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Rock on TV Preview: The Kills Bring Electro-Blues Glamor to 'Fallon'

Also: The Cars on 'Colbert' and Cage the Elephant on 'Leno'

August 9, 2011 2:40 PM ET
The Kills play Glastonbury 2011.
The Kills play Glastonbury 2011.
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The Kills will make their return to late night television tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the glamorous electro-blues duo will perform "Future Starts Slow," the anxious, moody opening track from their latest record Blood Pressures. The band can always be counted on for an intense, sexually charged performance, so it should be a pretty memorable appearance.

The Cars - The Colbert Report, Comedy Central 11:30 p.m.

Cage the Elephant - Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC 11:35 p.m.

Luke Bryan - Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC 12:00 a.m.

The Kills - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC 12:35 a.m.

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