A week-long celebration of Bruce Springsteen begins tonight on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" with a performance by The Boss himself. When plans were announced last week, the guest slot for Wednesday was left open, but Billboard has confirmed that R&B-soul star John Legend has been added to the mix.
According to an NBC rep, Legend will be performing "Dancing in the Dark" off Springsteen's "Born in the USA" album. While fans are familiar with the song's bouncy, synthesizer-happy sound, we're told Legend and "Late Night" band The Roots will do "something unique" with the arrangement.
Another "Born" song, "I'm on Fire," will be covered by Kenny Chesney on Tuesday, while on Thursday Elvis Costello will try his hand at "Brilliant Disguise," off "Tunnel of Love." Springsteen returns on Friday to perform more songs, presumably off his upcoming album "Wrecking Ball," and to sit down for an interview.
Legend, currently working on his first solo effort since 2008's "Evolver," and The Boss aren't exactly strangers. The politically active "Ordinary People" star performed at a Springsteen-led benefit for Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign.
Since then, The Roots and Legend released the collaborative album "Wake Up!", which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in late 2010.
Get more on NBC's late-night celebration of Springsteen here.