The Strokes Are Going to Rock 'Saturday Night Live' on Halloween

The Strokes
Jason McDonald

The Strokes

It is going to be a rockin' Halloween episode for Saturday Night Live on Oct. 31. NBC announced during the Adele-hosted show Oct. 24 that comedian and former SNL writer John Mulaney is returning to host for the fourth time. Also returning for the fourth time are The Strokes, who will be the musical guests once again.

"Three things define New York City: SNL, the Strokes, and Ed Koch. Koch is dead, so they got me," tweeted Mulaney, who is one hosting gig short of joining the show's Five-Timers Club. "I am so goddamn excited. 4th time up. Wow and wow and wow."

The Strokes also shared the show's announcement on social media, simply posting SNL's image of the date, host and musical guest pinned to a corkboard. They did not caption any of the images. The band released their latest album, The New Abnormal, on April 10.

The rockers last appeared on NBC's late-night sketch comedy show on May 5, 2011, when Miley Cyrus hosted. During that appearance, The Strokes debuted a new song, "Life Is Simple in the Moonlight," off the album Angles, which was released weeks later.

Catch The Strokes on SNL Saturday (Oct. 31) on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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