A music-filled week is in store for viewers of The Colbert Report. Dubbed Dr Pepper Presents StePhest Colbchella ’011: Rock You Like A Thirst-icane, the concert series will feature Bon Iver on June 20th, Florence and the Machine on June 21st, and Talib Kweli on June 22nd. Stephen Colbert and The Black Belles will perform for the finale on Thursday, June 23rd.
Musical performances are nothing new on The Colbert Report. Past artists included Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Elvis Costello, and many others. It was this emphasis on music that made the Christmas special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All such a favorite among viewers.
The major concern, of course, is that StePhest performances will take away from the usual “news” coverage and interviews that made The Colbert Report so popular in the first place. But with the news starting to slow after the Weinergate scandal, a break from the usual might be refreshing.
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