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Bruce Springsteen Booked on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

Still unconfirmed whether he'll perform with The Roots or The E Street Band

November 10, 2010 3:42 PM ET

On Tuesday Bruce Springsteen will make his only scheduled TV appearance in support of the new Darkness On The Edge of Town box set when he performs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It's unclear who will back him up: The E Street Band or the Late Night house band The Roots. It may be difficult to imagine Springsteen playing with ?uestlove and Black Thought, but in the past year and a half the incredibly versatile group has played with everybody from Paul Simon and Christopher Cross to Weird Al Yankovic.

Exclusive Listen: Fifteen Bruce Springsteen Songs

It's not uncommon for acts to play one song with their own band and a second one with The Roots to be posted on Fallon's website — so Springsteen may wind up performing with both acts. Songs like "Badlands" and "Adam Raised A Cain" are difficult to imagine being played with The Roots, but newly released R&B influenced Darkness outtakes like "Talk To Me" could be amazing.

Check out the vintage Springsteen photo gallery

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