NBC Confirms Madonna’s “Tonight Show” Performance, Interview

When your career has been as iconic as that of Madonna, you cultivate a passionate fanbase. When you cultivate a passionate fanbase, you can bank on them working vigorously to stay apprised of your endeavors.

Neither Madonna nor NBC, therefore, had a prayer of keeping her planned “The Tonight Show” visit under wraps.

Earlier this week, Madonna fans located her name on a tentative NBC episode guide. That guide, which identified a handful of visitors for upcoming “Tonight Show” episodes, revealed that Madonna would appear as an interview and musical guest on the April 9 edition of its Jimmy Fallon-hosted talk show.

Issued Thursday evening, a revised, more authoritative “Tonight Show” lineup shares the same story. Madonna is the lead interview guest and confirmed musical act for the April 9 “Tonight Show.” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will also appear on the episode.

Other upcoming “Tonight Show” guests include Louis CK, Sophia Bush, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Scott Eastwood, Kevin James and Vanessa Hudgens.

NBC’s official lineup follows:

Friday, April 3: Guests include Ricky Gervais, Jordana Brewster and musical guest Elle King. Boz Scaggs sits-in with The Roots. Show 239

Monday, April 6: Guests include Michael Douglas, Kat Dennings and musical guest St. Vincent. Show 240

Tuesday, April 7: Guests include Louis C.K., Sophia Bush and musical guest Who Is Fancy. Show 241

Wednesday, April 8: Guests include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Scott Eastwood and musical guest Flo Rida with The Roots. Show 242

Thursday, April 9: Guests include Madonna, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and musical guest Madonna. Show 243

Friday, April 10: Guests include Kevin James and Vanessa Hudgens. Show 244

Written by Brian Cantor

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