The Roots set to be “Late Night” talkshow band

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The Roots have agreed to be the house band of the new “Late Night” Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon.  Fallon is taking the vacant spot being left from Conan O’Brien as he steps into the role of host of “The Tonight Show” replacing Jay Leno.  This new role for the hip-hop band will take place in March 2009, forcing them to temporarily retire from touring.  Currently they are on tour in Europe.  Here are the dates:

11/17 -Winterthur, Switzerland-@ Eulachhalle
11/18 -Geneva, Switzerland-@ Salles des Fetes de Thoney
11/19 -Cologne, Germany-@ E-Werk
11/21 -Lille, France- @ Aeronef
11/23 -Copenhagen, Denmark-@ Vega
11/24 -Stockholm, Sweden-@ Berns
11/26 -Hamburg, Germany-@ Docks
11/27 -Berlin, Germany-@ Columbiahalle
11/28 -Warsaw, Poland-@ Arena Ursynon
12/1 -Nottingham, UK-@ Rock City
12/2 -Manchester, UK-@ Academy
12/3 -Bristol, UK-@ Academy
12/5 -London, UK-@ The Forum
12/6 -London, UK-@ The Forum
12/7 -Brussels, Belgium-@ Ancienne Belgique
12/9 -Amsterdam-@ Paradiso
12/10 -Amsterdam-@ Paradiso