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'SNL' Confirms Migos, James Bay, And Arcade Fire As Musical Guests For March Shows



Saturday Night Live, the long-running comedy sketch show on NBC, confirms its musical guest lineup for the remaining episode in 2018.

After a short hiatus, the New York City-based show will return on March 3 with guest host Charles Barkley, a professional basketball player, and television personality. Grammy-nominated rap trio Migos is scheduled to be the episode's musical guests, marking their first time on the show.

SNL also revealed that This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown and alumn Bill Hader will also grace the stage with performances from James Bay and Arcade Fire.

SNL Debut

Migos, James Bay, and Arcade Fire are expected to perform two of their songs on the show in front of a live audience and millions of viewers across the United States. In rare occasions, the musical guests are also invited to take part in a sketch or two.

Migos already confirmed their SNL appearance on the group's official Instagram page.

The rap group recently teamed up with Pharrell Williams' N.E.R.D. during a performance at last Sunday's (Feb. 18) NBA All-Star Weekend. They performed the hit song "Stir Fry," a song produced by Williams which was also used to promote the massive sports event earlier this year.

Watch the halftime performance below.

Meanwhile, the March 10 episode will also mark Bay's first time to perform on the SNL stage. The 27-year-old confirmed his performance on his official social media pages.

The "Hold Back The River Singer" just released the music video for his song "Wild Love," which stars Stranger Things actress Natalia Dyer.

Arcade Fire Returns To 'SNL'

As for Arcade Fire, the indie rock band appeared on the show numerous times. However, the band's performance this coming Match 17 will feature songs from its latest album Everything Now.

The Canadian band is scheduled to perform at several music festivals this summer including Forecastle in Kentucky, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida, and Øya Festival in Norway.

SNL celebrates its 43rd season this year. Previous performers include Eminem, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, P!nk, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, and Halsey. Other big names in the music industry that performed on the SNL stage in the past are Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Queen, Prince, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Kanye West, LL Cool J, and U2.


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