Twenty One Pilots to Perform on 'SNL,' Lin Manuel Miranda to Host
Twenty One Pilots will serve as musical guest on Oct. 8, with Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting. The pairing of angsty alternative rap-rockers with the Hamilton creator/musical theater luminary is a bit incongruous, but hey, doesn’t that make for entertaining live television?
For Twenty One Pilots, the SNL gig comes amidst worldwide arena dates, which last all the way through April 2017. For the 36-year old superstar just one “O” shy of an EGOT, the debut SNL hosting gig comes less than three months after he walked away from his starring role in Hamilton.
Below, see how the pair reacted to the big SNL news:
on October 8th your band takes the most famous stage in television. incredibly honored. pic.twitter.com/wacimOdxxH— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) September 28, 2016
I...have a bit of a week next week. -- https://t.co/nJv8I9aLzz— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 28, 2016