John Prine, Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile Performing On April 12 “Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

CBS just provided a reason to be very excited about the April 12 “Late Show.”

Sturgill Simpson at the Grammys | Monty Brinton/CBS

John Prine and supporting act Sturgill Simpson will be playing New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13.

On the eve of that concert, they will join forces with Brandi Carlile for a performance on a popular, New York-based late-night talk show.

CBS confirms Prine, Simpson and Carlile for the April 12 edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

The collaborative performance will close an episode that also features Diane Sawyer and Joshua Jackson.

Official “Late Show” listings follow (n = new episode, OAD = original airdate of re-run):

Thursday, April 5

Drew Barrymore; Adam Devine; musical performance by Moby (OAD: 3/19/18)

Friday, April 6

Oprah Winfrey; Justin Hartley (OAD: 3/6/18)

Monday, April 9

Amy Schumer; Madeleine Albright; Giada De Laurentiis (n)

Tuesday, April 10

James Spader; Katie Couric; Louie Anderson (n)

Wednesday, April 11

Martin Short; Aisha Tyler (n)

Thursday, April 12

Diane Sawyer; Joshua Jackson; musical performance by John Prine featuring Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile (n)

Friday, April 13

Aubrey Plaza; musical performance by Rainbow Kitten Surprise; special appearance by Cookie Monster (n)


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