with Staples on her upcoming album, which will be released 2013. The record is the follow up to her Grammy Award-winning 2010 release You Are Not Alone, which was produced by Tweedy. He also contributed the title track and “Only the Lord Knows” to the album. You can read the feature on Staples and Tweedy’s collaboration from the January-February 2011 issue of Relix here. A video of the two explaining the creation of the album can be viewed above.