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Replacements to tread on Tonight Show's welcome mat next week


Time heals all wounds, they say.

Even the chagrin that NBC felt when the Replacements made their only national television appearance on Saturday Night Live back in 1986.

The legendary Minneapolis band that re-formed last year after a 22-year absence, announced their upcoming performance on The Tonight Show by issuing a YouTube video hearkening back to the notorious SNL gig that had supposedly earned them banishment for being drunk, disorderly, and profane.

The band posted the video to their Facebook page under a status update that read "Whaaa?!"

After decades on the West Coast, The Tonight Show moved to New York when Jimmy Fallon became host and shows are now taped at 30 Rockefeller Center, which is also home to Saturday Night Live.

The Current notes that Fallon's other guests on the Sept. 9 show include Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

According to the Star Tribune, Richards booked the 'Mats to play at his birthday party back in the 1980s.

Tuesday night's performance on The Tonight Show will serve as a warm-up gig of sorts before the Replacements' sold-out show at Midway Stadium in St. Paul.

Here's the full video from their previous trip to 30 Rock:

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While they've never played on The Tonight Show before, the Star Tribune points out that Paul Westerberg made a solo appearance on the show in 2002.

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