We’re catching up on news after a super busy week, but we weren’t too busy to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last Wednesday night. That’s the night when GOY closed the show with a fantastic version of “The Angel of 8th Ave.”
If you missed it, or just want to watch again, here it is.
Unlike most musical performances on The Late Show (and other late-night programs in the U.S.), this was pre-recorded instead of happening live in front of the studio audience. From what we understand, Gang of Youths recorded this the first week of November in London. (Because it wasn’t a performance in front of a live audience, we’re not adding it to our database of GOY live gigs.)
You may notice an extra musician in some of the camera shots — a guy playing acoustic guitar. As Tom Hobden told GOY fan Jo M., that’s a friend of the band named Louis. Tom also said that Louis will “definitely” be on the road next year with the band.
This is Gang of Youths’ second appearance on U.S. late-night TV. In March 2018, they performed “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?” on Late Night with Seth Myers.