The Roots & Bilal Scheduled To Perform On August 7 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

They will presumably play their “Detroit” soundtrack cut “It Ain’t Fair.”

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In-house band The Roots will receive a special showcase on an upcoming edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

NBC confirms that The Roots will deliver the show-closing musical performance on the August 7 episode.

The “Legendary Roots Crew” will be joined by Bilal. The acts will presumably join forces to perform “It Ain’t Fair,” their contribution to the “Detroit” soundtrack.

The August 7 “Tonight Show” will also feature Jeff Bridges and Aubrey Plaza. Official listings follow:

Tuesday, August 1: Guests include Jeremy Renner, Bridget Everett and musical guest French Montana featuring Swae Lee. Show 716

Wednesday, August 2: Guests include Halle Berry, Michael Che and musical guest George Ezra. Show 717

Thursday, August 3: Guests include Ice Cube, Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Action Bronson. Show 718

Friday, August 4: Guests include Jessica Alba, Tim Gunn, Andy Puddicombe and musical guest Louis Tomlinson featuring Bebe Rexha. Show 719

Monday, August 7: Guests include Jeff Bridges, Aubrey Plaza and musical guest The Roots and Bilal. Show 720

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