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Taylor Swift Set for “The Tonight Show,” But Ryan Adams to Perform


Swifties have a reason to be very excited: Taylor Swift will be appearing on the Wednesday, August 13 edition of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

They also have a reason to curb that excitement: Swift is not listed as the night’s musical guest.

While Swift is due to release new music imminently — indications are that Taylor’s new single is shipping on August 18 — she, at best, will only be talking about it on August 13.

The night’s musical performance will instead come from Ryan Adams. Andrew Rannells will also appear as an interview guest.

Swift’s appearance should be most notably related to her role in “The Giver,” which hits theaters two days after her “Tonight Show” appearance.

Full “Tonight Show” listings follow:

Wednesday, August 6: Guests include Megan Fox, Nick Cannon and musical guest Wiz Khalifa with The Roots. Lester Holt sits-in with The Roots. Show 102

Thursday, August 7: Guests include Will Arnett, T.I. and musical guest T.I. with The Roots. Show 103

Friday, August 8: Guests include Jeff Bridges, Ali Larter and Andy Woodhull. Show 104

Monday, August 11: Guests include Katie Holmes, Chris Hardwick and musical guest OneRepublic. Show 105

Tuesday, August 12: Guests include Jessica Alba, Rob Riggle and musical guest Kings of Leon. Ace Frehley sits-in with The Roots. Show 106

Wednesday, August 13: Guests include Taylor Swift, Andrew Rannells and musical guest Ryan Adams. Show 107

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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