James Bay, Franz Ferdinand, Blink-182, Anderson .Paak Performing On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Meet this week’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” musical guests.

James Bay by Sarah Piantadosi, courtesy of Republic Records

This past Friday, James Bay released his new album “Electric Light.”

Monday, he will take the stage on a late-night talk show.

ABC confirms Bay as the musical guest for the May 21 edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The performance will follow host Jimmy Kimmel’s interviews with Matthew McConaughey and Julian Dennison.

Bay is one of four musical guests set for this week’s “Kimmel” episodes.

Franz Ferdinand will take the stage on the May 22 broadcast, while blink-182 will perform on May 23.

The May 24 edition, the week’s last original episode, will feature a performance by Anderson .Paak. Official listings follow:

Monday, May 21
1. Matthew McConaughey (“White Boy Rick”) 2. Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”) 3. Musical Guest James Bay

Tuesday, May 22
1. Johnny Knoxville (“Action Point”) 2. Jenna Dewan (“World of Dance”) 3. Musical Guest Franz Ferdinand

Wednesday, May 23
1. Shailene Woodley (“Adrift”) 2. Jordan Klepper (“The Opposition with Jordan Klepper”)
3. Musical Guest blink-182

Thursday, May 24
1. Samantha Bee (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”) 2. Dylan Minnette (“13 Reasons Why”) 3. Musical Guest Anderson .Paak

Pictured: James Bay by Sarah Piantadosi, courtesy of Republic Records

Written by Brian Cantor

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