Run the Jewels and B-52s Will Make a Trip to 'Portlandia' Next Season
The rap duo and the '80s new-wave group are on the list of special guests set to visit the IFC sketch-comedy show to support Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and Saturday Night Live alumnus Fred Armisen as they skewer a range of alternative lifestyles in the notoriously liberal northwestern city.
Run the Jewels' appearance adds another exciting project to the group's start to the new year, as El-P and Killer Mike will release a new album, RTJ3, on Jan. 13.
The duo -- who have already shared several new songs, including "Legend Has It," "Talk to Me" and "2100" -- also will embark on a North American tour in support of the album, beginning Jan. 11 in Philadelphia.
Set to "Legend Has It," Run the Jewels just released a 35-second trailer for their third album titled "Great Things Come In 3's." Watch here:
On its seventh season, Portlandia will welcome back Steve Buscemi, Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan (who will return as Portlandia's beloved mayor), Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz and Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne.
Other cameos: Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Bayer and alum Rachel Dratch, Tim Heidecker, Andy Richter, Judy Greer (Archer), Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids), Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne, Horace & Pete) and Portland Trail Blazers basketball star Damian Lillard.
Run the Jewels and the B-52s are not the first musicians to visit the show. Season six of Portlandia included Glenn Danzig and the Flaming Lips. Paul Simon, Jack White, No Doubt, Eddie Vedder, Aimee Mann, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age have also appeared.