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Trampled by Turtles return to David Letterman's 'Late Show'

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More than two years after playing first playing the show, Duluth bluegrass folk-rock band Trampled by Turtles returned to "The Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night in New York City.

On the program, the group played their new single "Are You Behind the Shining Star," from their seventh album "Wild Animals," which was released that same day.

While greeting the band members after the song and noting their Minnesota roots, Letterman asked the group, "Duluth, that's in iron ore country? Taconite – that's right."

Trampled by Turtles made its national television debut on Letterman two years ago. It was April 2012, and a cancellation by another act led to their auspicious "Late Show" booking. A few months later, the group went on to play "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

The Star Tribune says Trampled by Turtles are currently in the middle of an east coast media swing: They're set to play a "Tiny Desk Concert" at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C., Friday, and will appear on CBS' "Early Show" on Saturday.

Last Thursday, the Duluth quintet played a special hometown release concert at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis to celebrate the release of "Wild Animals," Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine says.

NPR began streaming an exclusive "First Listen" of the entire "Wild Animals" album on its website last week.

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